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Yanjing Beer - Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 22.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation visit their website

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 11-20-2001)
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Reviews by BlitzShadow:
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2.6/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Clear bottle with silver foil wrapping (red and gold trim) around the cap and neck. Label tells me that it's "The Official State Beer of China". Per the back label, the "FINEST INGREDIENTS" include "BARLEY, GRAIN & HOPS". So does barley count as a grain? ;-b

Appearance: Pours light yellow - very pale and clear. Light head dissipates quickly to very minor lacing.

Smell: Moderate "grainy" scent. I believe I also detect some corn. Nothing impressive, but nothing "off" either.

Taste: The taste is lighter than I expected from the scent. Pilsner malt flavor with almost no hop bitterness. Adjuncts are present and contribute to the light flavor. The taste could easily pass for an American Macro Lager. The finish is very "wet" and clean.

Mouthfeel: Very light and watery. No fizz at all.

Drinkability: Not much in the way of flavor, but I can see this as a refreshing summer beer to drink while grilling with its watery feel and clean finish. (Just keep it out of the sun)

Overall: This is a clean and "watery" beer. I can't see it offending anybody at all, unless of course they are expecting some flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2010 23:17:46 | More by BlitzShadow
More User Reviews:
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United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -20.9%

07-25-2014 20:52:04 | More by xhuang61
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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-13-2014 21:10:57 | More by wdf210
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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

07-09-2014 02:57:12 | More by KAF
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

07-01-2014 01:04:46 | More by smithj4
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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

06-25-2014 11:10:32 | More by patre_tim
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3.35/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was on the bargain clearance shelf so I decided to give it a try.

Pours a clear golden color with a white head.

Very good aroma. Lots of grain with a little bit of hops.

Flavor starts fairly sweet but a slight hoppy note is hiding out there. Fairly clean tasting. No off flavors like I expect from a macro-style lager.

Medium mouthfeel.

Overall, a better than average beer of the style. Not bad as a summer quencher. Probably not worth seeking out either but it exceeds most others of this style by managing to be inoffensive.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 21:05:10 | More by jmbranum
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

06-22-2014 02:48:29 | More by WillAndSarah
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1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

06-21-2014 23:33:18 | More by Hellpop65
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3.5/5  rDev +38.3%

06-11-2014 13:18:02 | More by wrightst
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New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -40.7%

06-08-2014 05:28:41 | More by amano_h
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Alberta (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a golden straw with a finger of white head that recedes quickly.

Smell - rice, grains, light musty hops, sweet bready malts.

Taste - Starts off with sweet bready malts then the rice, grains, and light hops. Finishes crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall - A simple American adjunct that is easy to drink and has a crisp finish. Nothing out of the ordinary here but a simple and easy drinker.

Serving type: can

05-19-2014 03:35:25 | More by leaddog
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2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

05-18-2014 18:57:25 | More by tangoafterdark
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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-11-2014 01:43:15 | More by Jame515
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2/5  rDev -20.9%

05-10-2014 12:48:16 | More by robertjskelton
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New York

2.56/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—corn seems to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of corn adjuncts along with notes of rice and slight hints of sweetness, bitterness, and skunk, the latter of which might be a result of the green bottle.
M: It feels light-bodied, clean and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This could be considered a lawnmower beer as it goes down easily and there's nothing really offensive about the taste, except that there aren't any interesting flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 01:20:53 | More by metter98
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2014 02:04:13 | More by CaverDave
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New York

2/5  rDev -20.9%

04-26-2014 19:13:41 | More by JoeMans
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2.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's a fizzy pale yellow beer, the Chinese version of any lame macro we have here in the U.S. or anywhere else. Barely any head forms, a sparse foam, with very little but at least noticeable spotting deposited in like manner.
It doesn't smell as bad as one might expect. There are actual detectable hops, maybe grass but essentially floral, with a certain tartness common, a lemony twang, and a bit of malts in a somewhat dry form.
The taste comes off a bit cloying, though, and very grainy. Fortunately, the tartness and crackery dry malts serve to ease that a little. It's a bit vegetal. Floral hops still come through, just barely, though an almost skunky sulfuric note adds its own little assault.
The feel is a little grainy and not particularly clean, though it does have a certain smoothness to it and is refreshingly crisp.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 16:47:22 | More by Brenden
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +48.2%

04-11-2014 22:22:46 | More by Subliminal64
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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-06-2014 13:14:16 | More by kylehay2004
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2.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-02-2014 00:08:15 | More by dubmax
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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2014 22:15:27 | More by mountaincoffee
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2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

02-28-2014 22:36:35 | More by Howdymike
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2/5  rDev -20.9%

02-24-2014 01:44:35 | More by wc94wc
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Yanjing Beer from Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation
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