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

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RATINGS: 977   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Deep amberwith a tight creamy head, chocolate overtones,slightly sweet, surprisingly light

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Pours nicely with a large foamy head, nice bubbles, and a little bit of lacing on the glass. Has a pleasant clean smell that neither attracts nor repels. First taste I notice a little bitterness in the back of the throat that blossoms into something else, kind of complex. Second taste has a sharper bite to it, don't like that too much. I can definately taste a coffee flavor, but something more like espresso with more of a kick to it. Not too bad. Overall, I don't think I like this beer all that much, but I haven't had much like it before!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1500) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
color is deep brown, thin tan head. aroma is malty as hell, slightly nutty with slight alcohol. Flavor is medium-bodied, with chocolate and dark fruits, and a little leather. Hops are not apparent to my tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Bought in the typical Ayinger brown tapered pint bottle. Nice enough looking dunkel poured in the glass chesnut brown with a nice large foamy white head..leaves great lacing. Nice malty aroma.. milky , chocolaty..some hop aroma in back. Taste is very sweet to begin with then darker ,bitterer tastes take hold..hop aftertaste..good but to "fizzy" I did not enjoy the mouthfeel of this beer..its too carbonated. apart from the carbonation level..this is a nice drinkable dunkel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skaughty (645) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Strong, but medicinal aroma. Poured a fine medium brown with red hues. There is too much roastiness to the flavor to be appealing. This beer has all the shortcomings of a lager (thing and fizzy) and seems to overcome it by dropping a dusky chocolate malt on top. This is like a bottle of oil and vinegar to me...it just doesn't mix.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
Dark brown with an extremely firm, tightly bubbled tan head. Aromas of dark, smokey malt. Flavours of medium roast coffee and ripe tree fruit. Extremely well balanced with a pleasing, buttery mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12815) - 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 (3156) - 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 (4971) - 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.


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