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


on tap

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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JonMoore (2034) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2004
I had low expectations, but was pleasently surprised. There is definitely something going on with the rice in there. Clean hoppy taste with light maltiness. I was thirsty when I drank it so it barely touched the sides as it were.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2004
(Bottled, 4.6% ABV) Very pale yellow color with medium, slightly lacy head. Quite clean, sweet, somewhat hoppy aroma with rice and corn. Grassy-hoppy, sweetish and corny flavor with little malt. Quite long, bitter finish. Clean, light-bodied, carbonated, quite refreshing palate. Not that bad for such a pale brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Green bottle, long journey, ’nuff said! Ok, ok. Pale yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head. A touch lightstruck, therefore, the aroma is a bit skunked. The flavor isn’t unpleasant, but has strong notes of corn. Short, crisp, clean finish. Goes decently with raw fish, but probably wouldn’t stand up well on its own.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2004
Clear yellow color, short head. Weak aroma of rice. Bit bitter taste, very watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Pours a pale yellow color. Kind of grainy and skunky in aroma. Has an artificially sweet grainy flavor. A little metallic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2004
Incredible, I have had so many of these and have not yet rated it. Unlike many others I actually don’t mind this. It is only to be consumed with Chinese food and preferably in their restaurants, not with take-away. I agree that it simetimes has a goss odour but often in Australia it is fresh and therefore not lightstruck. the most recent foray with this was last Saturday at the Sharkfin Restaurant in Melbourne’s Chinatown. After a day at the races where the stinky boys consumed about 10 Carlton Draughts followed by a couple of Belgians in our hotel room before the footy, this was not a bad drop. A more serious review may be less kind so let’s just leave it at that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerohen (2086) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
You’re in Chinatown in London and Tsingtao is absent on your personal ratebeer list, what do you do...? That’s right, you drink this crappy lager! Not even that bad btw, nice alternative after all these bitters.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgentgesdo (683) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Pours pale yellow with a thick foamy head that diminishes fairly rapidly. Sweet corn or rice notes to the nose with mild hoppiness. Flavor is sweet rice and mild maltiness. Finishes weak and little aftertaste. Not terrible for a premium lager but I won’t buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2004
Nothing interesting here except very nice hoppiness. It was a pleasant surprise: for this hoppiness I could forgive its blandness and lack of character.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Ok, so I poured this beer and put it down about 2 feet away from me so I could start typing, and I could smell skunk all throughout the room. Wow, could you have any less color. Bla, this beer taste about as bad as it smells/looks. I will never intentionally drink this beer again!

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