zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
aracauna (3191) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color is a medium reddish brown with good clarity. This is lightly malty with slight bitterness and chocolate finish
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent dark brown, nice malts with some roasty notes present but is light on the palate.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mild beer on the whole. Attractive palate, perhaps inevitable with the malts, but not stunning by flavor.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.