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

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RATINGS: 1079   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


marv3mania's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
marv3mania (185) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (830) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is toasted malts, dark fruits. Taste is light coffee, roasted malts, sweet nuttiness up front and then moves to a clean, light finish. Awesome dunkel and one of the better German beers I’ve had. Ayinger can do no wrong.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cagou007 (926) - FRANCE - JUN 27, 2016
Pours clear head with thin tan head that quickly disappears. Nose is sweet and nutty. Aromas are sweet and toasty malts. Average carbonation, light body. Abrupt finish. Boarding and watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
teddybeer (3262) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
Brown color with a ight beige head, good retention. Aroma is light nutty with toasted malts. Flavor is slightly sweet and caramelish. Weak beer, I expected more about it...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ritzn (199) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2016
Dark red brown with medium long lasting beige head. Aroma is dried figs, maybe dates, caramel and syrup. Taste is sweet (but not too sweet) with a little bitterness and very natural carbonation induced sourness. Velvety smooth mouthfeel with dates finish. Overall very nice. Comparable with the doppelbock but less intense, less strong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (310) - Butzbach, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2016
Pours dark ruby brown from the bottle. Clear, with a frothy tan head that quickly subsides. Aroma has strong caramel and roasted notes with evident toffee. Taste is bittersweet with rich roasted malt flavors. Lots of toffee. Could be a bit more robust, and no exotic notes here, but is still a pleasant sipping companion and quite good for the style. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Pours a reddish dark brown color with a bubbly white head. Notes of karo syrup, earth, roasted nuts. Kind of watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1581) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2016
.33l on tap @Harry’s. Pours clear ruby red with high head. Aroma is dark malts, grass, some hops. Flavor is bread, dark malts, hint of chocolate. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerama (49) - SLOVENIA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a sparkling reddish brown body with a tan disappearing head. Rich aroma of bread, wine, dried plumms, malt, with notes of caramel. Taste starts with plumms, later joined by dark bread, chocolate and caramel. A bit metallic. Finish bittersweet of dark bread. Medium body with a thin (a bit sticky) texture and lively carbonation. Pleasant to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (921) - Osijek, CROATIA - APR 17, 2016
0.5l bottle. Ruby color with tanned head. Aroma is toasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet with caramel notes. Medium body and average carbonation. Overall it’s nice and tasty Dunkel.


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