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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Tap @ Church - Brown, clear pour. Arouma is nutty, nuts toffee and bubblegum. smooth and sweet. Finishes bitter with some astringency.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
On tap at Church on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear ruby hued brown. Sweet malt and cola on the nose. Flavors are similarly sweet, cherries and dark fruit. Toast and light bitterness on the finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Thin tan head thats short lived, thin spotty lace. Clear amber hued brew. Nose is bready malts, lightly sour and malty sweet, kinda. Body is almost medium, low carbonation, erf. Light grainy maltiness, some caramel, light toasty notes, light sourness. Lightly sweet finish, grainy. Bottle from cheapdark. Thanks bro!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Dark brown color with no head. Aroma of banana, caramel, and spice. Flavor was a bit light though tastes of fruit, caramel, and spice were clearly evident. Decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
A- pours dark amber in color with white head that fades. S- smells dark. Nuts, malt, chocolate, caramel T- good mix of malt, chocolate, nuts and caramel P- smooth with medium body and low carbonation O- the combination of the taste and smoothness makes this a pretty drinkable beer Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-04-2007 18:41:35

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
revans (46) - Salem, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Good amber/brown color. Decent head that doesn’t last too long. Malty and nutty flavor. Finishes somewhat dry. An overall acceptable beer. Looking forward to drinking this when it’s hot.


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