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

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RATINGS: 1033   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6198) - 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 (697) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - - JUL 8, 2004
500 ml brown European bottle. No freshness date seen, but it has a set of cryptic notches in the front label, at the bottom. Poured out a deep mahogany color, almost a dark caramel of sorts. Aromas are of coffee, toffee, slightly roasted malts, yeast, and caramel. It has a decent, but short lived tan colored head to it. It slid back to a generous lacing down the sides of my wheat beer glass. Tastes are of roasted malts, espresso notes, sweet caramel, and some English toffee. Medium mouthfeel coats the tongue well, but it’s not sweet or cloying. Some alcohol notes in the middle, leading me to believe it’s in the 6% ABV range. Dry finish to this beer, with little or no hops presence. Slightly bitter from the malts, not the hops. A really well made dunkel, in my opinion.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2004
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 Pours a cloudy dark brown color, slightly reddish with an ivory head. Aroma had a faint spice to it with a malty character as the focus. Taste started sweet and malty with almost a mollasses teaser near the front and ended with a strong bitterness. There was a slight fruitiness to the taste and the spice came through only faintly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Bottle. I really think that this is supposed to be an altbier. Medium off-white head. Brown, slightly red see through color. Aroma is slightly malty--little nutty even. Flavor is light roasty, light in palate, crisp, and tasty. Has a decent bitter finish, and a dry mouth feel. Better than I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (660) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2004
pour was dark brown with a solid beige head that was slow to disapate. When it did finaly leave it left thick chunks of lace in its wake. aroma was toasty, roasty, malty Medium in body, with some nice burnt coffee flavors, but a kind of sharp edge. like the carbonation was made of ground up glass. some dark dried fruit was noted in the finish (raisin, prune?) along with some weak coffee, maybe some caramelized sugar.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Dark and rich colored...but with a thin body. Roasted flavor. Easy finish and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a big beige head. Sweet malt aroma with some earthy spiciness. Slight roastiness in flavor a sweet caramel backing and a not-quite-citrus flavor in the background. Clean and crisp. Easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Has a quite strong brown sugar flavor that is not too sweet. Hint of wheat in the flavor as well.


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