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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 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 (304) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2008
Mild musty aroma of toasted malt. Flavor is about the same. Thin body and a slightly bitter finish. Glad I tried it, but probably wouldn’t choose it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
This is a rich brown lager with a thin white head. It has a faint hops aroma that is almost buried under the malt that eminates from this beer. This beer tastes well enough on its own, but pair it with some lightly spicy food and hold on! The beer comes alive. The sweetness is more pronounced, and the ability of this beer to cleanse the palate is simply amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Old bottle 05 pours lively with a beige foam that quickly fades to a lone foam island bombarded with mini tsunamis at each sip.Color:amber to brown leaning towards brown. Nice malt aroma,caramel and toffee.Taste very rich caramel flavor with some brown sugar sweetness.Not a big fan of german lagers this struck me more as a brown ale or a scottish ale.The age has rid it of all traces of hop and made it a easy drinker.

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