Yanjing Beer | Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation

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Yanjing BeerYanjing Beer

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Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 11-20-2001

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Reviews: 131 | Ratings: 235
Photo of Dogbrick
1.68/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had a bottle of this at 9 Dragons in "China" at Epcot. While it was nice that you could find something other than Tsingtao, this was no better. Pours a sickly yellow with a thin white head. Aroma was not skunked which is a plus, but didn't exactly have any pleasant aromas either. Thin bodied and lightly hopped. Apparently Chinese rice tastes about the same in beer as American rice.

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

Crystal-clear medium golden color with a large white head and lots of surging carbonation, resembles a macro lager. The nose is quite skunky, not surprising in view of the clear glass bottle. Cooked vegetable and hop notes were also present. Taste begins with slightly sweet malts, followed by some grain flavors and washed-out hops. Finish is a bit dry. Nothing memorable about this one.

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Photo of Morris729
2.53/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear pale golden color with a thin white head that fades into a trace amount of lace. Nose is faint notes of malt and cooked corn. Taste is rather bland with some sweet malt up front followed by some over processed grain flavors. Very light and crisp. Is this China’s version of Budweiser? I don’t think I’ll be buying this again.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
2.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am running short of new things to try at our local Draught Emporium - The Flying Saucer. So I gave this new one a shot. I was sorely disappointed. Barely any flavor or aroma here. nothing to tickle the palate. This one actually reminds of Budweiser. Only it is not quite that bad. At least it has a little more flavor. Other than that I felt like I had wasted my money. This is the worst Asian beer I have ever had. If you are a die hard beer fan and want to taste as many beers as one can in a lifetime then of course drink it. But otherwise – save your money.

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

The beer after dispensing from the 12 ounce clear bottle sets in the glass the prototypical lager clear gold with a moderate sized bright white head that is frothy in texture and as it evaporates the lace forms a thin slip to cover the glass. Nose is the archetypal sweet malt, fresh and clean with a sweet malt start that has a fair to middling malt presence, the top skinny in feel. Finish is modest in acidity and the hops apropos to the style, dry and lingering aftertaste, drinkable I guess, but not something I would drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of John
3.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The local beer in Beijing and a surprisingly flavorful brew. Excellent for washing down spicy Sichuan hot pot! It was cold and fresh and enjoyed in a local Beijing eatery. Very basic light lager profile. A typical Asian adaptation of the German lager/pilsner. Not bad, but nothing exciting. It did fine in a pinch.

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Yanjing Beer from Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation
2.6 out of 5 based on 235 ratings.
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