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


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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Chinaís #1 selling beer, brewed with spring water for a crisp, refreshing taste. Editorís 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
magsinva (1105) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle bought at Liquor express. pours the color of urine. Smells like skunked beer with a hint of corn.Tastes slightly metallic when it doesnít taste like water. finish? More like abandonment. This is Coors Light bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Poured pale with a fizzy, quick white head. Skunk aroma with vegetable, grain, caramel. The flavor found grain and vegetable. Light and crisp.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle claims to be #1 selling beer in China. Itís just a tasteless, watery, cheap lager. Not terribly offensive. but not good either.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tastes like emptiness. Is that a buddhist concept? If so, the beer could be seriously anti-establishment in China. Unfortunately to me, it tastes like crap. Maybe I lack culture... Got in a white can in 7-11 in Taiwan

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Oakes (15797) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
The main Yanjing you buy in the 600ml bottle for 3 kuai everywhere in Beijing is a pale, sour beer. It is light bodied, with a little bit of grainy taste. It drinks quickly and you can drink a fair bit of it relatively painlessly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
degbert (1705) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2011
TPSA. Pours a clear gold with a noticeable head. It smells like -- well -- lager. it tastes like lager -- a little adjunct, a little metal, a little rice, a little toast. Finishes average. Itís a Local Ubiquitous Lager In A Green Bottle; thatís really all I can say about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden yellow, 1.5-finger white head, seems to have very strong carbonation. Head doesnít stick around, reducing to a skim in ~10 seconds nor is there any lacing to speak of. Nose is intensely skunky, but then itís a "Beer in a Green Glass Bottle" which seems to be code for "Skunky Pale Lager" though itís either been ages since I last had one, or this one isnít really that bad, because Iím kinda digging the aroma. The skunk and light metal notes are balanced by a touch of sweetness, and some light grassiness. Not mindblowing, but appetizing enough, I suppose. Flavours are crisp and lightly earthy, with some nettly skunk and a touch of metal. This isnít one-note apples either, there is a touch of grass and some mouthfeel and body here too. All things considered Iíd call myself pleasantly surprised. Itís not life-changing by any means, but you could do far worse in a Chinese Pale Lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 2, 2011
bottle. clear pale gold with almost no head. honey and cereal nose. flavor is similar. sweeter than your normal pale lager with a light nutty note. light body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2011
355ml bottle at the Jade Dinasty Restaurant in Vancouver Canada for $5.00CAD Nothing special.

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