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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
89
very good

918 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 540
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 57
Gots: 61 | 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

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-13-2001

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Ratings: 918 | Reviews: 540
Photo of twosheds
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ruby brown in color with a light tan head.

Smells like dried fruit, raisins, and pumpernickel.

Taste is like smell but with more malty sweetness and molasses.

Mouthfeel is really smooth.

At first, the raisin and dark bread flavor is a little much for me, but the more I drink it the more I like it. Nice drinkable German beer.

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle to a glass snifter.

L: Deep, dark ruby red with a small and creamy tan head. Clear, from what I can tell.

S: Malty. Danky brown bread. Raisins.

T: Malty and fruity. Lots of raisins and dark fruit. Bit of molassesy dark bread. Hint of herby bitterness at the end, which refreshing and balancing.

F: Medium. Slick. Doesn't weigh you down. Not a lot of carbonation.

O: Solid Dunkel Lager! Rich without being heavy. Complex without being overwhelming. Very sessionable.

Photo of Davidafleury47
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark amber, good beer,

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

December 26, 2014

500 ml bottle, weizen glass

A – Light to medium brown, depending on the density where I look in the glass, but very high clarity throughout. About an inch of medium-tan foam on top, with moderately high retention.

S – Browned biscuits or bread crust, some chocolate and lightly roasted but not bitter malt aroma. Hops are noble, slightly floral, and very low in the mix.

T – Browned bread crust again here, with some chocolate/roast flavor and a hint of sweet toffee. Hops again are very low, and on the floral or earthy spectrum.

M – Carbonation is moderate, sudsy, not too low and not overwhelming. There is some sweetness but the malts provide a lot of balance. Bitterness is low, just providing a backbone for balance.

O – I tend to gravitate toward the darker “brown” beers of Germany, the bocks and dunkels, and this is no exception. A very straight-forward and traditional interpretation with a ton of great malt flavor and the right amount of residual sweetness and bitterness. Very, very good.

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4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

sometimes you just find yourself in the mood for a dunkel, and this is always a safe bet to reach for. all the beers these guys do are real traditional and well done, and this is one of their best. its really really clear in its deep amber color. the head is tall and white, but it doesnt last all that long in my glass this time. it smells like german lager yeast first, a sweetish middle coppery malt base, and then an almost hefeweizen yeast where subtle dried banana notes and white pepper spice ease in. the flavor complexion is just like the nose, maybe a little light on the yeast profile in this one compared to other examples of the style, but its subtlety there allows the fresh caramely grain to be a little more forward. i dont think their are multiple yeasts in this, but it sure tastes and feels like there are. overall this is awesome, a super drinkable dunkel too right at 5% abv. most perfect in the fall, but these are fun to crack all year too. also a wonderful food beer, diverse in its pairing capability. a fine beer to keep around for the holidays too because of its quality, uniqueness, and probable mass appeal.

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; reddish amber - SRM 15-16; 1 finger pillowy, khaki head that receded to a thin collar; nice Belgian lace that lasts;

S: molasses;

T: molasses, brown sugar; moderately sweet; slight bitterness at the end, but it's mostly malty;

M: coats your mouth; dry finish;

O; good, but somewhat one note;

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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.