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Tsingtao Brewing Co.

Tsingtao Brewing Co.
Chinese Date Flavored Lager

Category: Flavored Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: China
Alcohol: 4.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Tsingtao Brewing Co.
Chinese Date Flavored Lager

Category: Flavored Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: China
Alcohol: 4.5%
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.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: sweet almond cake, mocha latte, gingerbread pudding, molasses, sticky toffee pudding, and peanut brittle
Taste Flavor: charcoal, char grilled veggies, and caramelized acorn squash
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey, Cassoulet, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant fruity-spicy beer made in a drier, sessionable style.

The Importer

Crown Imports LLC

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

Flavored Lager

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Flavored lagers may be flavored with, or affected by, the addition of unusual ingredients including chocolate, coffee, chili peppers or even juniper. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements and overall drinkability. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, Stiegl Grapefruit Radler and Burleigh Black Giraffe Coffee Lager.