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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
89
very good

756 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 509
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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ImperialBeergut

California

5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A deep burnt copper center with edges where light shines through. Like a beautiful tan girl in a see through summer dress... 1 finger of a tight bubbling head, mocha in color.

S: Toasted toffee buttered bread crust, a noticable sugar and chocolate nose, with a very, very slightly hoppy finish.

T: Absolutely delicious, truly quaffable dark lager. A chewy, sweet caramel bounciness to it that says I'm rich yet easygoing. I think when taste buds collide with one's ancestral heritage when drinking beer, it makes you feel...truly lucky to be alive, lol. I'm German n Irish. This is one of my personal top 3...nuff sed...

M: Nice and toasty rich. A slightly viscous and velvety mouth that wants you to taste it and then sluttily demands you then CHUG it, wow what a beer!...I taste it and I cant take it away from my lips, I feel like Frank The Tank...

O: Luxurious lightly chocolate n toffee flavored beer with a toasted aroma and finish. A amazing beer on an epic scale...

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 08:10:47 | More by ImperialBeergut
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udouche

Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a 16oz Pislner glass

A - Pours a deep yet transparent carmel. Two and a half finger head With carbonation trailing up from the bottom. Thick sticky lacing.

S - A strong prune at the front with brown sugar, maple, a hint of fired wood and pipe tobacco.

T - The same prunes you smell right up front come racing down your tongue. I get raisin bread, spices, rich malt, and a sweet carmel on the rinse.

M - It has a medium body that has enough carbonation to tickle your tongue without being overbearing. It is a little sticky from all the sweetness.

O - This is the standard bearer for the style, and with good reason. Its is balanced, easy to drink, and has a distinctly old world Bavarian feel.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 16:00:31 | More by udouche
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TheSicilian33

New Jersey

4.95/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My friend bought this from a local liquor store, and man he's a star at picking out awesome beer.

Serving type- a 500 ml pint can't get better

Appearance- A brown bottle with the words "Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel" on the bottle with other information including ABV and says it's from Aying, Germany.

Smell- Kind of smells like chest nuts or an ale.

Taste- It has an awesome taste for someone who really hates beer but drinks it anyway for social reasons. This is why Germany is #1 in the beer business by having these recipes for over 500 years or more!!

Mouthfeel- Not too wide, not too small, just right.

Overall- This beer is an absolute winner. If you can find it, pick it up. You'll impress your friends on how smart you are when it comes to beer. Like I said before, Germany is #1 when it comes to beer in the world. Awesome, I am a fan for life.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 05:11:33 | More by TheSicilian33
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irisier

Georgia

4.93/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served from a 500 ml bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Reddish brown body with a nice beige lace. Good clarity.

Smell: Sweet bread and caramel aromas. Some fruit hints in there as well.

Taste: Bready and a bit sweet with some dark sugar flavors, maybe a little treacle hint in that sweetness. Some faint fruits as well, raisins I think. Just a kiss of hops that give a brief bit of earthy bitterness, before finishing with a little bit of roasty malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, not too much carbonation. Pretty smooth but with a little heft when the hops surge in.

Impressions: Tasty and goes down well. Very flavorful without being so complex that you have to really think about each taste. Just drink one over a nice conversation and watch your glass empty without effort. Perfect ABV for sessioning. I'd say this is one of my favorite session beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 17:55:50 | More by irisier
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lumikuuro

British Columbia (Canada)

4.88/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle.

Appearance: Clear mahogany with huge beige head that has good retention but only leaves some lace. The colour is wonderful.

Aroma: Malty fruit, toffee, a little chocolate and smoke, distant herbs and spices; all of this blended with an unusual aroma of something similar to strong cheese. The latter sounds terrible, but it actually makes this beer very inviting and it smells really good.

Taste: Just like the aroma: malty fruit, toffee, chocolate, smoke, strong cheese, herbs and spices. Also a vague hint of coffee and some vinous qualities. Fairly sweet. A seriously complex taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, smooth but chewy. Rewarding.

