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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
89
very good

908 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 58
Gots: 54 | 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:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-13-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep clear brown with a light tan head. The head mostly burns off but leaves some nice sticky tight lacing. The is mild, reminding me of deep malt tones, turned way down. The taste, though, brings it back up, with some night fruit, bread and earthy hops. The body isn't heavy but it has a nice thickness to it.

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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bought from Beers of the World on Columbus Day weekend, 2014. Served in a dimpled mug at fridge temp.

look: dark brown with creamy offwhite head, nice lacing.

smell: toasty, roasty grains

taste: rich, yummy toast with a kiss of hops

feel: really good

overall: this is amazingly tasty, awesome!

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a rusty brown with a medium off white head. Aroma and Taste is sweet mildly roasted malt and grains, some notes of dark plum fruit, light raisin, light bitterness. Palate is a mild crisp mouth feel and carbonation and a medium body. Finish mild roasted dark malt and grains, some caramel, dark fruit plums, ends with mild roasted dark malt and light bitterness. Goes down smooth and easy. A very good and tasty brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Appearance is very dark, rosewood, bread crust, with a thick yellowish-white, creamy head.

Smell is that of toasted malt with maybe a hint of raisin or fig.

Taste is very malty, but not sweet in my opinion. The dominant flavor is that of baked bread crust. Some slight fig or raisin towards the end finishing with a hops bitterness that lingers, but is not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel is pretty heavy with a decent amount of carbonation. It's slow sipping beer with big taste. Drinks like a meal. Makes for a nice after dinner drink snack.

Overall this is the best Dunkel I've tasted. I feel like most tend toward coffee/nutty/chocolatey or sweet/raisin/fig - this one is kind of in between. More bready than nutty with very little raisin taste. I'm not a big fan of the raisin taste, so this is welcome spectrum for a Dunkel. Drinking this is like eating a big piece of fresh baked, dark, crusty bread without the need to chew.

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Cold bomber into pint glass

Appearance - Dark, dark brown, but shows signs of decent clarity. Pours with a big, fluffy nearly 3 off-white head, good lacing

Smell - Spicy, sweet, toasty, fruity malt. It's a complex malt and yeast aroma all around.

Feel/Taste - Feel is slightly heavy on a medium body, creamy smooth carb though. Taste is all about clean and sweet malty goodness melding with a slight fruity, yeasty profile: toasty fresh baked bread very prominent, a bit nutty. D
Hints of dark fruit; plum, fig, and touch of raisin are vaguely present to add complexity. Hops are hardly noticeable, maybe a touch of grassy spiciness to help balance the malt bomb. Finishes semi-sweet.

Overall - A massive malt bomb, and a very tasty one at that. Feels a bit heavy though at 5% ABV with ample residual sugar producing a fairly heavy body feel. Really tasty beer, but I don't think I could have more than one.

Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 908 ratings.