Snow Beer - China Resources Breweries Limited
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United Kingdom (England)
2.79/5 rDev +22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
Pale golden colour with a white head. Aroma is dry, malt, fruit, apples. flavour is dry, malt, fruit, wet cardboard, apples, grain.
aroma and smell is applely and good fine smell
taste is thin and lite
lightly sweetish adjunct laced malt with light metallic hops, served lightly chilled....a typical Asian lager
2.1 -->2.85 /5
Honeylaced is lite
Serving type: on-tap
07-15-2014 17:28:45 | More by samparkique4
2.59/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
The bottle says "Relax and enjoy this fine tasting beer." I'm doing so in my Shanghai apartment on an overcast day.
Poured from the 620mL bottle into a standard glass.
A: The beer is very light straw color with a fizzy head that doesn't stick around very long.
S: Slightly vegetal with some crackery malt. I can already tell the Euro pale influence here. ive the people what they want.
T: Yep there it is. Nothing special. Light fizzy lemony character with a bit of background malt. Some veggie notes in there. An overall watery character.
There are some beers you buy because they taste great and others you buy because they are cheap. Snow fills the latter category quite nicely in China. For 3.80 RMB, roughly 50 cents, you can have a regular old Euro pale. It is what it is, and really for what it is, not terrible. Like the bottle says: Relax, it's fine.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2013 08:03:09 | More by BucBasil
2.69/5 rDev +18%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured into a tiny beer glass here in Changchun, China.
A-Bright yellow straw. A bubbly and white soda water head that sticks around for a mere 8 seconds. No lace left on glass. Every once in a while a thin, white ring looped around the glass. A lot of carbonation present in the glass.
S-The smell was actually surprising. It was full of adjuncts, rice, grain, and cheap malt, however,there was a bit of a flowery and citrus quality that I enjoyed in the aftertaste. Refreshing!
T-As I mentioned above, there was a citrus quality in the smell and the aftertaste. There was also a grainy, light, and rice taste throughout.
M-Very light and watery. Quite a light bodied brew.
Overall, does the trick on a sunny day in North China. Not a very good beer asTsingtao is better. It's difficult to find a good beer in Asia. The West is the best!
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2013 04:00:02 | More by Jsteez
2.33/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Brought back from China by my girlfriens parents. Snow Beer pours a crystal clear, faintly yellow, the color of a light cider. There is a vaguely grainy, slightly corny aroma, but that is about it. Not much going on in the flavor, a hint of grain, maybe the tiniest bit of cooked corn. No bitterness or hops to speak of. The beer is clean with no lingering flavor. The best thing that can be said is there are no off flavors, this could be an extremely refreshing beer in the right circumstance.
Serving type: can
11-16-2012 05:50:28 | More by ericj551
1.93/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Been visiting the wife's relatives in China for the past few weeks and while it's not difficult to hunt down decent wine, good beer is harder to come by.
It's been a non-stop parade of this stuff and Tsingtao. (With Budweiser, and Suntory being the other two you can find anywhere.)
Light as snow is about the right call. This is up there with Coors with being water in a can. You can session it into infinitely and nothing's going to happen, and for that it works. It's good for a giant food party that goes on for hours on end.
But taste, smell, mouthfeel? It's absurdly light. At least it doesn't have any skunky characteristics. (Which is good, since you'll often get served this straight up room temperature, and that'd only magnify that.)
I can't really complain, as it's incredibly cheap, so it's a case of you get what you pay for at least.
It'll do in a pinch, but I'm not gonna miss it when I'm back in the states.
Serving type: bottle
10-30-2012 09:00:24 | More by Chirpie
Snow Beer from China Resources Breweries Limited
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