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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.


4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
By far their best all around beer. Lots of flavor without being overly bitter or watery. Always the first pitcher to empty at dinner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joecon (12) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Great Beer. One of their regulars that are brewed all year long. Hoppy but not heavy. Just a great german fest type of beers. My favorite among their regulars. Even better on draft at the brewery!

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjvangom (5) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013 does not count
quite a nice brew and compares favorably with many recent craft creations. Although the pour is poor, the taste makes up for that with quite a favorable taste and unique. Would recommend strongly.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Old bottle 05 pours lively with a beige foam that quickly fades to a lone foam island bombarded with mini tsunamis at each sip.Color:amber to brown leaning towards brown. Nice malt aroma,caramel and toffee.Taste very rich caramel flavor with some brown sugar sweetness.Not a big fan of german lagers this struck me more as a brown ale or a scottish ale.The age has rid it of all traces of hop and made it a easy drinker.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Clear, light brown. Light, nutty nose. Clean, sessionable palate with a subtle malt and nut character. Delicious! Could drink this all day!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2511) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2002
Pours with a ring of lace with little stickiness. Fresh sweet corn, toffee, and a fruity malt sweetness hit the nose. Hop fruitiness and candied fruit matches the malt sweetness really well. The finish is roasty and very clean. A very well-made lager, as they are hard to come by. Cheers, Venom!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1276) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pours a clear dark reddish brown. Aroma is of coffee an roasted grain. The taste is malt forward with a nice blend of hops to balance the sweetness of the malt. The finish is clean while not dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2001
Terrific smooth flavor - nice roasted aroma - dark amber color, mild hops apparent. Great lager!

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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2005 Pours a clear deep amber color with a small amount of white head. Aroma is sweet and caramely with hints of hops and fruits. Flavor is very well balanced and crisp: sweet nutty roasted malts followed by a slight subtle hop flavor. Overall, I found this beer to be very enjoyable.


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