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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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.

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2.9
Aurelius (5294) - 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
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours red orange with off white head. Aroma is very malty tangy. Flavor is the same, with a hint of caramel. This beer is watery much like most of the other brews that I’ve sampled at the Church Brew Works.

3.2
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Tap at the works. Nice dark amber pour..fluffy whitish head. BIg sweet aroma...malty, cara-toffee notes...interesting...a big departure from the previous establishment samples. The flavor is big malt, toasted sugar, with a soft roasty finish. Not bad...interesting interpretation.

3.1
TomDecapolis (4618) - 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.

3.2
JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, 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.

4.1
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.

2.4
kramer (6682) - 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.

3.5
lamas (1636) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2006
Bottle. A clear ruby pour with a smallish tan head. A roasty malt aroma that features some caramel and a little chocolate and coffee. The taste is equally roasty. Medium body. Starts with a good bit of caramel, roasted coffee and milk chocolate. A crisp finish with a little bitterness and a hint of lemon.

3.5
Nejhleader (1550) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2006
had a bit caramel taste to it. Nice brown colour. went down very easy, overall not too shabby.

3.2
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2005
On tap Mister Goodbar, Buffalo. Pours a reddish brown color with a light tan head. Aroma of fruity malt, light floral hops. Flavor was fruity, slightly nutty, light bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Pretty drinkable. Not bad.


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