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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1974   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 doesnít 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2005
I donít find this that bad. Golden with a small white head. Floral taste with a little caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 Bottle: Very skunky aroma. Pours a light golden colour with about a 1/4 inch white head. Very hoppy flavour. So much sweetness it turns bitter. Bitter aftertaste, my mouth tastes hairy after drinking this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear flat light gold with a huge diminishing white head. Tsingtao is another lager that falls victim to the dreaded green bottle. Because of said bottle it is no surprise to discover that the aroma is primarily skunky. Once I got past the skunkyness it smelt kind of sweet with some yeast and grain. After the dissapointing appearance and aroma the flavour was a nice surprise, it was nowhere as bad as I thought it would be, especially after reading some of the (overly) harsh reviews of it here. Sweet with a touch of hops and caramel, it goes down easy and is quite enjoyable. Iím surprised to say that I would actually get this again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yngwie (16424) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 Bottle. Light golden with white head. Some malt in aroma and taste, but generally very light. A little citric aftertaste. (050923)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2005
chinese heineken. not good, but not terrible; it would benefit from a brown bottle instead of green. best with spicy chinese food!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hannaugh (10) - Fullerton, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
This is the worst beer Iíve ever tasted. Sour and bitter, with too much carbonation. My friend described it as "skunk pee", and I totally agree. I would prefer Bud to this, and I hate Bud.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2005
Very clear yellow colour, small and diminishing head. Maybe just one hop in the aroma; some carbonation, simple beer, no texture, little bit wattery. Almost no finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Not quite clear with particulate and thin head. Iím told itís pronounced "ching dow." Meaty aroma with some fruits and vegetables. Light and sweet in flavor with a watery palate. Watch out for the formaldahide.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2005
Bottled. A golden colourd lager with a skunky rice like smell. The taste is initially just icy but there then follows an insanely sweet yet sickly hoppy flavour. Really weird aftertaste that is not too pleasant. Odd!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
exactoknife (4) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2005 does not count
All I have to say about Tsingtao is "Chinaken". Same lame taste, different bottle.

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