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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Clear dark copper amber color with a thin ring of white head. Aroma of mostly toasty bready caramel malt. Body starts lightly sweet with a lot of grainy character with an authentic German lager yeasty presence toward a blander, mild finish..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blankboy (7044) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2008
Bottle (12oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a slightly hazy copper with an average size diminishing off-white head. Dull stale aroma of toasted malt. Flavour of grain, lightly toasted malt, some mild sourness and a light bitter finish. Thin bodied. Not good. Dunkel!? I don’t think so...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Split a 12 oz bottle with friends. Poured a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some notes of roasted malts, some sweetness, touch of light chocolate. Flavor was a nice earthy hop character with some roasted malts, sweetness. Pretty easy to drink. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of Rogueone. Pours a semi-opaque amberish light brown with a medium off-white head. Yeast and malt notes in the aroma with a tidbit of hop. Good hop and malt balance in the flavor with some yeast for kick, but unspectacular and finishes pretty thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6411) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2015
On tap, dark brown, thin head, aroma and flavor is malty caramel and some nutshell, medium finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
Bottle (12oz). No ClowGr’s tasting, shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel and tupalev. Hazy copper, pretty much no head. Earthy, mildly funky aroma, herbal and roasty. Taste - weak roast, lemon sourness, dry and grassy. Mouth - weak, watery, lightly acidic - meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Bottle courtesy of lukin013. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of spice, caramel, tea. Tastes of sweet malt with hints of molasses and dark fruit. Finishes sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a medium brown color with a small white head. Very faint malt aroma. The flavor was bitter, nutty and dry with some roasted malt present as well. Actually this tasted a lot more like a brown ale to me than a dunkel. Nothing inspiring here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6010) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
This poured a brown color with a small white head. Aroma was slightly roasted,and a bit nutty, some sweetness too. Flavor was very watery and bland, but nothing offensive, some sweetness and slightly roasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Thanks to lithy for this one - Clear, cola-ish brown, with a nice off-white head. Toasty, slightly smokey aroma. Roasty, toasty flavor, too. Plus some coffee, some smokey notes, and, uh, mint? Maybe?

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