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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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553 Reviews
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Reviews: 553
Hads: 979
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 70
Gots: 73 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website

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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Reviews: 553 | Hads: 979
Photo of marc77
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.

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Photo of Thrasher
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This handsome leather-brown beer is sweetly aromatic with whiffs of caramel. The malts are whelming and hops indistinct, yet the beer has an underlying bitterness that betrays its malt profile. It's quite an impressive balancing act. The water feels very smooth and pillowy in the mouth, as with all of Aying's brews, and has their trademark compulsive drinkability (you'll find it disappearing from your glass faster than you it want to - always a good sign). Not my absolute favorite effort of theirs, but well worth drinking if you are interested in the style. Should pair wonderfully with the appropriate food (sausages, and tangier darker meats, perhaps?).

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Photo of Jordan
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Gorgeous cloudy brown with a creamy tan head. A potent whif of cocoa, malts, and gaseous alchohals. Roasted nuts, malts, chocolate. Well rounded, smooth texture. Unfortunately I tasted a hint of metal. -1 on taste for that. Still a great beer. Not entirely too expensive compared to say Samuel Smith, and almost the same quality.

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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.