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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1730   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Skunky toast aroma, light hops pushing through. I drank half of this and poured the rest into a pot of cooking bratwursts. The taste was light and malty but the skunkiness was a little too pronounced for my tastes.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
I wish I could be more constructive, but this just tasted like skunked Molson.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2003
The commercial description touts the water used to brew the beer, thus (in my mind) making it the Chinese equivalent to Olympia. 'nuff said.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2003
Not that bad of a beer, but could be so much better if it were not skunked. Kind of reminds me of Heineken, with the skunkiness and bitterness. Crisp and somewhat refreshing.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Run of the mill, mass produced beer. Pleasant hint of hops in the nose. Don't mean to seem unpatriotic, but I'll drink it.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 This sucks chicken balls. Basically a sweeter equivalent of American macrobrew garbage, with slight MSG notes. I suppose it does work with spicy food -- and it smells sneakily beerlike -- but there is no reason to order this except to sound somewhat cool at an Asian restaurant. And even that’s a stretch.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Pale-yellow, fast-fading pure white head, and moderate carbonation. Initial smell was of that green-bottle skunk cloud that escapes immediately upon opening, like an evil, stinky, Chinese spirit in this case. After the spirit diffused, the aroma was of wheat, yeast, and some grassy hops. Flavor is rather bland... like straw and raw corn and the finish has a stale bitterness to it. A passable beer with Chinese food (or in celebration of Chinese New Year), otherwise this beer is pointless to drink.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
pale yellow, small white head. grainy malt and mild grassy hop aroma. starts cereal-ish and finishes with decent bitterness. not bad, but not great.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2003
So soft golden color it almost has no color. the skunky aroma made me think of that dead skunk on I-93. it wafted out of the bottle and squinched up my nose on contact. it's like budcoorsmiller opened shop in China.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Significant hoppy aroma but taste is supprising as it is predominantly malty / sweet. God color with a white mostly diminishing head. unremarkable beer but drinkable.


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