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

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RATINGS: 964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


marv3mania's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
marv3mania (184) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2013
500 ml bottle poured into pint glass. Appearance is dark ruby/brown with very thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is rich toffee and caramel with a slight plum scent as well. Taste is similar, though less strong and with a distinct lager taste. Smooth, lightly carbonated feel. I was expecting a bit more chocolate, but otherwise about what I expected. A good, though somewhat weak, beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (440) - 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 (468) - 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 (1034) - 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 (3140) - 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 (433) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. A- Malty, sweet, slightly fruity. A- Dark amber color, clear liquid, thin head. T- Malty, slightly roasty, slight fruits, slighly sweet, chocolate. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- Not bad, but less than I was expecting. Ayinger produces some good beers but not have been near as rich or complex as I have hoped for. Seemed yet again to be a good beer that is a little watery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (559) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a rusty brown with a medium off white head. Aroma and Taste is sweet mildly roasted malt and grains, some notes of dark plum fruit, light raisin, light bitterness. Palate is a mild crisp mouth feel and carbonation and a medium body. Finish mild roasted dark malt and grains, some caramel, dark fruit plums, ends with mild roasted dark malt and light bitterness. Goes down smooth and easy. A very good and tasty brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 8, 2014
On tap at McNellie’s. Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of bread and grain with a a touch of toffee underlying. Flavor has lots of sweet bread and grain with a bit of toffee and a touch of dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Rich malt aroma. Clear mahogany with a very light tan head that lingers. Taste is rich with malt and chocolate. Some slight dark fruit is a nice addition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (978) - - JUL 21, 2014
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.


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