Drinkability: I couldn't help but reach for the glass with this one as there is so much going on. The unusual but accomplished flavour may not be for everyone or for every occasion, but this is quite an extraordinary example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 08:32:53 | More by lumikuuro
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KrautAficionado

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours to a beautiful, bright, deep chestnut color with a nice white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent with lots of good aromas of sweet malt, light toast and nuts. The palate is round and clean with lots of good sweet malt, toast and nutty malt flavor. This beer finishes with more good malt character then ends with enough herbal hop bittereness to round this one out to perfection. A great match to hearty German fare, and BBQ dishes.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 04:27:31 | More by KrautAficionado
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lastauss

Washington

4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love this lager! It tastes like liquid pumpernickel sandwich mixed with a chococolate malted. It carries a decent hop aroma and loads of sweet/dry dark malt. The finish is perfect, with the malt segue-ing into ethereal bitterness (do I taste lavender?)

A superb example of why light lagers must be removed from their lofty place of popularity.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2004 04:30:54 | More by lastauss
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel pours a dark ruby malt from a 500ML brown glass bottle. Head went to over two fingers and laces very well when the beer settles down.

Nose is a intense toasted malt with a side of sweet malt and alcohol. Palate is a sweet barley malt and more malted barley sweetness bring up the rear. There is a hops presents, but the slight bitter of the hops in no way interferes with the sweet barley malt of this beer.

The malty sweetness is not thick and syrupy, not cloyingly sweet, but a very well done, dominate malty sweetness that I would be looking for in a good Märzen.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2005 01:24:40 | More by BeerBob
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance; deep reddish brown with an off white head. Nice retention and lacing.

smell; roasted almost coffee like malts. Some sweet notes from the malts and faint hop spice. A hint of mild maple...

taste; toasty roasted malts dominate, finishing with a burnt flavor that blends well with the hop bitters. A bitter sweet chocolate flavor runs from start to finish leaving a yeasty nut and pudding like aftertaste. This is one of the best, most complex examples of the style, nearly perfect.

mouthfeel; powdery thickness, a bit chewy but quite smooth. Fizzy, yet refined with gentle carbonation. Slick and slightly sticky after swallowed.

drinkability; crisp and refreshing, very comforting, alcohol is well hidden. I drank 6 of these one after another, had a bite to eat and drank 3 more, amazingly drinkable and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 18:32:15 | More by Sachsenfreude
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CVC

California

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Came in a 17 oz. bottle; served in a pint glass. Pours a clear, deep copper color, with a thick, off-white, two-finger head. Leaves thick lacing, and dies fairly slowly. Smells of toasted malts and raisins. Tastes complex--slighly dark, yet slightly sweet, almost fruity. A fairly thick mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

This is a great beer. A nice mix of toastiness, darkness, sweetness, and goodness. A perfect lunch and/or dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2005 00:03:19 | More by CVC
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cerevisiaephilus

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good looking beer. Deep garnet color. Deep ruby/orange when held to the light. Just the perfect amount of carbonation. Head fades to a thin coating over the top of the beer.

Beautiful Munich nose! Absolutely gorgeous. Rich and warm and sweet and a touch caramel-y...just spot on.

Well...this beer tastes wonderful. Thank god it's apparently reasonably fresh. Impeccably clean yet still rich Munich malt flavors make this a joy to drink. Infinately refreshing and quaffable. Doesn't have the delicate tea like flavors that I've found in some other dunkels, but these were usually just in the freshest samples. Not quite the subtle complexity I'd need to give this a 5.

Mouthfeel is spot on. Thin enough to be supremely gulpable, yet not parched or too thin.

I could drink this all damn day long. I love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2005 03:10:22 | More by cerevisiaephilus
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animal69

Louisiana

4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Ayinger lacks any kind of dating also (unless you count the slits on the bottom of the label); pours a deep copper w/ a slight head that lasts, plenty of lacing; good malty aroma w/ some caramel & fruit undertones; nice sweet toasty malt flavor, caramely w/ some interesting fruity yeast (?) aftertaste, a faint hop flavor presence; nice light-med mouthfeel, not "thick & cloying" at all, dry, yet sweet at the same time; very drinkable, in fact, this beer is so good, I think it's replacing DAB as my fav. dunkel, i'll drink this on over & over...

