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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1990   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   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.

olympian's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
olympian (107) - USA - JUL 17, 2002
Light, light, light. You can tell that some hops were used in the brewing of this beer, though. Pleasant, innocuous and forgettable. It’s a sad commentary, though, that I’d drink this over MilBudCoors anytime.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sven1973 (278) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2016
Aus der Flasche in der Long March Kanteen in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Golden, klar, etwas Schaum. Sehr leicht, leicht bitter, etwas Zitrone.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brewtalita (243) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2016
Meh...not worth writing. But! Pale yellow, wuickly disappearing head, faint aroma of rice and corn. Balanced in taste, dry, subtle taste, very thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Light straw color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, & hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, some hops, and grain; Not too bad.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Luneylane (44) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - SEP 21, 2016
A can, regrettably, from the basement of Shing Kong Mitsukoshi, opposite Taipei main station, drunk at home. Aroma: barely identifiable, but not unpleasant. Appearance: the same as Jin Pai, nothing surprising here. Palate: well-carbonated, the slightest suggestion of bitterness betrays the brewery’s German origins. Taste: more bitter than Jin Pai, but overall disappointing, skunky. I positively disliked this. I have happy memories of quaffing Qing Dao from the big old green bottles with the pleasantly retro label, which I don’t see around town any more. What happened?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ischas (444) - - SEP 19, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2016 0,33 l Flasche. Hellgelbes, fast farbloses Bier, flacher weißer Schaum. Kaum Aroma, kaum Geschmack.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mclaren14 (189) - £ód¼, POLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Aromat: z butelki mokry karton na pierwszym planie, do tego dziwna słodowość i delikatny skun po przelaniu dochodzą śladowe nuty warzywne (marchew, pietruszka) i lekki alkohol Wygląd: barwa słomkowa, klarowne, piana biała, grubopęcherzykowa, błyskawicznie opada, nie zostawiając po sobie niczego Smak: lekka słodycz, czysto słodowy i pusty, wodnisty, wady o dziwo gdzieś poznikały (pod koniec robi się lekko kartonowe), minimalna goryczka Podniebienie: nagazowanie wysokie w kierunku średniego, puste, pijalność taka sobie

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Maracuja05 (743) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2016
06-09-16 // can from local Asian supermarket. Clear golden, quickly disappearing white head. Medium sweet. Malty, watery. Hints of hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kamil3ds (43) - POLAND - SEP 6, 2016
Wodnisty nijaki lager, z paskudnym aromatem i smakiem gotowanej kukurydzy (sweet corn). Wada powoduje że piwo jest słabo pijalne i męczące.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ritzn (530) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
Clear yellow with quickly vanishing white head. Aroma is noble hops, some corn, and sweet grains. Taste is a really very fresh sourness, less harsh hop bitterness. Fresh sparkling mouthfeel, easily drinkable, however some awkward sweet grains in the finish. Well it is not great and I only bought it for ticking off China, but I really enjoyed the fresh character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SimonBlok (311) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: pale golden with medium, fast decreasing white head that forms a rim on the surface of the glass. Aroma: just malts and something soapy. Taste: fairly sweet and low bitterness. sweet malts, little grassy and a trace of apple. Palate: light bodied, thin texture and soft carbonation. In both taste and mouthfeel quite weak, but nice on a hot day.

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