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

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RATINGS: 1135   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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3.8
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Bottle. I really think that this is supposed to be an altbier. Medium off-white head. Brown, slightly red see through color. Aroma is slightly malty--little nutty even. Flavor is light roasty, light in palate, crisp, and tasty. Has a decent bitter finish, and a dry mouth feel. Better than I expected.

4
Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2004
pour was dark brown with a solid beige head that was slow to disapate. When it did finaly leave it left thick chunks of lace in its wake. aroma was toasty, roasty, malty Medium in body, with some nice burnt coffee flavors, but a kind of sharp edge. like the carbonation was made of ground up glass. some dark dried fruit was noted in the finish (raisin, prune?) along with some weak coffee, maybe some caramelized sugar.

3.9
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Dark and rich colored...but with a thin body. Roasted flavor. Easy finish and easy to drink.

3.4
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a big beige head. Sweet malt aroma with some earthy spiciness. Slight roastiness in flavor a sweet caramel backing and a not-quite-citrus flavor in the background. Clean and crisp. Easy to drink.

3.5
brownaler (663) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Has a quite strong brown sugar flavor that is not too sweet. Hint of wheat in the flavor as well.

3.3
UNCCTF (584) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Bottled. Poured a reddish-brown with little head to speak of. This had way more wheat than most Dunkels, and had a very smooth finish. A little disappointing, but not bad.

0.9
Union (22) - Horse Shoe, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Alright, Alright. This is some rough shit. First taste is a killer, never mind the second. I personally feel that I could have went my entire life without having dealt with this. You know? This probably wouldn’t have been as bad if it had came in something smaller than a 1 pint bottle. Like every other Dunkel I’ve ever had: Avoid, Throw away, discard, do not buy... ever.

3.6
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Tastes so good but I’d like just a little more body. More body would almost be a double bock though. Great example of the balance that can be struck between sweet kilned malts and noble hops.

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of hay and flavor of rich caramel.

3.3
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is very fruity. I can smell the plums. A slight coffee smell as well. Pours a very dark reddish-brown with a small head. Minimal lacing. Taste is weaker than expected based on smell. Malty flavor with some hints of coffee and chocolate. Aroma, appearance, and palate are all great but the flavor is a bit lacking.


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