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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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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3.5
Tranquillity (2410) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2006
Sweet aroma, walnut coconut and honey in there. Dark brown colour, little white foam. Taste quite smokey, cherry as well. Long finish.

3.5
JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Pours a brown/red with fizzy off-white head. Aroma of sweet nutty malt. Nutty flavors of roasted malt and a little bit of fruit and coffee. Thin, fairly sweet and easy to drink.

3.4
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2006
had during the octoberfest tour at old chicago. sweet but thin, malt with some dryness. worth a try but won’t blow you away.

3.7
thornecb (5945) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Pours a light mahogany into a shaker. Fluffy micro head with excellent retention leaves sheets as it slightly recedes. Fresh malt aromas. Flat and watery with sweet dried fruits and with a coffee and fig finish.

3.2
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Pours a clear medium brown color with a thick and lasting head that leaves a great web of lacing all the way to the end. Aroma promises that this will be a Malt Bomb© Magjayran (that’s right, it’s my term). Hints of apple juice and caramel in the nose. Flavor has a bit toffee and a bit fruit and very sweet from start to finish. Problem is, it seems a little watered down.

3.6
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2006
darker amber with ruby highlights. Aroma is a small amount of chocolate, sweet malts, specifically caramel and toffee, vanilla undertones. The taste is sweet and roasty caramel malts, light chocolate also, with a slightly watery palate, smooth finish.

3.9
hayduke (5548) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle, purchased in Grand Island, Nebraska of all places. Poured dark red brown with a big foamy head and good lacing. Really strong nose of burnt malts, along with some fruits, nuts, and chocolate. Very smooth palate. For something so rich looking and smelling, it was actually a tiny bit dry, which added to its charm. Good to the last drop.

2.2
mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2006
Bottled. Red/brown in colour. Foamy beige head. lacings. It has a lightly malty aroma. The flavour is surprisingly watery with hints of burnt malt. It has a malty, dry and sweet aftertaste.

3.6
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
500mL, no date. Pours a clear reddish brown with a moderate, beige head. The first aroma I picked up on was dry dog food. Not necessarily bad, it just was. Also aromas of nutss and toasty malts, light maple syrup and a little raisins. Taste is a little stronger in the dark fruit/raisin category, a small amount of bitterness noted, though it seems more from the malts rather than the hops. I can pick up on coffee if I try really hard, though I can’t tell if it’s because I have a decent palate or because in the description they throw that word in--kinda placeboish. I’m also picking up on a slight smokey flavor. At least I don’t taste dog food. Lighter bodied, moderate carbonation, light roasty lightly bitter finish. I think I’ve had only one dunkel, which was Warsteiner. This is much better. Very nice beer.

3.4
bhensonb (15326) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Deep coppery red color. Firm beige head that persisted. The aroma was more yeasty than malty. Flavor began with dark fruit and hints of chocolate.The texture is a bit thin, but the fruit is balanced by hop at the finish. A lager so good that it could have been an ale.


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