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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
Travlr (25544) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of biscuity caramel. Taste is sweetish bready caramel. Nice.

3.4
yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. A clear, brown beer topped by a dense, beige, finger thick head leaving lacing. Malty aroma with bread, some caramel and hints of pine cones. Mostly malty flavor too, rather dry, and with a decent bitterness. Some pine cones and grass too. Medium body and a nice carbonation level. Lovely bitterness in the finish. 150617

3
jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours dark brown white head - nose/taste of caramel, bread and toffee - medium body

2.9
Ferris (16105) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
Draft - Sweet raisin and dark grains. Clear Amber with a small head. Raisin and dark grainy malts.

3.2
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is cocoa and bread. Medium body, caramel, toasted malt, light finish, good.

3.2
Tmoney99 (14766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle from the Brew Works. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate sweet malty and citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.

2.6
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Clear brown body, minimum creamy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is sweet, some caramel, a bit of roastiness sneaks in. Medium body. I seem to be in the minority here, but I was very unimpressed by this one.

3.3
Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted malts and raisin. The taste is raisins, caramel, stone fruits. Medium bodied.

3.2
Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a murky dark amber color with a medium thin light beige head and spotty lacing. Bready malt aroma, along with a hint of nuts. Medium-bodied and smooth with malt and caramel flavors, plus a bit of chocolate. It kind of falls off though, and the lightly bitter hops aftertaste is short-lived as well. This showed promise at first but ended up being pretty run-of-the-mill.

3.1
j12601 (12979) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2010
On tap at Church on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear ruby hued brown. Sweet malt and cola on the nose. Flavors are similarly sweet, cherries and dark fruit. Toast and light bitterness on the finish.


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