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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1666   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.04   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 11, 2014
Comme beaucoup de bière du monde celle ci n’a pas vraiment de goût, juste une bière pour dire que je ne bois pas de l’eau malgrès que les deux liquides sont très proches.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TheEpeeist (3187) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
12 oz bottle; a gift from a software developer who grew up in the town where this was brewed. Thanks dude. Crystal clear piss yellow with a brief head. Nose is grain, skunk and lemon pith. Medium light but substantial for a lager. Taste is citrus pith, a bit metallic, sour apple and grass. A decent choice with Chinese.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JHeath99 (497) - - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle from Thai Pepper. Pours transparent gold with a very thin layer of cream colored head. Aroma of cheap malts. Taste pretty much the same.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Niller (454) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle from Salling, Aarhus. Clear yellow color with a white head. Aroma/ taste of sweet malts, corn. Sweet watery finisf.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (110) - HONG KONG - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a translucent golden with barely any head and some watery lacing. Smell is very faint, some corn and dry lager aroma. Taste is more corn and some very faint malt, crisp and bone dry. This is obviously not a particularly special, flavourful beer, but it has no pretentions of being one either - for a cheap mass produced lager, this is one I wouldn't mind returning to.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (129) - HONG KONG - MAR 8, 2014
Tsingtao is always a good widely available go to. It's got enough flavor and body to go with most food.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (399) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
Not any where near as bad as I had thought, did have it super cold on a Friday afternoon as soon as work finished so that may have affected the rating.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RW80 (349) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
33cl bottle. Appearance:Very pale yellow and clear colour, decent white head but poor retention. Aroma: Sweet with some light malts Taste: Sweet Malty, rice fizzy (over)carbonated, thin body

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Very pale and clear colour, decent head but with large and even bubbles.I couldn’t smell anything here, maybe skunk. Body is very light, malt is OK in flavour -- not great but in the category of a fresh loaf of white bread with sugar on top. Watery finish, not crisp. To me, there’s not a lot of hops. maybe crisp, maybe no flavour

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Pjtaelman (33) - SPAIN - FEB 22, 2014
Pretty watery. Not a bad taste, but nothing really distinctive either. Good to quench your thirst on a hot day, nothing more.


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