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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

Ayinger Altbairisch DunkelAyinger Altbairisch Dunkel

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BA SCORE
89
very good

757 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 757
Reviews: 510
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%


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

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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Reviews by dnichols:
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dnichols

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a capped 500 ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: It poured a brown body with hints of orange tones along with a robust and fluffy two finger head. The head lingered and supported an even moderate curtain of lace.

S: It had a dark sugar and toasted malt smell with floral hops and hints of earthiness.

T: The sweet malts and dark sugars flavors dominated followed by floral hops and light spices. The flavors were well balanced and hit the alcohol well.

M: It was light to medium bodied with a smooth presence in the mouth and a dry and clean finish. It was moderately carbonation's.

D: It was a refreshing, well balanced and tasty brew with a light body and low ABV. It is a wonderful session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 19:33:50 | More by dnichols
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

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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doc17325

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-13-2014 20:41:46 | More by doc17325
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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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nodder

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-12-2014 22:21:59 | More by nodder
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alexkor

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

04-10-2014 02:18:49 | More by alexkor
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mcrawford

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

04-06-2014 17:07:26 | More by mcrawford
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

04-06-2014 04:11:42 | More by FadetoBock
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Brenden

Ohio

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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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-21-2014 05:34:41 | More by afsdan
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-20-2014 23:53:59 | More by MRsojourner
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Maillard

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-17-2014 05:14:55 | More by Maillard
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

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

03-15-2014 12:58:10 | More by Ozzylizard
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.2%

03-08-2014 14:45:56 | More by tbone64
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-08-2014 13:02:15 | More by bubseymour
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DamnYankeeHeadHunter

Alabama

4/5  rDev +1%

03-08-2014 01:37:17 | More by DamnYankeeHeadHunter
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mactrail

California

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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

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

02-26-2014 23:11:10 | More by deadonhisfeet
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BSuter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-25-2014 15:42:18 | More by BSuter
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RusImpStoLuv

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-25-2014 02:04:11 | More by RusImpStoLuv
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RoyFokker

California

4/5  rDev +1%

02-22-2014 22:51:05 | More by RoyFokker
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-21-2014 14:12:14 | More by psoriasaurus
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-19-2014 05:32:22 | More by heytomcat
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Josh012012

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-19-2014 02:59:10 | More by Josh012012
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-18-2014 08:35:18 | More by Kelp
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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.