Yanjing Beer | Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation
China
yanjing.com.cn

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 11-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
236
Reviews:
131
Avg:
2.6
pDev:
21.54%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
For Trade:
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Ratings: 236 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of Walnut
1/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A truly crappy beer, even by crappy Chinese beer standards.

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Photo of mynie
3.38/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not gonna pretend to understand a goddamn thing about the Chinese beer market. I guess maybe I can assume that since this is suddenly available stateside, in an area with a non-particularly large Chinese population, that this has recently been acquired by MolsonCoors or Inbev. Or maybe not.

Green bottle. Pours dark for a pilsener and initially very fizzy, but the head dies away quickly and the beer becomes still.

Smells mildly, pleasantly skunked. Like a european import from the late 90s or early 2000s, before freshness became an issue and everything got packed in darker glass. It's a dumbly nostalgic smell, and while I like it I realize it is not objectively all that good.

Tastes... okay. It's aged, but there's more going on here than in the other mass produced east-Asian pils I've had. Mild skunk up front, a thick and lively grainbill in the middle, and a sweet and slightly stale finish of fruit.

Fresh, this would probably be pretty good. Stale, it's still ok.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ZachT
2.9/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
2.23/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dmorgan310
2.53/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of belgianvan
3.19/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Botulizard
2.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Exeter
2.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 54V4G3
2.35/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of fortyfield
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.19/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CRObighit2
2.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a bottle of Yanjing Beer in El Monte, California/USA for $2.69 USD.

Look: Yanjing Beer had a bright yellow colour with light foam.
Smell: Yanjing Beer had an aroma of bittersweet malts mixed with chemicals.
Taste: Yanjing Beer had a taste of malts.
Feel: Yanjing Beer had average amounts of carbonation.
Overall: People who enjoy a beer that has average amounts carbonation may enjoy Yanjing Beer.

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Photo of Wontonst
3.22/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The poured beer doesn't look very good, the head disappears rather quickly, but the aroma and the taste are decent. This one is more hoppy than most Chinese beers, and doesn't taste as watered down or sweet. The feel is a bit over carbonated in my opinon, making the drink feel more like a soda than a beer.

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Photo of drtth
2.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out into a Duvel glass a clear bright yellow color with a 1/2" snow white head that soon recedes to a ring around the glass and a thin layer of foam with a patch here and there on the sides of the glass. Sipping leaves some widely scattered speckles and legs of lacing. If there had been some foam around to the end of the beer the score would probably have been higher.

The aroma initially has a slight touch of skunk that quickly disappears and so will not be factored into the rating score because that is a retailer storage issue not a brewing issue. The aroma is quite faint but has hints of malt and what may be hops.

The light, subtle flavors initially tend toward the sweet side but then quickly become dry, as one would expect from the use of rice as an adjunct. There is really no noticable bitterness

The mouth feel is on the light side of medium and the slight prickly feel from carbonation only lasts for about half the beer. The finish is reasonably long, begins in the light malt sweetness and then tapers off into dryness.

Overall this is a drinkable beer for people who are thirsty and don't want much flavor in their beer. Doing several in an evening would not be a problem, but for myself I want something with more flavor than this offers.

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Photo of kite11
2.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A: It's clear gold, with a head that rapidly disappears, and small bubbles.
S: Slight smells of rice, corn, malt, floral, and some skunk.
T : It's like slightly bitter flavored water. A little rice taste, and a little grass, but that's about it.
M: Feels very watery. Smooth, and easily chug able.
O: It looks pretty, but would rather drink regular water or tea then this. Must find something else.

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Photo of nauxolo
2.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of artemh
2.21/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Moose90
2.06/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sampled last night on 3/16/15. Comes in a 330ml (11.2 ounce) heavy green bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a flute glass.

Brew pours a straw-yellow in color with a thin white cap. Some spotty lacing is seen when poured. Reminds be of a cheap US brew actually. The aroma is of sweet corn with a hint of rice with a slight 'skunky' smell which is typical for brews in green bottles. Pretty much is said for the taste also but is on the thin 'watered down' side. Lighter-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, it reminded me of a Bud product that is mass-produced for the folks that don't know what a good beer should taste like, BUT to each their own! It was drinkable but that was about it and nothing really special.

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Photo of Merticois
2.69/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bf_89
2.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.93/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Yanjing Beer from Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation
2.6 out of 5 based on 236 ratings.
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