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

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RATINGS: 1132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1873) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2017
F: medium, tan, not long lasting. C: dark coppery, clear. A: malt, caramel, toffee, a bit fruity, toast. T: malt, caramel, light toffee, toast, light to medium body, low to medium carbonation, good one. Sampled from tap @ Salon Piva in Bratislava.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (2104) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2017
Draught at Ayingers Speis und Trank, Munich.
Copper, clear body, witha big, fluffy, rocky, lacing, beige head.
Aroma of caramel, toast, dark berries, bread, cocoa, some grains, some flowers.
Tastes pretty similar, with some more honey.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes roasty, a bit dry, a bit sweet, toasty, floral, with grains, some cocoa.

Nice one. Well balanced, with enough toasty notes, side by side with smooth, sweet notes. Quite light bodied, fresh to drink. Not among my favourite Ayinger beers, but another very good style example.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (5158) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Clear amber with beige head. Some caramel, brown bread, quite malty, a touch of cocoa. After the malts there’s a light grassy and slight metallic finish. Medium sweet and light bitter. Just medium bodied with slight dry feel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svartvit (512) - NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Bottle shared at Maakun’s. Pours an amber with an off-white head. Dark malts, caramel, wet bread. Not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjogro (3754) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2017
Bottle shared at Maakun’s, "Don’t take that THT away from me"-tasting. Cola colored, no head. Sweet roasted malts, toffee, chestnut. Moderate sweet and bitter. About medium body, average carbonation. Bittersweet roasty tail.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (5710) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 28, 2017
Tap at Salon piva. Rather amber than dark and the flavours correspond to the colour - only slightly more malty complexity than in the base Hell, with light caramel impression and slightly more body as well. However the beer remains centered on being sessionable, easy drinking. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (3040) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 28, 2017
0,1l from tap at Salon Piva, Bratislava shared with a friend. copper clear color, medium off-white head. smells caramel, spices, peppery, honey. ok smell, a bit heavy on the honey. medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of caramel, spices, peppery, tobacco, ligthly grassy. finishes lightly sweet with notes of caramel, spices and tobacco. okish, does not taste too fresh, but overall still ok and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PowY (650) - AUSTRIA - APR 28, 2017
From tap at Salon Piva, Bratislava. Clear dark amber color with a creamy off-white head. The aroma is lightly yeasty (fruity), estery, along with sweet malts (caramel, honey). Medium watery body with a light to medium sweetness and a light bitterness. The flavor is full of plums together with honey, caramel and dried apples.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kaserov (585) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 23, 2017
Color cobrizo, amarronado, translúcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio de tres dedos de grosor (no mucha retención). Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa. Aroma agradable a caramelo y un toque mínimo de malta tostada. Sabor a malta caramelizada, mínimo y muy suave, con toques de fruto seco. No capto mucha malta tostada ni en aroma ni en sabor. Se bebe y refresca, pero no me aporta nada más. Plana de narices.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (3165) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 23, 2017
Color bronce oscuro espuma beige. Sabores cereales tostados algo dulces. Cuerpo fino líquido ligeramente espumoso. Suave y ligero amargo final. Buena.


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