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

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RATINGS: 983   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2003
Slightly bitter aroma, for a relatevely 'weak' beer, has a hint of alcohol smell. Nice deep brown and copper colour, lacy head. The taste is slightly sweet with a buttery smooth aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2326) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2003
Clear dark red-brown colour, light brown head. Aroma is malty, caramel. Flavour has some burnt caramel and chocolate, malts. Finishes bitter and slightly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Nice copper color with a medium white head. The aroma and flavor had some nice malty, caramel, lightly hoppy tones. Bubbly feel. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Copper body w/a very light beige head. Very roast aroma compared to other aromas, lightly caramel and lots of munich malt. Very clean w/ no hop or fruitiness. Roast flavor very apparent as is the Munihch malt; Very clean and dry finish and lightly roasty aftertaste w/ none of the plummy flavors touted by the commercial description. But who knows how long this has been on the shelf, although it's not oxidized. Mouthfeel is appropriate to German lagers, very medium/light bodied and dry M/F, but not astringent. Moderate carbonation. Nice quaffer when fresh, but not so much if aged. I'd like to have this on tap or in a very fresh bottle to rate like it should be rated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorlin (664) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 23, 2003
What a very good beer! Looks great, with a deep reddish brown colour and a nice lasting head. Aroma is nice and roasty, but with some vanlla-y tones to set it off. Flavour is great and the feel of the not-too-bitter, yet still dry, beer makes it a welcome change to the boring beers at my local liquor store. Very impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
Dark copper colour with a moderate off-white head that quickly recedes but leaves some nice lace behind. Sweet aroma of caramel and roasted malt. Very nice body - full and slightly creamy, but still crisp. Sweet flavour of malt and rummed raisins with a bit of smokiness, and a dry & slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
Dark amber colour with verry little off white head. Beautiful aromas of roasted malt and caramel. Medium body with a fair bit of sweetness. A good beer but I expected more from Ayinger

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2003
Dark amber w/ big tan head. Toasted malt aroma w/ caramel & herbs. Medium-full bodied. Rich malty flavour w/ toast, bread, caramel, toffee, coffee, & raisins, a slight oak-ish sourness, and very bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2003
It actualy surprised me to find this where I live. My town often gets boring with its selections since I've already had everything they have to offer. I rarely get a chance to be surprised. Has a dustiness in the aroma that was very appealing. Rich amber colour with large head that ended up on my table. My nose could actually taste a bitter with this however the actual taste wasn't that bitter at all. Well balanced and smooth. However I don't find it that complex. A treat for where I live.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4589) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2003 (5oo ml Bottle) Such a pleasure to see this in the liquor board - I was mighty bored of the selection. Pours an almonde head and a deep mahogany-red body. Nutty Aroma with strong malt and smoke. Fairly smoky beer with nice hops and bitterness. Weak finish. Smooth but lacks complexity; very good though.


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