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Tsingtao Pure Draft - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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Tsingtao Pure DraftTsingtao Pure Draft

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BA SCORE
63
poor

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 27.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd. visit their website
China

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made using an exclusive Chill-Filtered brewing process. A non-pasteurized lager brewed with imported hops, barley, and pure spring water from China's Laoshan Mountains.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-10-2006)
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SirIPAalot


3/5  rDev +19%

08-19-2012 16:25:33 | More by SirIPAalot
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BWHD

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-07-2012 14:23:19 | More by BWHD
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The_1084


3/5  rDev +19%

07-19-2012 03:53:36 | More by The_1084
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cjac

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-18-2012 01:50:24 | More by cjac
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crisis44

New York

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-01-2012 23:03:34 | More by crisis44
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kojevergas

Texas

1.9/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1 pint 5.6 fl oz green glass bottle (please...) with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite low.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a thin pathetic floater without any cream whatsoever and laughably bad retention (especially for the mere 4.80% ABV). Colour is a clear dark yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Stale malt and water. Maybe a vague slight hint of lemon? A light strength aroma.

T: Watery stale malted barley. A hint of lemon. Too malty. Not layered, complex, or subtle. Not pleasant or refreshing. Boring, bland, and dull.

Mf: Slightly sharp and overcarbonated. Smooth and wet otherwise. Too thick for the lack of flavours. Doesn't suit the flavour profile really at all.

Dr: Difficult to drink because it's so crap. I wouldn't even entertain the possibility of having this again. Don't try it; it's pretty bad. Not even beer pong worthy. Watery garbage.

D-

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 06:18:53 | More by kojevergas
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soonerlight

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +38.9%

02-12-2012 03:50:22 | More by soonerlight
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kjkinsey

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-19-2011 21:13:42 | More by kjkinsey
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RollTide05

Florida

3/5  rDev +19%

12-16-2011 17:09:16 | More by RollTide05
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codon2004

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -20.6%

11-30-2011 00:09:40 | More by codon2004
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NeutroMan

Illinois

2.1/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a perfectly crystal clear yet extremely pale straw color. Modest white head forms then quickly fades away to a thin film. A small amount of bubbles leisurely rise up from the bottom - not the amount of carbonation I was expecting.

Nose has that oh-so-familiar green-bottle Euro-lager skunk. Cooked veggies, DMS, adjuncts. Not much in the way of hops or a more mature malt character. Taste follows the nose, though it is rather bland (which I think in this case is desirable - as the aroma made me wince in anticipation). Light-bodied and watery, this is one forgettable brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 17:22:20 | More by NeutroMan
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden/copper color with a very thin, fluffy-white head.

Smell - Not too strong of a smell from anything. Malty, maybe a little bit of caramel, and grainy..

Taste - Very malty and sweet, barley, and kind of bitter. It's a pretty watered down beer though.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat of a thick body and very low carbonation.

Overall - I wouldn't say this is a horrible beer like the other reviews suggest.. But it's not exactly that good either.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 22:59:47 | More by jsisko01
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.15/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle from a local asian market, havent seen this one before. Pours an extremely light yellow color with a blink-and-miss white head.

Nose is very skunky, even moreso than a heineken! Light and sweet corn aroma pretty much sums this one up...not good.

Taste is...well, not much really. This tastes like it has as much, if not more, adjunct lightness as a hopponshu. How light is the grain? So light the hops are actually noticeable...mostly skunky of course. Id be surprised if the ABV was above 4%. Yuk, this beer blows. Much rather have the regular Tsingtao than this, not to mention almost any other asian lager available.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 21:51:42 | More by twiggamortis420
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Mora2000

Texas

2.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a light clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is exactly what I expected from an imported beer in a green bottle: skunked grain and nothing else. I am holding it against the brewer in my rating since it was their choice to use a green bottle. The flavor has some light skunk notes as well as some grass and grain. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 03:20:20 | More by Mora2000
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lordofthewiens

Maine

1.78/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you never liked the regular Tsingtao, you'll find this draft version to be more of the same.
Pale yellow color, no head at all.
Skunky aroma, maybe not as much as it's brother.
At least the other Tsingtao, with the skunkiness, had some degree of taste. This pure draft has none.
Avoid this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 01:23:18 | More by lordofthewiens
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exodus1369

California

1.02/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst beer I have ever had. It was very pail yellow. It Smelled so bad, just stank. The taste was so bad I had to spit it out. It had about 0 Head and left a really bad taste in my mouth I was so disappointed. there Dark beer is so good. I have no idea where they went wrong with this. Avoid at all cost

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 03:15:40 | More by exodus1369
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SAtaMi

Arizona

2.13/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - No head at all. Beer is light yellow in color and very clear.

Smell - A bit on the roadside skunk side. With a back of spring water.

Taste - Better then the smell the skunk is not throughout the beer just in the initial opening. There just isnt enough taste to even comment on.

