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Tsingtao - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

1,217 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 1,217
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 rashley:
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rashley

Texas

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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Tom-Peters

California

3/5  rDev +8.7%

07-27-2014 15:32:10 | More by Tom-Peters
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mrjez

Japan

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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wethorseblanket

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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nikhilshetty007

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-26-2014 20:37:17 | More by nikhilshetty007
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Links41

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-26-2014 04:56:42 | More by Links41
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JuicesFlowing

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

07-25-2014 22:10:00 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -27.5%

07-25-2014 21:44:30 | More by Fusebuddy
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Kitsune

Russian Federation

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

07-24-2014 09:31:21 | More by Kitsune
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WhiteHillsStore

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

07-23-2014 13:32:22 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-22-2014 21:05:39 | More by green_plastic
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Lawleit150percent


3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-22-2014 11:23:06 | More by Lawleit150percent
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Shpuker

Michigan

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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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -63.8%

07-20-2014 20:32:27 | More by Howlader
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

07-20-2014 15:27:34 | More by John_Beeryman
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Carl_R

Oklahoma

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-20-2014 04:06:40 | More by Carl_R
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Eman17

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

07-19-2014 07:34:55 | More by Eman17
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Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-19-2014 01:17:51 | More by Funky-Brewster
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CrusinforaBrewsin

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

07-19-2014 00:35:39 | More by CrusinforaBrewsin
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jonb5

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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RandyFlameThrower

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +8.7%

07-18-2014 09:44:42 | More by RandyFlameThrower
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Mvb301


3/5  rDev +8.7%

07-17-2014 13:43:28 | More by Mvb301
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

07-17-2014 13:34:48 | More by costanzo_mike
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TX-Badger

Texas

2/5  rDev -27.5%

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Beric

Illinois

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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Tsingtao from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 1,217 ratings.