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Tsingtao Brewing Co.

Tsingtao Brewing Co.
12 P Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: China
Alcohol: 4.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Tsingtao Brewing Co.
12 P Dark Lager

Category: Dark Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: China
Alcohol: 4.5%
Mahogany color. Aromas of steamed milk, balsamic dressed endive, and malted milk ball with a slightly chewy, crisp, effervescent, bone-dry light body and a polished, appealing, medium-length dark chocolate covered espresso bean, cigar smoke, and leather patina finish. A very dry, chewy, table-friendly dark lager that hits all the notes; very, very drinkable.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light & Malty
Aroma Aroma: steamed milk, balsamic dressed endive, and malted milk ball
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate covered espresso bean, cigar smoke, and leather patina
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Sandwich, Steak Fajitas, Muenster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very dry, chewy, table-friendly dark lager that hits all the notes; very, very drinkable.

The Importer

Crown Imports LLC

The Importer
1 South Dearborn St Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603
USA
1 312-873-9600

Dark Lager

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Dark lagers (also known as Dunkel or dunkel-style lagers) range in color from dark brown to black and range in alcohol from 4.5-5.5%. At their best, these beers combine the dryish chocolate or licorice notes associated with the use of dark roasted malts and the roundness and crispness of a lager. Munich dunkel style lagers are also included in this category. These beers tend to be fuller-bodied with a hint of bready sweetness to the palate, a characteristic of the typical Bavarian malts used. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager, Hofbräu Dunkel and MOA Noir Dark.