harrisoni (15665) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2005
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap at The Champion, London Xmas Pub Crawl. Pale gold with thin white head. No aroma to speak of, dead malts in the mouth and a bit of zing on the end. Instantly forgettable
bu11zeye (12364) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2004 (Keg, King Arms, York, England) An average tasting lager from Samuel Smiths’ new brand name. Amber colored lager pours with a thin head.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg Handpump at the Boot Inn, Chester 17/04/2004
Golden coloured and crisp with some sour fruit flavour. Slightly dry lasting malt hop finish.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
As we continue to plumb the depths of the Sam Smiths lager portfolio at the end of the RB London Christmas pub crawl, we move on to the "standard" Ayingerbrau. Much like any other mass produced UK keg lager really, but it does have more alcohol than the likes of Carling. There is virtually no aroma whatsoever which, in this context, is an improvement on the other Sam Smiths lagers. There’s even a touch of grassy hop in the flavour, but that’s soon enveloped by a metallic tang, which persists long after the swallow. Poor, thin, stuff. Keg at the Brewery Tap (that is, the old Courage Brewery tap, not Sam Smiths brewery tap).
ManVsBeer (6265) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2014 Keg @ Duke of Argyll, Soho in mid-2000’s. Sweet tasting lager that is deceptively strong, although has a giveaway sign of a strong body.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2003
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Didn't really think of KB when i tried it, but now that you mention it Spiesy, you're probably not far off. They're both pale gold in colour. Both metallic and astringent, dishwashy concoctions. Both are shit.
SilkTork (5434) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap, Cittie of Yorke, London. Chemical tasting, metallic and foul. No aroma. What is the point?
DanielBrown (4166) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cittie of Yorke, Holborn, London. Standard lager colour, with no aroma. Warm, fruity taste, with some honey. No change or development in the mouth whilst drinking. Also no aftertaste. It's alright I suppose.
Nekronos (3843) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Really lager, but it has a nice fruit flavor at the back, it’s a little thick, and sweet.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught, at the Cittie of Yorke, London.
Thin, anaemic looking, golden body with a really thin ringlet for a head. Tastes like Aussie KB for those that have had the privilege. Metallic bitterness, void, then sharp and dry.