Tsingtao - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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1,485 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.55%
Wants: 16
Gots: 168 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-20-2001

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Ratings: 1,485 | Reviews: 583
Photo of Allegue04
2.09/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I expected more about this beer

Photo of Barnoloid
3.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not bad for a lager that comes in a green bottle - as long as you don't get a skunky one. Works well washing down an array of chinese food. Light in body and with a little grassy note.

Photo of tillmac62
3.43/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BBD 8/5/15. Clear golden pour. Normal head volume, lacing and slightly below normal retention.

Very light nose, even for a lager, just a hint of yeast and malt.

Light medium body with a smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and just the right amount for a nice prickly finish.

For a lager, the flavor profile is reasonably intense, complexity is lacking but the balance is superb. It begins with a light grainy biscuit that is very subtly sweet. The middle brings an equally subtle mild hop bitterness that is perfectly balanced. Hop flavor is present only as a hint that it's there. The finish is crisp, clean and leaves you with a fading mild bitterness with a grainy character. No skunking was evidenced. Possibly the best starter beer since it never really assaults the taste buds, but exposes all the classic lager elements in muted fashion.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Brilliant straw with a quickly dissipating 2” white foam cap.
S: Grainy nose with an earthy background and a slight hint of skunk.
T: Grain with traces of apples and adjuncts. Slightly sweet beginning with a dry finish.
F: Clean, crisp, light bodied, effervescent.
O: A standard Chinese restaurant beer.

Photo of jtnord
3.75/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like it a lot especially with various foods

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
3.94/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crisp taste, nice and refreshing.
Upon pouring the head doesn't stay to long, carbonation is alright though.
Taste is light and smooth with a fruity and nutty aroma, very special. Perfect with Chinese cuisine.
Goes down nicely with a smooth aftertaste.
Overall a nice Asian beer.

Photo of RonJensen
1/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Skunky beer. Why drink this beer when you got so many AAL that are more trustworthy.

Photo of dabone
2.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle. Golden and clear with very little head. Head is white. Aroma is a little hop and grain. Taste is a slight hop, and I get a lot of alcohol. Taste is sharp. Not a bad texture. Overall not great.

Photo of ordybill
2.56/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- large skunky presence.
Appearance- A clear golden yellow color with a small white head
Taste- Has a hoppy flavor but there is that skunky bite to it.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- it is an average beer that goes well with food.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've gotten this always at Chinese restaurant and just ok.

Photo of mikemands
3.71/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

for what it is it aint bad, pretty refreshing, not a beer to sit and think about, but can wash down some moo goo gai pan and chicken balls like a champ

Photo of Jbowmann
1.92/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bland and resembles urine. Fairly clean taste though

Photo of NHbrewer61
1.83/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Budweiser only made in china

Photo of Tsch
1.5/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

It is a good beer... Only you drink it somewhere in China's Night Markets.

Photo of DylanBrkhff
3.34/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Nothing too bad, your average good looking dinner beer but the rice gave a bad taste in the mouth after drinking.

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

good dinner beer if you have the option

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.23/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Strong head. The smell slightly fruity, floral, hoppy. Taste slightly fruity, hoppy. Bitterness average. Beer without body

Photo of digitalflood
3.38/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear amber color with decent carbonation. Very little head retention and average lacing. Taste is fairly bold on the hop note, but in a skunky way. It goes excellent with spicy Chinese food and is very drinkable. No, it is not the greatest beer ever nor does it have a complex flavor; but for an average beer to enjoy with dinner that is drinkable-- it's a good bet.

Photo of YumaLaowai
4.58/5  rDev +65.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love This drink. I lived in China and my go to drink was Harbin Snow but being back in the states for about a year now it's hard for me to remember my comparison.
Anyways
Very hard beer, just how I like it. Doesn't need salt but it definitely gives it that extra kick

Photo of Grogsky
2.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

If you're looking to add a beer to the list, it's a fine choice. However, I have heard there are many better Chinese beers out there (have not personally had one). Overall, it's refreshing enough, tastes alright (bit watered down), and looks not bad.

Photo of xhahax
2.99/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

So so. Light drinking feeling.

Photo of DaveBar
3.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $2.00 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a good white head that is gone within a minute. Clear light gold color

S- Lost of rice and yeast

T- Open and rice like.

M- Dry and crisp

O- Pretty good beer. Not something to look for though

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with...... Various sushi rolls

Enjoy

Photo of dikebrewery
3.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I found this beer to be cheaper than water while working in China. Would I buy it back home? No. Would I buy it while living in Beijing? Sure why not

Photo of Sweffin
1.33/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This just was not good

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.52/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Review: Bottle of Tsingtao Beer: 4.7%ABV

Tsingtao, the German style Chinese lager, with great flavors, a smooth taste and which is always recommended when eating Asian food.

It comes in a lovely looking green bottle with a distinctive logo. I guess its the Chinese writing that attracts, also there looks to be a picture of the brewery overlooking a river, which I’m guessing is meant to signify the water from the Laoshan Mountain

A decent looking beer which has a clear yellow appearance, with a good nice frothy head, that unfortunately doesn’t stick around too long.

Loved the smell. Was pretty strong. Pure acidity, malts, skunk, and of course the rice, all combining to give a very sharp alcohol aroma.

The initial taste was quite strong, a little sour, and thereafter some malts and hay, a bit grainy with the rice making an appearance. A nicely balanced beer, not overbearing, with a lot of subtle flavours. Not much in the aftertaste, but overall this beer was very smooth, and not at all heavy. The crisp and refreshing taste makes this one of the most sessionable lagers you can find in my opinion. I like Tsingtao Beer, its not going to get you wasted, but you can drink a lot of them without having to worry too much about the night, or indeed not expect a bad hangover.

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Tsingtao from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.