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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1845   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2005 This sucks chicken balls. Basically a sweeter equivalent of American macrobrew garbage, with slight MSG notes. I suppose it does work with spicy food -- and it smells sneakily beerlike -- but there is no reason to order this except to sound somewhat cool at an Asian restaurant. And even that’s a stretch.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Pale-yellow, fast-fading pure white head, and moderate carbonation. Initial smell was of that green-bottle skunk cloud that escapes immediately upon opening, like an evil, stinky, Chinese spirit in this case. After the spirit diffused, the aroma was of wheat, yeast, and some grassy hops. Flavor is rather bland... like straw and raw corn and the finish has a stale bitterness to it. A passable beer with Chinese food (or in celebration of Chinese New Year), otherwise this beer is pointless to drink.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
pale yellow, small white head. grainy malt and mild grassy hop aroma. starts cereal-ish and finishes with decent bitterness. not bad, but not great.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2003
So soft golden color it almost has no color. the skunky aroma made me think of that dead skunk on I-93. it wafted out of the bottle and squinched up my nose on contact. it's like budcoorsmiller opened shop in China.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kumite56 (472) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Significant hoppy aroma but taste is supprising as it is predominantly malty / sweet. God color with a white mostly diminishing head. unremarkable beer but drinkable.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Light color full but quick disappearing head,slight hop aromahighly bubbly,a faint hoptaste, absolutly no aftertaste, has texture and mouthfeel of an American light beer. Very simple,like a seltzer water. Doesnt complement Chinnese food that well, unless you enjoy the cleansing of the mouth effect it has, whereby you savor your food more. A gulping beer, strictly to quench thirst

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
gord (36) - harbour grace, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
this is only the second asian brew i ever had,the first one i had was saporro from japan and i really enjoyed it.so recently when i spotted this chinese beer in my local liquor store ,i was really anxious to give it try.i was expecting another decent beer like saporro,man was i dissappointment.the taste is very skunky and the aftertaste is even worst.i bought a six pack of this and could'nt even finish one of them,gave the rest to my friend and he did'nt like it either.i would'nt recommend this beer to anyone.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
With this stuff for competition. It's no wonder Budweiser does so well in Asia. Limit this one to when you go out for Chinese.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2003
This beer pours a light golden color with a small head and no lacing on the glass. The aroma is slightly skunky and unintersting. The flavor is somewhat skunky - reminescent of Heineken but slightly better. It's a little sweet and fairly crisp, but still not very enjoyable.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Didn't care for the taste of this one at all. Looked ok coming out of the bottle. One sip and that was it. I don't reccommend this one to anybody. Steer clear.


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