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Tsingtao - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

1,189 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,189
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 2.77
pDev: 23.47%
Wants: 13
Gots: 35 | 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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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This was one of the few options at a Vietnamese place I went to, so I decided to give it a shot. Bottled isn't dated. Does this stuff really come all the way from China?

Pours a very pale golden yellow, kinda like urine, with a tiny little white head that disappears in an instant. No lacing, not even any bubbles on the surface. Very little carbonation visible. Looks like water with a bit of food coloring.

Smells like, well, like a weak pale lager. I get almost nothing in the nose. A bit of hops and pale malt, but that's it.

Taste has a bit more to it. A bit of tingly hops, not strong enough to really call them bitter, but they do bring some flavor. Weak, light, and mostly flavorless.

Watery mouthfeel. There's a brief burst of carbonation as soon as it hits my mouth, but after that it's totally flat.

This is beer? I will say, it didn't actually taste bad. But it didn't taste good either. I'd rather drink water.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 22:09:32 | More by zeledonia
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Tsingtao from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
65 out of 100 based on 1,189 ratings.