PorterPounder (8355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Publix Supermarkets - 12 oz bottle. Light to medium golden pour, little to no head. Light hair tonic like aroma - not offensive - just not "beery". Dry, grainy flavor. Hints of grass and tonic water, finishes with a metallic clink. Slightly harsh mouthfeel, thinnish. Didn’t expect much - so not disappointed. Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2007
12 oz clear bottle, no freshness date noted. chrisok (77) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Clear dark golden, with a spritzy white, rapidly disappating head.
Aroma is light, maybe some corn, definately some rice, a little metalic.
Flavor is lightly sweet, rice pudding with some fruitiness and some metal.
Creamy texture. Light bitter finish.
Official state beer of China? I guess they don’t have much of a choice. Thankfully I do.
12 oz bottle. Poured golden yellow with medium fizzy head. Slight lace, Aroma was of sour yeast and some malt. Taste was of malt, rice, and bread. Palate was thin and watery, but there was some pleasant residual aftertaste. There was some complexity to this brew, yet the flavors just didn’t mix too well. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2007
UPDATED: APR 3, 2007 Pours a nice golden color w/ a full, spritzy froth and residual lacing. Aroma of beer and biscuits. Light to medium nectar w/ ample residual effer. This has a nice sliky texture about it. Flavors are predominantly malty w/ a mild sweetness. The finish is bittered nicely. This is a brew you can put down all day. RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Not good, but I have had worse. Very watery and light. Meh. Pass on this one.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2006
(Bottle) On sale for $1 for the 22 oz. bottle, so I thought I would give it a try. Vegetable and grainy aroma and taste. Seemed very watered down. Dry, woody finish. Nothing special. cheap (6202) - CHINA - DEC 9, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 Why haven’t too many people rated this? Seems curiousity would get the better of you. I’ve seen it in my dealers case everytime I’ve gone in there. Finally I bought a $2 12 oz bottle. It says ’the official state beer of china’ on it. Clear bottle with gold and silver tin foil on it. My bottle looks like the picture on this site but it says ’premium yanjing beer’ on it not ’ yangjing 11 degree premium extra’!! Pours like any other pale yellow american beer. Has the initial smell of skunky vegatables and then fades to a more fruity aroma. Not too bad of a flavor, it is not offensive. Interesting slightly industrialized metallic background flavor, perhaps of rice or plastic, not sure. Palate is average carbonation.Finish reminds me a bit of King Lager from Australia but it is not quite as strong. Not sure why this is rated so low. Just like your typical pale yellow american beer style, with a hint of personality. Palidor19 (3194) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 I found this beer quite satisfying enough, even though the beer was overflowing with Rice taste. High malts and low low hops, still I found quite drinkable enough nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 Bottle labeled "Premium Yanying Beer" The aroma has sour grapes and rice/corn malt with a generous heap of skunk. The appearance is slightly milky pale gold with a thin head. The flavor was not as bad as the aroma. It is very much like several other big name Asian beers. The malty rice taste is in attendance. The palate is thin but typical for the style. Overall it’s poor quality. This beer claims to be the "Official State beer of China." This one does nothing to promote the idea that having an official government beer is a good idea. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Deep straw in color with a small white head. Starts a little sweet yet finishes dry. Thin in body.