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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1195) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2005
Very beautiful beer. Full and round and just nice. Long lingering aftertaste of almonds and toffee. Enjoyable and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2005
Poured a nice brown, a bit smokey, didn’t seem too sweet for me, actually had a very good flavor. I liked this one qiute abit, Another good brew from Ayinger!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Pours a lush brown with a nice head of foam. Aroma is 99% molasses, and that doesn’t sit very well with me. Flavor is molasses, roasted malt, and faint hops. A bit watered down in the palate. It needs a more vibrant flavor to push it over the top towards being a great beer. Otherwise, it’s status quo. Still, not a bad beer; just could be a lot better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
pours a brownish color, with a small tan compact head, aromas of fruit, raosted malts and sweetness, the taste is dry and bitter, cofee-like, not bad, just not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Semi-sweet and dry, flavor is of malt, coffee and raisins with a smoky undertone. A little weak on the overall flavor, but that might be due to the beer I just had. Try again & re-rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Malty aroma, vegetably. Reminds me a bit of chicken broth or cheap gravy and mashed potatoes. Pour was a deepish yellow/brown, with a decent head and no lacing. Flavor was big on vegetables... if I actually ate mine, I may be able to identify which ones :) A bit of maltiness as well but an overly watery palate doesn’t allow much flavor to come through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6235) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Reddish-brownish, slightly hazy, with a dense light brown head. Really nice aroma kind of a pumpernickel bread along with some sweetish, fruity notes. Flavor is nocely toasty, with hints of raisin. Slightly peppery, smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Easy to rate. Simply may very well be the best Dunkel out there. See the commercial description and the good ratings. Then imagine the beer is actually better. Taste. Affirm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Bottle: Reddish copper, translucent, large foamy light beige head, nice lacing, but virtually no carbonation.   Dark bready aroma, slight fig or date.   Toasted malt on the tongue with a definite smokey aspect to it.   The smoke aspect, or charred wood, is stronger here than in any other Dunkel I have had to date.   Fairly big bodied with a moderate mouthfeel.   Malty finish, not as bready as on the nose, with lingering charred wood.   Good, but a little unexpected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
From a bottle at The Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, WV. Served cold in a quasi-wheat beer glass. Pours dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Medium lacing. Light aroma of dark malts—caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor matches the aroma, but with added dark fruits. Very subtle. Not a beer that blows you away, but one that is clearly well-made and true to its style. Went well with wiener schnitzel and cabbage. I found the carbonation to be excessive.

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