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Brewed by Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Premium Lager
Qinqdao, China
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1748   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Tsingtao Beer has a pleasant aroma and a well-balanced taste. It has high-malty flavor and well-hopped character. Tsingtao is produced with spring water from Laoshan, a mountain area famous throughout China for the purity of its water. The domestically-grown hops used to brew Tsingtao are of such high quality that they are also exported to European breweries. Tsingtao also uses the finest yeast and barley imported from Australia and Canada in its brewing process.

NOTE: Under this entry, rate ONLY exported Tsingtao that roughly matches the ABV and local Tsingtao that matches it completely. If it differs in any way and doesn’t match the other entries under the brewer, please send in a bug report with the alcohol percentage, degrees plato (important!), the GTIN and preferably a link to a picture of both the front and the back label so that we can set up an entry.


2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2004
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 June, 2002 I have heard that this beer is very variable, but can be quite spicy and refreshing. Mine was obviously of the poor variety - soapy-sweet selotape. [1.4]
March, 2004 Pale yellow. Clean & crisp. Huge cow pat malt aroma. Surprisingly attractive. Some light bitterness. Not much happening, but an acceptable and refreshing drink. [2.2]
April, 2007 On tap at the Noodle House in Gillingham. Crisp and drinkable. Most of the character appears to come from the carbonation, and the main element of this beer is that it is inoffensive. [2.0]

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Skunky, watery, bitter. Not good, but it does cool the mouth after too much wasabi.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2004
Very skunky aroma. Thin white head recedes completely on light golden body. Mild bitterness and sweet finish. Fizzy carbonation. Bottle (green).

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Carbonated, clear straw body topped by quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is light skunk on the pour, but turns grassy with some grainy. Taste is mild -- medium sweet, grassy and grainy. FInishes with some dryness and minimal bitterness. Grainy and faintly grassy burp. Mild acidity in a light-medium body. Not bad, but its strength is its inoffensiveness.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
Sample- 355 ML bottle- Poured a short lived white head. It lasted as long as the head would on a glass of cola. Light hoppy taste with the same aroma to match. Went down smooth, and was suprisingly refreshing. Nothing out of the ordinary though.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2004
Only thing wrong with the aroma was the lack. In fact that is pretty much how I'd sum this whole beer up. Everything is okay but now done much, Kind of reminded me of Steinlager but with even less prominent features. Slightly more expensive than Steinlager as well. Little side note, as it gets warmer a funny little taste becomes apparent (it is a hot day) I don't recall this flavor, it is kind of a metallic touch on the tip of your tongue, I am wondering if this is because of the rice that the label mentions? It is something odd anyhow.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Didn't seem hoppy enough to be a pils but it did have more flavor than I expected. No head. Aroma is minimal, grassy. Not bad with the Chinese food.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2004
bottled: ive had this several times with my chinese food or sushi or even thai. good clean beer if your drinking spicy stuff...my friend call this the 'happy' beer, go figure. if you drink too many of them your 'happy'. this one has that kinda skunk smell to it always?? nothing to say about the look , its typical. however, the taste is a bit more sweet here then in the other asian style pilseners. and of course there is some adjunct taste going on...always a good guess would be rice. ya di ya da ya da.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2004
Extremely more-ish. The best of the Commie beers I've had. Its a sprightly drop and great with asain food. Spanner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2004
Pale golden colour with fairly thin white head. Strong scent of fruit, flowers, and honey over a nice light malt. Floral taste with a crisp finish. Pretty good with anything spicy.


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