overall
92
100
style
Brewed by Brauerei Aying
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Aying, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1104   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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4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ludhaber (105) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzatoadisback (106) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2016
Dark brown colour with reddish hints if seen through light. Average white head, decent persistence and some lacing. Mild aroma of dark bread, caramel, dough and maybe a fruity hint. Taste is medium sweet and moderately bitter. Dark bread malts with just a hint of roastiness, caramel, light fruity hints. Finishes with a light and refreshing herbal/grassy note which brings the right balance. Light to medium bodied with light to medium crispness, smooth and clean. Solid and quite enjoyable but definitely not remarkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ehaak26 (192) - - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours very dark brown. Aroma is roasted malt and taste is sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5745) - FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle. Brown red woody. Rich malty, bit nutty, caramelly, soft leafy nose. Med bodied, smooth, fresh malty bready flavour. Really like the maltyness here. Soft smooth, nutty bready.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (892) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle sample at Hy-Vee Oktoberfest. Pours dark brown, off white head. Aroma was caramel, toasty malts, toffee. Taste was sweet, toasted malt, caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Echon (416) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
Mahogany. Caramel malt aroma and flavour, and a slightly sweet taste with low bitterness. Overall, a good dunkel. Beautifyl color, but not as tasty as I had hoped.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
llkc (1639) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Duft sødlig svag karamel smag sødlig lidt kara blid brød lidt rugbrød en smule vandet

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (1856) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at the Ayinger pub in Munich. Always a bit lighter than I remember these dunkels, this a reddish mahogany rather than a chestnut brown. White foam. Nicely balanced, sweet but not overly toasty malts, balanced nicely, clean. Solid dunkel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6344) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2016
500ml bottle pours out a dark amber topped with a small sand head. Nose is heavy malts pit fruit some and a nice big caramel dough. Taste is more of the nice rich malts dough pit fruit and nutty earth tones.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djoeye (4000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma; brown malts, dark caramel, grassy leafy hops, floral notes, malted candies, dough, plums n prunes. Look; good beige foam, dark brown red-edged clear body. Taste; dark malts, brown sugar, grassy soft hops, malted candies, chocolate, plum note - leading to a caramel chocolate fruity finish. Feel; nice, smooth, fine carbonation. Overall; making a standard for the dunkels. [50cl.btl 5.0% BB.09.16 #L6011]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6853) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
August 2016 - Bottle picked up in London and shared on level 42. As ’Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel’. A top 50 dunkel at the time of drinking. Orange brown, hazy, still, foamy tan head. Aroma is bready, musty old toffee, apple. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is sweet and bready, light toffee, some toast, demerara. Decent dunkel. (3.4)


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