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


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RATINGS: 1910   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
wrecktem (37) - USA - APR 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2005 One of my SAT analogy questions went like this: Miller Lite is to Yanjing as Budweiser is to ______. The correct answer was Tsingtao. As Chinese beers go, this one is not bad. It won’t stand to match any quality Western beer, but as the Chinese say, "ru xiang sui su" - do as the locals do, and in China, the locals really do enjoy this beer and regard it as China’s best. It’s even said that if you drink enough of this beer, you’ll be able to speak Chinese. Try it and see.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2005
Standard Chinese restaurant brew. Pale yellow; thin, weak head, faint skunky aroma, pretty much sume it up. A bit more muscle compared to the average American standard, but I would agree as previously mentioned, very "Heineken like." I’ll take it over a Bud or Miller, but just barely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2005
Drinkable is such a good word to describe this lager. Nothing amazing, but definatly drinkable. Thats not saying very much though... because technically gasoline is drinkable. Asian Delight? I think not!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
highlandlad (1448) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2005
Drinkable Chinese lager, better than some Asian contemporaries but not particularly satisfying. Straw colour, short vanishing head. Bit more aromatic hops than is typical for the region. Quenching palate. This at least has some bitterness. (Bottle)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2005
I always thought this was the Chineese equivilant of Miller/Bud, but I have a few friends that said it was really good. I ordered one at a Thai restaurant, and I knew almost instantly that my inclinations were correct. Skunky, watery, and blah. I’m not a fan these kind of lagers, and this beer reinforces that.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
can8ianben (1423) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2005
Characteristics that you don’t want in a beer are present -- tin flavour, skunky, loads of corn flavour, high carbonation... premium lager?? Oops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 Watered down lager. This must be the Budweiser of China. Even in America this stuff isn’t very expensive. Don’t bother. There are beers that taste the same (watery) and cost less...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thegreenrooster (3649) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2005
Pour is a pale yellow with a small head. Aroma is skunk with some sulfer in there. Smells like a fireworks factory. Flavor is typical lager. Heineken like in more ways than one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - MAR 29, 2005
It is not as bad as i thought a skunk taste but taste liek a certain euro beer very poopular here. I would never buy again but not totally bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 20, 2005
Gold body, white foamy head. Smells of malt and rice. Very carbonated, rather bland taste. Only shows some skunked malts. Decent lager. Sampled in Beijing, China.

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