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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
89
very good

825 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 825
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 54
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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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stinkydaddy

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-04-2013 21:02:18 | More by stinkydaddy
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oberon

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%

Nice color poured well,not overly sweet but just right.Really liked the caramelly aroma,one of my favorite traditional Bavarian darks.Creamy texture with a cookie dough-like flavor with moderate crispness in the finish.Not overly sweet with just mild caramel and and brown sugar notes.

06-13-2002 07:41:54 | More by oberon
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -13.4%

Redish/brown colour. Foamy head doesn't last too long. Slight maltiness in the nose. Lightly hopped. Hints of molasses & very light licorice with a pinch of caramel but yet not sweet at all. The finish is very mellow & starts to dry, almost disappearing too fast.

05-13-2003 11:13:45 | More by Popsinc
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Appearance – This orangish-brown lager was luminous with a nice, foamy head that puffed up and stayed around for a while.

Smell – The sweet molasses and nice, dark malt came with a hint of weizeny bread.

Taste – The molasses and malt came out well at the tongue, but the big story here was the bready notes. You almost never see this outside of Bayern, but it’s really typical of the style done properly.

Mouthfeel – This lager was medium-bodied with some excellent, puffy carbonation that again reminded me of a Dunkel Weizen.

Drinkability – This is old-school dead-on for the style, and I really appreciated the craftsmanship that went into this offering from Ayinger.

08-23-2004 17:25:10 | More by RoyalT
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%

Pours reddish in color with a generous, tan head.

Caramel and nutty aroma with a bread dough yeasty note, pumpkin bread.

Rich malt flavors that are like nutty banana bread with vanilla in the fade. Pretty big flavors for the style. The body is soft and smooth, and if you don't mind a little sweetness, it's very easy to drink.

Ayinger makes truely great beer. Nothing extreme or flashy, just great.

03-03-2010 01:17:47 | More by brownbeer
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%

This is a dark, translucent, stained oak brown beer with a monster malted milk head that thins slowly with a thick and low lacing, almost as though it isn't dissapating but being sucked back into the brew. The nose is doughy soapy water and yeast.

Spicy hops hit first chased by metallic sweetness with a soft-baked quality. There is a very subtle toffee tone. Finish is yeasty and spicy with notes of clove, nutmeg, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is lightweight and chewy. This is a fun beer, but not really a new favorite. Kind of reminds me of a really toned down Goose Island Xmas Ale.

04-04-2006 07:27:18 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

08-07-2014 14:13:15 | More by GameOfBeers
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-10-2013 04:45:29 | More by SuomiHobbit
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

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

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours a very nice clear brown into my fluted glass. Nice bronze head retains well.
Aroma nothing notable.
Taste on the other hand very nice. Smooth, light, sweet. Very sessionable.
A very nice change when I want to cleanse the palate with something totally drinkable after a hop bomb or two.

01-17-2012 19:55:07 | More by NWer
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500ml bottle into a Pilsener glass.

Appearance: On top there is a thin creamy off white colored head. It fades down to just a very thin wispy covering that leaves some nice lace rings on the glass as I drink. Its body is a deep brownish amber or caramel color. It has a good transparent appearance and light amber highlights.

Smell: The aroma has a light sweet caramel or toffee malt character.

Taste/Mouth Feel: The flavor has a deep buttery sweet malt with hints of sweet candy, caramel and chocolate. Hop flavor is very mild and offers very little balance. It finishes smooth and sweet with a smooth slick texture. It has a medium body and light carbonation.

Notes: This is a very nice Dark Lager.

06-24-2009 18:21:39 | More by generallee
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

04-13-2013 21:43:33 | More by JakerLou
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-10-2012 00:09:50 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Presentation: 17 oz euro brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a heavy creamed coffee coloured head that retains quite well.

Smell: Sweet toffee, caramel, light ripe fruit and hints of coffee.

Taste: Warming and chewy toasted bready malt with slight caramel and a trace fruitiness are the forefront of this brew. A touch of hop bitterness barely dents the big malt profile. A thin coffeeish finish in the end with a touch more toasted malt.

Notes: "Old Bavarian Dark Beer" is what Altbairisch Dunkel translates into. This beer is just chock-full of malt, the model dark lager for brewers to mold from. Absolutely Superb!

06-11-2002 18:39:04 | More by Jason
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tjthresh

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%

500 ml bottle. No date, but there is a touch of oxidation. Brown and garnet with a nice tan cap on top. Strong malt nose featuring chocolate, and toffee. No hops here. Buttery chocolate with a drying at the end. Light carb is nice. Well worth the coupole of bucks fo the bottle.

08-31-2005 12:42:56 | More by tjthresh
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%

500 ml bottle pours a clear dark chestnut body with a small tan head that disperses some minor sheet lacing.

