Tsingtao | Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

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Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-20-2001

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3.11/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 11/29/12.

Yellow straw color with a quick to fizzle head. Big bubbles slowly jump to the surface in the glass. 2.0

Sweet vegetal aroma, grassy hop bitterness, and perhaps rice malts. 3.5

Semi-sweet malts with herbal/vegetal muted hops. Tinny finish. Touch of corn and artificial white grape Gummi-Saver. 3.0

Very light and quenching with a soda-like carbonation. 2.5

Surprisingly pleasant lager. Washes down my hoedubbap and kimchi rather well. 3.5

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Photo of Joefisherman
1.75/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 640ml green glass bottle with a BB of Nov 2012. ABV is stated as 4.7%. The label mentions the use of rice in the brewing process.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear pale straw colour with medium carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that lasts for a minute or so before dissipating. Aroma of light malt with mild stewed hops and a faint hint of overcooked veg. Pretty clean.

Tastes of light malt with a mild finish. Faint notes of stewed hops and overdone veg. A subtle dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and tingly, but watery. Not much aftertaste - perhaps a hint of stewed hops.

A passable lager, but nothing special. Perhaps it stands out well in China. At least the taste is clean, if uninspiring. OK if there's nothing else going, but no need to seek it out.

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Photo of KSather
2/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of DruC4
2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

Photo of mcss
2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.76/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - gold with a thin lacing of soft, loose head that has no retention

S - very skunky, musty, grainy

T - grassy, light grains, faint earthiness

M - smooth, well carbonated, light to medium bodied

This started as just another import; skunky and unpleasant. The flavor, however, is much different. The flavor has a light malt character and a moderate, grassy hop character. The drinkability is great. Crisp, clean, refreshing. This is definitely one of the better adjunct lagers out there.

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2/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of JRed
3.28/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Transparent yellow in body with white bubbly head that fades fast. Aroma of most adjunct lagers: light grain and hops. Tastes of light grains, hop bitterness, a bit grassy and some sweetness. Light bodied with mild carbonation. Such an easy drinker that doesn't gross me out.

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2.75/5  rDev -0.4%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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2/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Unchi
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: thin white head an no lace on a clear straw yellow body.

S: musty and bittering hops and some light grain.

T: sweeter than expected from the aroma. Mosty grain and sweet corn.

M/: light body and moderate carbonation with a quick drop off in feel at the end. Smooth as oppose to crisp which is surprising.

Overall: some surprises with this one. Actually a decent beer for the genre.

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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +44.9%

Tsingtao from Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.
Beer rating: 2.76 out of 5 with 1,769 ratings