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RATINGS: 171   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11960) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Clear brown body, minimum creamy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is sweet, some caramel, a bit of roastiness sneaks in. Medium body. I seem to be in the minority here, but I was very unimpressed by this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle from the Brew Works. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty and citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/21/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear brown, scant head, sweet malty aroma with chocolate and unfermented wort, rich malt flavor, nice chocolate, a touch of residual wort character,
-------- /> Date: 07/23/2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub

none of the worty character from before, but a big malty beer with light earthy balance and a lingering bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Amber pour, light head. Very malty aroma with some yeast and a bit of hops. Flavor is malty, sweet and a bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and raisin. The taste is raisins, caramel, stone fruits. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9997) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copperish color with an averaged sized of white head. Aromas of toasted nuts, chocolate and light roast. Tastes of toasted nuts, chocolate, roast, and a trace of carame. This would make a decent session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9160) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a murky dark amber color with a medium thin light beige head and spotty lacing. Bready malt aroma, along with a hint of nuts. Medium-bodied and smooth with malt and caramel flavors, plus a bit of chocolate. It kind of falls off though, and the lightly bitter hops aftertaste is short-lived as well. This showed promise at first but ended up being pretty run-of-the-mill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - 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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Pours dark red with little to no white head, aroma has notes of some slight caramel, spice, earth, some slight buttery notes. Taste is some weird buttery notes, with a touch of caramel, spice, some bread. Ok, but definitely a bit off.

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