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


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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (414) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Has a quite strong brown sugar flavor that is not too sweet. Hint of wheat in the flavor as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (513) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Bottled. Poured a reddish-brown with little head to speak of. This had way more wheat than most Dunkels, and had a very smooth finish. A little disappointing, but not bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Union (22) - Horse Shoe, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Alright, Alright. This is some rough shit. First taste is a killer, never mind the second. I personally feel that I could have went my entire life without having dealt with this. You know? This probably wouldn’t have been as bad if it had came in something smaller than a 1 pint bottle. Like every other Dunkel I’ve ever had: Avoid, Throw away, discard, do not buy... ever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Tastes so good but I’d like just a little more body. More body would almost be a double bock though. Great example of the balance that can be struck between sweet kilned malts and noble hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of hay and flavor of rich caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6016) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is very fruity. I can smell the plums. A slight coffee smell as well. Pours a very dark reddish-brown with a small head. Minimal lacing. Taste is weaker than expected based on smell. Malty flavor with some hints of coffee and chocolate. Aroma, appearance, and palate are all great but the flavor is a bit lacking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Dark Red colored with chocolate and coffee flavoring. Would be a very good winter weather beer because of its toasty effect it gives you while drinking. Good Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 Yowza. Tried this side-by-side with a brown ale and the profile similarities were striking. This was the better of the two, with a deeper more rounded palette of flavors. The malt was overstated in a strong tea/weak coffee beginning, leading to a chestnut-like nutty sweetness in the middle that followed to a clear crystal malt finish. This was, for my taste, too sweet and almost chocolately. I would have preferred a drier, more toasted flavor. But this was still pretty good. Also, silky smooth mouthfeel. THANK YOU to WUNDERBIER for the cool trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2004
A deep dark color on this one. A very samll head too. A hint of coffee taste with a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2004
#2 of my 3 bottle ayinger spree tonight. this one pours kind of dark, looks more like a dark iced tea. small head that goes away. smells malty. has a mild coffee flavor, with a sweet fruity aftertaste. this is really good. much better than the one i just drank.

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