/ Doug's Beer Republic /
Review: Yanjing Beerr
Posted: 28 March 2015
The Beijing Yanjing Brewery was only founded in 1980. Yanjing would be classified as American adjunct lager, a watery type of brew made with fillers. Don't drink Yanjing Beer expecting the next revolution.
Avg price/liter: USD 4.00
ABV %: 4.5
Chinese culture dates back
more than 10,000 years. China's Yanjing Beer doesn't. The
Beijing Yanjing Brewery was only founded in 1980.
If you want to call this a
style, Yanjing would be classified as American adjunct
lager. What does that mean? In unadorned English, that
translates as a watery type of brew made with fillers.
Here, that filler is rice.
On some bottle labels, sold
in China, Yanjing is billed as the official state beer of
China. I don't know if that's something I'd be
bragging about. An official state beer sounds like
some Communist stooge is appointed head of the brewery.
Yanjing Beer is just another
in too long a line of pale watery type lagers. Call
this the less famous version of Tsingtao. Either would
do just as well over a feast of spring rolls and fried rice.
It's not of the quality that you'd seek it out for long
drinking sessions with the guys, not unless the beer was
Don't drink Yanjing Beer expecting the next revolution.