Baby Jasmine Tea Lager
Master Gao Brewing Company

Baby Jasmine Tea LagerBaby Jasmine Tea Lager
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Master Gao Brewing Company
Lager - American
Ranked #166
Ranked #25,741
3.59 | pDev: 13.65%
Jun 08, 2022
Nov 02, 2017
Baby Jasmine Tea LagerBaby Jasmine Tea Lager
Notes: A pale lager, providing a firm malty body and pronounced hoppy flavor with distinctive floral overtones of jasmine tea.
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3.67 by Boone757 from Virginia on Jun 08, 2022
3.79 by Beecham from California on Apr 10, 2022
3.16 by SpaethJam from New York on Feb 02, 2022
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2.39/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.25
by HardTarget from Texas

Appearance: Hazy golden glass struggles to hold a thin white cover. Gives a few spots of lace.

Aroma: Lightly musty wet grain note, slight "Chinese" note, hard to describe. Mild honey sweetness.

Taste: Corn, slightly fusel alcohol, malt, mild formaldehyde in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light medium body, slick texture, medium low carbonation.

Overall: No tea flavor, which was got me to buy the bottle. This is a pretty standard adjunct lager, with some minor whiffs of industrial residue. Pretty disappointed as I love tea beers, which this had some in it.

Aug 15, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Beginner2 from Illinois

An interesting experience. My first craft beer from China and only my second from China (the first was the mass market Tsingtao.) I drank Baby Jasmine next to a cup of Fancy Jasmine left from my mid-afternoon pick-me-up. The Fancy dried out the mouth and the Baby tea refreshed it, but also echoed the Fancy.

Baby Looks average, but good clarity to start. Smells are intriguing; sweet malts with hops/tea/flowers in the back. Tastes are closely integrated. In the mouth, bubbles scrub and refresh and the tea dries out the sweet. A well-constructed beer.

Of course, this was my first from Master Gao and I went on the their website and the English button was obvious. But the translation never came up. So, I looked at the pictures. Largely speaking, Master Gao seems cool and they are having a good time. Beer seems to be a universal language. So, what's the big fuss about China ?

Apr 15, 2021
3.77 by robotic_being from Florida on Sep 17, 2020
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3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by stevoj from Idaho

12oz can from Brewers Haven. Dark golden pour with a very fizzy head. Aroma is musty malts with a hint of jasmine and tea. Taste is kind of bready, rice notes, tea and not much jasmine. No date on can. Seems like an ordinary rice lager to me.

Aug 19, 2020
3.58 by NastyNorseman from New York on Nov 12, 2019
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5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by squeakers1971

As a woman I loved this beer .I want some and now i cant find it .its so light and refreshing and smells amazing .I want more and more .very uplifting

Oct 04, 2019
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4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GreesyFizeek from New York

Bottle purchased from Chocolate and Vines in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazy and golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like floral hops, stone fruit, grapefruit, tea, perfume, and fruity yeastiness.

The tea is integrated well here, but the beer definitely ends up a touch sweet in the end, as there's not much of any bitterness to tame that down. There's sweet and creamy citrus, a bit of overripe fruitiness, and tons of floral character from the tea. I'd want a bit more crispness and bitterness, and definitely a bit more bitterness. Even without those things, it's still an intriguing beer.

This is light bodied, creamy and slightly heavy only on the finish, with a pretty good kind of drinkability.

It's pretty cool to try a craft beer from China. It's a touch flawed, but it certainly had its moments.

Jul 14, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jkblr from Indiana

11.2oz undated bottle poured into shaker pint glass at fridge temp 5.4% ABV. The beer pours barely hazy in a dull light golden yellow color. The head builds to about an inch on a hard pour and recedes to single layer of off white bubbles. No lacing. The aroma offers little, maybe a touch of yeast and pale malt. The taste is barely sweet pale malt up front with mild tea flavor coming through mid to late palate. Very low bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, very good. This is a very nice and refreshing lager with no brewing flaws and a pleasant use of tea (with or in place of hops?).

Jun 09, 2019
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3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Drinks like most pale lagers. Light, refreshing, but a bit too grainy. Hardly picked up on the jasmine.

Jun 09, 2019
3.11 by UCLABrewN84 from California on May 27, 2019
3.63 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on May 17, 2019
4.32 by weareallfalafel from Virginia on Apr 15, 2019
4.04 by pinyin from New York on Feb 15, 2019
3.59 by smithj4 from New York on Jan 01, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly grainy biscuit malt, mild jasmine and a hint of lemon. Flavor is grainy biscuit malt, light grassy hops, jasmine tea, which shows up more clearly in the finish, which is otherwise a little abrupt and grassy. Medium bodied with light creaminess, slightly better than expected for a light lager. Tastes much like expected, with perhaps a little better body and malt flavor than anticipated in an Asian lager. The jasmine tea component tastes like the real thing. Although the light floral jasmine is nice, I'm not sure tea is a flavor that I would look for in a lager. Still this is quite drinkable and a good job for a lager from an area with frequently insipid beer.

Dec 30, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate golden honey colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that quickly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Just shy of moderate aromas of slightly sweet floral jasmine over the top of light aromas of cereal grain + pale malts with light amounts of grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of cereal grain + pale malts with light amounts of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of slightly sweet floral jasmine and just the slightest hint of black tea.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable and does a really nice job of highlighting the jasmine without it become overpowering or cloyingly sweet.

Dec 15, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation along with hints of amber hues. It poured with a short white head that never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of jasmine are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of jasmine tea.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this lager as it did a good job at showcasing the jasmine tea in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

Dec 15, 2018
3.25 by Latarnik from New Jersey on Nov 08, 2018
3.62 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Oct 19, 2018
3.49 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jul 24, 2018
3.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jul 19, 2018
2.99 by DodgerLove from California on Jun 24, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BucBasil from Rwanda

A: Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a golden color, slightly hazy, with a pure white head that dissipates rapidly.

S: Aroma is very floral, true to its name. A bit of tea, but not as much as the floral note. A bit of fruity hop, but mostly floral.

T: Tea flavor is more pronounced in the taste. Very true to tea leaves, rather than the tea beverage. But very floral still. This is like drinking a flower.

Overall: Interesting attempt here, and very unique. However it is a bit cloying, a bit like drinking a flower or how rose flavor is usually cloying also. Good for a change, but I don't think I will pick this up again.

Nov 02, 2017
Baby Jasmine Tea Lager from Master Gao Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 26 ratings