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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.94   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%.


0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
This tastes absolutely like I would expect it to - disgusting. Aroma is skunky and taste is like moldy hay. Looks bright yellow, but no head and lightly carbonated. The palate is tacky and this beer leaves a terrible aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
canuck_j (75) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
AROMA: some floral hops slight malt APPEARANCE: light golden yellow. white head. TASTE: distinctly lacking in ingredients for the no. 1 beer from China. Guess no one in China can afford real beer. PALATE: Very light . good carbonation. CO2 is cheap. OVERALL: a great beer if you compare it to Budweiser or Kokanee. otherwise a very disappointing excuse for a lager.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mickeykaline (8) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
Not remarkable in any way whatosever. Smells like a beer looks like piss. tastes just a little better than a bud.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bif (1557) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle- Pours a pale golden color with a small head and no real lacing. Aroma is of grain, fruity sweetness and just a bit musty. Flavor is of grain with some fruity sweetness. Not much bitterness and a sticky finish. Light body, quite smooth but nothing else. Pretty bland. Not a beer I would seek out. It does go well with Chinese dishes and not much else.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
johnnnniee (2446) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2011
The second beer on world beer Sunday this time from China. This one claims to be the number one selling beer in China so it must be good. Pours a pale golden straw color with a decent white head that shows moderate retention and minimal lace. Smell is sweet honey like malts, slightly grainy, a bit or earth, a hint of bread, slight skunk. Taste is sweet grainy honey like malt up front, stays quite sweet through out, minimal hop flavor. Medium to thin body, moderate level of carbonation, sweet candy like mouth coating mouthfeel. Number one huh? I’d take Budweiser over this in a heartbeat. Hell I’d take Tsingtao over this too. This is overly sweet with almost no redeeming qualities. One and done.

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Well chilled as suggested by brewery. Aroma, skunk. After sitting for a few minutes, skunk. Pale yellow orange colour with a fast dissipating white head. Lots of tiny bubbles. Sweet flavour with a little hop bite. Medium hop finish. If they do put maize in this, I can’t taste it. Would be better from a tin, and on a hot day.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pour from a 600 ml bottle. Crystal clear medium yellow brew with frothy white head. Aomra of skunk, toast, mineral water. Taste is light sweet malts at the start with a bit of bitter in the finish - just a dash of grass and some astringency. Palate is good - not watery or fizzy. For what it is and priced as it is this is OK, but nothing memorable.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Big bottles. Pale yellow-gold. Fizzy. Best drunk out of the bottle so you do not have to look at it or smell it much. Drank fresh from the big bottles, probably one of the better swills in Beijing and has a great price point--3 RMB (USD 50 cents) for a 650 ml bottle. So that’s pretty much 25 cents a beer. Could be one of the world’s cheapest. You know, I drank a lot of it and it’s not that bad when it’s fresh and cold, which it often is both from the small Beijing hutong vendors. Doesn’t have the types of off-flavors that make some Chinese swills unbearable. My go-to for "yi ping pijao, bing-de."

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Gold bodied with a fizzy white head. Skunky and grassy hops with cereal and sweet malt in the nose. Taste is sweet malt, corny notes, light cereal grains, and faint grassy hops. Body is light-medium and has a fizzy, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, corn syrup, cereal grains and grassy hops.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
magsinva (883) - Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle - Pours a clear old gold with little white head. Aroma is skunked, corn, skunked, grain, and skunked. Taste is like biteing a metal spoon full of water. Palate is watery and disappears on the finish. Overall, this is not the worst drainpour I have had, but it is by no means a good beer.


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