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 22:18:57 | More by animal69
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bnes09

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep copper color, ruby when held to light. Finger and a half ivory colored head with good retention and moderate lace.

Malty aroma of wheat bread and grilled corn on the cob.

Smooth, satisfying malt tones form a solid backbone to the brew boasting wheat, raisin, prune and caramel flavors. Subtle herbal hop adds just enough bitterness to balance. Rich, delicious, and in perfect balance for the style.

Medium bodied with plenty of malty textures and a hint of chewiness on the teeth. Smooth from start to finish. Slick in the middle with lots of small bubbles which seem to bring the appropriate flavors to each individual taste bud.

Drinkability is unparalleled. Overall experience in exceptional. Great depth of flavors in perfect harmony. This is exactly what a dunkel should be.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 04:47:05 | More by bnes09
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cetherid

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into a pint glass

A.

a nice brownish amber color. a decent sized creamy head.

S.

Nice caramel malts with a little raisin. a little roasted smell to it. pretty much how a dark raisin bread would smell.

T.

very good. i taste a dark bread with a bit of caramel. hardly any bitterness...no real hop presence. after drinking this, currently my favorite tasting dunkel.

M.

medium bodied. give a nice coating to the mouth which keeps the taste lingering a bit. perfect carbonation.

D.

as said earlier, this is my new favorite dunkel. If I'm craving a dark beer, I'll definitely be grabbing this when available. I'm wishing I had another bottle to try. almost full-bodied, but definitely smooth and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 01:12:07 | More by cetherid
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parsleyd12

Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First off I'd like to say that Ayinger seems to take great care when making their beers and paying great attention to flavor. I've always liked this beer and figured I should review it.
Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel was purchased from the liquor store I manage in a 500ml brown pint bottle. There is no freshness date nor an alcohol percentage that I saw on the bottle.

APPEARENCE: It is a "black tea" shade of honey brown, nice color, really no head at all, very little lacing if any.

SMELL: toasty, malty, almost a buttery nut smell, coffee, maybe a slight dry fruit smell, malty chocolate? It smells very good and is very inviting.

TASTE: a nice rich nutty, caramel, coffee taste, has a smooth dark beer taste without the heaviness. Has somewhat of a coffee after taste that stays. Overall it tastes great.

MOUTHFEEL: low carbonation maybe a little under carbonated

DRINKABILITY:I definately will drink this beer again, its good if you like dark beer and want to drink several, its very light and easy to drink but still has a rich dark taste.

If your in or around Cumberland,MD stop by South Cumberland Liquors and try this great brew!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 04:08:37 | More by parsleyd12
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ecoboy

Rhode Island

4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"Crisp" says my notes: decidedly drier than the rounder, more malty nature of an American Gordon Biersch-like German style. Slight malt aroma with a nice non-sweet fruit note. There's even a hint of well-placed, interesting vegetable in the aroma (like carrot sugar) and flavor. Most vegetable characteristics are off-notes. This isn't; it's just an addition to the complexity.

Non-aggressive malt prominence cut by fine bubble carbonation. Highly enjoyable and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2004 22:32:27 | More by ecoboy
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marc77

California

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very appealing crystal clear red hue, with a thick, creamy, persistent head. It's beautiful. The aroma is of rich, malty, toasty decocted Munich malt melanoidins. Medium bodied. Toasty malt flavors are noticeable initially, and are surprisingly well balanced by a slightly floral Hallertauer hop flavor and bitterness. It finishes with just a touch of toasted flavor on the back of the tongue along with a bit of residual sweetness. Wow-- what a balance. Hop bitterness and flavor , malt, slightly roasted grain flavor coalesce perfectly. It's been a while since I've had this beer and I'm pleasantly surprised. I drank this one at cellar temps (approx. 55 deg.) to allow the malt favors to come through. For a 5% ABV "session" beer, this is a highly enjoyable and complex one.. Give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2002 22:36:23 | More by marc77
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Halcyondays

California

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz. bottle into a mug

A: Pours a dark red/brown with white head which dissipated rather quickly, but at its zenith looks great.

