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
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21
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Photo of MFMB
2.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

My favorite beer to throw back while eating a hot pot

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Photo of jmdrpi
2.49/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

330 ml green bottle, no date

pale yellow color, not much head. white and foamy. little aroma - a bit of cooked corn. taste has a bit of vegetable flavor. no hop flavor at all. thin body and feel. fizzy. no better than lower quality American AAL's.

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Photo of DaveBar
2.44/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.20 for a 500ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that stays over 1min. Light gold like a Bud

S- Not much at all. Just like a Bud

T- Pretty pedestrian. Not a lick of hops. Has a decent malt backbone. A bit better than Bud

M- Fairly good. Has a nice little creamy level to it that is refreshing

O- Pretty good but only a touch better than a Bud.

Food Pairing

This beer is worth a bit more on the foodie scale..... This beer went well with..... BBQ hot dogs. Good quality hot dogs BBQ'd until the ends split then on a bun plain and juicy

Enjoy

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Photo of hayesjw
3.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of BobbyBraggot
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Pours golden. Decent hop aroma. Taste is crisp and clean with a decent hop bitterness. Some Saki notes from the rice, but it's not bad actually. I wouldn't search for it, but it's better than most of the adjunct lagers out there.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

Experienced in : Hong Kong
Appealing to me : - - -
Less appealing to me : taste, dull appearance

I will not drink this beer unless there are no other choices.

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Photo of Iamhook
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of R_Kole
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of spycow
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.12/5  rDev +20%

Herrow everybawdee!

Ok, I'll stop.

Serving style : Singles cooler, green glass bottle, 11.2 oz, poured for appearance. You guys better love me for this - I'm drinking Chinese beer for crying out loud.

Appearance (3.25) : Fluffy, malty head about 3 fingers high, descending like the Great Wall of China. Leaves very faint and short gasps of lacing that disappear into nothing as soon as it hangs for 3 seconds. Body is piss yellow (that's the most accurate way I can describe this). A small shelf of lacing is left on the top of the beer.

Smell (3.25) : Whoa. Cooked rice in a steamer. Behind that, some adjunct-y corn and wheat, and some faint planty hop.

Taste (3) : Somewhat medicinal, like paint or rubber cement. Beyond that, it's rice and corn adjunct, perhaps a little similar to Rolling Rock, but a little thinner and not as enjoyable. Dry finish. Taste is better out of the bottle vs the glass.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Actually not bad for the style. Carbonated and lively, ending crisp and dry.

Overall (3.12) : At $1.50 for this beer it was rip-off city. I can't see anyone actually drinking this on a regular basis outside of China, but I suppose if you're there it's probably better than most things you'll find. A good take on an American Adjunct Lager, if a bit rice-y, but a poor beer overall.

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Photo of probert
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of Bierleichen
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of dang42189
3.28/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of McGrumpster
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Definitely an adjunct, but, being a sake lover, the rice notes in this are so rewarding. It was over 90 degrees F here today and I had one that was ice cold, was so refereshing, like a lightly carbonated sake mix, "shandy" almost lol. Not a staple but would definitely give another go under the same circumstances

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2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bird_soul
1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

Photo of GoHabsGo
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of xhuang61
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of wdf210
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of KAF
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of smithj4
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of patre_tim
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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