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

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RATINGS: 964   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at McNellie’s OKC. Pours a deep reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. Good lacing that cascades down the glass. Smells of malt, caramel and toffee. Taste follows the nose, along with a bit of toasted grain. Medium mouth that’s very smooth. Quite a drinkable dunkel.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
16.9 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a clear, dark brown with ruby undertones. A medium sized tan head settles into a quarter inch thick with faint lacing. Smell is of dark roasted malt, mocha, caramel, toffee. Taste is heavy on roasted malt up front with notes of toffee and chocolate in the middle and then finishing with mocha and a faint amount of hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and creamy. Overall, a great dunkel, Ayinger never disappoints.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (807) - HONG KONG - JUL 20, 2014


500 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Clear deep amber brown colour; One finger head and light-beige foam which lasts for 1 minute; Very good sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Sweet roasted dark malt, with very fragrant strong caramel, light sticky toffee, sugar, light cream, light coffee, and faint lemony grass hops.

Taste: Close to light sweet dark malt, with pretty strong roastyness, light nuts, strong caramel, shades of toffee, very light black coffee, light dark chocolate, molasses notes, Cola, light lemon, bitter hops and very sharp grass.

Body: Light. Thin and slightly slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Dark malt in light body with strong roastyness, but nuttiness is light. Fairly low sweetness, molasses is only notes. Light touch but notable toffee, black coffee and chocolate. Pretty reserved in the malt but hoppy and confident. Yes!

Hoppiness: Faint lemon and grass nose. Expressive lemon and sharp grass in taste. Moderate bitterness to macth the dark roastyness for a quite astringent and malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry; Roasty and light bitter to mouth.

Comments: This is pretty much my ideal Dunkel should taste like - potent roasty dark malt, nice caramel nose, very low sweetness, driven by good bitter hoppiness and good light touch of coffee, caramel and toffee palate. As a Dunkel, this seems reserved but in a nice way. Smart and very relaxing, I’m glad I picked this for the evening. : )

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BadAprilia1000 (260) - 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 (115) - 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 (507) - 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 (33) - 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 (649) - 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 (2456) - 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.


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