Malty aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and baked brown bread. A hint of spicy hops underneath.

Body is medium and the carbonation seems a little too fierce for the style.

Taste is very much like the aroma. Baked brown bread, toffee, and toasted caramel notes are enhanced by a nice hint of nuttiness. Just a vague note of spicy hops to balance.

A simple dark lager that is extremely well executed and very tasty.

11-06-2010 23:36:06 | More by merlin48
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LyonsHead

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%

A: Dark ruby red with deep browns. Creamy white head

S: Very bready on the nose. This is like a liquid version of a variety of freshly baked breads. There are some nice melanoidans and som subtle toasty notes as well. Im getting a very distinct smell of a smoore that has been slightly burnt in the microwave... toasted graham, burnt marshmallow and chocolate.

T: Malty sweet and malty melanoidan mix as soon as this beer hits the palate. A variety of toasty notes, with none reaching the roasted level. There is a mild caramel sweetness and a nuttiness in the finish. Hop bitterness is firm enough to balance the sweetness well

M: medium-light body, almost slick. This is a sweet beer, but the finish is moderately dry with just a slight residual sweetness.

D: A well made munich dunkel is always a drinkable beer and this is no exception. It came in a 16 oz (true pint) bottle but I could see this being served by the liter. Very good beer from a very good brewery!

02-27-2010 21:31:09 | More by LyonsHead
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Apotheosis

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-20-2013 02:39:19 | More by Apotheosis
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SkinnyElvis

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%

Purchased at Stateline. I have a PhD in US micros but my knowledge of German/Belgians is lacking but I will give this a shot.

Pours with a light head. Roasted malt in smell. Taste is of rich malt. Mouthfeel is mooth and this a very drinkable brew. I have had some dark lagers since I am in SE PA & this is a good one. Recommended.

Cheers.

08-29-2007 17:42:16 | More by SkinnyElvis
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured into a tall pilsner glass,a thick creamy off white head.A clear ruby red hue.Very carbonated.wisps of tiny bubbles racing to the top of the glass,looks very inviting.
A bisquity,carmelly aroma with a slight hint of smoke.
A tart, dry,bisquity,light malty taste.The aftertaste is a bit thin,light hints of carmel,and a light spicey hop finish. Very smooth and drinkable.A good dark summer beer.Overall a pretty good brew,would drink this again.

10-02-2006 01:49:06 | More by jcdiflorio
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-12-2012 01:03:15 | More by wattoclone
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ryanocerus

Iowa

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%

Very thick creamy caramel head that stuck around for awhile. Dark ruby/near black color with good carbonation. Very sweet malty aroma which carries through into the flavor. There is a slight roasty undertone, but the malt overpowers it if cold. As it warms, the roasty and malty flavors balance a little better, but the mouthfeel is a bit thin. A very good dunkel.

07-25-2002 09:34:51 | More by ryanocerus
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juicebox

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-15-2013 00:50:13 | More by juicebox
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -17.2%

500ml bottle purchased from Naaman's Road Total Wine. Had with BBQ chicken dinner. I'm a big fan of Altbiers so I was excited to try this one out.

Appearance- Pours a nice deep brown with a solid finger and a half of off-white head. Lively carbonation in the glass that gradually dies down a bit along with the head, leaving a ring around the edges but no real lacing.

Smell- A solid but simple nose of sweetish caramel malt, along with background hints of a bit of grassy hay and some spices. Not a huge nose with a lot of scents for me but pleasant in a simple way.

Taste- A bit of a disappointment following the appearance and nose...intially quite pleasant with lots of sweet malt rounded out with a touch spiciness and a faint taste of grassiness less prominent than in the nose. However, the flavor ended on a rather offputting noting of corn that caught me by surprise. I am a bit suspicious that the bottle I purchased was not particularly fresh and that a note of skunkiness had crept in, perhaps due to some heat exposure in the summer season.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Decently carbonated though a tad on the thin side. The real killer here is that corn taste. Again, I'll give the beer the benefit of the doubt of having been a bit off.

Overall, can't say I loved this one and it came as a bit of a disappointment. However, I'd like to revisit it in the future to see if some of the flavors that came through were actually the result of poor storage or heat exposure.

07-27-2009 04:48:35 | More by boatshoes
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masikon

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

My first of this style I picked this up for under 3 bucks at my local grocery. Dark amber in the glass with a soothing malty aroma, little hops to be detected in the nose. Taste is very pleasant and earthier than the beer looks. True to style there isn't much hops or bitterness here which makes this very easy to drink and it goes down quite smooth. Definitely A nice style and one i'll make a point to try out more examples of.

12-03-2005 06:48:24 | More by masikon
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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.