Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[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.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2004 (Keg, King Arms, York, England) Average tasting lager from Samuel Smiths’ new brand name. Not as good as the D. Pils Strong Lager. Yellow colored lager pours with a thin head.
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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?
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 15, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the Cittie of York, London. Golden yellow with thin head. Light hop flavor and even less malt. Not very good beer.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
SilkTork (5297) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 Nov, 2003 Keg, Cittie of Yorke, London. Sweet, apple nose with a hint of malt. Some fizz, some dry chalkiness, with a sweetish finish. Mostly bad. [1.8]
Oct, 2005. Keg, Glasshouse Stores, Soho. Crisply but not excessively carbonated with an unexciting but inoffensive malt flavour and a faint hop presence. [2.0]
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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).