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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 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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2005
I dunno who classified this as a premium lager because it certainly isnít premium. There are a lot worse beers out there, it was kind of light and refreshing without any huge flavour. A bit on the dull side and not much head. It isnít going to knock your socks off, but its probably a lot better than most Chinese beers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorqui (2177) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 20, 2005
Much compact foam and creamy one; optimal persistence. Discreet scent but without pretensions, to read notes of malt and grass. Much limpid and diamond, persistent bubbly. Fresh and light taste. Balanced with a determined bitter. Unexpected.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6641) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 This was the first and last time I will try this beer. Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a straw yellow color with a small soapy white head. The aroma was sour and skunky. The flavor was sour malt, skunk, and a bit corny. The mouthfeel was surprisingly thick which was the only redeeming quality I could find. Drain pour. ANY BREWER WHO CONSENTS TO PUTTING THE BEER IN A GREEN BOTTLE SHOULD BE BANNED FROM EVER BREWING AGAIN!!!!!!!�

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
A lager like any other for the most part. Light tasting, only with a touch of bitterness at the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma of bread, toast and skunk. Flavor is sweet with a little tangy bitterness.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Although it is slightly bitter, and I like bitter, this is a fairly watery brew with little to recommed it. It would be inoffensive with dinner in a chinese restaurant.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 11, 2005
frosted lager glass / surprisingly not that bad. i had it with my dinner at an asian restaurant called Aloha, in Decatur, IL. i prefer the food. there were actually some flavor, but iím not remembering what it was; otherwise, itís a bit sweet, and itís active. rice? anyway... iím guessing this would be cloying and anything that is far away from drinkable, if let to warm. drink it cold, and use it to wash down your food.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2005
My friend bought a bottle of this at papago. Poured some in a glass for me. Well a bitter beer that maybe to me itís only purpose besides the free tee shirt is another rating.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2005
A very average lager. Well Balanced, very smooth. Very American in flavor.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2005
This stuff was awful. Terrible bitter taste, no head, just kind of sat there in the glass not doing anything. After I swallowed it, it just kind of sat there in my gut waiting to be expelled. Which I did in due time.


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