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

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RATINGS: 962   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
atgunning (2) - Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2010 does not count
This is one of my all-time favorites. Every time i pour a bottle it reminds me of freshly-baked wheat bread. Malty, sweet but not cloying, this is a fantastic beer.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2001
my all-time favourite (so far!).

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cansdap (17) - Madisonville, Louisiana, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Where oh where have you gone, my old friend? Used to be widely available in Louisiana and Texas, but now nowhere to be seen. My favorite beer of all time. Great malt body, with just the right amount of hops. Full flavor and great head retention. Although it is heavy and sweet, I could drink this till I popped.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Outstanding example of Munich Dunkel. This beer pours to a beautiful, bright, deep chestnut color with a nice white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent with lots of good aromas of sweet malt, light toast and nuts. The palate is round and clean with lots of good sweet malt, toast and nutty malt flavor. This beer finishes with more good malt character then ends with enough herbal hop bittereness to round this one out to perfection. A great match to hearty German fare, and BBQ dishes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Full on molasses/raisin nose. Dark, slightly reddish color with thick,quickly diminishing light brown head. Light malty bitterness around middle dissipates quickly in swallow which is ringed with earthy overtones. Dunkel done right. One of my favorites.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Poured a rich reddish-brown color producing a 1/2 inch thick head of rapidly dissipating foam. The aroma is incredible. The nose was of fresh, dark roasted malts with a hint of cocoa. The taste started with rich roasted malts, hazelnut and a hint of molasses. Hops come next nicely balancing the malt sweetness carring it through to the end. A subtle sting of espresso in the finish leave s you with the perfect mixture of sweetness and bitterness. The feel was light-medium bodied, yet creamy. This might be the best of the non-Doppelbock German beers I have sampled. This beer is fantastic and I strongly recomend this one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
heathscox (2) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2013 does not count
Silky smooth mouth feel with balanced with enough carbonation to keep it lively. Rich taste of a dunkel without being overly malty. Good beer to have on hand to share with friends.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2001
a very wonderful dark brown and tan color. it has a sweet hoppy smell

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 26, 2001
Sweet malty aroma and flavor. Fits style perfectly. Well balanced not too cloying. Some chocolate malt notes come through in the taste. Another good beer by Ayinger. That’s why they are one of Germany’s best!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
This is the best dunkel I have ever tried. Nice soft brown color with an off white head. Very malty and enjoyable.


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