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


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RATINGS: 969   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2003
Just had the Maibock 3 days ago, this taste very similiar to me now. Dark in color, with a medium size head. Taste of carmel malt, fairly sweet, very little little hops. Ayinger must drink their coffee with lots of sugar, I swear taste sweet taste is much stronger than anything resembling coffee. Nice brew though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2003
Malty and a bit tangy. Caramel. Crisp and sweet hoppiness. Rye. Off-white foamy lacing head atop beautiful clear deep coppery red/brown. Medium thick watery body and medium carbonation. Nice and malty. Not too sweet. Nice nutty finish and after. Good balance of sweet malt and bitterness. An enjoyable dunkel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1485) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Full on molasses/raisin nose. Dark, slightly reddish color with thick,quickly diminishing light brown head. Light malty bitterness around middle dissipates quickly in swallow which is ringed with earthy overtones. Dunkel done right. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (2881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2003
Deep reddish brown. Foamy head is mostly diminishing but leaves a ring of lace around the top of the glass. Sweet malty aroma with hints of raisins, dough, and yeast. Round, creamy mouthfeel with mild but noticeable carbonation. Front is very lightly sour and somewhat sweet. Fruity malts come out in the middles along with some roast/smokey notes that linger into the mildly bitter finish. Subtle and superbly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Malty aroma.Dark brownish red appearance.Mild malty chocolate flavor.Mild hops at the finish.Balanced refreshing, complex chocolate flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Dark ruby color with a big beige head. Malt aroma. Flavor of malt, nuts and caramel. Slightly bitter and dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5643) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2003
Dark and bitter colormaltaromas topped of with a bit of bitterhop. Dark golden amber, big soapy head. Balanced towards the bitter. Tinkles on the tounge. A bit lightbodied. Fine sweet and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Nice head. Couldn't see the color in my earthenware stein. Earthy malt aroma. Nice malt taste with just a hint of hops at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 28, 2003
this was a real cool brew. This has characteristics of the clebrator in the malt presence. Aroma was that of mixed vegtables-palate was smooth with subtle spice notes. Probably the best dunkel i have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Poured a clear reddish amber with a beige head (good retention). Strong malt aroma with hints of toffee. Lots of malt in the flavor with a light sweetness. Carmelized toffee aftertaste with light hop bitterness. Dry, medium mouthfeel. Well balanced.

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