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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2004
This had a very solid mouthfeel and a distinct balance between biscuit and alcohol notes. It was also strangely fruity, like the brown, except this time I got vague hints of banana out of it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Translucent dark brown, nice malts with some roasty notes present but is light on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
This is a rich brown lager with a thin white head. It has a faint hops aroma that is almost buried under the malt that eminates from this beer. This beer tastes well enough on its own, but pair it with some lightly spicy food and hold on! The beer comes alive. The sweetness is more pronounced, and the ability of this beer to cleanse the palate is simply amazing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Pours with an amber brown body topped by a medium thick head with some lace. Sweet malty aroma with some fruity notes. Slightly sweet malty flavor wtih licorice notes and a hont of fruit. Medium bodied and smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2003
A mild beer on the whole. Attractive palate, perhaps inevitable with the malts, but not stunning by flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2003
Deep copper colour. Toasty malt flavour. Clean and smooth, with some bittering towards the finish. A bit chocolatey in the middle. A solid dunkel and the best of the Church Brew Works beers that I tried.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Clear brown body, minimum creamy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is sweet, some caramel, a bit of roastiness sneaks in. Medium body. I seem to be in the minority here, but I was very unimpressed by this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Sweetly roasted toffee/coffee malts with a surprisingly nice hop goin' on. Good lacing, and I liked the brown color.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Oh my! What a nice beer. Very good roasted taste and smell, but the hops are not overpowered by it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2002


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