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Brewed by Tsingtao Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Qinqdao, China

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tsingtao Pure Draft is a smooth, crisp and light-tasting draft beer. It is brewed with domestically-grown hops, select barley, all-natural yeast and pure spring water from China’s Laoshan Mountains. Tsingtao Pure Draft is brewed with an exclusive low temperature filtration process preserving the beer’s true flavor to create an incredibly refreshing beer-drinking experience. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pan-Asian cuisine and light appetizers.

4.3% alcohol by volume, 3.38% alcohol by weight, 132 calories per 11.2 oz. bottle.

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1.4
mjg74 (3185) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle from BevMo. Light yellow in color. Aroma is skunky cardboard. Flavor is of corn and paper. Not a good combo. Pretty much garbage.

2.8
DrnkMcDermott (3141) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Can’t say I know where to get it, because their distributor was a sponsor of a trivia bowl I was in, put on by the Asian American Journalists Association. At least I can say a light lager does indeed go well with spicy Asian food. Pours a decent lager yellow color. An okay beer at first seems like there are malts in the front. Taste is on the sugary side, but still close to style. At least it cools me after some chili chicken and bao rolls.

0.7
malrubius (3023) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 11, 2007
12 ounce bottle in generic goblet. Golden yellow with rapidly diminishing white head. Aroma of boiled corn and soiled underwear. Flavor? None. Not worth drinking.

1.7
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
12oz bottle. Pretty much your standard Asian Pale Lager. Pours a clear pale yellow with a 2 finger thick off white head. Nose of grain, skunk, and a touch of herbal hops. Not bad with Chinese take out.

1.1
ABUSEDGOAT (2854) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Didn’t expect to get blown away here haha. Violently skunked nose. One of the worst I’ve smelled. Like holy crap, this is a dead skunk on the side of the road bad. I’ve had my fair share of skunked lagers lately, nothing comes close to the level of offensiveness displayed here. Clear golden, large head, good lacing and retention. Flavor isn’t much better, (holy crap as I’m typing this after refilling the glass I can smell it from here...) but at least I can somehow get it down. Light body with moderate to high carbonation, light sweetness, no bitterness. Surprisingly good lacing and retention, surprisingly bad everything else. I will say that the beer has probably been sitting under a well lit shelf for at least a month, but still... unreal.

0.8
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is skunky even from several feet away. Taste is toe cheese and sweet, sweet skunk.

1.5
Slipstream (2704) - USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bomber bottle with Chinese and Western lettering. Wimpy taste of wheat, yeast, rice - watery. It could be they want this to compete with dry Japanese beers, but this is inferior to those and to regular Tsingtao. More like a lite beer than a draft lager. Save it for watering your bamboo trees.

2
Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2006
First time seeing this one ,bought at Capitol Market, Salem,Oregon. Very nice , simple attractive labelling. Very pale yellow beer, with a large frothy, semi-thick pure white head. Ow this is badly skunked..very nasty aroma, some grassy hops underneath..but the skunk is bad. Flavour? what flavour?..the skunk shows through but not nearly as bad as the nose, everything else is essentially non-existant..a smattering of weak grasslike hops..thin malt. average mouthfeel for style..least it is not nasty Overall not a good beer, not as good as the regular Tsingtao.

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rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2017 Had in Chinatown on Chinese New Year. Well, it is an asia pale lager. It is light bodied, lightly hopped, and lightly flavored. Didn’t have a lot of weird adjunct flavor. Serving: Bottle

2.2
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Pale Yellow pour from the 22 oz bottle. Just a little skunk flavor and aroma. Guess I should consider myself lucky considering the green bottle. Some lemony flavors, but not enough to actually make it good.


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