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Yanjing Beer (Can 5%)

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Brewed by Beijing Yanjing Brewery Co.
Style: Pale Lager
Beijing, China

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 1.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Yanjing Beer (4.5% alc./vol.for bottle and 5% alc. /vol. for can) is naturally brewed with mineral water, hops, rice and barley malt, resulting in a distinctly clean taste. Yanjing has a floral nose and dry, crisp malty smoothness that provides a refreshing finish with an undertone of hops


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jmgreenuk (4004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Bottled version @4.5% from the Villa Market Ambassador, Bangkok. Poured a crystal clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is sweet malt. The flavour is light bitter sweet with a watery mineral malt light hop palate. Light bodied with average carbonation. Pretty awful really. I feel sorry for the Chinese!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
Goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, getreidig, bitter. Geschmack wässrig, malzig, getreidig.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
visionthing (2576) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
33cl green bottle (4,5% ABV.) from Mendoza, Albir. Pours pale golden with a white head. Strange, chemical aroma with notes of cooked vegetables and overripe fruits. Medium sweet with some acidity. Is this really beer? Horrible stuff!

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Lagerboy (1171) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
330 ml green bottle, 4.5% ABV. Clear light yellow, fine white lasting foam. Skunky sweet bready Asian lager malt aroma and taste and not much else. Average carbonation, light bodied, no hopped. Chinese industrial swill. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ljthiessen (308) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Can. Pours a pale, clear yellow with a bubbly head. Looks and tastes like ginger ale. Sweet aroma, cereals and a little floral. No hops to be found. Flavour is sweet, light and a little malty. Not much here at all. I’ve had worse, but this doesn’t have much going for it.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Rating #927 - January 20, 2014 - I know I’ve had this before but the HiBridge rep was pouring all kinds of crazy Asian liqueurs and spirits so why not a beer? - Clear yellow pour, bubbly white foam. No retention. Aroma is grassy, euro lager. Palate is clean, crisp, inoffensive lager malt , lightly hopped. Very bland.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Geiserich (3268) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 6, 2013
Can: Golden color, white head. Flavor is sweetis, malty/grainy and light corny. Few to no hops in the end. Astringent finish. Could be worse.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
[5078-20130120] 500mL can. Fruity straw corn aroma. Clear, yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Sweet corn mash flavour has a long sweet light fruity aftertaste. Light body. Fair. (5/3/5/3/10) 2.6
(w/ jercraigs)

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pictoman (427) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
Poured from 500mL can. Clear, very pale yellow with foamy white head. Grainy aroma with some skunk. Very light, almost sweet grain taste. Better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1179) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 25, 2013
Yanjing Beer has a thick, white head and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, with some thin lacing left behind. The aroma is sugary sweet and grainy. Tastse is of the same, with a bit of paper and some light bittering thrown in. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Yanjing Beer finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and easy going. Overall, this is a very good beer, and I am so glad I was able to try it. RJT


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