jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brew pub. Amber with thin head. Not much aroma. Flavor is caramel and toffee. Nice sessionable dunkel.
strongpieman (1313) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Medium brown color, ample head. Mild aroma, nice flavor with the lightness of a lager.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ brewpub. Roasty malt, caramel, very nice toffee - almost smells like something Flying Bison would put out pre-FX takeover. The flavor starts out with a whole lot of malt, dark honey, light sulfur & earthiness. A bit of earthy cherry in the malty finish.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - roasty,
Appearance - red, orange, clear, minimal head,
Taste - medium bitterness, clean finish
Palate - light body, slick feel, soft carbonation,
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to lithy for this one - Clear, cola-ish brown, with a nice off-white head. Toasty, slightly smokey aroma. Roasty, toasty flavor, too. Plus some coffee, some smokey notes, and, uh, mint? Maybe?
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber color. Chocolatey, very malty, a touch of cherry cough syrup. Not bad, but fairly average all around.
presario (4426) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours pretty flat. Copper. Sweet aroma with malt, chocolate and spiced brown sugar. Flavour seems flat. Thin with notes from the scent and a eucalyptus edge.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into a sampler. Aroma is malty and bready. Appearance is a hazy brown with a thin beige head. Taste is same as nose. Medium bodied.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour. The nose is softly malty and slightly spice. Soft and a touch fruity with a distinct plummy malt character. Well balanced with a soft sweetness toward the finish. It’s pretty nice - easy drinking. Not as spicy as many examples.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
Paired with four amazing peorogies this was a good introduction to what offerings Church Brew has. Flavorful and sessionable it wasn’t remarkable but still did a good job. It might work well as a benchmark for the style as in most ways this is what a dunkel should attempt to be (at a minimum).
Aroma / Appearance - Creamy molasses brown liquid tried to blend into the background of the table. Carbonated and sparkling it was a mix of brown sugar and flat cola. Malty, mellow, and sweet it did not leave much of an impression. However it also lacks any glaring flaws.
Flavor / Palate - Brown sugar, pine resin, and a touch of chocolate malt balls give this some character. Mostly serving as a background to the accompanying meal this is an ideal session beer. It leaves little to remember it by after quickly fading. Despite that it does get credit for being somewhat accurate to the style and not trying to be some big ABV malt bomb interpretation.