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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1887   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Bottled. Why green bottles I’ll never know. Beer smelled and tasted skunky. Once you get past that tasted like any other lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2004
Very pale yellow pour. Rocky head and some spotty lacing. Very sharp notes of malts and a bit of hops. Slightly yeasty. Flavor not so acrid. The hops are citrusy and the malts are sweet. Bitter finish to an average pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 25, 2004
Smells really skunky but the taste isnt bad. This is good to have with some chinese left overs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Audio (18) - san diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2004
This used to be my favorite beer. Then i think i over did it. Now, it's just nice to have here and there, but nothing special anymore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2004
A bit like drinking liquid straw although not the worst pils I have tasted. Thinnish body with no real edge to it. Not one I would try again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2004
Poured with very large head over a standard-looking yellow and relatively still beer. I could smell the very sweet malt from 2 feet away as the head settled; up closer a bit of citrus comes through to the nose. This is a mellow drinker, with a tartness the primary flavoring. Other than being terribly watery-feeling, this isn't as bad as I'd feared. Could balance well with Soy Sauce-soaked munchies.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2004
Bottled. Best I can say about this is it lets me paste a "China" stamp in my album of country statistics. Big foamy head at pour that hangs around too long. Pale straw color, and generic "beer" smell. Hard to get a good sip out from under the hunka foam. Taste makes me yearn for the more complex flavor profile of a Budweiser. After some effort, I can taste a little malt sweetness and a slightly bitter aftertaste. To paraphrase the old stereotype, it takes much less than an hour again for me to be thirsty... for a real beer. Again, it doesn't taste bad per se, just has no taste at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 15, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a pale yellow color with a foamy white head. Has an aroma of wet grass. Okay for a pilsner...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
Common in Chinese restaurants, and it does fairly well with that cuisine. Otherwise, I don't think so. Originally, germans assisted in the founding of the brewery, and their heritage is evident in the Pilsener color if nowhere else. Rice (I suspect) is used as a brewing adjunct, and the flavor is affected thereby. As i said, only with Hunan chicken...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2004
Skunky green bottle + adjuncts galore + cheapness = Chinese Budweiser. Not by any means enjoyable - I could've gotten Bud Light for a dollar less.

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