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Tsingtao - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

1,465 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 1,465
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 2.75
pDev: 23.64%
Wants: 17
Gots: 154 | 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: 1,465 | Reviews: 575
Photo of ordybill
2.56/5  rDev -6.9%
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 -9.1%
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 +34.9%
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 -30.2%
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 -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Budweiser only made in china

Photo of Tsch
1.5/5  rDev -45.5%
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 +21.5%
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 +36.4%
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 -18.9%
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 +22.9%
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 +66.5%
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 -9.5%
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 +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

So so. Light drinking feeling.

Photo of DaveBar
3.29/5  rDev +19.6%
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 +10.5%
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 -51.6%
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 +28%
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.

Photo of captaincoffee
2.74/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Was expecting this to be very bad. I was pleasantly surprised by the clean (read: lack of bad aftertaste) profile. Not a good beer...basically a typical Asian adjunct beer...but okay if cold. Could be worse...and many are.

Photo of salild
3.65/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Amazing with Chinese food and Sirracha!

Photo of claybob43
4/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's great with Asian food .

Photo of gtermi
3.37/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a golde body with a white head that quickly fades.
Ther smell is skunky and a bit of grain
The taste Is of grain and bit of funk
The the feeling is nice with a bit of carbonation and tingle on the back of the throat

Photo of smb
2.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not bad... sort of on the level of Bud.

Photo of craft_shannie
2.16/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

nothing special by any means.

Photo of Eddiehop
3.21/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty sessionable lager that is moderately priced

Photo of Andrewziggy
1.56/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Not the best goin round please

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Tsingtao from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 1,465 ratings.