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Ayingerbrau Lager

Formerly brewed at Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Keg lager. Replaced in 2006 by 4.5% Alpine Lager.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
harrisoni (17337) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2005
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2003
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004
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).

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SilkTork (5557) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2003
Tap, Cittie of Yorke, London. Chemical tasting, metallic and foul. No aroma. What is the point?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 17, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 Really lager, but it has a nice fruit flavor at the back, it’s a little thick, and sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
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.

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