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

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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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2005 Bottle
Ruby dark-brown color with creamy off-white head. Light roasted aroma. Typical (delicious) dunkel taste: smokey roasted malt. Finish is short but pleasant. Another excellent beer from Ayinger. (6/5/8/5/16 4.0)
Re-rated, bottled (BB 03/2005)
Chesnut brown, good creamy off-white head. Strong nose with barley, rye bread and redcurrant juice (similar to Silly Saison!). Balanced, roasted malty dunkel. (6/4/7/4/14 3.5)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2004
This is one of my favorite Ayingers. Deep brown color with a frothy thick head. Malt that is front to back in the aroma, repeats in the flavor. Just enough sweetness, but doesn't over do it. Worth seeking out as it's a real fine Dunkel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 One of my Wife’s favorite beers and one that I have enjoyed sharing with her on a number of occasions. ......Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer poured a rich, deep mahogany color with a huge, slowly dissipating foamy tan head that left good lacing. Faint aroma that was moderately malty, bready and had a touch of molasses. The flavor was strong with toasted malt flavors, bread and hints of caramel and molasses. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Deep red color with a puffy white head. Sweet malty, plum aroma with hints of chocolate. Sweet almost cherry flavor. Balanced very well. Medium bodied. Flavor is very refreshing, almost dangerous. A little hop bitterness in the finish. Very, very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Beer pours attractive copper color with a big fluffy tan head that is fully retained. Aroma is dopplebockish. Malt aroma with caramel. Flavor is excellent. Flavor is sweet malt with roasted nuts and caramel. I only wish I could get this locally. This is a top notch lager.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2004
malty caramel aroma with some fruity undertones. Dark copper color with a off white head. I like the way this beer tastes. There is a nutty taste, caramel hints, and a malty after taste(very nice). Starts off very smooth malty palate and then yeilds a hoppy finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Brownish pour with a foamy white head. Some lacing. Roast malts, some caramel, like the description says, just a hint of plum hiding about in there. Malt stands out the most in the flavors, followed by a mellow blend of bitter hops, and a bit of the coffee-ish mentioned. The caramel is there, but not in any significant amounts. Full bodied, malty palate, finishing with a hoppy bitterness. Good dunkel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Very nice creamy head which leaves some nice lacing. Dusty, bready malt aroma. Excellent deep reddish/brown in color. Flavor is mostly roasted malts with a hint of coffee and some hops. A well balanced beer. Nice bitter finish from the hops. A very good dunkel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 (Bottled) Very beautiful deep, dark red color with a foamy, diminishing and lacy head. Malty, sweet and nutty aroma. Roasted malt, caramel and coffee are present in the sweetish flavor. Smooth and creamy, medium-bodied palate with bitter and dry finish, and balanced carbonation. A throughly enjoyable, full and filling brew, that would easily take in 2% more ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Sweet monkey... Pours a rich and dark brown, but not black. Solid malt aroma and taste. A little thin on the body. Still, a beer that screams Bavaria and Munich. Does Ayinger make bad beer?


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