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

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.

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1.9
TheBeerGod (6292) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Gold bodied with a fizzy white head. Skunky and grassy hops with cereal and sweet malt in the nose. Taste is sweet malt, corny notes, light cereal grains, and faint grassy hops. Body is light-medium and has a fizzy, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt, corn syrup, cereal grains and grassy hops.

1.2
magsinva (1493) - Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle - Pours a clear old gold with little white head. Aroma is skunked, corn, skunked, grain, and skunked. Taste is like biteing a metal spoon full of water. Palate is watery and disappears on the finish. Overall, this is not the worst drainpour I have had, but it is by no means a good beer.

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DiarmaidBHK (6170) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle bought at Liquor express. pours the color of urine. Smells like skunked beer with a hint of corn.Tastes slightly metallic when it doesn’t taste like water. finish? More like abandonment. This is Coors Light bad.

2.4
BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Poured pale with a fizzy, quick white head. Skunk aroma with vegetable, grain, caramel. The flavor found grain and vegetable. Light and crisp.

1.2
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle claims to be #1 selling beer in China. It’s just a tasteless, watery, cheap lager. Not terribly offensive. but not good either.

1.1
solidfunk (9795) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2011
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

1.1
Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2011
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.

2.3
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2011
TPSA. Pours a clear gold with a noticeable head. It smells like -- well -- lager. it tastes like lager -- a little adjunct, a little metal, a little rice, a little toast. Finishes average. It’s a Local Ubiquitous Lager In A Green Bottle; that’s really all I can say about it.

2.8
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden yellow, 1.5-finger white head, seems to have very strong carbonation. Head doesn’t stick around, reducing to a skim in ~10 seconds nor is there any lacing to speak of. Nose is intensely skunky, but then it’s a "Beer in a Green Glass Bottle" which seems to be code for "Skunky Pale Lager" though it’s either been ages since I last had one, or this one isn’t really that bad, because I’m kinda digging the aroma. The skunk and light metal notes are balanced by a touch of sweetness, and some light grassiness. Not mindblowing, but appetizing enough, I suppose. Flavours are crisp and lightly earthy, with some nettly skunk and a touch of metal. This isn’t one-note apples either, there is a touch of grass and some mouthfeel and body here too. All things considered I’d call myself pleasantly surprised. It’s not life-changing by any means, but you could do far worse in a Chinese Pale Lager.

1.8
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 2, 2011
bottle. clear pale gold with almost no head. honey and cereal nose. flavor is similar. sweeter than your normal pale lager with a light nutty note. light body.


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