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


on tap


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Top grade Australian malt, selected rice, fine aromatic hops and pure natural fountain produce out the beer with pure liquid, satin smoothness, affluent and long-lasting foam. Its fragrant taste and sharp beer strength will impress you deeply

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
theisti (4015) - Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
11.2 oz green bottle gifted to me as part of a World Market beers of the world 9 pack. The pour is a clear yellow golden with a 2 inch white head that breaks down quickly with with thick bubbles. The aroma is cereal grain, lightly sweet, faint and not much going on. The taste is a weird chemical sweetness right away, unpleasant, followed by a flat floral sweet, and then a bit of cardboard in the back. The palate is light to medium bodied, low carbonation level, and the dirty vegetal finish. Flat, watery and flabby, I could only drink a few ounces of this. Gross stuff.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
czar (8558) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
bomber. pours extra pale yellow with a small white cap, no retention or lacing. faint lightly sugary malts, rice, corn - adjuncts, herbal blandness for a very short, if not absent, finish. watery - light body, aggressive carbonation. already forgotten. drain pour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
teddybeer (3652) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 5, 2012
33cl bottle. Golden colour with minimal and quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is light grassy and cerealish. Flavour is very light malty, with notes of rice. Carbonation is medium. Body is light.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
floydian1 (1414) - FNQ, Australia, - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle at Night Markets, Hong Kong. It is another typical Asian-style macro lager with barely there aroma and taste of corn syrup, rice, cardboard and a very light hop presence. Light-medium body with a watery texture. Clear straw yellow appearance with transient small white head.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
laiti (8217) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013
33 cl bottle as ”Yanjing Beer”, 11°, 4,5%. Rated on 02.02.2010
Bright yellow-orange colour. Disappearing head with small bubbles. Aroma has metal and malt. Flavour is really light with some butter and malt. Typical Asian bulk lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
flying_pig (1497) - SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle (330ml):
Straight away the smell of this beer reminded me of Becks but a little sweeter towards the end, there is a clean and crisp aroma with a tinny bit of skunk in there and some grain too. Very much a pale lager with a touch of lager hops and corn with some rice as well.
Quite a pale straw looking beer with a thin, bubbly looking white head that fades to a tiny lacing around the glass after about twenty seconds.
Quite a crisp and very sweet tasting pale lager with a lot of corn and more grain than I would have liked from it. It is light tasting and full of various adjuncts. It is perhaps a little watery right at the end too.
A thin and light bodied lager with not much in the way of substance and slightly too watery for my liking. It does get it right with regards to carbonation though and is easy enough to drink as opposed to being overly gassy as I was fearing.

This wasn’t nearly as bad as I had feared. It is drinkable and has a nice crisp sweetness about it and would be an excellent thirst quencher in a warmer climate.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Camons (11354) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Kunshan. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, grain, corn. Taste is weak malt, grain, corn, notes of straw. Medium body, lively carbonation. 060112

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
seymour (1957) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2015 Tasted from green bottle into standard pint glass. Part of a Beers of the World mix-pack. Poured a straw color, with a fluffy white head, somewhat lasting with a tiny bit of lace. Aromas of grain, grass, extremely faint (noble?) hops. Flavor was almost entirely neutral, just clean, mellow, cereal grain water. Dry finish, no aftertaste at all. Not bad, not very good either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2011
Interesting beer to look on, the green bottle filled with chinese characters on the label. However it is somewhat unlikely that a mass produced Chinese ricebeer would be a taste revelation. The beer smells quite well - fresh and lightly hoppy as other Asian lagers. taste is soft and light and fresh. a nice little beer you could easily drink many of without getting tired of them.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
330ml bottle -

Suprised to find this on the menu at a local Chinese restaurant. The only thing they’d ever served was Tsingtao, and I do think that this one was just a step up from Tsingtao. Standard piss yellow body with a foamy 2" airy cap, with really quick soda-pop like dissipation. Aroma is a "blink and you’ll miss it" kinda of aroma. Really light hay, touch skunky and bready. Flavor is light, quick, with just a hint of sweetness, clean finish. It went well with the food I had ordered, and didn’t detract from the flavors of the food. Not sure I’d plunk down $8-10 for a sixer, but you could do worse.

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