gregwilsonstl (1027) - Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and clear. A lot of layers and they all work very well together. Roasty, chocolate, and coffee. Smooth. Caramelized and malty.
Darkmagus82 (479) - - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear mahogany color with a one finger head just off white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of caramel and brown sugar with a bit of a roasted malt aroma. Some light chocolate smells as well as some molasses and plum are there as well. Overall the aroma is rather sweet.
Taste – The taste begins with a lightly roasted and toasted bready flavor with some sweeter notes of a fruity nature with some plum and cherry. As the taste advances, a caramel and molasses sweetness joins the flavor all while some flavors of a light coffee and chocolate come to the tongue. Some more grainy flavors as well as some more roasted flavors come to the tongue after the cocoa and coffee. At the same time, a bit of an earthy and herbal hop come to the tongue, and in the end, mix with the sweeter and roasted flavors nicely to leave a smooth, lightly toasted, and sweeter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The average carbonation and body are rather a nice bled for the darker but yet very drinkable nature of the brew.
Overall – For a dunkel lager this is on the slightly sweeter side, but very drinkable and quite enjoyable. A rather good easy drinking darker lager.
MartzMimic (79) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at McNellie’s OKC. Pours a deep reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. Good lacing that cascades down the glass. Smells of malt, caramel and toffee. Taste follows the nose, along with a bit of toasted grain. Medium mouth that’s very smooth. Quite a drinkable dunkel.
HuskerTornado (19) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
16.9 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a clear, dark brown with ruby undertones. A medium sized tan head settles into a quarter inch thick with faint lacing.
Smell is of dark roasted malt, mocha, caramel, toffee.
Taste is heavy on roasted malt up front with notes of toffee and chocolate in the middle and then finishing with mocha and a faint amount of hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and creamy.
Overall, a great dunkel, Ayinger never disappoints.
GoufCustom (763) - HONG KONG - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Looks: Clear deep amber brown colour; One finger head and light-beige foam which lasts for 1 minute; Very good sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Sweet roasted dark malt, with very fragrant strong caramel, light sticky toffee, sugar, light cream, light coffee, and faint lemony grass hops.
Taste: Close to light sweet dark malt, with pretty strong roastyness, light nuts, strong caramel, shades of toffee, very light black coffee, light dark chocolate, molasses notes, Cola, light lemon, bitter hops and very sharp grass.
Body: Light. Thin and slightly slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Dark malt in light body with strong roastyness, but nuttiness is light. Fairly low sweetness, molasses is only notes. Light touch but notable toffee, black coffee and chocolate. Pretty reserved in the malt but hoppy and confident. Yes!
Hoppiness: Faint lemon and grass nose. Expressive lemon and sharp grass in taste. Moderate bitterness to macth the dark roastyness for a quite astringent and malty finish.
After Taste: Quite dry; Roasty and light bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is pretty much my ideal Dunkel should taste like - potent roasty dark malt, nice caramel nose, very low sweetness, driven by good bitter hoppiness and good light touch of coffee, caramel and toffee palate. As a Dunkel, this seems reserved but in a nice way. Smart and very relaxing, I’m glad I picked this for the evening. : )
BadAprilia1000 (239) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice dark reddish brown with a thick head that hangs around. Aroma is huge malt, almost molasses, some caramel, very roasty, and a sweet plum finish. Taste is rich roasty malt, thick molasses, caramel, almost a coffee roast note that is slightly bitter, and a much weaker plum finish than the aroma. Texture is smooth and creamy yet light and drinkable. Fantastic beer, should have grabbed more than one.
bosta (111) - SLOVENIA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l bottle. Pours amber color with biege head. Sweet aroma of plums and porto wine. Sweet taste A bit watery taste.
edwardbass (485) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel brown color. Aroma is roasted grain. Taste is sweet, dark roasted malt, a tiny bit of bitterness and a tiny bit of sourness. I’m not a fan of the style, but it’s drinkable and good.
RaduLuchian (39) - München, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really interesting style for a dunkel, never had one so refreshing before. It’s not as bittery you would expect, has good carbonation and a very smooth finish. Poured a dark clear redish-brown with surprisingly small head. Would definitely recommend!
MiamiBarman (29) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well this is one hell of a beer! Of course everything I’ve had from this brewery is top-notch so I’m not surprised. This one has a very long-lasting creamy, almost tan head that forms lacing on the glass. The color is a slightly light chocolate brown and the aroma reminds me of caramel and a little bit of pumpernickel bagels. At taste, not very bitter at all, goes down sublimely smooth with an average finish that doesn’t stay with you for long, which makes you take another sip rather quickly. What I do notice is the exquisitely perfect amount of carbonation. An absolutely beautiful beer!
generallee08 (601) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On top there is a thin creamy off white colored head. It fades down to just a very thin wispy covering that leaves some nice lace rings on the glass as I drink. Its body is a deep brownish amber or caramel color. It has a good transparent appearance and light amber highlights. The aroma has a light sweet caramel or toffee malt character. The flavor has a deep buttery sweet malt with hints of sweet candy, caramel and chocolate. Hop flavor is very mild and offers very little balance. It finishes smooth and sweet with a smooth slick texture. It has a medium body and light carbonation.