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Tsingtao - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

1,222 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 1,222
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.55%
Wants: 14
Gots: 42 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-20-2001)
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Reviews by NuclearDolphin:
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

1.73/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Crystal Clear Yellow Color with some mild carbonation. No head to speak of save for a filmy white cover.

Smell - As I was opening the bottle, I got a very strong and offensive skunky scent even as I was a couple feet from the bottle. Upon closer inspection, I'm getting Cereal Grains, Pils-Grassiness & Skunkiness, Corn & some malts.

Taste - The flavor is...not really there. Aside from some Pilsner & Barley notes, there really isn't any flavor and it has a VERY dry finish. The smell would indicate otherwise, but don't let that fool you.

Mouthfeel - Body is light but it has some weight. Carbonation is also quite strong but tapers off after a while. Still not what I would call refreshing or crisp

Overall - The smell is very skunky and prevalent while the flavor is almost non-existent. Although I'm not sure if I would want to taste the beer if it were made earlier just based on the smell I was getting.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 05:00:06 | More by NuclearDolphin
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2/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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California

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Twelve ounce green bottle. Date stamp on neck: 6/8/14. (fresh).

A: Pours a clear pale yellow with a quarter-inch thick white head which fades to a thin cap and yields stringy and spotty lace.

N: Malty and grainy, yeasty, with some grassy hay notes.

T: Clean, slightly tang/twang of stale grain, bland.

M: Light body and semi-medium carbonation. Thin finish.

O: Not much here, like an empty shell.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 06:04:07 | More by wethorseblanket
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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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Kansas

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

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Wisconsin

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2/5  rDev -27.5%

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Connecticut

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

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Michigan

2.64/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -63.8%

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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
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Tsingtao from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 1,222 ratings.