Brewed by Guangdong Blue Ribbon Group - Beijing Lanbao Brewery (Naale)
Style: Stout
Changgou City, Fangshan District, Beijing, China


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Original name: 艾尔黑啤酒

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - FEB 3, 2013
Lots of chocolate with some roasted sharpness, low carbonation and very low foam/head retention. A nice alternative to the industrial piss water lager beers in China. Cheap as chips too!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Enjoyit (3435) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Dark brown of color with a small beige head. An aroma of coffee-candy, caramel, vanilla syrup and synthetic. A flavor of coffee-drops, candy, caramel, and burnt plastic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are artificial coffee candy, chocolate, molasses, fruits, roast malt, caramel and hops. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (10577) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Can @ fonefan tasting. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dry, lots of cheap coffee and a little roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 050714

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chrisv10 (10751) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Can. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel and laber larver. Flavour is malt, chocolate, laber larver, caramel, artificial, sweet and watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
kshoward (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
Picked up a can at the corner shop by the place I was staying in Beijing. It was St. Patrick’s day and wanted at least something to drink. This beer basically tastes like someone soaked a tootsie roll in lightly carbonated water. A unique beer, incredibly cheap and a nice change to all the lagers I’ve been drowning in.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - MAR 1, 2014
pours dark and thin. surprisingly flavorful. It is about %% and comes across as a failed attempt at a sour stout. not even remotely like most stouts. It is sourish and little or no head and lacing So, nice change from the usual watery pseudo-pilsners that pass as beer in middle earth. but not praiseworthy as a stout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mark_Eck (371) - - FEB 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is an artificial sweetness. Taste is really sweet and a little tart, like syrup and prunes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klubijar (1) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
A full flavoured, full bodied, old fashioned London style porter. At 50p a can, this beer is a plesent surprise for a Londoner marooned in China. Pleasant, drinkable and full of character. Don’t expect much of a head though. One word of warning, the untrained pallet probably wont appreciate this little Chinese gem, only buy in bulk if you like a nice porter.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Sheez! Smells like burnt pancakes form feet away after you open the can. A dark brown beer with a rapidly disappearing tan head. Tastes like fake maple syrup made with HFCS poured onto burnt pancakes soaked in milk and sugar. A foul unacceptable beverage not worthy of the title of "beer"!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nikxed58 (3) - - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
Available in most supermarkets in China, this beer is a better alternative to the light beers out there. For a price of around $0.60, yes 60 American cents, you can enjoy this beer on your very own! Aroma - There’s a bit of coffee, chocolate, and nutty flavor, but not a whole lot. Appearance - With super aggressive pours, there is still no head retention. As per another reviewer, this does look like a cola (minus the carbonation) Taste - There’s a bit of a fleeting taste that isn’t super complex. A bit of a light sweetness to it with bits of chocolate and coffee. Palate - This beer goes down pretty smoothly and leaves a bit of a dry finish. Overall, not a bad alternative when living in China. Sure there are so many better beers out there, but for the price and convenience (available in most supermarkets), I still return to it for a cheap and more tasty drink.

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