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

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RATINGS: 1088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.
12.8 Plato


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Cranberry brown pour. Lots of fresh cherry juice in the aroma and body. The body is a bit thin, but filled with notes of chocolate, vanilla, roasted beans and more fruit. Finishes watery. Good, but I want more of everything to make this great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2005
(500 ml bottle) Clear medium brown, soft pillowy biscuit head. Nose of sweet maltiness, hay, brown sugar, caramel. Good lacing. Silky mouthfeel. Tastes of fine malty sweetness, some smokiness. Mildly bitter finish. Great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2006

From the bottle Froths up into a big tan head in the stein; the aroma is molassas and plum, with a bit of leather and yeast and humus. As the beer warms, it takes on a strong,unmistakable, and curious if not as unpleasant-as-it-might-sound scent of agar. The flavor is not as sweet as I’d expected, with smoky malt, bittersweet burnt sugar, hints of peat and corkboard. Despite adequate carbonation, the mouthfeel is a bit thin and round rather than crisp; the finish provides a bit of smoke-and-hops bitterness.

This is a reasonably good beer, but not a standout like Ayinger’s Celebrator.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2005
500 mL brown bottle served at Osteria del Stato restaurant, Chicago, IL. Clear dark brown ale having a long-lasting creamy off-white head with good lacing. Spicy sweet malt aroma. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied that starts with light sweet malt, spice and caramel flavors. Finishes with light sweet malt aftertaste. No discernable bitterness. Went well with my roast chicken lunch. This is a very good drinkable malty session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Appears copper with aubunr trim. Even layer of head across the glass. Aroma is alt caramel, and malt grain. Texture is pure and refined and is easily drunk. The malt has a very light sweet taste with mre flavor siding towards caramel most of all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2005
Bottled. Chocolat malts and caramel aroma. Brown color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, dark caramel flavor, light bitter, chocolat in the finish, light herbal, light nutty. Medium body and light dry in the finish. Like a lighter version of the Celebrator.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Poured with a thick, lasting head and a deep coffee color. Tasted of molasses and as the description said, plums. The beer was highly enjoyable, and finished without a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Dark amber in color with a small off-white head. Slightly bitter, could be a little maltier. Thick mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
Bottle (500ml). Poured glowing clear deep mahogany with a small off-white head. It’s a mild nose, but there’s peaty malt, some darker fruits, a bit raisiny. Taste is syrupy dark fruits and roast malt, there’s a bit of chocolate and plum in there, again a slight earthiness, but this finishes like a dry white wine, not as long or malty a finish as other dunkels I’ve had. Very pleasant, I’d drink it again.


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