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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1981   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle (355ml) Had this with dim sum at the Pearl restaurant at Harbourfront, Toronto. Pours a clear sparkling light yellow with an average, quick diminishing white head. Aroma is quite light, mild grain (corn & wheat) and slight hops, mildly sweet but not oppressively so. Taste follows the aroma - very light and cabronated mouthfeel, quite good with spicy food but I wouldn’t have it on its own.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. Not much to say about this one.... Pours a pale yellow liquid with a small white head, almost without aroma. Watery flavour with hints of something like hops. Very refreshing and decent enough to go with a dim-sum or sweet and sour pork! But if you are loking for a real beer.... try something else.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2005
Golden colour with a small white head. Malty aroma with a cereal note and a light sweetness. Watery taste with some malts and a faint bitterness in the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Your basic light with some malt and hops to it but nothing else. Decent on a hot summer day with some sweet and sour chicken.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Bottle. Well i’m sitting there at my table at the chinese restaurant having already decided I was only going to have water with dinner when I saw the little Tsingtao ad placed at my table. I figured what the heck, I’ll give it a try. I was not expecting much and it pretty much delivered. Very bland in color, aroma, and flavor. Nothing to write home about, but I can see myself ordering another one with my chow mein and egg rolls next time as well.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2005
chinese miller... pours a light pea yellow.. w/ a small head.. smells like stale rotten eggs and malt.. paalte is overly carbonated water.. flavor is lightly malty lightly hoppy and some stale cardboard... this stuff is not good.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rederic (3253) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
Very pale yellow hue, shy foamy head, skunky smell at the opening of the bottle, pale malt, mild floral accent, maybe hint of vanilla in the nose, follows through on a light-medium bodied palate, with crisp pale malt, touch of soft maltiness, in very light hoppy finish.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Bottle at Chan’s. And you know what they say...when in rome...Pale yellow, white head that fades. Frat house beer aroma with a cooked corn DMS note. Thin and lifeless pale malts with little hops. Distinct note of Formaldehyde. ;-)

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2005
If they don’t have water, ask for this. It’s about the same thing. It’s the same color yellow as the Oregon Ducks jerseys, it has a big fizzy head, and it’s so carbonated that it makes me think of the prank from Animal House where they fill the swimming pool with fizzies.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (9500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
Pale yellow, quickly deminishing head, no lace. No aroma. Neutral palate. "Refreshing" only in a macro-brewed pale lager sense. Absolutely nothing unique here.


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