rauchbier (3499) - 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.
Jukkabro (3485) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Standard lager colored with medium sized white head. Rice dominates this sweet aroma with thin paper in it. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is even sweeter in start with fruits and lemon, same rise and paper come up in aftertaste. Well, hard to make difference between all these yanjing beers.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Thanks to ericandernavy. The smell is super skunky, corn, and grains. THe look is pale yellow in color with a white fizzy head. The taste is malts, water, and grains.
czar (3268) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
bomber. pours extra pale yellow with a small white cap, no retention or lacing. faint lightly sugary malts, rice, corn - adjuncts, herbal blandness for a very short, if not absent, finish. watery - light body, aggressive carbonation. already forgotten. drain pour.
patrick767 (3232) - 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.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2008
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Faint smell of corn, pale yellow, pours large white short lived head. Taste has a trace of corn syrup. Thin. What the heck was this?
jkwalking05 (3051) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Yellow in color with a small white head. Aroma is of corn and skunkiness. Taste is of corn and grain. Blah.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
11.2 oz green bottle gifted to me as part of a World Market beers of the world 9 pack. The pour is a clear yellow golden with a 2 inch white head that breaks down quickly with with thick bubbles. The aroma is cereal grain, lightly sweet, faint and not much going on. The taste is a weird chemical sweetness right away, unpleasant, followed by a flat floral sweet, and then a bit of cardboard in the back. The palate is light to medium bodied, low carbonation level, and the dirty vegetal finish. Flat, watery and flabby, I could only drink a few ounces of this. Gross stuff.
kiwianer (2955) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The head is fast going, the body is blond. It smells malty, soft, watery. the taste is boring watery, sweet, rice, malty. boring. 8/7/6/6/9/7
GregClow (2797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from the LCBO. The appearance is the first clue that this is not going to be a pleasant drinking experience, as it pours a pale and lifeless pale gold with a small white head that disappears almost instantly. The aroma has all of the hallmarks of a cheaply made industrial brewed beer: wet grain, cooked vegetables, cardboard, burnt plastic, and a harsh alcohol note that is better suited to an 8% malt liquor than a 4.5% pale lager. The flavour is mercifully mild at first, but quickly turns into an unpleasant melange of stale-tasting malt, over-cooked and slightly rotten veggies, and hints of metal and plastic. Ugh!