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Tsingtao - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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1,213 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,213
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.55%
Wants: 14
Gots: 41 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-20-2001)
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Reviews by BeerBob:
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4.08/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tsingtao beer pours a bright clear golden amber from a dark green glass bottle with a pry off cap. Head went to over two fingers before settling down to a full ring of foam with small islands. Streamers of carbonation are welling up from the bottom of my 16oz beer glass for a picture perfect pour.

Nose is of grain and just a touch of husk with some yeasty sulfur. Palate is a crisp, refreshing and distinctly German lager, with toasted barley malts that are well bittered and done to perfection.

Tsingtao can take its place among the worlds best German beers in this class. Tsingtao beer is a great German beer that just happens to have been brewed in China

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2005 02:20:47 | More by BeerBob
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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-26-2014 04:56:42 | More by Links41
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1.05/5  rDev -62%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Clear light golden body, rising bubbles. A white head does a magic trick and disappears. No lacing.

Aroma: Cabbage, skunk, faint grains.

Taste: Even worse than the aroma, cooked veggies and sour apples come out.

Mouthfeel: Unpleasantly sticky.

Overall: Sour and skunky. Nothing resembling beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 22:10:00 | More by JuicesFlowing
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2/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

07-24-2014 09:31:21 | More by Kitsune
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2.14/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a light, almost clear, yellow with little to no head. The smell was fermented rice, almost skunky smell. The taste was the same and the skunky aftertaste lasted way too long. The mouthfeel was nice but overall I wasn't a fan. It is too similar to Heineken in all the worst ways.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 13:32:22 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-22-2014 21:05:39 | More by green_plastic
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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-22-2014 11:23:06 | More by Lawleit150percent
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2.64/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Basically has the flavor and taste of a check Heineken. Can't say if recommend buying it as it isn't an inexpensive beer. Flavor and smell were both on the skunky side. Bottle is nice, again when has the bottle designed similarly to Heineken. Would be interesting to taste it out of a can

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 22:09:36 | More by Shpuker
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Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -63.8%

07-20-2014 20:32:27 | More by Howlader
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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-20-2014 15:27:34 | More by John_Beeryman
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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-20-2014 04:06:40 | More by Carl_R
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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

07-19-2014 07:34:55 | More by Eman17
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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-19-2014 00:35:39 | More by CrusinforaBrewsin
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United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, poured into over sized Tripel Karmeliet tulip. A: Pale, straw colour,
clear, lively looking, one finger head which didn’t stick around long. S: Faint malt
and grass. T: Malt forward, on the sweet size, slightly watery. M: Crisp and well
carbonated. O: As far as AALs go this is OK. It’s bland but inoffensive, good hot
day beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 20:10:31 | More by jonb5
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +8.7%

07-18-2014 09:44:42 | More by RandyFlameThrower
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3/5  rDev +8.7%

07-17-2014 13:43:28 | More by Mvb301
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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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2/5  rDev -27.5%

07-17-2014 01:53:12 | More by TX-Badger
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2.86/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 15 Jul 2014

Appearance: A thin watery yellow with a minimal white head that quickly collapses into nothing. Strong carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: This one was definitely skunked due to the green bottle, so that was extremely evident in the nose. The beer smelled pretty sweet otherwise.

Taste: At first the skunk was really overpowering, but slowly this began to fade from the beer. What was left was a sweet, relatively flavorless beer that is really not complex at all. Other than the skunk, there were no off flavors, suggesting that this one is likely better when fresh.

Mouthfeel: Extremely light.

Overall: My first beer from China, and one I've wanted to try since beginning to study Chinese last fall. Good for the tick, but not something I have the desire to ever have again. Would try again if this came canned or if I knew it was fresh and not lightstruck.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 00:18:10 | More by Beric
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2.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can version which was pretty similar to the on-tap I had in the past.
Yellow golden color with a one finger fluffy head with short retention.
Sweet aroma of jasmine, a hint of lemon and sugar. Not the usual adjunct lager scent.
Slightly sour flavor of lemons and green grapes with notes of rice, floral hops, lemongrass and a distant hint of spices. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light to watery body and medium carbonation.
Refreshing and crisp Adjunct Lager that doesn’t carry the usual load of off-flavors for the style and with its own character. I prefer much more rice Adjunct Lagers as this one rather than corn ones.
This should match perfectly to spicy Asian food.

Serving type: can

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Tsingtao from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
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