S: The smell is astounding. Smells just like baked bread, with hints of nuts, raisins, and a bit of smoke, just like a great artisinal pumpernickel.

T: The taste is just as good. Nutty malts come up front, balanced by just the slightest hint of hops. Straightforward, not complex/mind-blowing, but just tastes great to me. I can't really explain it any better, truly liquid bread.

M: Light to medium bodied with that fully matured lager smoothness.

D: Great for a darker beer, sessionability is fantastic, very refreshing, though you wouldn't know by looking at it. I've had beers that were more complex, but as a simple drinking beer and for the style, this lager is phenomenal. Great job Ayinger!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 00:06:23 | More by Halcyondays
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Graham5161986

British Columbia (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a dark brown, ruby colour with a nice off white head that has decent retention, leaving some nice lacing down the side of my glass.

S: Some typical caramel and dark fruity malts. A bit of chocolate too.

T: lots of complexity here! I get chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, toffee, caramel, vanilla and a really pleasant maple sugar, bready finish and linger. Very, very tasty.

M: Really nice and creamy mouthfeel on this one. Nicely carbonated and a very smooth, crisp, slightly oily finish. A good amount of spice on the linger.

D: This is an excellent Munich dunkel! So much complexity of flavours and so well balanced. I could drink a ton of these. Ayinger, once again, has proven that they are one of Germany's top brewers.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 23:10:18 | More by Graham5161986
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 500 ml bottle into a weissbier Ayinger glass.

Its color is a beautiful aged-brown. Imagine a dark brown that you can see through (I could see my fingers through the other side of the glass). Has almost a dark maroon tint to it. A one-finger head, light tan in color, stays for the first half of the session, but dissipates for the 2nd half.

It's very aromatic. I smell clove, tea, and a little citrus mixed with caramel, and something that represents musty aged wood.

Its taste matches the aroma with the caramel malts taking center stage. All elements fade together into a bitterness on the back end that lingers on the tongue. Almost medicinal at the end.

The Mouthfeel is smooth, but fairly thin. Carbonation is moderate.

Drinkability is great.

This beer is one that I would consider taking on a deserted island with me if I was told I could only drink one kind of beer for the rest of my life. Whether or not I'd choose it, I don't know - but I'd sure as hell consider it. It's just solid. Nicely balanced, bold enough, quenching enough, malty, historic tasting, but also a little citrusy and earthy. Bravo to Ayinger. They do no wrong in my eyes.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 02:58:01 | More by jbertsch
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Domingo

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great stuff. I've never had anything but amazing beers from Ayinger, but this brew is nearly as good as their famed Celebrator...maybe better in some respects.
Pours a nice brown color and like most dunkel lagers, it's opaque enough to have light pass through, but still MUCH darker than a typical lager.
The smell is pure malt, but with some cocoa highlights. A little hops in the end, but not really overly prevalent.
Taste is smooth and VERY chocolatey. In fact, they could likely call it a chocolate brew if they wanted to. I'd say it's got more chocolate flavor than Sam Adams' Chocolate Bock or Young's Double Chocolate. At the same time, some of the Celebrator raisin highlights are present, too.
I could drink these all day.
The biggest compliment I pay pay this beer is to it's drinkability. It's just the perfect beer for any occasion, be it a warm summer day or a cool snowy evening.
If you like dunkels or even if you like Dopplebocks, give this a try. This is kind of like Celebrator's easy drinking little brother.

