Monday, 20 June 2016
Tsingtao Beer. Lager. As it should be.
I remember taking a sip from a glass of my late father's lager back in the early 1960s. And I enjoyed the taste.
However, when I came of age I found that lagers that tasted as refreshing as the lager I had 'borrowed' from my father's glass all those years ago were few and far between.
And then I found Tsingtao Beer.
Tsingtao Beer is brewed in China and has been brewed by the Tsingtao Brewery since 1903, that's a proud record of over a century of brewing excellence.
What does the beer look like? It is a delightful golden colour, more golden than many other lagers, it has to be said.
It is made of water, malted barley, rice and hops. It has a respectable, but not ridiculously high, alcohol content of 4.7% Vol.
So, what does it taste like?
The bouquet is of lager hops, with a tang of something fruity.
The taste is a revelation. It is very, very similar to the delicious lager beer that I managed to take a sip of from my father's glass all those years ago.
It is refreshing, and you can notice a proper, balanced combination of flavours. There's even a hint of summer fruits, including ripe wild berries.
It goes very well with all types of foods and I think that an iced bucket filled with bottles of
Tsingtao Beer will be an excellent addition at any party this summer.
And every bottle is brewed in China. There's none of that "brewed under licence business", here!
It's also available in Wetherspoon pubs and most good off licences and many supermarkets.
To learn more please visit www.tsingtaobeer.co.uk.