Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel
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Munich Dunkel
Ranked #13
Ranked #11,834
3.98 | pDev: 9.55%
Sunday at 11:46 PM
Dec 13, 2001
Up until the Second World War, dark beer was the predominant beer type in the Munich area. The hard water found in the region played a special role in producing this specialty. In his book “Beer International”, the world-renowned English beer writer, Michael Jackson, accurately describes the Ayinger “Altbairisch Dunkel” as: “A good example of its kind. Impenetrably dark with a golden-brown gleam when held up to the light, and with a warm aroma and malty taste, while summoning up coffee taste sensations on going down. It is brewed from five types of malt (two of which are torrified dark), and it is only lightly hopped.” It is produced using the traditional double fermentation process.
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Rated: 4.2 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Sunday at 11:46 PM
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Sunday at 03:02 AM
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Reviewed by mpruden from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500 ml bottle into two oval Pilsner glasses.

Looi: Dark brown, with a two-fingers light tan head that lingered, leaving plenty of lacing.

Nose: Dark malt, dark dried fruit, a hint of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium, adequate carbonation.

Attack: Grain, dark malt, slight sweetness.

Finish: Slight hop bitterness to balance.

Overall: Very drinkable, and nice depth of flavor for the style. For my money, this is the standard to which to compare all Munich Dunkels. It’s also a great contrasting pairing for the venison stew we’re enjoying with it tonight.
Oct 16, 2023
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Reviewed by mariposafan from Wisconsin

4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Reddish brown with a solid 3 finger head that lasts and laces. Smells sweet and malty, but little other character. Taste follows the aroma: sweet, malty but lacking other character that I was hoping for. Then again, very much to style. Feel is nice – nice body but a lot of carbonation to cut through it. Overall it’s a nice beer, but I might be measuring it against the Marzens I’ve been drinking lately and they have something else going for them.
Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by HopBelT from Belgium

Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Aug 29, 2023
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Reviewed by branko7 from Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I love this beer, and this style. Malty, balanced, drinkable, tasty. Just enough hops to keep it balanced. Not overly roasted. I wish it were still the dominant style in Munich!
Jul 26, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Jun 09, 2023
Rated: 3.87 by Dethark from England

Jun 05, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by sweetbrew82 from California

May 13, 2023
Rated: 4 by Andyman22 from Texas

Apr 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
0,5l at the brewpub/restaurant in the old town of Munich. Looks, smells, and tastes like a proper Munich Dunkel. Roasty malt, super drinkable, easy finish.

Bought a mixed six pack at the Ayinger hotel and this was included. Dated 24.02.24. Lately one of my favorite styles and this does not disappoint. Heavy coffee, bark, chocolate, maple syrup. Roasted malt is very complex. Goes down way too easily.
Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by Shiredave from New York

Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by MikeZim

Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by brureview from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2023
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Clear, reddish brown body with a large beige head and good lacing. Nutty, sweet malt aroma along side caramel and toast. Malts hold the spotlight on the tastebuds. Notes of dark bread, toasted almonds and a hint of chocolate add to the depth' Smooth, medium-to-full bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel. Delicious.
Jan 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
1/29/23 On tap at Pies and Pints in Morgantown WV.

Aroma is slightly spicy and very definite tea!

It goes down with a nice carbonation tingle on the sides and tip of the tongue.

Flavors of tea, a hint of root beer, and roasty caramel.
Jan 29, 2023
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