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RATINGS: 176   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Draught and 22 oz bottle. Great dark pour with very little head. Nose is nutty, malty with just a touch of hop and cocoa. Taste immediately flows through a nice bitter cocoa, then coffee, then sweet toffee, then a little malt, then some hop bitterness, back to the bakers chocolate... this is well done stuff with little carb (fits the style well) and a medium body. Very good, especially after a 5 month cellaring in my basement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours medium brown with one finger head, leaving a crown with decent lacing. Smells nutty at first, swirling releases a floral and hoppy scent. Tastes semi-light with a taste tilted more toward malt, not much in the way of bitter. Great intro to craft. Mouth is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinkability is good, this is a semi light lager, easy to drink, slam, and session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Not a bad dunkel.. Everything is close to Franzi.. just a little sour though.. decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2009
Tasted at the Otown throwdown. Dark amber color. Candy sugar and banana. Really like the carbonation, and sweet malts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 On tap. Church Brew Works

Amber looking, small white head. Flavor was flowery, slight hoppy notes and slight bitterness, tasted slight nutty notes in the middle, not bad though, this brew is drinkable. This is the first time i’ve tasted this style, but i liked what it offered.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Good looking lager all around, first tastes of roast malt and caramel with hops setting in as you drink, a bit too hoppy in the finish but no bad aftertaste, passable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2007
nice dark appearance, has nice flavor and follows up with a good aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Solid Dunkel; but nothing stands out that would make me buy again really. One nice aspect is that it has a fuller mouthfeel than most in the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Very dark brown, minimal head. Faint aroma of brown malt. Taste of brown malt, nice bitterness but no discernible hop flavor. Thin (but not watery) body, medium carbonation with dry finish. Mild yet enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
xxx Had at State College Beer expo 2006. Very good brewery, i was happy with the selection.

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