Mouthfeel - Light, thin, and watery.

Drinkability - If you like half coors light and half water this beer is for you.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 23:40:45 | More by SAtaMi
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eschbach

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev +48%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

So I bought a 6 pack of Tsingtao Pure Draft beer at the liquor store. It comes in a 11.2 0z bottle. Americans want 12 oz bottles not 11.2! The bottle is cool looking. It has Chinese characters on it. I have no clue what it means though haha.

I filled my pils glass with the beer and it was nothing special to look at. It's just a light gold color with a minimal head. The smell is interesting. It smells sweet like honey but there is a malty hint to it. The taste is good. It's very sweet as lagers go, and it leaves a bitter hops aftertaste in the mouth. The mouthfeel isn't great. It is creamy at first but it feels like soda water after a few seconds. The beer has great drinkability. It's light body and flavor makes it easy to drink.

I say if you are tired of the same old same old lager try a Tsingtao Pure Draft. It is inexpensive considering it's imported from china, and it's a half decent beer. I thought since it's made in china it could be awful, but it is not. I just hope it does not have lead in it haha.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 04:09:04 | More by eschbach
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Parrotbeak

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale yellow with almost noe head.
Smell is malts with a faint note of ginger. Very mild hops aroma.
Taste is lighltly spiced malts, with some more faint ginger. Light, watery hops as well. Slightly malty, but mostly watery finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp and watery, with a slightly crisp, yet wet finish. Light body.
Drinkability is good. Nothing special about this one, yet it's still easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 03:08:41 | More by Parrotbeak
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Tone

Missouri

3.43/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of slight hop, pale malt, yeast, grain, and a hint of citrus. Fits the style of an American Adjunct Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight sweet malt, pale malt, yeast, grain, slight hop, and a hint of citrus. Overall, a good example of an adjunct.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 23:05:06 | More by Tone
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BevMoAndrew

California

2.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served into a Bruery tulip glass at about 35 degrees.

Pours a classic pilsner straw yellow in the glass with a white froth that dissipates very quickly. Off putting aromas of skunk (green bottle), grains, subtle bread, & light plastic leads to more pleasant flavors of scrambled egg whites, grains, and, of course, skunk. although there is seems to be more weight on the palate than expected, the beer is refreshingly crisp and dry, but finishes a bit astringent. Overall, this is a beer that would go with pretty much anything because there really isn't anything there. This beer is better than Bud, Coors, Miller, and all of the other domestic lagers, but not by much.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 01:14:39 | More by BevMoAndrew
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thekanna

Maryland

2.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very plae straw yellow with less than a finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Active carbonation clings to the side of the glass and rises to the top.

S: Some malty sweetness, backed by the undeniable smell of lemon zest and other faint citrus.

T: Faint malty sweetness, even fainter citrus sourness; mainly watery.

M: Extremely thin and watery with medium carbonation.

D: This is pretty much as close as you can get to beer-flavored seltzer water. Decently drinkable, but I'd like mine with more flavor, please.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 06:19:38 | More by thekanna
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CRichardsMN

Minnesota

1.7/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:
Pours out to a very clear yellow (likely only beaten by Tsingtao Original). Has a very bubbly white head that disappears nearly instantly without a trace and displays a random carbonation bubble every now and then. Absolutely no lacing.

Smell:
A faint hint of malts and slightly fruity, kind of reminds me of a weak apple juice.

Taste:
Light malty sweetness and a bit of hops musk common to American Adjunct Lagers. Overall incredibly boring. Is this a light beer? I don't read Chinese...

Mouthfeel:
Very, very thin with a mellow fizz. Let's call it crisp, like fresh mountain spring water...

Drinkability:
I could see this being popular with new beer palates (college girls) as there is no robust flavor to speak of. Goes down like water because lets face it, there isn't much difference.

Comment:
Though I just drank "Tsingtao" last night and figured this is the same beer, I thought "They have a different labels, they must be different." I would have to guess this is the "light" variety. Not great and for the money, stick to macro ice beers, same effect but you get to keep more money in your pocket.

I'm trying to be nice to this beer because the style is appropriate and I gave no "1.0's" because they weren't awful, just not present.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 03:51:51 | More by CRichardsMN
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a green 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Aroma is a bit malty, not very strong. Taste is crisp but basically flavorless. Feels light in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a below average beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2009 01:20:00 | More by tone77
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utah44

Louisiana

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

21.6 fluid ounce bottle poured into in a Pilsener glass i bout in Furth, Germany in 1969 while serving in a secret component of the US government (now declassified). This brew was very weak in all parameters. the only distinct item was the smell which resembled pomengranates mixed with Double Bubble chewing gum. That pleasant aroma was not carried over to the taste wich not distinct in anyway. Not very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 01:16:33 | More by utah44
Tsingtao Pure Draft from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
63 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.