rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2006
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, from Chopstix Asian food store in Grimsby. Pale gold, shortlived white head and gentle condition. Gentle grassy/skunky herbal hoppiness and trace fruitiness in the nose, quite foul in the mouth with some initial soft graininess turning quite soapy and chemicaly phenolic. Short dry finish with a worrying touch of chlorine.
Boutip (5033) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle: Poured a golden yellow color lager with a small white bubbly head with minimal retention. Aroma of skunk is pretty intense and frankly a bit expected when green bottle are used to transport beer 3000 miles from the brewery. Taste is a mix of boring weak malt.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A golden lager with a thick dissipating white head. Light sulfide aroma and corney adjunct. In mouth, a decent malt with some light german hops, rather short in mouth, yet, overall, honest little beer.
scotty (1077) - SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A fine looking lager, good mid gold colour, firm white head with a good bead. Nose is quite grassy with a slight maltiness, reminds me of Steinlager a bit. Palate is thin and pretty tasteless, I notice it has rice in its make up, so no surprise there then! 7/20 is higher than I’d normally give this style of beer, but its good looks increased its score!
I’m assuming that this is the correct beer. My example was from a bottle, and was the only 4.5% I could find on the list of the brewers beers.
CapFlu (4719) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottle) At Vietnamese restaurant in Victoria. Deep yellow with a dissipated white head and mild carbonation. Nose of mineral water, banana esters, caramel malt. Flavour is thin, corny and bland.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 Yanjing Beer, green bottle. Sampled at a Vietnamese restaurant in Victoria that had about 12 different beer options, including Vancouver Island brews. Almost luminous yellow colour. Fresh, slight pee-hops in the aroma. Light body. Slighty acidity. Pretty quick, grainy, cheap.
piscator34 (2046) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Green bottle. Light gold in colour with high carbonation. Dull light pale malt aroma with a faint suggestion of German noble hops. Somewhat bland rice flavor, not much of a hop contribution in the mouth. Low bitterness, and a bit of a surprising full mouthfeel, inspite of all of the carbonation. Clean finishing. Dull, but drinkable in a pinch.
tiggmtl (4547) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The Official Beer of Grand High Manifestations. Mildly sweet rice and herbal hops in the aroma. Clear golden body is topped by a low but lasting white head that leaves some very nice lacing. Mild grain flavour with light herbal hops, sweet rice and a very light bitterness. Aftertaste is long and sweet. Light body with fair carbonation. Bottle (BB020706) sampled with MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Salty, rice and thinned out malt nose. Sweet flavour profile speaks miles about the industrial nature, offering no nuances other than bland vegetal aspects.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I had mine in a 330 ml green bottle with a green label, simply called "Yanjing Beer". ABV was 4.5%. Lots of carbo and quite thin with little malt profile. SLight corn in the flavour and thin on the finish.