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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1998   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
shrubber85 (10885) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle. Skunky aroma hit me before I even got the cap off - has a sharp sour (almost rotting) malt aroma. Light yellow with small head. Slight sweet mildly fruity and tangy malt flavor. Bitter flavor actually comes as an aftertaste. Not horrible, not great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Pours a light golden yellow. Aroma of corn, and hops with a slightly watered down hoppy flavor. Cleaner finish with some dryness present.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This beer comes out of the glass smelling like stale wet grass. It is gold solution with no head. This beer is thin and watery. The taste goes from bitter to sweet as the aftertaste settles in the throat.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
When you feel that need for a beer from China...Im sure that happens a lot...look no further than this jewel of the Orient. Ahh, this pale yellow (light topaz colored--I did say "jewel") liquid simply seems to shimmer in the glass. If this had just been skimmed from the Songhua river Id say it was due to the benzene, but its possible this was bottled pre-spill. Smells like a hoppy fart. Flavor is clear confirmation---this is all ass. Ahh, but what better way to wash down "Number One Chinese Restaurant" buffet delights. Was this stuff ever palatable? Im not sure what smells worse, my burp or taking a whiff from the empty bottle. Neither makes for an exciting choice. Id recommend staying clear of this mess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Pours a nice golden yellow. Aromas of malts, hops. Crisp hop bitterness and dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pfr (121) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
33 cl Bottel Color - Light Amber Head - White Aroma - Sweetness, Malt Flavor - Littel Bitterness, Sweet

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
blanstuf (16) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Absolutelly disgusting. The smell was terrible and the taste was just as bad... No head, no color... Normally I recommend trying everything once, but unless youre getting it free, dont waste your money.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Pale yellow color with a medium white head. Sweet grassy aroma. Flavor starts with a light bitterness followed by a light sweetness and a hint of grass. wasnt expecting much and wasnt disappointed.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yard (45) - Senoia, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Light bodied, yellowish clear. Just like rolling rock, heineken, grainy with a corn taste. Not worth $8.59.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) 4.5% ABV in my version. Pilsener golden with a creamy, white head. Lovely nose full of aroma hops. Soft and quite sweetish malty with a touch of chicken fodder (from the added corn or rice). No real bitterness. 291105

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