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Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Dark Lager - Dunkel / Tmavý
Aying, Germany

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RATINGS: 1220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Up until the Second World War, dark beer was the predominant beer type in the Munich area. The hard water found in the region played a special role in producing this specialty. In his book “Beer International”, the world-renowned English beer writer, Michael Jackson, accurately describes the Ayinger “Altbairisch Dunkel” as: “A good example of its kind. Impenetrably dark with a golden-brown gleam when held up to the light, and with a warm aroma and malty taste, while summoning up coffee taste sensations on going down. It is brewed from five types of malt (two of which are torrified dark), and it is only lightly hopped.” It is produced using the traditional double fermentation process.
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3.2
cecman (6) - - NOV 30, 2019 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2019 Good beer. I don’t really like dark beers, but this one was very good. Would recommend to you.

2.8
tgrtnr (1056) - Germering b München, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2019 500 ml bottle. Clear brown reddish, foamy head. Roasted malt, nuts, lemon, a bit metal. Malty sweetness, dry metallic bitterness. Medium bodied, oily watery texture, soft carbonated, dry metallic finish. Rather average.

4
LagerGuide122 (168) - - OCT 8, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2019 500ml bottle brewed at 5% in Germany. Dark amber to nut-brown in colour. Medium, short-lasting head. Faint roasted, burnt sugar aroma. Moderate carbonation. Toffee malt, roast malt (with associated bitterness), bready malt, all make themselves known in a balanced way. This is a malt-lover's delight, and eminently sessionable for such. The hops are doing work keeping it relatively light and airy in the background, but can't really be picked out beyond perhaps a slight grassiness. The overall impression is a bit like a dark mild/best bitter fused with a lager, and although it's noticeably got its lager heritage, none of the pitfalls of the style remain. I've yet to have an Ayinger beer I didn't enjoy, and this is no exception.

2
L.Kehrseit (51) - GERMANY - OCT 1, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2019 Feinporige, langanhaltende, große Schaumkrone eines dunkelbraunen, fast schwarzen Dunkelbiers mit Rotschimmer. Süßlich-malzig im Geruch. Vollmundiger Antrunk mit Bitterschokoladennoten, Körper mit röstmalzigem, minimal herben Noten. Langer, süß-malziger aber etwas wässriger Nachhall, der leicht an ein Stout erinnert. Schnell wieder vergessen.

3.8
Daboch (723) - Gdansk, POLAND - SEP 24, 2019
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2019 Ciemnobursztynowe wchodzące w brunatny kolor, klarowne piwo z obfitą pianą która ładnie zdobi szkło. Aromat karmelu, przypieczonej skórki chleba. W smaku lekko wytrawne, prażony słod, karmel. Bdb dunkel

3.6
redders1974 (2534) - Rochdale, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2019 Chestnut pour tan head taste honey cereal malty and comforting.bottle from booths

3.1
AlfredoGarcia (385) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 19, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2019 500 ml bottle, bought in Munich. Cereall, chocolate, honey smell. Color is redish brownish medium head. Toasted taste, coffe.

3.6
smroush (406) - Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2019 Very malt oriented; bready; almost a malt vinegar aroma, though not the acidity. Very low hops. Good, though a bit simple/one dimensional.

3.7
olsvammel (7829) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2019 On tap at Ayinger in Munich. Toasty and bready smell with some caramel. Similar taste. Well made.

3.8
martjoobolut (9476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2019 Tap at the Olbaren. Pours dark amber-brown. Aroma and flavor are sweet, caramel, malt, grains. Overall: very good.


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