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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Altbairisch DunkelAyinger Altbairisch Dunkel

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very good

758 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-13-2001)
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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing from Notes. I had this beer during Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich. An amazing experience.

Serving type: Served on draft at the Ayinger Haus across from Hoffbrau

A - Bright brown and almost red hues that complemented the base color of a typical lagers. A very cool color that makes you want to look again.

S - Not a whole lot on the nose. Slight sweet, yeast, and bread notes.

T - Such a clean beer. The Germans do lagers so well and this one is no exception. The darker malts that make up the color and the bigger body also provided a bit more sugar but not overbearing. It was almost like a dark helles.

M - Pretty Good. A bit on the heavier side and a tad viscous but overall it worked well. Not overly carbonated
D - Great. This is a great style as the dark color and subsequent sweetness might appeal to those who are same of the same lagers.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2010 14:12:32 | More by AndrewNations
More User Reviews:
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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smooth Dunkel. Brown carmel color with a foggy appearance. Sweet almost salty scent resembles potato chips. Flavor is sweet but not overbearing and somewhat salty continuing with the potato chip resemblance. Not a lot of bitter or hoppy flavor makes it an easy drink

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 19:27:07 | More by ZachMcGinn
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Into a pilsener.

A: semi-dark brown amber colored body with a two and a half finger white foamy head that lasts about a minute before dieing into the body, foamy clingy lacing starts to spider web after about a minute; light carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace

S: sweet German malts, light banana, light chocolate

T: malty sweet leading to a rich sweet dark aftertaste; sweet dark malty lingering finish

M: light to medium in the body, it wants to show a heavier depth to it, but stays lighter to show a pretty good sessionable aspect to it; carbonation runs really smooth and dark over the mouth and tongue

O: I say this is a wonderful Munich Dunkel that I would have again and wouldn't mind putting it with some cheesecake but actually am thinking if I would do that leaving all of the extras off. There seems to be just something about this beer that leads me to believe - just one straight up piece of cheesecake with nothing on it and this beer would probably equal an awesome night.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 09:28:54 | More by BeerKangaroo
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-13-2014 20:41:46 | More by doc17325
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3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Revisiting one of my first German beers from my college days. Ah, nostalgia... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunrise topaz-sienna topped by a finger or so of off-white foam. The noe comprises mild nuts, wheat bread, light fruits (in the vaguest possible sense), and ahint of hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, the nuts and bread combining into a toffee/brittle situation and the fruit coming out a bit stronger. I think I get some dark greens in there, as well. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick-ish feel. Overall, a really solid dunkel, basically exactly what you'd expect from Ayinger.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 19:13:46 | More by TMoney2591
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one is sort of a burnt caramel color, deep orange/tan going light brown. It's not heavy-looking but it is opaque. The head is tall and settles down to just more than one finger. It retains itself well from that point and leaves a mixture of spotty and patchy lacing stuck to the walls of the glass.
The nose is pretty nice,heavy on caramel and toast, a ghost of something not quite smoky, a bit of dark fruits, just a hint of dark chocolate, and bread crust. It gets a little muddled as it goes, and some of it is lost, which is improved in the flavor.
It gains a little depth on the tongue, but not much more. If anything, it's leans more toward dry than the nose. The dark fruits come forward but don't take over from the toast and caramel, while a bit of herbal flora supports and balances.
The dryness is present in the mouthfeel, and the body is medium but leans lighter than I expect. It has more than a modicum of both crispness and smoothness.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 21:04:48 | More by Brenden
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle at 50 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of malt
Head large (5.5 cm), very light brown, creamy/fizzy, rapidly diminishing to a 1 mm broken layer
Lacing – small clumps with big bubbles
Body clear, medium brown
Flavor begins and ends moderately sweet and malty – no hint of alcohol, hops, or diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

A very easy drinking pleasant dunkel which loses points for the frapidly diminishing head and crappy lacing.

Serving type: bottle

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep auburn color with a fine creamy head in the tall Kölsch glass. Fresh bubbles with every sip. It's not quite the dreamy mouthfeel of the German classics but it goes down with a flourish. Just a little beery and malty aroma.

Warm malty flavor to start. On the sweet side with plenty of roasted malt and burnt sugar. A little malty body with a refreshing tang. Smooth and mellow.

Finishes with a bitterish darkness in the back of the throat. Beautiful brew with that tall foam and red-brown glowing color. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Ibis Market in Mission Hills.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 04:27:56 | More by mactrail
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4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a traditional stein. The pour is a beautiful deep mahogany color with a massive bloom of foam on top. The nose has a ton of rich, malty sweetness with huge notes of toffee, treacle, fresh bread, and hazelnuts.

Nice light-medium body with a sweet, malty flavor that follows the nose perfectly. Loads of fresh bread, toast, and toffee with just enough hoppiness to keep the rich swet flavors in line. On the finish is a sarsaparilla-like note that provides a cola-like sensation when experienced with the level of carbonation in the beer. One other comment: this beer was made to go with food. ANY food.

I love rich, malty lagers and I don't know why I don't drink them more often than I do. This one has all those wonderful melanoidins as well as extreme drinkability. It doesn't have a ton of malt complexity, but I can't penalize it for that because it's not a bock or doppelbock. It's just a classic example of the dark lager style.

Serving type: bottle

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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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