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

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RATINGS: 969   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


edgallow's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2088) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2012
16.9 oz pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malt and yeast. Taste of sweet malts, and yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (556) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2014
You want a great example of malt done right? Then look no further than this beer. Wonderful slightly buttery with caramel, toffee and a hint of salt. Rich in malt and absolutely fantastic. What is possibly this beer’s best characteristic is the very light undercurrent of coffee. Aromas are of buttered raisin toast, I don’t know how else to describe it but it is fantastic. Full bodied but not overly so, pleasant. Finish starts sweet but is not at all cloying. Then enters a nice light bitterness and slight crisp bite.Deep mahogany in color with a medium tan head that lasts. This is a great beer, one of the best I’ve had in a long time quite honestly. Gotta give it to those Germans sometimes being brilliant in the basics of brewing can lend a more superior product that those seeking the extremes of the craft just to chase down the next "imperial" thing. Great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1655) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
500ml bottle @ the 8th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, courtesy of blackhaddock down there. Pours dark amber with creamy off-white head. Very nice dunkel with good smooth malts and a nice subtle sweetness. A great example of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenOver (85) - SLOVENIA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours dark brown, with moderate head. Smell has some notes of coffe and dried plumbs. Taste is mild, body follows the first sip. A caramel aftertaste. A nice dunkel specimen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3779) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Half-litre bottle: BBD Jan 15. Shared between four at the Sep 2014 Shrewsbury bottle swap. Clear dark mahogany with a full off-white head. Semi-sweet maltiness fills your nose and it tastes also of roasted/toasted malts, some fruit notes also, but mostly and mainly a good malty flavour. Fuller in the body than most Dunkel beers I have had: I really enjoyed this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gschrade (678) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a off white head. Taste chocolate, fruit, toffee. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (500) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2014
Hazy dark amber color, small off-white head. Caramel aroma with hints of coffee. Kind of oily. Thin body, average carbonation. Slightly sweet. Not bad at all.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (525) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
Clear dark brown color with reddish hue, thin tan head. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits. Very tasty but, unfortunately, watery. Medium sweet taste. Good enough.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1045) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle, as pictured. Great beer....chocolate, caramel, toffee. Smooth and silky but not too heavy. Just doesn’t get much better than a perfectly made German beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe.Pours clear chestnut brown, short-lived head. Aromas of toffee, light herbal note. Taste is more dark sugars and herbs. Sticky palate, sticky finish. Bit too sweet for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2014
While not the most full-bodied beer I’ve had, Ayinger’s Dunkel proved to be very complex and satisfying. With flavors of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and subtle nuttiness, its profile is unusual but very nicely balanced. I also liked the sweet malt smell and just-right level of carbonation. For a beer with 5% ABV, Altbairisch Dunkel offers a lot of flavor and refreshment.


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