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Yanjing Beer - Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation

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BA SCORE
62
poor

191 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 22.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation visit their website
China

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 tfinn:
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tfinn

Oregon

2.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

clear 640ml bottle aquired in Hong Kong on a business trip, as pictured in the illustration. expiry date of "12/04/2006" which I assume is MM/DD/YYYY.

straw yellow, light quick dissipating head, low carbonation.

very faint metallic hops scent dissapeared quickly leaving faint malt/adjunct sweetness, like sweet hay. no discernable skunking. assuming a six month shelf life, this is a little over three weeks old.

taste is faint -- mostly (rice) adjunct with just the slightest hint of malt graininess.

sweet, starchy, tongue-coating with not enough hop bitterness to kill the tail. on the unpleasant side of OK.

drinkability is not awful, but this just doesn't have enough hops to balance out the sweetness, which lingers like the coating on ricepaper candy.

I remember liking the "draft" version better.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2005 04:18:25 | More by tfinn
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wdf210

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

07-13-2014 21:10:57 | More by wdf210
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KAF

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

07-09-2014 02:57:12 | More by KAF
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smithj4

New York

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

07-01-2014 01:04:46 | More by smithj4
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patre_tim

China

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

06-25-2014 11:10:32 | More by patre_tim
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

3.35/5  rDev +31.9%
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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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

06-22-2014 02:48:29 | More by WillAndSarah
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Hellpop65

Kansas

1.25/5  rDev -50.8%

06-21-2014 23:33:18 | More by Hellpop65
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

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

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -40.9%

06-08-2014 05:28:41 | More by amano_h
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev +22.4%
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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tangoafterdark

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-18-2014 18:57:25 | More by tangoafterdark
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Texas

2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

05-11-2014 01:43:15 | More by Jame515
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robertjskelton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -21.3%

05-10-2014 12:48:16 | More by robertjskelton
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metter98

New York

2.56/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -1.6%

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

2/5  rDev -21.3%

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Brenden

Ohio

2.69/5  rDev +5.9%
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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Subliminal64

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +47.6%

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Florida

2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

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Kansas

2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

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Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

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Pennsylvania

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Ontario (Canada)

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Yanjing Beer from Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation
62 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.