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RATINGS: 167   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours out a ruby/brown color with a small white head. The aroma is mostly toasted malts, some light fruits and perhaps s touch of banana. The flavor is similar; lots of toasted malts, some bananas, clove and something odd I can’t put my finger on. Fizzy and full of flavor. Decent overall.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
[1281-20080410] 12floz bottle. Toasted mouldy grains aroma has a hint of garbage, hay straw and crayon wrapper. Clear, rich amber body with quick white creamy bubbles. Mildly sour brown ale flavour characteristics with basic grains and toasted malt. Medium body is mostly mid-notes. Weird floral background.
(c/o GregClow, w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5362) - 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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3.1
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Thanks to Tedwarhc for this bottle. Served in a tulip. Pours a bright light copper-brown color with a very, very thin white head and only a bubble or two on top after a few seconds. No lacing. The nose brings some light caramel and bread crust along with faint earthy hops. Flavor is a nice combination of lightly-toasted bread and very mild caramel along with a touch of sweetness and light hops. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; fairly chewy. Refreshing bitterness on the back-end. Good brew. Serving type: bottle

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2002

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Bright fiery brown color with a smallish taupe colored head. Caramel aromas with a accent of darker toasted malts. HInts of floral hops as well. Sweet toasty flavors mix with a mild caramel and light honey taste. Quite roasty and toasty in the finish. A rather simple brew, a touch sweet more like a toasty amber.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (4903) - 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?

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (4687) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 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.


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