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Qingdao Brewery
Tsingtao
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Hongkong Road, Central
266071 Qingdao
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Opened: 1903

Annual Production: 5,050,000 hl

U.S. Importer: Monarch Import Company, Chicago, IL

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, Jacob Sjúrður Hansen, King Au

Updated: May 5, 2017

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    4.70% abv.
    • Date: February 12, 2003 (#4678)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      First, a preface from Alex Au, who sent this bottle to me from Hong Kong:
      Spirulina is a blue-green, eatable algae that has existed for over 3.5 billion years. Since spirulina has a "fishy" taste and normally cause sediment when added directly to drinks even after processing, you can understand why very few beverages use it as an additive. Our extract is unique as it retains all the nutrition of spirulina while having none of its undesirable effects as an additive. The extract will not only left the texture and body of the beer untouched, but will also turn a pale pilsner into an emerald green color. In fact Tsing Tao brewery in the PRC is marketing its own green beer in a number of provinces in the PRC. We are looking for a brewery whose product can fit our additive in the European and American markets.
      This is one of the most unusual beers I've ever encountered. Not because of its flavor, mouthfeel, or aroma; style-wise, it's a typical industrial standard beer. The unusual part is the BRIGHT BLUE-GREEN color. Even the head is green. (Take a look at this picture.) It has a sweet malt aroma, slightly skunked. Light body, sticky-sweet maltiness like most industrial yellow beers. There's a very mild fruity sweetness that I attribute to the algae; in any case, it's not typical of most industrial yellow beers and it's actually kind of pleasant. Finishes sweet, malty, and clean except for some residual skunk. Thanks to Alex Au for sending this bottle from Hong Kong!






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    4.70% abv.
    • Date: May 10, 1996 (#1462)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden, fairly low carbonation, OK head. Sweet malt aroma, with a hint of mercaptans. Good body, surprisingly well-balanced. Probably a Real Good Beer when it's fresh...not bad as-is.