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

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RATINGS: 1227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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3.5
Cybercat (8792) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2020 Pours clear sepia with a thick and lasting buff head. Aroma provides caramel, roasted malt, subtle spice and woody notes. Flavor yields roast malt, caramel, earthy, subtle clove and woody hops. Texture features good body and perky fizz. Come to Bavaria's dark side.

2.4
NobleSampler19 (3161) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 11, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2020 Die Ayinger-Brauerei ist mir eigentlich sehr sympatisch und die hellen und Weizenbiere finde ich äußerst geschmackvoll. Das Dunkle kann mich nicht zu solchen Begeisterungsstürmen hinreißen. Es ist schon ok mit seinen malzigen Tönen, aber wirklich ausgewogen ifinde ich es nicht.

3.8
one51 (667) - - JAN 24, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2020 On tap at Ayinger am Platzl with some Wildschwein Pflanzerl. Dark brown with decent fine head. Roasty nose with dark caramel hints. Flavor is fantastic with caramel and lightly-bitter toasty grains, not overly sweet, good smooth hop bitter finish. Classic example of style.

3.4
Badylatko (228) - POLAND - JAN 9, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2020 Piana koloru jasnego beżu, wybiła spora, ale też i szybko się redukowała, złożona z drobnych i średnich pęcherzy, zostawiła lekki ślad na szkle, na koniec pozostała w niewielkiej warstwie na powierzchni. Kolor bardzo ciemnego brązu, trunek prześwitujący. Zapach słodu, chleba razowego, karmelu, orzechów, siana. Smak słodu, karmelu, lekko palonych, kawy i czekolady, w tle goryczka chmielowa, czuć przyprawy, ale też z czasem jakby zgniliznę. Poza tym jednym jest spoko.

3.7
Jow (5261) - The W.G., Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2019 Bottle at home strange to still fine brews with over 1,000 rates I haven’t had prior. Pretty chestnut brown with a fluffy head. Nose is nutty, caramel, and hay. Tastes of hay, toffee, roasted malt, barley, licorice some acorns. Smooth palate. Thin. Slight odd aftertaste.

3.4
mishi_d (568) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 12, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2019 Clear ruby / brown color with a foamy head, malty aroma with caramel and brown sugar, malty, bready taste, medium sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
jandd1983 (5996) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2019 On tap at Ayinger Am Platzl. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, toffee and bread. The taste was similar to the aroma with more malts, toffee, bread, caramel, brown sugar with medium carbonation and a nice smooth aftertaste.

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 (1140) - 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 (262) - - 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.


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