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RATINGS: 176   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Clear, copper lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Chocolate, red wine and a touch of caramel in the aroma. The flavor is malty, but perfectly balanced. Lightly chocolatey and caramelly with some grassy notes. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Short, chocolatey, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boto (2064) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Draught at the brewery: This one was a copper color with some off-white head to it. It was fairly clear. The aroma was a bit thin: nothing bad to it just not much there. There were hints of sweetness and spices. The body was a bit of a medium with an OK but non-descript flavor. This just rates an OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Light brown clear with no head. A light sweet start, not very malty. OK bitterness in the finish and after, though watery. An average dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [draft - Church Brew Works - Lawrenceville, PA] Poured a medium dark brown color with a very, very thin and quickly dissipating white head. Light roasted malt aroma with a touch of burnt toast and brown sugar. Crisp taste of roasted malts with a hint of sweetness and burnt biscuits. Not as heavy a flavor as I thought it would be from looking at it. Very clean.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6457) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a medium brown color with a small white head. Very faint malt aroma. The flavor was bitter, nutty and dry with some roasted malt present as well. Actually this tasted a lot more like a brown ale to me than a dunkel. Nothing inspiring here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Fairly sweet, malty. Brown sugar and caramel accentuated by fruitiness. Very light, not much toastiness or roasty notes in aroma or body. Slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3445) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
The color is a medium reddish brown with good clarity. This is lightly malty with slight bitterness and chocolate finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, 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.

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