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


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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2004
I don't find much of an aroma with this brew, maybe some carmel malt; the flavor is definitely roasted carmel dominated with a light coffee and doughy goodness; nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2004
This is a good Dunkel. Malty, earthy, and a little smokey flavor. Finishes smooth, clean, and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2004
The aroma is pleasant and coffeeish and slightly plummy and of roasted malt barley. The flavour is goodly but not exceedingly so, if you know what I mean. That is to say that its flavour and palate seemed to me slightly lesser than Ayinger's Brau Weisse or, more arguably, the Ur-Weisse. Still, another good brew from that old-time Bavarian favourite Ayinger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Deep amberwith a tight creamy head, chocolate overtones,slightly sweet, surprisingly light

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Pours nicely with a large foamy head, nice bubbles, and a little bit of lacing on the glass. Has a pleasant clean smell that neither attracts nor repels. First taste I notice a little bitterness in the back of the throat that blossoms into something else, kind of complex. Second taste has a sharper bite to it, don't like that too much. I can definately taste a coffee flavor, but something more like espresso with more of a kick to it. Not too bad. Overall, I don't think I like this beer all that much, but I haven't had much like it before!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1517) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
color is deep brown, thin tan head. aroma is malty as hell, slightly nutty with slight alcohol. Flavor is medium-bodied, with chocolate and dark fruits, and a little leather. Hops are not apparent to my tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2091) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Bought in the typical Ayinger brown tapered pint bottle. Nice enough looking dunkel poured in the glass chesnut brown with a nice large foamy white head..leaves great lacing. Nice malty aroma.. milky , chocolaty..some hop aroma in back. Taste is very sweet to begin with then darker ,bitterer tastes take hold..hop aftertaste..good but to "fizzy" I did not enjoy the mouthfeel of this beer..its too carbonated. apart from the carbonation level..this is a nice drinkable dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Strong, but medicinal aroma. Poured a fine medium brown with red hues. There is too much roastiness to the flavor to be appealing. This beer has all the shortcomings of a lager (thing and fizzy) and seems to overcome it by dropping a dusky chocolate malt on top. This is like a bottle of oil and vinegar to me...it just doesn't mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
Dark brown with an extremely firm, tightly bubbled tan head. Aromas of dark, smokey malt. Flavours of medium roast coffee and ripe tree fruit. Extremely well balanced with a pleasing, buttery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14264) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2005 Bottle
Ruby dark-brown color with creamy off-white head. Light roasted aroma. Typical (delicious) dunkel taste: smokey roasted malt. Finish is short but pleasant. Another excellent beer from Ayinger. (6/5/8/5/16 4.0)
Re-rated, bottled (BB 03/2005)
Chesnut brown, good creamy off-white head. Strong nose with barley, rye bread and redcurrant juice (similar to Silly Saison!). Balanced, roasted malty dunkel. (6/4/7/4/14 3.5)

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