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

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RATINGS: 1143   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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ludhaber's rating

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ludhaber (127) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
The aroma on this beer is weak. There is some perceptible malt but overall it is the one weak point in the beer. The beer is wonderful in the mouth. Light yet some malt sweetness. The balance is also observed in the taste which is well balanced between good caramel malt and fine noble hops.


3.6
GregMooreNH (117) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Served draft at Bavaria Restaurant. Dark chestnut in color, medium head. Aroma is light: caramel, chocolate and dried fruit. Taste is plums, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Finish is smooth and nearly indiscernible. A great smooth drinking dunkel, that goes with any meal and with another dunkel!

4.1
BrewWhatIWant (296) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2017
Pours ruby with a full long lasting white head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is malty. Taste is a little sweet and a little bitter. There are notes of rye bread, a hint of chocolate, plums, and some herbal hops. Light bodied with low to medium-low carbonation. Everything is fairly mild but it lets all the flavours come forward. Another really great beer from Ayinger.

3.9
chadski (164) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2017
Aroma of thick dark bread. Deep brown color with nice off-white lacing. Toasted malt flavors with hints of chocolate. Full-bodied.

3.8
balloonbuffoon (605) - - NOV 4, 2017
16.9floz (500ml) bottle, no date, $3, pint glass. This is a lager that is medium-brown in color with streaming bubbles, a small dingy white head, a caramel nose, medium in body with good carbonation, and is traditional in that it does not overpower my taste senses. Instead the toasted bread flavor is subtle, not to roasted or sweet to ease drinkability.

3.4
john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2017
Bottle. BBE Mar 2018; Drank Oct 2017 - Dark red brown in colour. Good frothy off-white head. Very malty; heavy malts, roasty, bready, rye, caramel, toffee, nutty, coffee notes. Fruity; dark fruit notes. Sweet roast malty fruity throughout. Quite dry. (2017-10)

4
Bill Becker (1808) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From May 2006 Poured from 500ml bottle a very dark amber with a medium sized head of foam that dissipated quickly leaving just a fine layer with some lacing. The smell is a strong scent of roasted malt that suggests some sweetness is waiting for me in the taste. The taste up front is also of roasted malt, lots of it and there's lots of chocolate notes there as well making for some nice, sweet, yummy goodness that lasts all the way through the finish. Man, I could easily drink a couple of these...err....I have done that before. lol Bottom line: I've had this Dunkel many times before and I'm glad I've finally reviewed it. It's a winner that I can easily recommend cuz it's just so damn tasty!

4.1
panda_brewmaster (48) - Bournemouth, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Bottle. Pours clear dark brown. Thin white head. Subtle aroma of bread and roasted malt. Medium body and average carbonation. Malty with moderate sweetness and bitterness. Dark chocolate, caramel and subtle coffee in the aftertaste. Quite balanced beer overal.

3.5
planky84 (3431) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Mahogany coloured pour with a beige head. Nose of toffee, orchard fruit, caramel, black cherry, fudge, sultanas. Flavours of toffee apple, pear drops, caramel, sweet red fruit. Quite dry. Nice.

4
Fullpintofbeer (443) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle from Brewers Droop, Bristol. Small, lightly off-white head, dark golden/ruby colour, clear. Aroma: malts, roasted bread, bit of berries. Lightly bitter with sort of dry/coffee aftertaste, but not too strong. Full body, average carbonation. Really nice, smooth, fantastic.

3.2
martpez (337) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2017 Wonderful amber red colour lovely texture too. Texture is a touch metallic with this bottle though. Some roasted malts coming through with very little in the way of a hoppy character except a mild dry finish at the end. Decent. Would like to try this on tap to get a better grasp of its character.


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