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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. A clear, brown beer topped by a dense, beige, finger thick head leaving lacing. Malty aroma with bread, some caramel and hints of pine cones. Mostly malty flavor too, rather dry, and with a decent bitterness. Some pine cones and grass too. Medium body and a nice carbonation level. Lovely bitterness in the finish. 150617

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12033) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11809) - 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.

2.9
   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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10406) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10220) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10075) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9713) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Draught @ Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh, PA
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, grainy, floral and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9345) - 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.


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