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

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RATINGS: 28   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1334) - 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

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
zvikar (3618) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 12, 2013
At a tasting at Beer Market. Clear pale golden. Pours clear yellow with a nice head, stinky aroma with some metal, rice and malt, flavor is very light with vegy juice an some sweetness, light bodied

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kerenmk (2587) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer Market. Pours headlessly clear, pale golden. Corny, copper aroma, sweet corn taste, slightly metallic. Light body, fizzy, sweetish finish.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market. Clear golden with no hea. Aroma of cardboard, a bit of metal and some DMS. Sweetish grainy flavor with some oxidation. Light-bodied.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
2013-01-20. Crisp yellow body with a small white head. Mild aroma, light cereally grain. Very light alcohol. Flavour is a bit odd with an almost cidery fruity quality. Average to light bodied palate. Fairly inoffensive considering, but I don’t think I want to let it warm up. Can from LCBO

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
Have to say I don’t expect much from this. Very clear pale golden pour with a ton of white frothy head that faded very quickly. Grassy scent mixed with something odd. Sweet like Gasoline. Oily and sweet. Lots of grassiness and sweet malts. If this truly is the No 1 Beer From China I feel sorry for the Chinese. Not enjoyable but drinkable. This will be my first and last Yanjing

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OntBeerDrinker (449) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
As I pour no head showing so i got a little faster and get big head. Its golden and carbinaded. Smell well my nose must be stuffed a bit cus I dont smell much of aNYTHING but do get somkething lightly that smells bad. Taste is a weird sweetness,watery taste,sits heavy and a bit gross and I dont like it.

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
500mL can, likbow. Took me forever to check if I’d had this. Took almost as long to find it in the list of near-identical beers on the brewer’s page. Pours a nice yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is indistinct and lousy, just some garbage malts and adjuncts, with some tin. Flavour is remarkably better, very sweet but also smooth and not harsh on the palate. Off-flavours are present in the finish but are rather minor. On a hot August evening this is actually enjoyable, especially for mass-produced Chinese shite. I probably just ingested any number of horrifying chemical agents, but oh well, such is life in the 21st Century.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grzesiek79 (3305) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 10, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 raisin, barnyard, floral, toast, pale, clear, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Mine is a bottle, but I am sure it’s this version. China’s number one seller, but Ratebeer is banned by CCP. Bad beer scores perhaps? A real skunk of a beer. Like Heineken and then some. Also straw aroma, and color as well. Somewhat metallic. Tastes just slightly bitter - not much else, corn maybe. At least it’s crisp. Would be a good lawn mowing beer. Another so-so national lager tasked with being a national flagship.


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