asedzie (835) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Stubby brown bottle bought in Suzhou (In China at the moment, these are pretty much the only bottles that the real Tsingdao comes in, unadulterated and fresh from the brewery). Bottled 11/05/2017 drank 11/27/2017 - so very fresh. Nose has a fairly good hop profile, with some hints of lemon and just a little floral, some sweet malt aroma. Flavor is simple pale barley malt - a little bready with some damp hay. Just a mild hint of something a little vegetal. Mouthfeel is nicely textured - light, fluffy, smooth and crisp. Flavor is just a cut above other international lagers, extra points for a nice palate. Note: this is not a rating for plethora of other beers sold in China or abroad under the brand Tsingdao in other packaging. tomer (3932) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 7, 2017
At a tasting, thanks, almost no head, clear palish yellow color, aroma of malt and wood, faint sweetish malt flavor, and traces of almond. Drinkable but boring in the extreme. rayaron (2185) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2017
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks DSG. Clear water-like yellowish with no head. The aroma has notes of honey, corn sugar and grains. Sweet flavor with notes of corn sugar and grains, bitterish. Watery, light-bodied. DSG (15589) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 12, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Igor for this bottle! Yellow with a small white head. Grains, acetaldehyde, a bit of paper, bland, watery, slightly bitterish finish. Pretty non-offensive. zvikar (6709) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 8, 2017
Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of grain, herbs, flavor is herby, malt, light bodied
GuideDogSaint (1831) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 10, 2017
296ml bottle from a local supermarket in Jimei. As stated below I’m sure these Tsingtao ratings are a complete mess but it looks like this is the right place for this. Pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Sweet taste and finish. Cantabrian (1170) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2017
Can, with the classic green Tsingtao presentation. There’s a certain crispiness in this beer that is not present on the vast majority of the mega pale lagers in China. Grassy bitterness weak, but not bad. Watery and too pale. But better than most of the others.luttonm (7144) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Earlier Rating: 12/20/2016 Total Score: 1.1
Bad aroma of skunk syrup, watery, pissy, sweet, no bitterness that balances the flavour. This Scenic Spots series (Not only Zhan Qiao, but Lao Shan and other Qingdao tourist spots) is just a special series with different cans. It is exactly the same Tsingtao 11º 4.3% above and some other entries here. Unfortunately, as many drinkers will not understand Chinese, same beers will have different entries. Perhaps the administrators for this region should consolidate these beers and we would actually get numbers and averages for them.
296ml bottle brought to Seattle by my brother. Juicy, mostly without a head, pale clear yellow. Sweet grain. Sweet cardboard and rice. Sweet lager headache. Well, meh. Thanks Anj. FunkyF (1462) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2016
Burk i Changchun. Ljust gul med vitt skum. Doft av malt och citrus. Söt och kemisk smak. omhper (26207) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2016
Bottled (296ml) at Zappa Was Right tasting. Clear golden, coarse head. Light herbal spice and rice up front. Mid sweet with light-medium body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Lightly spicy. Low bitterness.