Sigmund (4166) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml green bottle with a green label, simply called "Yanjing Beer", in France. ABV was 4.5%. I presume this is the same beer. Pale golden colour, large fluffy head. Grassy aroma, not unlike Tsingtao and Heineken. Relatively dry pale lager flavour, not offensive.
dp (602) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very thin, mgd like appearance, but lighter, a bit of reminded me of Sol, but Sol has more taste. I wouldn’t travel to China for this one.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz can-pours a foamy white head, quickly dissipates. Color is clear yellow with plenty of effervescence. Aroma is grain. Taste is grain and a champagne taste and feel (of the inexpensive type).
patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz. bottle -- Don’t bother. All I could think when I was drinking this weak, yellow, fizzy beer was that the Chinese must have as bad a taste in beer as many people here in the US. The flavor is fairly inoffensive, but has nothing to offer either. It pours with a thin, rapidly dissipating head. The commercial description claim of long-lasting foam is baffling. I guess they just made that up. And "sharp beer strength"? heh... right. Avoid it.
butrain (14) - USA - JUN 3, 2003
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2004 Well, I had this while I was avoiding SARS in Beijing. When you can get a half liter for 25 cents, you don't care what it tastes like. But it wasn't necessarily that bad. I would compare it to a very cheap american mega brew, like busch light. Unquestionably the best-run state owned enterprise in China.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2003
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Incredibly pale yellow color. I could read through this one. Obvious rice flavor with nothing really exciting to make me want to ever drink this again.
Tolik99 (47) - USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dry, no aftertaste at all, an interesting experience.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale, pale yellow; quickly fading head that was thick for about 30 seconds; nil on the nose. The first thing I tasted was corndogs. After that, corndogs is all I could think of.
seuinoz (141) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
this beer gave me a headache
not the best beer from china.
very bitter in taste.
the taste also is very blan or plain.
no head and lacing with this beer too.