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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1118   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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ludhaber's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ludhaber (126) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1596) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2017
Avellana, nueces, suave chocolate y ligero caf con fondo sulfuroso. Cuerpo maltoso y final seco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12226) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2017
Keg at the beerhall. Pours deep ruby amber, nose is caramel, toffee, wheat, taste is sweet, caramel, toffee, light roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5551) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. Short creamy tan head. Dark, bright, clear red brown. Nice deep, warm roasted malt. Lovely fruit and tannin. Smooth, round warm malt base, with just a hint of sharpness that cuts through at finish. Fantastic, platonic balance. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graziano85 (453) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2017
Deep brown/copper color, clean, with a lightly beige compact head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, bread crust. Taste is nutty, caramel, roasted malts. Not too sweet, nice balanced bitterness, dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, very easy too drink. Very enjoyable. Whatever style they make, Ayinger once again revealed to be always between the bests. This is one of the best dunkels on the market in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (487) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Ar: Toasted malt, herbal hops; slight oxidation; light bread crust and hay. Ap: Crystal-clear amber-brown; large light tan head with amazing retention, leaves a merengue-like cap of thick foam with beautiful chunks of lacing along the side of the glass. T: Clean bread crust; some light red apple flavor; toasted malt and fresh bread linger in the palate; low bitterness, very little hop flavor, just a bit herbal. P: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation; finish is dry. O: A clean, toasty German lager; a lot of nice flavors, and a spectacular-looking appearance; could use a bit more malt character to really help it pop, but overall quite drinkable and pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1604) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a brown colored beer with an orange tint with a large white head. The aroma is sweet malt. The taste follows the nose but with a the additional taste of bread. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenCat (75) - SLOVENIA - JAN 29, 2017
0,5l bottle. Pours crystal clear copper with frothy tan head. Aroma is malt, some roast and caramel notes. Flavor is rich malty, caramel, light dry fruit notes, mild roast and spicy hop finish, mild lingering bitterness. Body is medium texture almost creamy. Light carbonation. Rich malty but still surprisingly drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (275) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2017
500 ml bottle pours clean and clear reddish brown with a tan or off white head. Aroma is faint but what I can detect is bready malts. Taste is brown bread, smoked malts, toast. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Larry_Duffman (487) - - JAN 7, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours brownish amber with a big, fluffy, beige head and lacing. The aroma is caramel and nuts. The taste is nuts, caramel, bread, and tea. Its very smooth. This was really drinkable and tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikokaoja (153) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - JAN 2, 2017
11. 12. 2016, Ljubljana, shared with Sanja. Bottled. Nothing out of the extraordinary, an OK choice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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