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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Not outstanding, less flavorful than an excellent dunkel should be. Subtle. Not overpowering in the slightest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Dry, chalky malty aroma. Very grainy taste with overtones of maple syrup and slight coffee. Very nice, but I don’t know if I’d call it complex, really, just a nice, well above average dunkel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2002
What can i say but Whoaaaaaaaa thats good nice dark color malty nose with flavor of malt and coffee with some very lite fruit tones in it hard to describe what kind though decent finish that leaves you wanting another.definately have to hide from friends

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2002
not the best choice to consume after a couple winter ales, i’m about malted out. this one has some additional depth tho, and perfumy richness to it. a chestnut amber presentation rather than the tootsie-roll brown typical of many dunkels. a lax head still sheets and undulates in pretty riverine wisps and oxbows. decent nose has well-worn leathery, earthy scotch peat and coffee tones. to visualize the fragrance in my mind, i pictured an ancient pillar of rotting pine trunk in a forest glade: sappy, lightning struck and bejeweled with mosses and flowers. then i pictured our office secretary naked, which really has nothing to do with any beer. like her, tho, this beer has a silky smooth body and light sweetness. and strangely i feel myself wanting more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - DEC 14, 2002
I wasnt impressed with this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Dark brown, malty aroma, decent head, fairly decent roasted chocolatey flavor, light bodied, kinda watery, not much of a finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Very rich malt character some definite barly notes all around. I really like the mouthfeel. To be honest, I find this beer almost too drinkable. Esch sip makes me want to keep drinking without pause. Very well balanced and full of complexity. A good offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2002
malty/buttery/yeasty aroma and flavor and a real crisp feel

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2002
Has a brownish/dark amber colour. Pretty head. Aroma is chocolate, malts. Flavour is coffeeish, malts and loads of chocolate. Has a strong bitter finish. This beer is worth more than one revisit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Red-amber hued with big puff head, this dunkel was excellent for the style. Chocolate dunkel malt/barley aroma with some possible nuttiness. The flavor was chocolate with some alcohol apparent and a significant streak of caramel. A fine brew.


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