Yanjing 10º Beer | Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation

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Yanjing 10º BeerYanjing 10º Beer

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Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jnezda on 09-11-2009

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 19
Photo of beijingbrewer
2.78/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Had in Beijing.
600ml green bottle poured into a stein.
No born on date.

A- Clear golden-yellow; you can see right through it. Standard pour creates a two finger head that disappears quickly. Lots of carbonation.

S- Rice, wet hay. No real malt or hop aromas.

T- Better than the aroma. A hint of bready malt is joined by rice and then washes away by a watery, metallic center. Slight sweetness coats the tongue.

M- Thin, watery, highly carbonated.

This is the most common beer around Beijing and beer of choice for most locals. Great to wash down oily and salty Chinese dishes or the ubiquitous street-side lamb skewers.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.66/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Quanjude in Beijing, China.

A: Pours a crystal clear pale golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a little more than a half finger tall fizzy bright white head that quickly reduces to nothing. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Very mild aromas of malts with quite a bit of rice malt aroma as well. Nothing offensive and no hint of skunkiness which was surprising considering the green bottle.

T: Mild in flavor with some notes of malt sweetness and rice malts - slightly bitter but that does not linger.

M: Light bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink on a warm summer evening in Beijing. Refreshing and paired well with the roasted duck.

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Photo of Knapp85
1.75/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer was pretty generic overall. Pale Yellow, bitter flavor reminded me of skunky beer. Not sure which hops they use but I'm guessing they give the beer that flavor. The head stuck around for a little while which was nice. Other than that there wasn't too much else to say about it.

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Photo of cnozzy
2.73/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Have drunk tons of this beer for almost 14 years (28 yrs old now). It is definitely the beer I grew up with. It is cheap (3 RMB for 600ml, abt 40 US cents I think) and very common in Beijing. I have deep feelings for this beer. I will try to make an objective review of it.

Appearance: Pale golden color with nice white head, disappears quickly. No lacing.

Smell: A weak nose, just mild malt/rice aroma.

Taste: The taste is better than the smell. Flat at first, but followed by nice mild hop bitterness, the aftertaste is metallic.

Mouthfeel/Drink: Average body for the style, medium carbonation. Refreshing and simple.

p.s. (Yanjing 10º Beer is the update edition for the retired 11º Ordinary Beer.)

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Photo of jnezda
1.41/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This watery beer is available all over Beijing for very reasonable proices and has a taste and profile to match. Appearance is pale yellow, hint of gold with a white crown that fades in seconds. The head gives false hope of a decent beer at first pour and as you smell the plain, wheat with no complex smells you begin to realize what your getting into. The taste is flatter than most of the mass produced beers I am accustom too with its only redeeming quality being the carbonation is always present. This is the ultimate in session beers in that it has little flavor and could be swilled indiscriminately all evening with virtually no effect. I am not sure of the ABV but would approximate it around the 3% range. This is not a beer I would recommend if there are any other choices.

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Yanjing 10º Beer from Beijing Yanjing Beer Group Corporation
2.27 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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