Tsingtao - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
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Reviews by rashley:
2.23/5 rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
This was served in a bottle and I decanted to a glass.
In the glass this beer was very light straw colored. No haze, very clear. Small head with a small amount of lacing. Head disappeared very quickly. Noted carbonation rising in the glass.
The smell is the first thing that hit me. This beer smelled very skunky. Maybe it was just the restaurant and their lack of knowledge of keeping beer out of the light, when bottled in clear or green glass. I wasn't able to pick up any other undertones due to the skunk smell.
Taste followed suite with the smell. It was hard to put aside the skunky taste and search for deeper flavors.
Felt a little watery, but overall mouthfeel was not that bad.
Overall I give this beer a low score, however I will try it again from another establishment and see if it was just that particular bottle that did indeed get skunked.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2013 02:21:02 | More by rashley
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2.59/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured from the green bottle into a pint glass. A super pale straw yellow brew, maybe just a hair darker than some American examples of the adjunct lager, with the expected foaming white bubbles filling the glass. Beer remains fizzy and effervescent throughout. Smells grainy and slightly tangy, rank waterlogged barley and no trace of corn sweetness ... Rice is king here, astringent, crisp, and clean other than the aforementioned wet grain notes. Palate benefits from a cold temperature, drink up quick. Some tangy lemon rind and grape flavors, vaporous and fleeting, followed by old grain mill or malt liquor, a little like Singha but no where near as flavorful. Some medicinal aspirin and a sour metallic tang throughout. Plastic flavors emerge as the beer warms. Somewhat skunky, another feature that unfortunately gains salience over time. Stripped down. Far less sweet than most American adjunct beers. Finishes dry and with an unexpected American hop currant twang (but this feature is decidedly subtle). Meets expectations. This beer may very well complement Chinese food but that ain't going to bump up my ratings.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 22:49:15 | More by CalgaryFMC
Tsingtao from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 1,060 ratings.