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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel

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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Aying, Germany

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common

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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark chocolate in color, you can see a wonderful reflection if you hold it up to the light. It is round and soft with the warm, sweet aroma of freshly roasted malted barley. A satisfying, malty taste, with coffee-ish tones and a hint of plummy fruitiness in the finish. Complex and beautifully balanced.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BadAprilia1000 (239) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a nice dark reddish brown with a thick head that hangs around. Aroma is huge malt, almost molasses, some caramel, very roasty, and a sweet plum finish. Taste is rich roasty malt, thick molasses, caramel, almost a coffee roast note that is slightly bitter, and a much weaker plum finish than the aroma. Texture is smooth and creamy yet light and drinkable. Fantastic beer, should have grabbed more than one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bosta (110) - SLOVENIA - JUL 11, 2014
0,5l bottle. Pours amber color with biege head. Sweet aroma of plums and porto wine. Sweet taste A bit watery taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Dark caramel brown color. Aroma is roasted grain. Taste is sweet, dark roasted malt, a tiny bit of bitterness and a tiny bit of sourness. I’m not a fan of the style, but it’s drinkable and good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RaduLuchian (39) - München, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2014
Really interesting style for a dunkel, never had one so refreshing before. It’s not as bittery you would expect, has good carbonation and a very smooth finish. Poured a dark clear redish-brown with surprisingly small head. Would definitely recommend!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiamiBarman (26) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Well this is one hell of a beer! Of course everything I’ve had from this brewery is top-notch so I’m not surprised. This one has a very long-lasting creamy, almost tan head that forms lacing on the glass. The color is a slightly light chocolate brown and the aroma reminds me of caramel and a little bit of pumpernickel bagels. At taste, not very bitter at all, goes down sublimely smooth with an average finish that doesn’t stay with you for long, which makes you take another sip rather quickly. What I do notice is the exquisitely perfect amount of carbonation. An absolutely beautiful beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (535) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On top there is a thin creamy off white colored head. It fades down to just a very thin wispy covering that leaves some nice lace rings on the glass as I drink. Its body is a deep brownish amber or caramel color. It has a good transparent appearance and light amber highlights. The aroma has a light sweet caramel or toffee malt character. The flavor has a deep buttery sweet malt with hints of sweet candy, caramel and chocolate. Hop flavor is very mild and offers very little balance. It finishes smooth and sweet with a smooth slick texture. It has a medium body and light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown beer with a quite small off white head on top. Aroma is nutty, earthy and malty. Flavor is medium sweet, big malty caramel base. Rather bland, easy drinking with soft carbonation. Medium short, light sweet finish. I’d expected better from this brewery actually.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (667) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Dark orange brown pour. Strong tan head. Mild roast and grape aroma, metal, cough drops. Tastes of coffee, soy sauce, slight earth, wood, licorice. some sour milk on the end. Palate of a porter. Dry & full light carb.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (212) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear red brown colour with a medium, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel and a hint of plum. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel and a dry plummy finish. Medium body with a creamy, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice and well balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (270) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle pours reddish-coffee color with a tan, persistent head. This is worth the more money than, say, a Spaten. Everything I expect from a good Munich Dunkel: Malty, roasty, chocolaty aroma and palate. Overall, everything you’re looking for in the style.


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