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

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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Cream-colored head, dissolves quickly. Malt background prominent. Toffeeish sweetness, quick, but pleasing finish.Nutty flavors, coppery, metallic, even. Very little hoppiness, clean, simple. Dark lager isn’t one of my favorite styles, but this has to be one the best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Lightly roasty aroma with hints of nuts and a light fruitiness. Malty with some heavy toasty flavors, not quite roasted though. Light fruits and some nutty qualities. Finishes dry and earthy with a light coffee and hazlenut flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
Great mouthfeel. Beautiful dark brown beer with a tan head. Dark well roasted malts, good bitterness, from the roasting more than from hops, sweet almost wheat beer spicey fruitiness and rounded mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is very malty and sweet. Tastes kind of watery with a good malt flavor. Has many flavors similar to the dopplebock, but quite toned down. It finishes with a fruity hop taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2613) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Bottle. A chestnut brown color with a light brown head. Smoked malts, wood, and an earthy aroma with a light lager palate and a tofee caramel flavor. A fine dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
thin amber scent. light brownish red colour. taste of some sort of berry fruit. on tap in munich

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2004
A very smooth and quenching dunkel beer. A bit on the sweet side, has a molasses-like malt presence with some notes of tea. There is some nice roasted dryness in the finish to help lend some balance. I could polish off a few of these no problem!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 <b>Rerate</b> Came away a little less impressed this time around - brown bread flavor not as prevalent and the pour was pretty lifeless. <i>Original 3.9[/] Dark brown pour with a generous, frothy, mocha colored head - thick lacing. Sweet, malty aroma of baked brown bread, wort and dates. Kind of like if they were to make an Ayinger Celebrator "Lite". Very good mouthfeel for a lager, just the right thickness. Flavor has some hints of caramel along with the dates and slight chocolate. Overall, an excellent Dunkel - probably the best I’ve had of this style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2004
My second Dunkel. Pours a deep, nutty brown with a good size beige head. Kinda weak malty, spicy aroma. Medium bodied. Great lightly roasted, malty, crisp flavor. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (701) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2004
A very good dunkel. Very smooth and well-balanced between the superb malt choices and the light, yet zesty, hops. I would love to try this brew with a hearty roasted turkey dinner.


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