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


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Chinas #1 selling beer, brewed with spring water for a crisp, refreshing taste. Editors 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%.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SDalkoholic (2371) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle from Sprouts: Poured with a thick white foam head while a light golden blonde that actually looked darker than most other Chinese pale lagers. Aroma is slightly skunky but has all the typical scents of a cheap beer brewed with adjuncts perhaps rice. The beer has minor notes of malt and skunk but nothing near European green bottle pale lagers and has a sweet finish. Really boring but good price for a bomber.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jkwood04 (5351) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Pours really light. Aroma of white bread and hints of the lightest hops. Flavor the same. Light. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Can, pours a nice bright yellow, the flavour is a nice clean crisp and refreshing flavour. Overall, pretty yummy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cantabrian (1072) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 Perhaps the most interesting feature of this ordinary lager is its striking aroma. Some people call may it "skunky", but as there are no skunks in China, I place this strong musky scent as a blend of civet cats, tibethan macaques and red pandas. If not repulsive, the aroma is somewhat amusing. The rest is just a rather poor lager, that will be pleasant if taken very cold after a days work in the chinese countryside. Just another note for the rather waxy palate: one wonders what kind of shortcuts are being used on the making of this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rederic (3287) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
500ml can, clean gold color, with a frothy bubbly white head, faint grainy pale, munich malt nose with a light rice cereal, faint vanilla note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a light honey pale, pilsener, munich malty character, with a faint mineral, metallic, flowery fruity ripe apple hop flavour, leading trowards a crisp pale, pilsener maltiness, subtle lingering hop bittering finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2012
Mainstream Lager beer. Very light and watery taste. Comparable with Miller or Budweiser...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Crystal-clear, pale yellow and flat. No head at all. Theres virtually no aroma, and the beer drinks with a musty, corny malt flavor. Not so good ... (#4772, 8/6/2012)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kita (1982) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottled, 0.5l. Clear pale golden color with small frothy white head and low carbonation. Aroma of adjunct malts, mainly corn, with some cardboard notes, too. Light malty start, followed by grassy taste, but not hoppy. Plain mouthfeel with dry and crisp finish. Light body, thin texture and soft carbonation in palate. Poor industrial lager...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
thopkins (4) - Shanghai, CHINA - JUL 28, 2012 does not count
This is the Budwieser of Beijing. A working mans beer that goes for about 33 cents US in a 600ml bottle. Flat, even highly iced down and newly opened, the equivilent of Koelsh but without the character, or any character, it reminds me now of off tasting water with a hint of something called "beer." avoid avoid avoid

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2717) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Not a bad lager. Some sweet grainy aromas and flavours. Interesting apple flavour up front. Quite decent.

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