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


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RATINGS: 1175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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Scipio (1435) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2018
Pours a clear, very dark amber with a thin beige head. The aroma is a blend of caramel, raisin, nuts, toasted malt, and bread. The taste brings about a mild sweetness. This has a heavily toasted flavor. Quite bready as well. I get some lesser impressions of chocolate, caramel, raisin, nuts and fig. Everything is good here, but the entire package loses taste quickly, resulting in a finish that is almost absent. Medium in body and thin in texture. Not bad, but I am a touch disappointed.

beeraholic29 (97) - Dunajská Streda, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2018
0,5l bottle. Dark ruby colour, nice head. Aroma chocolate, resin, fruits. Drinkability is just good but kind of watery texture. Bitter aftertaste. Quite good actually but not great. Its an okay dunkel for me.

GoDarkOrGoHome (189) - WALES - JUL 17, 2018
Malty, caramel, toffee flavours stand out; hints of chocolate and fruit, and a sweet caramel finish.

hohops (1269) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2018
Appearance- caramel brown, with a small fizzy white head. Aroma- toffee, dark fruits, caramel, hint of raisin, malty. Taste- malty, biscuit, dark fruit, nutty chocolate, toffee, honey hints, fruitcake. Smooth in the mouth, easy to drink. Bitter hoppy finish.

ekstedt (7160) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2018
Draught at Ayinger Speis & Trank, München, Germany. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Nutty, slightly chocolatey malt aroma with plenty of burnt sugar. Dry, medium bitterness.

Luneylane (338) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUN 15, 2018
08.06.2018: a bottle from 'Beautiful Beers'. Aroma: sour. Appearance: clear coffee, a very lively pour, 3mm. tan head. Palate: medium-bodied and sticky, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Taste: medium-bitter, malt, milk chocolate. Alright, but I was expecting better.

JulienHuxley (6123) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2018 Bottle thanks to Stefan! Lightly hazy deep brown pour with medium lacy white head. Aroma is great, earthy, nutty with a touch of caramel, toasted grain. Taste is sweet, toasted grain, bready, just a hint of something slightly metallic, but barely perceptible. Palate is med bodied, great chewiness but not thick. Tasty !

CaskLees17 (4) - - JUN 6, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2018 Taste like banana. Not my idea of beer. Try their Celebrator doppelbock though.

Tjeerd (752) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2018
Prima donker bier met een prettig volle ayinger smaak. Genietbier voor de late avond.

PhillyCraft (9015) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2018
Bottle at Brauhaus, pours a mahogany reddish brown color with medium sized head. Notes of German water, dark fruit, spice, dark bread, fig, and older hop. Medium bodied

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