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Tsingtao Pure Draft - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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Tsingtao Pure DraftTsingtao Pure Draft

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 28.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-10-2006

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.
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Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +70.7%

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2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.16/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy light tan head settles to tiny wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is extremely skunky with some grainy aromas that take a back seat. As the beer warms the skunky aroma dissipates somewhat. Taste is quite watery with some grain and uncooked pasta flavors. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that is pretty undrinkable.

Photo of SirIPAalot
3/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of BWHD
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of The_1084
3/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of cjac
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of crisis44
2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of kojevergas
1.88/5  rDev -24.5%
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.


Photo of soonerlight
3.5/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of RollTide05
3/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of codon2004
2/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of NeutroMan
2.09/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Photo of jsisko01
3.26/5  rDev +30.9%
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.

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.16/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Photo of Mora2000
2.36/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of lordofthewiens
1.8/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

Photo of exodus1369
1.03/5  rDev -58.6%
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

Photo of SAtaMi
2.13/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Photo of eschbach
3.67/5  rDev +47.4%
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.

Photo of Parrotbeak
3.17/5  rDev +27.3%
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.

Photo of Tone
3.42/5  rDev +37.3%
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.

Photo of BevMoAndrew
2.18/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Photo of thekanna
2.67/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Tsingtao Pure Draft from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
62 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.