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RATINGS: 182   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Draft - Medium brown color, ample head. Mild aroma, nice flavor with the lightness of a lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2011
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (3094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Aroma - roasty, Appearance - red, orange, clear, minimal head, Taste - medium bitterness, clean finish Palate - light body, slick feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (4959) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2010
Light amber color. Chocolatey, very malty, a touch of cherry cough syrup. Not bad, but fairly average all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
presario (4903) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5052) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1860) - 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.

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