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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
About 150 years ago, this dark style lager was first brewed in Munich, Germany. Our version is fairly dark in color, but don’t be afraid. It is a perfect example that dark beers are not always strong beers. The body is surprisingly mellow, and the alcohol content is a bit lower than most people might think. It has a wonderfully clean and roasty aroma. Hop bitterness levels are kept in line, but is has a noticeable hop flavor. Our Pious Monk Dunkel finishes crisp and clean as a lager should.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Old bottle 05 pours lively with a beige foam that quickly fades to a lone foam island bombarded with mini tsunamis at each sip.Color:amber to brown leaning towards brown. Nice malt aroma,caramel and toffee.Taste very rich caramel flavor with some brown sugar sweetness.Not a big fan of german lagers this struck me more as a brown ale or a scottish ale.The age has rid it of all traces of hop and made it a easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2006
12 oz bottle, via CMUBEERMAN. Pours a clear dark copper/orangish color with a small off-white head that faded quickly. Aroma is rather grainy with some caramel and toasted malts. Flavor overall is very minimal, just pale malt with a light bitterness in the finish. None of the malty sweetness I look for. Mouthfeel is very thin with very active carbonation. Overall, except for the color, this was a Pale Lager. No sweetness or body, the hallmarks of the style for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1551) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2006
Bottle. A clear ruby pour with a smallish tan head. A roasty malt aroma that features some caramel and a little chocolate and coffee. The taste is equally roasty. Medium body. Starts with a good bit of caramel, roasted coffee and milk chocolate. A crisp finish with a little bitterness and a hint of lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2006
had a bit caramel taste to it. Nice brown colour. went down very easy, overall not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2005
On tap Mister Goodbar, Buffalo. Pours a reddish brown color with a light tan head. Aroma of fruity malt, light floral hops. Flavor was fruity, slightly nutty, light bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Pretty drinkable. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 On tap. Church Brew Works

Amber looking, small white head. Flavor was flowery, slight hoppy notes and slight bitterness, tasted slight nutty notes in the middle, not bad though, this brew is drinkable. This is the first time i’ve tasted this style, but i liked what it offered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Short head that reduces quickly. Thin wisp of foam remains. Light roasted malt aroma with a bit of nuts and sweet tarts. Color is a dark amber. Slightly dry and roasty flavor with some bitterness. Some malts for body. Finish is dry and a little bitter. Typical weak dunkel. Nothing offensive though. A decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Draught and 22 oz bottle. Great dark pour with very little head. Nose is nutty, malty with just a touch of hop and cocoa. Taste immediately flows through a nice bitter cocoa, then coffee, then sweet toffee, then a little malt, then some hop bitterness, back to the bakers chocolate... this is well done stuff with little carb (fits the style well) and a medium body. Very good, especially after a 5 month cellaring in my basement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Pours a clear deep amber color with a small amount of white head. Aroma is sweet and caramely with hints of hops and fruits. Flavor is very well balanced and crisp: sweet nutty roasted malts followed by a slight subtle hop flavor. Overall, I found this beer to be very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Nice off-brown amber pour. Thin hoppish malty aroma. Chocolate milk. Dry malty fortaste and a hoppy spiced slightly bitter back taste.

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