Snow Beer | China Resources Breweries Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
China Resources Breweries Limited
China
snowbeer.com.cn

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by donnebaby on 04-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
18
Avg:
2.28
pDev:
22.37%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Stevedore
1.57/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Drank this one from the bottle twice at local restaurants in Beijing. 500ml green bottle, served in small glasses with multiple pours. Clear light golden yellow body, one finger white head, short retention. Smell is mostly watery with a touch of barley and a bit of a perfume smell to it. Flavour follows, mostly water with barley grain sweetness, a bit of earthy weirdness to it. Thin mouthfeel, did I say this tasted watery before? Overall, a very poor beer that I suppose accomplishes the purpose if you want to drink something that isn't water but tastes like water, but it doesn't even taste very good at all.

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Photo of CPAles
2.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Momon
1.63/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Fusion7777
2.29/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 54V4G3
1.86/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of misternebbie
1.99/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of smithj4
2.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OompaMentor
2.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This was my 5th beer while travelling in China on business in April 2015. This beer was rated at China's #1 consumed beer so it was a must try. My research before leaving the states indicated this was an Anheuser-Busch InBev product brewed by China Resources. This beer had an 4.7ABV according to my language assistant; this is different from the information indicated below (4.3) by BA and one reviewer indicated a 2.5ABV as shown on a can. I poured from a clear, 330ml bottle into a glass.

A - pale straw yellow with minimal carbonation although it produced a reasonable white head
S - light citrus with the slightest hint of grains
T - light, bland with no hint of grains; again, a rather bland beer
F - light, watery - nothing to speak of

As mentioned, the beers here are light, session style brews. If you have high expectations of finding something akin to the brews in the States, you will be wanting! Good for washing down the food.

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Photo of pieman25
2.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

So, I've been teaching English in northern China for the past few days, and found this beer in a local shop. 5 Yuan, about $1 CAD. It wasn't all that great, and most Chinese beer is not quite as strong as the stuff in Canada or the U.S., I think it's because they make it to go with their meals, which tend to be longer. This stuff is about %2.5 ABV and 9 degrees plato (says so on the 500ml can).

look: Perfectly fine, nice golden yellow with a head that fades quickly, for Chinese beer it seems to be the norm.

Smell - a bit of grains, light and grassy, not much to say here either.

Taste - bland, like your average light beer.

Feel - like most Chinese lagers, rather light, smooth and fizzy.

Overall - compared to some other beers in China, this stuff is actually a pass, though to be honest most standard Chinese beer would be a pass for anybody into craft, it tends to be very light and sessionable, at least based on a few days experience.

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Photo of duceswild
1.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of oline73
1.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Wontonst
2.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Haman94
2.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mronan5
1.4/5  rDev -38.6%

Photo of exonthebottle
1.96/5  rDev -14%

Photo of samparkique4
2.81/5  rDev +23.2%
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.
Simple
Thin texture
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

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2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Dbrag
3/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of chrishiker1409
2.25/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Howdymike
1.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of MaxWildwood
3.25/5  rDev +42.5%

Photo of wc94wc
1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of blacktrack
2/5  rDev -12.3%

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Snow Beer from China Resources Breweries Limited
2.28 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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