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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Clear dark brown. Interesting take on a dunkel in that it is not overwhelming in any manner but overall just a bit plain. Flat and a bit thin with some carmel sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Draft at the brewery. A very exciting pour, dark brown with an off-white head and carbonation racing up the sides. The nose is something I could not place, but resembles butterscotch. Body is similar with some green tea and other astringent aspects. The carbonation is great, the body is just a bit thin.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Pours a dark amber and is still clear enough to see through. The head was gone instantly. Caramel and bready notes. Taste is barely bitter with a clean finish. Average but very refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - MAY 27, 2011
On tap at brew pub. Amber with thin head. Not much aroma. Flavor is caramel and toffee. Nice sessionable dunkel.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2001
A decent beer, kinda amber/dark in color.

3.6
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.3
   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.


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