EDIT: Having been over to Bavaria a few times, I think I can safely say this is one of my top 2-3 dunkels. In fact, it's likely my overall favorite. Of all things, there's an excellent Indian restaurant near Marienplatz (Garam Masala) that serves this on tap. I find this makes a wonderful accompaniment to spicy and savory Indian dishes. Kind of a random food pairing, but it works. I wish I could bring a bottle to my own local Indian spots.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2005 21:06:30 | More by Domingo
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Stoneman78

California

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured the 500ml bottle into a Duvel Tulip glass, this continues my Ayinger tasting experience from the past week.
A- Pours a dark red/husky brown hue, head is a few fingers' of white creamy foam with good retention, moderate lacing
S- Nose is of moderately sweet caramel malts, a touch of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, and roastiness
T- Initial taste is of roasted malts dominated by caramel and chocolate flavors, progresses to slight hop bitter/dryness and grains, finish is brief, overall very well-balanced
M- Light/medium-bodied beer, watery texture, carbonation is a bit amped up and biting, little residual on the palate
D- 5%abv means this is one smooth-drinking session beer, I really like the taste profile and aromas from this Dunkel style and would gladly pick this up again in the future, Ayinger continues to impress with its lineup!

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2007 04:32:16 | More by Stoneman78
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into pilsner glass.

A - Beautiful, clear, garnet-hued in color. Light brown head approaching 3 fingers hangs around for a few minutes before subsiding to a thick collar. Minimal lacing.

S - Layers of aroma going on here. First I'm hit with a nice toasted piece of dark bread. Then a caramel, molasses, and almost cinnamon like aroma takes hold. This is all rounded up with a subtle hints of fig, raisin, and prune.

T - A light toastiness rides underneath a molasses/brown sugar sweetness. The fig/prune/raisin wraps up the finish, with a simple, mild, and slightly roasty bitterness in the aftertaste. Everything is working together so seamlessly it's difficult to pick out a lot of individual stuff.

M - This is hanging out somewhere on the low end of medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. I wish it was just a tad thicker to linger on the tastebuds.

D - A great beer for sure, as are all Ayinger products I've come in contact with. Very low bitterness, smooth body without the heaviness, and an immensely flavorful brew put this on the edge of perfection.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2008 07:25:26 | More by PatrickJR
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nose is a nice mixture of some roasted malt with some caramel. A hint off chocolate also seems to be there. Pretty pleasant and inoffensive.

Pours a reddish brown in the glass with a rather impressive head. Stays a while.

Taste doesn't let down. The body has a great, mild caramel and toffee sweetness to it, which also is accompanied with a subtle hint of nuttiness. The finish features a fair, but mild hop bitterness ifrom the Noble hops. A little bit of toastiness shows after the swallow.

All in all, one of the most drinkable beers I have ever had. All the flavors work very well, and they are neither over or under stated.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 02:18:23 | More by NODAK
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very clear rustic orangey-brown color with a beautiful spongey medium sized cap of densely built, organic egg shell colored froth. Settles down to a firm skim with some buttery bubbles. Lacing coats well in strings.

Aroma has a well rounded nuttyness to it backed by some fresh baked wheat bread that has a slight toasty edge. Clean and inviting with a peculiar softness to its waft that grows a bit in strength as it warms.

Taste is easy goin' and clean with a nice softness to its overall character thats enticingly unique yet very Ayinger-like. Something about the combo of flavors and carbonation makes for a very pleasant experience bringing a nutty wheat bread grain that sits remarkably clean and well rounded. Fluffy and delicate in nature, yet just enough boldness in the flavors to raise the eyebrows more then once. Notes of dusted cocoa and smokeyish sweet malt play with touches of caramel. Bread tones dominate taste, form, and function with this one though.

Feel is wonderfully soft and bready, warm bready is more like it; great, delicately precise carbonation with a semi-light chewyness to its bready nature.

I liked everything about this beer. Its not a brute by any means in huge amounts of aroma and flavor. But whats there sets perfectly for what it is, its very natural tasting and feeling. The bread tones in all its characteristics are just right. A fantastic brew and sessionable to boot. Love those Munich malts! Mmmm...fresh breads...

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2005 04:41:13 | More by tavernjef
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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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