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


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.92   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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China’s #1 selling beer, brewed with spring water for a crisp, refreshing taste. Editor’s note: It is not known what the specs of exported Yanjing are, but in the Chinese market the main Yanjing Beer is 10P and 3.6%.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cantabrian (919) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 Perhaps the most interesting feature of this ordinary lager is its striking aroma. Some people call may it "skunky", but as there are no skunks in China, I place this strong musky scent as a blend of civet cats, tibethan macaques and red pandas. If not repulsive, the aroma is somewhat amusing. The rest is just a rather poor lager, that will be pleasant if taken very cold after a day’s work in the chinese countryside. Just another note for the rather waxy palate: one wonders what kind of shortcuts are being used on the making of this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
500ml can, clean gold color, with a frothy bubbly white head, faint grainy pale, munich malt nose with a light rice cereal, faint vanilla note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a light honey pale, pilsener, munich malty character, with a faint mineral, metallic, flowery fruity ripe apple hop flavour, leading trowards a crisp pale, pilsener maltiness, subtle lingering hop bittering finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wanja (689) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2012
Mainstream Lager beer. Very light and watery taste. Comparable with Miller or Budweiser...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Crystal-clear, pale yellow and flat. No head at all. There’s virtually no aroma, and the beer drinks with a musty, corny malt flavor. Not so good ... (#4772, 8/6/2012)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kita (1367) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottled, 0.5l. Clear pale golden color with small frothy white head and low carbonation. Aroma of adjunct malts, mainly corn, with some cardboard notes, too. Light malty start, followed by grassy taste, but not hoppy. Plain mouthfeel with dry and crisp finish. Light body, thin texture and soft carbonation in palate. Poor industrial lager...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
thopkins (4) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUL 28, 2012 does not count
This is the Budwieser of Beijing. A working man’s beer that goes for about 33 cents US in a 600ml bottle. Flat, even highly iced down and newly opened, the equivilent of Koelsh but without the character, or any character, it reminds me now of off tasting water with a hint of something called "beer." avoid avoid avoid

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2151) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Not a bad lager. Some sweet grainy aromas and flavours. Interesting apple flavour up front. Quite decent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop (my annual obligatory visit t kick the tires) - 330 ml green bottle. Pours a very light golden with a very tiny white bubbly head. Aroma has some sulfur notes, a hint of spent grain. Flavor is rather bland with some dry grassy notes, a hint of boiled corn, some paper bag notes. Dry and thin mouthfeel. Drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ffaoe (308) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2012
decent aroma golden with a nice head. lacking in flavor but what little flavor it has is balanced, kind of watery

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours yellow.. Aroma is sort of grainy some shunk...taste has some sweet notes..overall good

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