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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.93   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boozedude (2173) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pours yellow.. Aroma is sort of grainy some shunk...taste has some sweet notes..overall good

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RobertDale (4115) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2012
330 ml. bottle. Pours a pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of grain and skunk. Nothing positive to say. If you need to rate a beer from China, I hope you can find something else.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Niko100 (2197) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
Nice straw/gold color; Light body; Aroma and flavor of grain/rice, cereal, and very light malt; Quite bland and watery; Pretty bad actually.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
coyforce (626) - 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 (80) - 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 (1643) - 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 (2782) - 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 (1247) - 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.


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