Tsingtao Pure Draft | Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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Tsingtao Pure DraftTsingtao Pure Draft

Brewed by:
Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Todd on 04-10-2006

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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of beijingbrewer
3.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.99/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tsingtao Pure Draft Beer has a thick, spongy, white head and a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, with minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, light, barley malt, and the flavor is of the same, with a perfectly placed hop balance at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Tsingtao Pure Draft Beer finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is excellent, and I love it.


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Photo of Rocketman8911
1/5  rDev -59.5%

Photo of beerbtl
1.75/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of jimmah120
3/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of JesseMurdock
1.06/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is one of the worst beers I've ever had. Pours a light yellow--looks like a bright bud light cut with a little water. Thin bubbly head that immediately disappears. No lacing or retention. Smells like metal, artificial lemons, and straw. Tastes the same way. overcarbonated. This is very much in the style of an american adjunct but even worse than the usual examples.

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Photo of randylangford
2/5  rDev -19%

Photo of EthansBeer
1/5  rDev -59.5%

Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +72.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.16/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy light tan head settles to tiny wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is extremely skunky with some grainy aromas that take a back seat. As the beer warms the skunky aroma dissipates somewhat. Taste is quite watery with some grain and uncooked pasta flavors. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that is pretty undrinkable.

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Photo of SirIPAalot
3/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of BWHD
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of The_1084
3/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of cjac
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of crisis44
2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of kojevergas
1.88/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1 pint 5.6 fl oz green glass bottle (please...) with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite low.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a thin pathetic floater without any cream whatsoever and laughably bad retention (especially for the mere 4.80% ABV). Colour is a clear dark yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Stale malt and water. Maybe a vague slight hint of lemon? A light strength aroma.

T: Watery stale malted barley. A hint of lemon. Too malty. Not layered, complex, or subtle. Not pleasant or refreshing. Boring, bland, and dull.

Mf: Slightly sharp and overcarbonated. Smooth and wet otherwise. Too thick for the lack of flavours. Doesn't suit the flavour profile really at all.

Dr: Difficult to drink because it's so crap. I wouldn't even entertain the possibility of having this again. Don't try it; it's pretty bad. Not even beer pong worthy. Watery garbage.


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Photo of soonerlight
3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of RollTide05
3/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of codon2004
2/5  rDev -19%

Photo of NeutroMan
2.09/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a perfectly crystal clear yet extremely pale straw color. Modest white head forms then quickly fades away to a thin film. A small amount of bubbles leisurely rise up from the bottom - not the amount of carbonation I was expecting.

Nose has that oh-so-familiar green-bottle Euro-lager skunk. Cooked veggies, DMS, adjuncts. Not much in the way of hops or a more mature malt character. Taste follows the nose, though it is rather bland (which I think in this case is desirable - as the aroma made me wince in anticipation). Light-bodied and watery, this is one forgettable brew.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.26/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden/copper color with a very thin, fluffy-white head.

Smell - Not too strong of a smell from anything. Malty, maybe a little bit of caramel, and grainy..

Taste - Very malty and sweet, barley, and kind of bitter. It's a pretty watered down beer though.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat of a thick body and very low carbonation.

Overall - I wouldn't say this is a horrible beer like the other reviews suggest.. But it's not exactly that good either.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
2.16/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle from a local asian market, havent seen this one before. Pours an extremely light yellow color with a blink-and-miss white head.

Nose is very skunky, even moreso than a heineken! Light and sweet corn aroma pretty much sums this one up...not good.

Taste is...well, not much really. This tastes like it has as much, if not more, adjunct lightness as a hopponshu. How light is the grain? So light the hops are actually noticeable...mostly skunky of course. Id be surprised if the ABV was above 4%. Yuk, this beer blows. Much rather have the regular Tsingtao than this, not to mention almost any other asian lager available.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a light clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is exactly what I expected from an imported beer in a green bottle: skunked grain and nothing else. I am holding it against the brewer in my rating since it was their choice to use a green bottle. The flavor has some light skunk notes as well as some grass and grain. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Tsingtao Pure Draft from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
2.47 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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