Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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3.84/5 rDev -2.8%
From a 500 ml bottle into a pokal.
A-The beer pours with about a finger of foam that drops to a cap after a minute or so. A thin cap remains even after a few swigs and two minutes of time. The beer is deep amber in color and clear with a fine carbonation creeping up the glass.
S-I sniff malted barley, bread dough, some caramel sweetness, some toffee sweetness, and a light nuttiness. Hops are virtually non-existent. Pleasant and simple.
T-The taste is similar with barley grain overlain by sweet toffee and caramel flavors. There is a bit cocoa and a tease of citrus, but bread is the overwhelming flavor component here.
M-The feel is smooth verging on creamy. The body is medium to full in heft.
O-This is a pleasant beer...nothing to chase trucks over, but certainly worth a drink. I can see drinking a lot of this in the fall when the weather starts to cool down. It would pair well with football watching.
07-16-2014 03:52:08 | More by spoony
3.14/5 rDev -20.5%
Poured from pint+ bottle into a pilsner.
A - Crystal clear brown. Very thin, quickly dissapating white head.
S - A of bit roasty malt. Not big. Nothing special.
T - Roasty malt and pilsner with an almost chocolate-y sweetness. A tiny little dry hoppiness in the middle.
M - Big lager mouthfeel and a bit dry.
O - If I tried to brew a porter/lager hybrid, this is what I'd aim for. Unfortunately, I'd never want to do this. This is another that I'd not complain if it was all there was, but it lacks "muchness". Needs all of its flavours to be bolder. I enjoyed the Paulaner Salvator doppel bock style much more.
07-02-2014 00:32:31 | More by TheVenerableMead
4.08/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance- Pours a clear, dark amber with a small dense off white head that recedes fairly quick and leaves no lacing.
Smell- Slightly sweet with a good balance of caramel, nuts and munich malt. No hop prescence.
Taste- Fairly sweet with a good balance of drying bitterness. I get flavors of caramel and bread crust with some spicy hops in the background. Gets sweeter and less dry as it warms.
Mouthfeel- Medium full body and carbonation. Very creamy texture and good amount of drying to help balance sweetness.
Overall- Good beer overall, not very complex flavors but the ones I detect compliment each other well.
06-22-2014 01:33:11 | More by IPAdams
3.78/5 rDev -4.3%
Deep red-brown color. Excellent showing of head.
Sweet caramelized sugars, bock-y dark fruits, raisin, and dark malts. Bavarian lager authenticity with an intense nose. Even a slight whiff of smoked malt, maybe.
Super malty and rich. Big intense flavors of brown bread, toffee, German mustiness, dark caramel, herbal notes, and minerality. Just a little too sweet.
Medium-light carbonation. Stocky body for a dunkel lager.
05-25-2014 14:40:41 | More by thecheapies
Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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