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The Lingnan Pi Jiu
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Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Premium Lager
Edmonton, Canada
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Confucious say...word on top means ’beer’ in Chinese" flavored with ginseng.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Rating #955 - February 7, 2014. $19.10 for 6 341mL Bottles in a Sherbrooke taster 6-pack. Clear yellow pour, with a moderate white foam, medium carbonation. Aroma is sticky green apple malt, corn, grains, grassy hops... Taste is quite smooth, barely there grassy hops and more green apple fruity malt and yeast esters., mouthfeel is quite bubbly, finishes smooth, not overly dry. Not getting anything I associate with Ginseng. Unsure when this was brewed, but anything like hops in the pilsner have gone the way of the dodo.A big whomp whomp from the craft beer tuba.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (962) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
Ginseng in Charlie Flint for a Chinese resterant seems to fit. Little different than the original with some spice and more bite.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1197) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
Charlie Flint with a kick. Smells of ginseng and pale/crystal malts. Taste is malty ginseng which in turn brings out a bit more bitterness than original Charlie Flint. Nice spin on the original.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
341mL bottle poured a hazy golden color with average white head settling to spotty lacing. Aroma is of ginseng. Taste is grainy malts with ginseng, very spicy. Not something that you would want to drink all night long, but ok to taste once in a blue moon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3143) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2010
med amber color, lots gingseng, vegetables, malty. Full body. Different, but decent I thought.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
12oz bottle. Another incarnation of Charlie Flint? Pours an orange tea colour with white foam. Moderate wooody herbal scent with trace of spruce. Much bigger herbal presence in the taste though similar in component to the aroma. Too strong to be refreshing. Too in your face to really enjoy. Big herbal finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2009
Poured out an average sized white cap on a clear, light amber brew with minimal retention and a bit of small spotty slippery lacing. The aroma is apple, grain and what I will guess is ginseng. The taste is odd with it being sort of sour but not really, grainy, citrus (not like good citrus you get from wonderful hops), a bit of bread? Iím not going to bother describe this further. Smooth, nears light medium bodied, maybe a bit over carbonated, ends with an acceptable aftertaste that isnít that far off from a Euro lager. Some how this is 100% drinkable as bad as it sort of seems.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cirrhosis (1201) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
"Very odd beer smoke smells like soup. Fairly standard looking brew with a gold body and minimal white cap. Dark smelling lager with a hint of what Iíll guess is the ginseng. I just canít shake the aroma of soup. Tate is also standard dark grainy lager with hints of the ginseng or is it dirt hard to tell. Man this stuff even taste like soup, Mr. noodle beef or possibly pork. Brew is drinkable and diffently taste different then any other beer Iíve tried but I see no reason to ever drink this again. "

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6668) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2008
Very stemmy aroma, like crushed nettles. Pale malts, low bitterness, with a very herbal vegetal character, strongly reminiscent of capsicum. Certainly inteesting, and one I think desrves re-classification as a "spice/herb/vegetable" beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nafnikufesin (6) - CANADA - JUL 7, 2008 does not count
Average lager looks. Very subtle herbal aroma. Smooth texture, drinkable. Very subtle flavor that can easily be missed if you drink it ice cold, or simply don’t look for it, with a ginseng flavor that tastes like an extremely mild sauce you might find in a Chinese restaurant.


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