Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at the World Beer Festival Richmond, 6/12/10. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. Good head retention and lacing. Big skunk in the aroma which also features grass and unripe banana. The taste is green banana, grass and skunk. Medium bodied.
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Sour barley malt and hay aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet barley malt and lightly bitter hay flavor. Not horrible and surprisingly an import beer in a green bottle that was only slightly skunked.
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, given to me by Rockley. Very pale yellow pour, sudsy white head. Low aroma of papery grains. Grainy watery palate with a dry boxboard finish. Oxidized and weak.
solidfunk (7614) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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
PorterPounder (7330) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Green bottle, clear thin yellow with tall white foam, skunks and metal, mineral aroma, flavor is hibiscus, watery , thin bland finish
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
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)
Patrickctenchi (6031) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours fizzy gold with a quick, foamy white head.
Sweet corn aroma.
Taste is corn, grain malt, water, paper.
Fizzy, but flat....
About what you’d expect....except for the astonishing lack of skunk.....Don’t know how they managed that.