Tsingtao Pure Draft
Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

Tsingtao Pure DraftTsingtao Pure Draft
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Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #262
Ranked #29,272
2.48 | pDev: 28.23%
Nov 23, 2022
Apr 10, 2006
Made using an exclusive Chill-Filtered brewing process. A non-pasteurized lager brewed with imported hops, barley, and pure spring water from China's Laoshan Mountains.
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Ratings by bird_soul:
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Rated by bird_soul from Netherlands

1.25/5  rDev -49.6%

Aug 16, 2014
More User Ratings:
Rated: 2.56 by Ananabiya

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 1.75 by fthegiants from California

Jun 22, 2022
Rated: 3.18 by cecca

Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 2.5 by AngEo from Texas

Nov 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

2.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Look - golden in color, lots of fizziness that fully dissipates quickly, leaving virtually no lacing.
Smell - distinct Asian adjunct lager: slightly sweet, spicy, and some grassy hops. not super interesting, but not bad.
Taste - sweetness indicating considerable rice, and comes with a light hoppy bite towards the end with a slightly malty finish. its watery, but the flavors are there.
Feel - as light bodied as it can get, high carbonation, and not very boozy (so the 4.8% is probably an overestimate)
Overall - one of the most commonly found beers across China, and the "pure draft" is even more popular than the flagship given its refreshingness: people do drink it like water! As such, I have some very fond memories with this beer...score reflects just a little bit of sentimentality.
Sep 05, 2020
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Sunday was to have been the ocCANsion of my Happy New Russo-Japanese-Vietnamese-Chinese CANned Beer Sunday, CANrades (Week 754) (добро пожаловать обратно в С новым русским-日本人-Tiếng Việt-中文 Пиво воскресное, товарищи (неделя 754), but I only have one Vietnamese CAN & the Chinese beers bogged down because of needing either/both adds & pics. 8={} I am now back on track.

From the CAN: "Pure Health"; "Draft".

I really debated on just how to open this one. It came with a throwback pop-top like Jimmy Buffett once sang about & just like the modern 360-degree opening CANs, I am less-than-enamored of a piece of metal that CAN become simply one more throwaway. Jeff Lebo showed me how to CANduct a bottom-opening of a modern CAN & I did so, using my late paternal grandfather's extremely pointy letter opener. The initial Glug was more of a dribble, but once it got going, it poured like a champ. In fact, there must have been an air pocket since it suddenly let go & really began flowing! It rose up to create nearly three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head before (thankfully) falling away in the day's heat & humidity. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1- 2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled adjunct-free with a light maltiness and just a kiss of the hops. Rice? Maybe. Corn? Not so as I could tell, at least not on the nose. Mouthfeel was light, airy, watery, about what I have come to expect from Asian Lagers. Par for the course. The taste was lightly malty-sweet with a faint hoppiness, but again, no corn was discernible as an adjunct. It really did not taste too bad at all. I especially liked its lightness on this hot, humid Summer afternoon when it was just nice to cool off with a beer. YMMV.
Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 2.51 by misteil from Ireland

Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 1 by mikr from New Jersey

Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 1.75 by Momon from Philippines

Aug 17, 2016
Rated: 2.34 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

May 06, 2016
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight malt hints
The taste follows the nose with a slight nalt flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A decent beer
Sep 24, 2015
Rated: 2.34 by der_meister from Ukraine

Aug 12, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by harpus from Alabama

Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 2 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Jun 02, 2015
Rated: 2.15 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Jan 31, 2015
Rated: 1 by Telmo

Oct 12, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by nmoeschler from Switzerland

Aug 20, 2014
Rated: 2 by antichuckmoore from Iowa

Jul 07, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by hayesjw from California

Jun 06, 2014
Tsingtao Pure Draft from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 62 out of 100 with 90 ratings