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


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RATINGS: 994   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.
12.8 Plato

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle from Kenny Road Market, poured into mug. Pours a clear brown color with an appealing beige head. Ayinger certainly knows how to make a good looking beer. Aroma is sweet, full of toffee, nuts, and malt. Flavor contains notes of dark fruit along with the elements carried over from the aroma. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (990) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Flaska @ NK Ölbaren. Kopparröd klar vätska med halvmörk skumkrona. Lätt karamellig doft med inslag av dadlar. Stram neutral beska med ett diskret bärigt avslut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScottWallace82 (79) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle into a glass. Pours a light brown with a tan head. Caramel on the nose. Light, refreshing mouthfeel. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and a hint of ripe dark fruit. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Toomio (301) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bittermäinen haju. Vähän savuakin jossain. Vähän löysä, mutta aivan mukava juotava. Tyypillinen illan alku.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
villevav (267) - FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Yksi parhaiten onnistuneista maistamistani müncheniläistyylisistä dunkeleista ja henkilökohtainen suosikkini. Mahtava tasapaino.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hinez57 (186) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Chocolate, nutty, grassy, bready grains dominate the nose. Lovely deep mahogany brown/red with thin off-white head. More caramel sweetness comes out in the flavor which is joined by the aroma compounds above as well as an accentuated grainy maltiness. I get a grainy almost grassy flavor on the finish. Maltiness lingers a bit but very clean flavor, smooth, clean finish with perfect balance of bitterness to sweetness. It’s proof that beer doesn’t have to punch you in the face to be impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2015
From the bottle the pour is dark auburn in color, the aromas are light roasting, vanilla and toffee, taste is Carmel roasted malts, a great dunkle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loubar (137) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 500 ml bottle from Cost Plus. Dark, dark brown. Shows signs of clarity with a big, off-white head. Good lacing. Nose of toasty, fruity malt and yeast. Flavors of bread crust and light caramel with hints of dark fruit, plum and touch of raisin. Hops are hardly noticeable, maybe a touch of grassy spiciness. Residual sweetness produces a fairly heavy body feel. Finishes semi-sweet. All in all, an easy drinking lager beer with loads of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (387) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Malty beverage with lots of molasses on the nose. Rather thin body and all in all a little too watery. Drinkable but not entirely successful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Petterson (9) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
The most overrated beer in the world? Nowhere near to it’s 100 style rating. Very typical yet quite good and nicely balanced dunkel. Nothing special, good social drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
Was hieran komplex sein soll, das ist mir nicht ganz bewusst, denn im Grunde spielt das Bier hier nur mit Malz und ein paar Röstaromen. Der Geschmack ist recht langweilig und muffig. Vielleicht kann ein Dunkel eben kein gutes Piwo werden, nicht mal wenn es von den Ayinger Jungs kommt.

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