Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 12-13-2001

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

De Decervecitas. En copa Teku. Jugando a Avernum 5. Muy bebible, seca, con notas tostadas. Muy bebible pero algo aspera. Echo en falta mas dulzor y menos carbonatacion y levadura

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Photo of Nass
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

It looks dark brown in a beer glass. I agree some of you folks mentioning it tasting like toasted grain & it being medium bodied. I am getting a little raisin & fig notes on the backend but it is slight which is a good thing at least for me it is. Cheers! B

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Baviera
4.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Pilsener glass, the appearance had a dark brown color with some dark red hues along the sides. Capped by a finger's worth of white to eggshell white foamy head, this gently slid off to allow some semi-string lace rolling here and there.
The aroma had a lovely blend of sweet dark malts, some nuts, gentle roast, subtle coffee bean, earthy yeasty dark breadiness and a touch of ash.
The flavor seemed to stick towards the sweet and German yeasty lager-like maltiness. The ash and the coffee bean didn't show up at all in the taste. Mild aftertaste of dark bread, nuts and German yeastiness.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a nice crisp sessionability about it. Mild carbonation and duly noted ABV (seems as projected), this beer delivers a nice lager-like nutty and roasty finish.
Overall, this, my friends is one of the my standards for Munich Dunkel lagers. If you like the style and haven't had this yet, I'd be putting it on my beer bucket list if I were you.

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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark copper body; clear; dense, sculpted head. Roasted malt aroma; tree nuts; faint suggestion of molasses. Toasted grain flavor; faint charred sugar; subtle hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; soft and velvety; warm on the palate; slightly sweet at the finish but with a sneaky dryness percolating about.

A fine malt-forward German lager, well-balanced between the roasted grains and underlying bitterness.

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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A darn good beer! A touch sweet, toasty, malty, and full-flavored but not too strong and rich like some malt-heavy beers. Maintains a balance bewteen crisp, smooth drinkability and a nice, full body. The head is a little lacking... but still the best Dunkel I've tried so far!

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2.95/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dark amber color. Caramel, candy corn smell. Very malty, caramel taste, almost like caramal and coffee. Light body, light carbonation.

Overall I am enjoying this brew but it is a bit sweet.

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

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4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A well-deserved, easy-drinking classic of dark German beers. Malt-forward, smooth and full-bodied for 5% ABV, while balancing malt and fruity sweetness up front with lightly bitter hop character closer to the finish. That contrast is great for convincing me to keep going back for another sip, so it inevitably disappears quickly.

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4.56/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark and rich mahogany. Smell is caramel, malt and cherries. Taste is smooth. Lots of caramel and malt up front. Cherries and a hit of peppercorns in back. Great.

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3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried this first time tonight. Meh.... Not too sweet (which is good), slightly fruity, rich malty taste. Needs more carbonation as it comes across a little flat. The lack of carbonation is a major concern here. Not bad although I'll likely pass on buying again.

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

clear very dark amber, creamy head, dissipates to a steady thin covering that is persistent; rich sweet aroma; Smooth mouthfeel, not much carbonation; smooth rich flavor; Not bad, pretty tasty,buta little more carbonation would make this a better beer.

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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,169 ratings