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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - 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 12/20
blutt59 (6137) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2015
On tap, dark brown, thin head, aroma and flavor is malty caramel and some nutshell, medium finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Just noticed that frankenkitty has just rated <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/church-brew-piou before me, giving it the same numbers. How embarassing! Oh, well. It poured a dark caramel body with a modest tan head. The aroma has lightly roasted sweet malts, apples, and bitter, earthy nuts. The flavor begins with dark caramel and toast, an earthy bitterness building as you drink. Not bad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5379) - 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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5376) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5320) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2006
12 oz bottle, via CMUBEERMAN. Pours a clear dark copper/orangish color with a small off-white head that faded quickly. Aroma is rather grainy with some caramel and toasted malts. Flavor overall is very minimal, just pale malt with a light bitterness in the finish. None of the malty sweetness I look for. Mouthfeel is very thin with very active carbonation. Overall, except for the color, this was a Pale Lager. No sweetness or body, the hallmarks of the style for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5220) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5160) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2006
ABC fest 06: Pours a mostly clear deep amber with woody brown highlights and a thin white head. Aroma is nutty and thick toasted malts with hints of caramel and light herbal noble hops. Slight crackery malt flavor with some toast, and light nuts in the end- overall a bit weak and not as full in the mouthfeel, but this could be due to its low abv.

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