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


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 1.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Also available as abv 4.5% version brewed by Guangdong Yanjing Beer Ltd. in Guangdong.
Ingredients: water, barley malt, rice, hops.
Also available as ABV 3.6%, 4.5% (and probably other ABVs)

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PlainsDrifter (95) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Lightly spicy, slightly grassy. Pours clear with white head and medium carbonation. Very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koelschtrinker (19716) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Heller, wenig getreidiger Beginn. Im Vergleich zur 8° Version muffiger, etwas stärker herb, genauso monoton. Braucht man nicht. 6/5/6/6/6/6

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
caribou43 (950) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2016
I drank this beer today in Beijing, during the meal, in the center of city. It is an ordinary beer, drinkable but there is nothing more to say about it. The taste is grainy, mainly watery, ok if the weather is hot.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Milter (871) - Nyborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2015 Kedelig og ikke meget smag. Øv, øv, øv - drik vand i stedet, det smager bedre.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GuideDogSaint (1336) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 18, 2015
500ml can from a supermarket in Jimei. 10P and 4%. Pours clear golden yellow with a dissipating white head. Aroma of malt and cardboard. Sweet finish. Watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2015
Better than not having a beer in front of me I suppose, but not by much. Have I written enough yet? Good.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cantabrian (1109) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2014
The name helps, as this helt indeed fresh, one of the "best" cheap pale lager I’ve had lately, certainly the best Chinese pale lager. At 3.6%, it is crisp and refreshing, with a touch of grassy bitterness. Don’t expect a nice appearance or any pleasant aroma, but overall it is not toooooo bad. [I love the back label, seemingly showing the difference between flower survival in a glass of beer: dead in beer of the 1900’s, and alive in beer in 2004, made with good quality water.]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
dnicolaescu (2476) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 7, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL 3.6% ABV. Look: clear straw, white frothy head. Aroma: some spicy hops out of the bottle, which almost disappear in the glass, light malty, watery. Taste: crisp and clean well attenuated, sweet, malt, some grassy hops, no hop bitterness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jann3 (363) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Pale yellow, white fizzy head. Medium carbonation. Slightly malty nose. Very mild malty taste, with even milder bitterness. Refreshing stuff, but pretty tasteless. (330 ml can, ABV 3,6 version, original gravity 10P)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GoufCustom (1945) - HONG KONG - JUL 17, 2013

580 ml bottle at abv 4.5% bought at ParkN’Shop Superstore in Fanling.

Piss pale golden yellow colour; One finger head and soapy crumpety white foam which last for about 2 minutes; Minimal lacing with fizzy carbonation; Quite pungent smell of malt, soap water, green apple, light bread, rice, carbonated soda, hint of citrus and grass; Sweet taste of malt, with strong apple juice, wort, rice, wet cardboard, faint citrus and raw grassy hops; Light body, quite watery but sluggish palate; Mouth feel is poor, unbalanced cloying sweet wort, with lots of apple juice, malt, rice and wet cardboard. Feel a bit like Blue Girl and Sonderberg. Shitty! Hoppiness is faint citrus nose and taste, raw and unpleasant grassy hops, minimal bitterness for a sweet finish; Slightly dry after taste, Sweet and raw to mouth.

Comments: All these slogans about zero-oxidation and fresh fermentation on the label are total bullshit. This brew is just a batch of over oxidized wort being served to innocent drinking public. Cloying from start to finish with no redeeming value whatsoever. Drain pours!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Psytron (2193) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2011
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