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


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.89   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Skunky aroma accompanied by notes of hay. Appearance is impressive...... a crystal golden color with a white frothy head that disappates quickly. Tastes surprised me.... Light sweetness with an impressively fresh aftertaste. Usually beers this skunky are biting in the end, but this one is very smooth! Light body, with a thin texture. Carbonation is lively. Finishes long and amazingly smooth. Decent beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2011
330 ml bottle @ Laituri Turku. Pours pale yellow with thin white head that vanishes quickly. A bit sweetish aroma of grain. Watery taste with some rice and barley. Poor excuse for beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle sampled at Slutfest 2.0. Pours pale straw with a small, fizzy white head, small retention with short lacing. Aroma is light straw malt, no hops, dirty lager with notes of skunk, corn, and potato. Flavor is light straw malt, no hops, dirty lager with notes of skunk, corn, and potato. Light body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mile (2851) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2011
Bottle. Light golden, very small and fully diminishing head. Light, malty (some corn) sweetish aroma, some alcohol, faint hoppyness. Light body, malty (some corn) and sweetish flavor, some fruitiness and alcohol, faint grassy hoppyness. Finish is short, malty and sweetish, alcohol. Watery lager, lots of alcohol in the flavor/finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2011
Pours a very pale gold with a thin, nearly clear head that has poor retention. Aroma is light, sweet grain, grass and minerals. Flavor is sweet grain, mineral, light toast, light soured rice and a little grass. Palate is light and quite thin with a moderate, but very sharp carbonation. Not a very good beer, perhaps a little more on the crisp mineral water side than most pale lagers, but who cares.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2011
The aroma is disappointing but not off style. It has latex and grass hops with rice and malted barley. The appearance is pale gold with a head that is not impressive. The flavor is like the aroma but much better than expected. The palate is thin but refreshingly so with a slight crisp bite at the end. Overall a beer that is easy to drink, I just don’t like the hops used in it. Otherwise this would be a very decent lager. But certainly it is better than most that I have had from China.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2011
330ml bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a patently clear, pale gold body with a piddling, short-lived, white head. Smell: Woefully washed out nose with a thin, uninspiring whiff of malted barley and grist mill dust. Taste: A relatively weak taste of barley and dried rice bitlets. Mildly sweet, though it persists throughout, as there is not really much hop character to counteract it beyond a very, very vague reminiscence of grassiness. And that’s really about all there is to Yanjing Beer. The lager doesn’t really have a finish, it simply falls apart and drifts away like smoke. Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: With any luck, the eventual takeover of America by China will go down about as easily as this cheap lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Wow. thought this would have more rates... Bottle snagged from the WBF richmond. Very pale gold pour with no real head. Corny and vanilla and astringent. Lacking and watery, but actually not that bad for the style. Slick on the tongue with low carbonation. Decent with sushi.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Pours a yellow color with a white head. Light aroma of earthy tones and not much else. Flavor is the same with not much flavor or lingering flavor at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bkurtz (726) - PERU - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle- Poured a pale yellow with smallish head and well carbonated. Not much of a beer, light in every aspect with an astringent taste ans a tang on the tongue. Not nice.

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