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Yanjing Beer - Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation

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BA SCORE
60
poor

202 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 22.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 202 | Reviews: 122 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

CaverDave, May 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -21.3%

JoeMans, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Subliminal64
3.75/5  rDev +47.6%

Subliminal64, Apr 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

kylehay2004, Apr 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

dubmax, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of mountaincoffee
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

mountaincoffee, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Howdymike
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Howdymike, Feb 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -21.3%

wc94wc, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of andrenaline
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

andrenaline, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

jaydoc, Feb 04, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -40.9%

SoCaliC8, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of samparkique4
2.98/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

sweet pineapple risotto pineapply summer dry-quencher yet grainy on palate nose pineapple west-china highland felt it gives me
western china felt and it reminds me of
shanghai noodle soup and wonton spicy pot
smell hintly stinky yet palate is sweet pineapple sour and sweet
sour hot soup - savory

samparkique4, Jan 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

DamageCase76, Jan 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

firedwarftj, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of SWY
3/5  rDev +18.1%

SWY, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of largadeer
2.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pale clear yellow with a two finger frothy cap. Nose consists of sulfuric lager yeast, boiled vegetables, bread and rice. No hop presence. Palate is simple but not overly clean; rice, white bread, boiled veggies, slickness in the finish. Thin and watery with no finish. Fairly bad.

largadeer, Nov 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

brandonld23, Nov 17, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

dcmchew, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.31/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on my flight with Southern China from Amsterdam to Ghangzhou. Poured it from can into plastic cup.
Clear golden body exhibiting some carbonation; with white medium coarse foam that reduces to rim and further nothing.
Aroma opens acetic that fades and is almost unnoticed later on, white bread aroma
Taste of pale malts, barely any bitterness
Soft water, fine carbonation, some warming alcohol.
I find this to be a drinkable, smooth and clean rice lager without a proper hop presence. Aside from the acetic opening note there is not much aroma or taste but there is also nothing wrong. Would be my best choice amongst Chinese pale lagees so far.

safaricook, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev +18.1%

b1515152004, Sep 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

beijingbrewer, Aug 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -21.3%

Tr0janSlay3r, Aug 02, 2013
Yanjing Beer from Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation
60 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.