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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.


3.9
   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.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours pretty flat. Copper. Sweet aroma with malt, chocolate and spiced brown sugar. Flavour seems flat. Thin with notes from the scent and a eucalyptus edge.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4706) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2006
06 State College Brew Expo. Pours a translucent goldne amber with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, toffee, no hops present but pleasant. Flavor along the same lines.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Sweetish dark malt aroma, without molasses. Woody, musty malting. Initially seems drier than it finishes out. Rather simple. Finishes sweet with a medium-light bitterness. Medium mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Poured a hazy dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Sweet and roasty malt aroma. Dark fruits and chocolate run underneath with a hint of smoke and raisins. The flavor started with toasted malt, toffee and some fruitiness. Notes of golden raisins and light chocolate at the tail. Semi-dry finish with a mild bitterness. The mouthfeel was lively and acidic.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (4209) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 If pious means sacred or majestic, then this ain’t pious. However, a dark lager with a sweet aroma. Pretty brown but not dark brown in my steelers mug. OK flavor with a little syrup feel to it. Has a bitter finish but is not lasting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Light brown clear with no head. A light sweet start, not very malty. OK bitterness in the finish and after, though watery. An average dunkel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2003
A mild beer on the whole. Attractive palate, perhaps inevitable with the malts, but not stunning by flavor.


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