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


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RATINGS: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Pours red with tan head. Very sweet malty aroma. Flavors very interesting and complex. Took a few sips for my palate to adjust since I was just drinking ayinger ur-weisse, a very different brew. Big nutty flavor, quite dry considering the sweet aroma. Not what I was expecting. Leaves a strange aftertaste in my mouth that reminds me of blood. Not appealing. I hope they haven’t had any accidents in their brewery lately... Tried it again chilled quite cold. The bloody flaw no longer comes out. Thick smooth body. Still nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3889) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Bottle - 500ml. Superb dark ruby body topped with a thick and lasting off-white frothy head. Lovely and complex malty aroma with brown sugar, toffee, nutty, flowery, plummy and toasty notes that reminds some barley wines. Taste is well balanced but is less complex than the aroma. Texture is very mild, and the mouthfeel ends with a fairly long hoppy finish. This is an excellent Dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Bottle. Clear and red with a big head. Leaves an ok lace. Not much aroma. Mild coffee, chocolate and mustiness. Very crisp taste. Starts very fizzy, almost seltzery. Roasted malts, chocolate, a little nutty and little woody. Finishes somewhat dry and hoppy. Towards the end of the glass, it loses the maltiness and just gets fizzy. Throughout the glass, there’s overtones of something faint that I can’t quite put my finger on ... light fruit, banana, maybe. Overall, it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2005
Nice dark red color, little beige head. rich malty and caramel aroma, hints of nuts come up too with mild chocolate, smooth and rich aroma indeed. Chocolate stronger in flavor with malty caramel, ends with mildly dry mouthfeel. Roasted chocolate lasts in aftertaste. Could be fuller, still nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
Strong plum fruitiness in the toasty and sweet malty aroma. Clear brown body is topped by a creamy cover of light tan head. Fairly sweet and toasty with notes of bread, plums, chocolate and toffee. Gentle bitterness in the somewhat dry finish. Very clean and malty. Medium body with lucious, soft, creamy, texture that slides easily across the tongue with a gentle effervescence. Excellent! Bottle (Winooski Beverage Warehouse - Nov. 2004).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Dark colored, nice aromas. The taste was fine, but nothing really stood out about it. Seemed somewhat weak and watered down. Dunkel is one of my favorite styles, but this beer didnt stand out. Not very much complexity, was hoping for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
Spice in dough aroma. Very smooth and creamy, high quality ingredients. Nice easy drink for lunch, a pint is a good serving measure. Sugar in there for fizz and sweetness. Touch of roast. Hops for some bitterness. Had a tap freshness to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Golden, reddish-brown. Lively fizz with a moderate off-white, bubbly head. Smells of rich caramel, toffee, coffee and chocolate malt. First impression is nice and light, refreshing but well rounded. Seems a little thin and it loses complexity as I work my way down my boot glass. A decent beer, but pretty unimpressive. I was hoping for a more noteworthy experience from this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2005
500ml bottle. Tasted in a 20oz lager glass. 47°. Pours dark red, almost brown. 1/2" of white head that leaves quickly. Aroma is all malt, sweet and nutty. Taste is sweetish malt, with some nuttiness, woodiness, and hints of coffee and fruit. The finish is of roasted malt. The mouthfeel is pretty good for this type of beer. I would love to drink this out of a huge stein in a German beer hall so that I could connect with my German roots. This is good, but probably not a beer style that I would generally drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2005 Bottled, standard Euro-1/2liter, thanks Sammy. hard pour reveals a lovely ruby red dark lager complete with fluffy mocha cap and beautiful lacing. Well carbonated. Smells of burt treacle over ripe fruit. Front end is dominated with huge chewy malts wonderful decernment of coffee and sweet roasty bready malts...dried fruit notes like dates..finish is prolonged where the toasty sweety malt and dried fruit tastes converge into a coffee and toasted raisin bread flavor which slowly dries under the influence of the herbal-woodsy hops catching up on the palate in this malt pronounced, hop attenuated dunkel. This is dark lager as it should be...pretty much as close as you’ll get to sex in a lager glass.

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