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RATINGS: 188   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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3.1
j12601 (11943) - 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.

3
Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Draught @ Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh, PA
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, grainy, floral and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
UPDATED: APR 28, 2017 Draft... Pours clear and copper with a small, fizzy, white head. The aromatic highlights are chocolate, red wine and caramel. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation.The flavor is malty, but perfectly balanced - lightly chocolaty and caramelly with some grassy notes. Short, bitter, brewer’s chocolate finish.

3.2
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Amber pour, light head. Very malty aroma with some yeast and a bit of hops. Flavor is malty, sweet and a bit one dimensional.

2.9
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/21/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear brown, scant head, sweet malty aroma with chocolate and unfermented wort, rich malt flavor, nice chocolate, a touch of residual wort character,
-------- /> Date: 07/23/2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub

none of the worty character from before, but a big malty beer with light earthy balance and a lingering bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.2
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Ruby deep coppery pour with aroma of caramel malt, cabernet, nuts, figgy fruit. Tastes caramel malty, with some nut, brown sugar, and cherry hints.

2.5
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2008
2008-04-10. Dark amber brown body, tiny beige head. Toasty dusty malt aroma is muted. Tangy malt flavour, light toasty malt notes. Average palate. Not much here to expend words on. Thin overall impression. Bottle courtesy of GregClow

3.4
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2008
Pours amber, beige head. Aroma is malty / caramel, earthly hops. Taste, malty with some ncie chocolate notes with subtle nutty addition. Beer is well balanced, light hops giving an alsmot dark fruits flavor, with an always present nice chocolate / caramel malts. Finish leaves some light bitter hops. Beer became more enjoyable as it warmed up. One great dunkel.

2.4
arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Pours dark red with little to no white head, aroma has notes of some slight caramel, spice, earth, some slight buttery notes. Taste is some weird buttery notes, with a touch of caramel, spice, some bread. Ok, but definitely a bit off.

3.6
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
Deep amber pour. The nose is softly malty and slightly spice. Soft and a touch fruity with a distinct plummy malt character. Well balanced with a soft sweetness toward the finish. It’s pretty nice - easy drinking. Not as spicy as many examples.


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