tiggmtl (4545) - 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 (6103) - 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.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yanjing Beer, 4.5%, the beer of high official manifestations...Now if that’s not funny...Evident rice in the nose protrudes from the aqueous yellow complexion...Smooth, fizzy carbonation enlivens this black hole of a flavor spectrum...No hops at all...Chicken fried rice?
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(03.30.06) 630 ml green bottle purchased at Mei Fu Tian Restaurant, Beijing, China. Poured clear yellow with small white head. Average carbonation. Faint skunk and grass in the nose. Light bodied Chinese pale lager that starts with light malt sweetness with malt/corn flavor. Finishes dry with light malt fade. Compared to Yanjing 10oP and Yanjing 12oP Extra, all three tasted pretty much the same but the Yanjing 11 oP was relatively drier and crisp tasting and it went very well with Chinese food. This beer was the best of all three Yanjing beers.
ebarnes (229) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
On Draft In Beijing
I’m assuming this is what I drank. They just call it "Local Beer", but the beer list calls it Yanjing and this looks like the can in my minibar. Not good. Not good at all.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2006
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks and smells like american macro brewery beer. Flavor is suprisingly bitter and fruity. I was expecting a skunky flavor, but that is not the case. This is a very taste, simple.
Sigmund (4499) - 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 (607) - 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 (10724) - 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).