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Ayingerbrau Prinz Strong Lager

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


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Filtered, pasteurised and kegged. Regular.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
Like the D. Pils, but sharper and less alcoholic. Slightly lower in quality but still better than the big-brewery lagers of this world. Retired I think?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
A Mes rate: If I hadn’t had this purchased for me and therefore not wanting to appear ungrateful, it would have remained unfinished. No different to all the other pale Ayingers I have tried. A cheap option next to Stella for the city gents who don’t know any better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 17, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 A little bit stronger than the normal lager beer, but it has a fruit aroma and a sweet flavor too, althought lower.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004
The next substandard Sam Smiths product on the concluding leg of the RB London Christmas pub crawl. A Germanic name does not make a good lager, and this is certainly not a good lager. As the ABV is not given on the pump, it’s not clear how this differs in strength from the Ayingerbrau D Pils Strong Lager, but it’s marginally worse. Malty aroma, with a nasty sulphuric edge. Dry, malty flavour devoid of interest. Pretty poor. Keg at the Brewery Tap (that is, the old Courage Brewery tap, not Sam Smiths brewery tap).

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
Gold with a white lasting head. No aroma. Sweet bland flavour. Slightly metallic. Crap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
Keg at the "World’s Funniest Pub", The Anchor Tap, Tower Bridge, London..
Much like the other Sam Smiths ’ German Style’ beers, poor quality lager. Like the others it benefits from being rather bland, because what little flavour there is is unpleasent, some sharpness.
Sampled on the Ratebeer London Meetup & Pub Crawl, December 2004. With Silktork, Chris_o, & Kook.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
[Draught] Golden coloured. A nice brew with some hops and apples in the aroma. Hoppy flavour with a bitter finish. A rather well crafted lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Draught at the Cittie of York, London. Golden yellow with thin head. Light hop flavor and even less malt. Not very good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
Draught, at the Cittie of Yorke, London.
Golden body with a light, very thin head. Apple aroma (SilkTork) with decent dryness and bitterness. With imagination it reminds me of Asahi Super Dry, just not as clear or crisp.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2003
Thin, sweet and totally fogettable, some apples in there, with a shot of alcohol at the end, crappy stuff.

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