About Fruit and Specialty Beers from China

About Fruit  and  Specialty Beers from China
While beer dates back more than 7000 years ago in China, it wasn't until the early 19th century that modern beer as we know it - produced with malt - was made in China. Today more beer is produced in China than any other country, which should come as no surprise, given China's size and population. Today there are more than 200 brewing companies in China, primarily turning out pale lagers. Craft beers are on the rise, with dunkel beers being a recent trend. Brewpubs have opened, but again, most of the beers served there have been traditional lagers.

Top Picks for China

Fruit and Specialty Beers

Great Leap Brewing "Honey Ma" Gold Ale
93 points
Brilliant golden amber color. Bright, fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of pepper jelly on rye toast, spice cake, and corn pudding with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of pepper bread toast, mixed peppercorns, and radish finish. A delightfully appetizing and savory ale with delicate peppery spiciness that is meshed perfectly.
Tsingtao Brewing Co. Chinese Date Flavored Lager
88 points
Reddish mahogany color. Creamy, confected aromas of sweet almond cake, mocha latte, gingerbread pudding, molasses, sticky toffee pudding, and peanut brittle with a soft, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length charcoal, char grilled veggies, and caramelized acorn squash finish. A pleasant fruity-spicy beer made in a drier, sessionable style.