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

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RATINGS: 1998   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (8281) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Golden color with small white head. Nice lager aroma of malts and a bit of skunk. The flavor was refreshing and smooth. Malty notes to go along with some noble hops. It leaves a pleasant malt aftertaste that isnt too sweet. Other than the small skunk smell I couldnt detect a fault in this beer.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2006
33 cl bottle 4.5%. No yeast at the bottom. Light golden clear colour with a weak head. Aroma of rice, grain, malt and some hops. Flavour of rice, malt and hops very light but drinkable for a lager.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Bottle. Poured a lighter golden/yellow color with a small sized white head. Aromas of corn, grain and malts. Tastes of corn with a light honey sweetness. Thin and watery body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingofCastle (208) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2006 355 mL bottle: Why are people being so hard on this pale lager? OK, it is not so much "premium" as "light." It is sweet and goes down smoothly, some good qualities in a lager. Not much hops or bitterness, easy-drinking for sure. To complain this lacks body is to miss the point of what this lager is trying to be, so just take it for what it is. Watery, sort of, but refreshing. Compared to choking back some of our macro import canned lagers, this is very smooth.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Golden-colored, small white head. Sweet grainy aroma. Taste is also somewhat sweet; not bad but lacking any complexity. Pretty boring, but drinkable. Singha is better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Pleasant but nothing special. Ive had this lager a dozen or so times and never seems to impress me. Malty and lacks zing, not really refreshing

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cazort (559) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2006
This beer is a lot better than the average American macro-brew; its lacking compared with the average euro-import, or good American brews like Yuengling. Sweet but not offensively so, some hops and some bitterness. Overall my complaint is of the body--it is thin as water. If they made this one a little bit richer and fuller, it would be a decent beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2006
Pale yellow with a head that fizzed out quickly. Malty and a bit watery, but crisp and cool.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrohn92 (105) - USA - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle. I was impressed for a pale lager. Tsing Tao has a smoothe taste still it is not a high end beer.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottle. For the price of this beer I dont think its worth it. No defining aroma. Decent appearance with a decent head. Flavor isnt bad but not great. The good thing about this beer is that it goes well with chinese food.


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