Snow Beer
China Resources Breweries Limited

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China Resources Breweries Limited
 
China
Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #352
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
59
Ranked #30,703
Avg:
2.27 | pDev: 23.79%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
45
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 14, 2021
Added:
Apr 12, 2005
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  13
SCORE
59
Awful
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Rated: 3.23 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

Sep 14, 2021
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Reviewed by John_M from Oregon

1.78/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
Picked up at the local supermarket just up the street from our hotel in Lhasa.

Poured from a can, this beer actually looks pretty decent in a glass. The beer pours a pale gold color with pretty decent head retention and considerable lacing. Alas, things went down hill quickly from there. On the nose, I'm picking up some light grain and a hint of light soap. It's not awful, but it's not particularly attractive either. The flavor profile is just more of the same, and I'm trying to remember the last time I had a beer this light, watery and bland. Mouthfeel is light and watery, with no finish to speak of. Alcohol is undetectable.

This beer is fully deserving of the "awful" score it has so far received on this site. Where's the nearest drain for this swill?
Oct 28, 2019
 
Rated: 2.01 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 04, 2019
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

2/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Cerveza dorada con un dedo de espuma que se esfuma rápidamente. Aroma herbáceo y un poco de malta. Cerveza sencilla pero no deja de ser una mala opción por su precio.
Aug 19, 2019
 
Rated: 1.72 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic

Aug 15, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Yesterday was to have been the ocCANsion of my Happy New Russo-Japanese-Vietnamese-Chinese CANned Beer Sunday, CANrades (Week 754) (добро пожаловать обратно в С новым русским-日本人-Tiếng Việt-中文 Пиво воскресное, товарищи (неделя 754), but I only have one Vietnamese CAN & the Chinese beers bogged down because of needing either/both adds & pics. 8={} I am now back on track.

From the CAN: "OG: 11.0P"; "Brewed for Export".

It was CANother wee 330-ml CAN so following the Crack! of the vent, I just let it free-flow Glug into the awaiting glass. I watched in rapt fascination as it foamed up to form just under two fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with modest retention. Color was Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was clean & moderately sweet. It was definitely adjunct-free, which is a real plus. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, just a step or two past watery. The taste was definitely malt-driven & quite sweet, but the lack of hops presence hurt it when reviewing to style. Still, it was nice to be drinking an adjunct-free Lager on a hot, humid Summer's evening. Finish remained sweet, at about the upper limit of my tolerance, but still within spec. Not a bad attempt at a Lager, IMHO. YMMV.
Aug 06, 2019
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

2.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
De Lidl. En copa Alhambra. Jugando a Shantae's Half Genie Hero. Tampoco esta tan mala como la pintan. Tipica lager industrial ligerita de malta pero sin nada desagradable
Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 2.61 by MaxOhle from Illinois

Feb 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by Jhfinn from New York

May 28, 2018
 
Rated: 2.5 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.03 by acurtis from New Jersey

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 1.52 by Staceyqueen from Texas

Dec 25, 2017
 
Rated: 2.36 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Oct 18, 2017
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Reviewed by JustCamIt from Virginia

1.49/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Poured into a wine glass(!) resulting in a pale yellow body with little head and not much bubbles. Aroma was faint corn and a touch of hay. Not much in the way of flavor. Basically poorly carbonated water with a pinch of beer flavor.

Snow is China's best selling beer. It originated in Shenyang. So, it can be found anywhere in Shenyang. They were owned by ABInbev but they've been sold to a Chinese company HQ'd in Hong Kong.

The local Shenyang food is quite heavy so Snow goes well with it. It's easy to drink a few liters and not become intoxicated. I drank too much Snow during my week in Shenyang. Plus, it's really cheap. A six pack of cans is priced for about 1USD.
Aug 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

1.57/5  rDev -30.8%
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.
Apr 16, 2017
 
Rated: 2.73 by CPAles from Illinois

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 1.63 by Momon from Philippines

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 2.29 by Fusion7777 from Virginia

Jun 30, 2016
 
Rated: 1.86 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

May 11, 2016
 
Rated: 1.99 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.55 by smithj4 from New York

Apr 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by safaricook from Netherlands

Apr 20, 2016
 
Rated: 2 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

Mar 06, 2016
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Reviewed by OompaMentor from Georgia

2.8/5  rDev +23.3%
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.
Dec 29, 2015
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Reviewed by pieman25 from Canada (ON)

2.45/5  rDev +7.9%
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.
Sep 09, 2015
 
Rated: 1.75 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 1.75 by oline73 from Maryland

Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 2.26 by Wontonst from California

Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 2.62 by Haman94 from Japan

Mar 30, 2015
 
Rated: 1.4 by Mronan5 from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2014
 
Rated: 1.96 by exonthebottle from Minnesota

Aug 17, 2014
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Reviewed by samparkique4 from England

2.81/5  rDev +23.8%
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 --&gt;2.85 /5
Honeylaced is lite
Jul 15, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by patre_tim from Thailand

Jun 25, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Dbrag from Maine

May 10, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Apr 11, 2014
 
Rated: 1.75 by Howdymike from Pennsylvania

Feb 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by MaxWildwood from Georgia

Feb 28, 2014
 
Rated: 1.5 by wc94wc from California

Feb 18, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by blacktrack from China

Jan 22, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by aorloski from Massachusetts

Dec 05, 2013
Snow Beer from China Resources Breweries Limited
Beer rating: 59 out of 100 with 68 ratings