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


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RATINGS: 968   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.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a clear, dark reddish-brown with a tall, beige head. Aroma is sweet cereal, chocolate, roast nuts, toast, wholesome thick bread crust, and hints of spicy, planty and floral hops. Flavor is chocolate, light roast, planty hops dusty toast and nice mellow toasted nut notes. Finishes a little sweeter with a hint of toffeed nuts, mild coffee, earth and chocolate. Palate is medium body has a neutral too lightly dry and syrupy entry,light carbonation and fairly dry finish. Good stuff, lots of flavor and chocolatey richness in a moderately light package.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1636) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (493) - 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)

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (3351) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (497) - 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.

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