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Tsingtao - Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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1,220 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,220
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 2.76
pDev: 23.55%
Wants: 14
Gots: 42 | 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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1/5  rDev -63.8%

08-03-2012 01:53:43 | More by TheAdamConners
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

04-06-2013 21:10:02 | More by wroywel
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

07-15-2013 19:07:24 | More by ImperatorScab
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

03-24-2012 13:59:03 | More by Sailracer
Photo of Brent


1/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I dunno - are we drinking the same beer? I thought this might pass for lightly beer-flavored soda water.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2001 18:44:25 | More by Brent
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New York

1/5  rDev -63.8%

03-21-2013 00:17:10 | More by BGsWo22
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

12-22-2012 15:00:40 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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1/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First had: bottle in a gift set

Yeah, it's from China. But it's not much different from any other adjunct lager. Pours a pale, watery, golden-straw color with a puff of white head that fizzles down to nearly nothing. Aroma of weak grains and a passing touch of hops, with the classic green bottle skunk. Taste of watered-down grains and corn, funk and skunk, harsh and metallic. Light and watery mouthfeel, and definitely to be avoided at all costs.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 21:51:39 | More by Rifugium
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

01-24-2012 08:42:01 | More by bmcduff2
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

09-09-2012 18:33:59 | More by kkzmom11
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Alberta (Canada)

1/5  rDev -63.8%

07-20-2014 20:32:27 | More by Howlader
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

01-04-2014 17:35:22 | More by VinsanityDiesel
Photo of BeerNutta


1/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1


Had this while in China at a restaurant.

A = Poured a pale straw colour. Really pale. Almost looks like tainted water.

S = Faint smell of light grains. Pretty much non existant.

T = Tasted like it looked. Sweetly tainted water with a hint of bitterness. Terrible.

M = Very low carbonation to add to its tainted water look. Bleh.

D = If you can't tell by now, I hated this beer big time. Only thing it has going for it in China is the fact that it is always availiable and damn damn cheap. Avoid it folks.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2006 03:10:19 | More by BeerNutta
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

02-17-2012 08:17:48 | More by shelby415
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New York

1/5  rDev -63.8%

05-12-2012 00:48:20 | More by ejh06752
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

03-13-2012 07:40:13 | More by Rocketman8911
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

09-04-2012 19:50:11 | More by Tech_Savy
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1/5  rDev -63.8%

12-30-2011 03:31:38 | More by jonstep
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Rhode Island

1.05/5  rDev -62%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very pale yellow color with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves almost no lace on the glass.

S: The smell is that typical pungent macro adjunct odor, only to a higher degree. There's very little aroma of malt or hops present that I could detect.

T: The taste is sweet with flavors of corn, rice, a little malt and a faint touch of hops. The after-taste is a combination of sweetness, breadiness and a weird, non-hops bitterness.

M: Not very smooth with just a little crispness, light-to-medium body, high carbonation, dry finish.

D: I didn't find it tasty at all and had a hard time finishing it. It's slightly filling for the style. My father-in-law loves this stuff, but I can't understand why.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2007 02:26:44 | More by TheManiacalOne
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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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United Kingdom (England)

1.1/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

i agree with michael kennedy, extremely dirty unclean flavour and a dirty sock sweetness, quite horrible, i wouldn't even drink it when eating Chinese food, repulsive.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2002 19:47:11 | More by rastaman
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Quebec (Canada)

1.18/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a golden color lager with a small bubbly white head with minimal retention. Aroma of weak malt and hops with bad case of skunk in the back. Taste is pretty inoffensive apart from the bad case of skunkyness. You have to wondered why they import all those crappy lager into North Amercia…

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2005 13:19:04 | More by Phyl21ca
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1.18/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear pale yellow with a very small white head. Aroma is very grainy with a very faint hoppy character. The body is extremely light and hardly any hops or malts are noticeable. Very skunky and watery. To be quite honest, one of the worst beers I’ve ever tried. This was a drain pour after the first couple of sips, I just could not bring myself to suffer any longer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 16:23:01 | More by lakersfan16
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1.23/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

...And yet another green bottled American Macro Lager from Red China that will be being poured into my glass.

This beer is a pale fizzy yellow beer that pours looking better than most Macro Lagers, I'll give it to them on this one. Hey, there is a head, a very small one, less than an inch but there is a collection of foam on top of the extremely fizzy beer. The beer is very restless, there are many, many carbonation bubbles floating to the surface in this beer. This beer like other macros is highly carbonated. For what it is it seems to be better than most. Granted it doesn't look that good, but fot the style I'll say that it is one of the better looking beers.

Aroma, no hops, or malt presence. There is however a presence of rice or corn, but definitely not the sweet smell of malted barley. Not much more than that.

To the tongue-Pretty much no taste at all. There is an inital swetness that quickly vanishes almost before it can be identified. Pretty much tastes like cold water.

Not only does it taste like water but the mouthfeel is similar to that of tonic water going flat.The feel of this beer on the palate is very bland, It goes down way too easy and is probably one of the worst beers that I've ever had. I will never buy this beer again, and I will encourage others around me not to buy this beer, it is not even worth a penny let alone what Asian restaurants charge for it. This is by far one of the worst macros I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 17:29:28 | More by becktone
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1.25/5  rDev -54.7%

01-04-2014 07:15:22 | More by Beezee
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Tsingtao from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
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