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Review by joe1510 on 02/15/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 8 16 5 9 2010
500ml Bottle
Health Mart

Ayinger's Altbairisch Dunkel poured a crystal clear caramel brown with quite a few tiny rising carbonation bubbles. A 2 finger head formed on the pour and then receded to a half finger of frothy tan head. Leaves moderate lacing after each sip.

Smells of mouthwatering toasted grains and a very solid caramel backbone. A splash of cream is in the mix as well. This is a hearty smelling brew. I can pull out a very small amount of hops if I try hard enough.

Taste is big on bread dough. The caramel comes through rich and slightly sweet. Nice lightly toasted grain flavor compliments things nicely. Mild creaminess comes through as well.

Medium bodied and perfectly creamy. Velvety smooth mouthfeel.

This is a very easy drinker. I could definately se myself sipping on these all night long with no problem. Smooth and creamy without being filling.

Another winner from Ayinger. I haven't tried one of their offerings yet that I haven't truly enjoyed. Very good beer.

Reviewed: 3/15/07

Price: $2.99 Served In: Mug

Review by seaoflament on 04/21/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 2009
Picked up a bottle of this today at SouthBay Drugs and Liquor.

Pours a clear, rich, and dark caramel color with a thick inch and a half of foam. Lacing is minimal but the retention is very good.

Sweet nuts and caramel, cocoa, bread crumbs, toast, piloncillo, cajeta, and quite bready on the nose. There's a nice mixture of light chocolate and caramel. At first I felt the caramel might be overdone but once the beer settles and the head falls down the caramel sweetness becomes more subtle.

Light toast with a bit of bread crumbs, hints of cocoa in the background along with some nuts and a touch of caramel. Clean lager finish. Slight earthy hop bitterness, just enough to balance out the sweetness. Slightly grainy later on. After a couple of sips the flavors really blend in well and it's a symphony of toast, soft chocolate, caramel, and toffee. I think it's pretty solid for the style.

The beer itself is medium bodied with low carbonation, a bit like liquid bread. Super easy to drink and very refreshing.

Ah, I love tasty and well crafted lagers on a hot day!

Served In: Pint Glass

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