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Dr. Funk Dunkel - Phillips Brewing Company

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Like Shaft, Dolemite and Blacula before him, guess who’s getting his own sequel? That’s right, Dr. Funk is strutting his way back to town for another go round. This Bavarian dark lager was a hit with all the ladies and fellas when the Funk was featured in the Showcase, so we've brought back the grand uncle of dunkel in his own seasonal six-pack.

(Beer added by: Graham5161986 on 04-19-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

BarneyGumble, Jul 26, 2014
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jrempel, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

schnarr84, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

phys1028, Mar 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

cbnz, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Derek, Dec 27, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev +0.3%

Not a bad dunkel but not one to stick in the beer memory for long as it offers up some caramel notes to the lager base but stays a basic course with some PNW hops thrown in to the mix. I much prefer the Rural Brewer Brown Ale to this as it has more complexity and a better mouthfeel. Drinkable but not among Phillips best .

canucklehead, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Erik-P, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Kmat10, Oct 29, 2013
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ZachT, Oct 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

604growler, Aug 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

deNevers, Jul 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Edgerrin32, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

KStark, May 13, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev +3.3%

A - Very dark brown, almost completely opaque aside from from a small amount of light passing through the beer at the very bottom of the glass. One finger of thick eggshell head with good retention

S - Caramel, breadiness and a hint of chocolate. Fairly weak overall nose.

T - Sweet caramel, toffee and brown sugar flavors are dominant. Some floral hop notes and the slightest hint of chocolate in the background.

M - Medium body. Slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Mar 17, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +11.6%

341ml bottle, a single from the current Showcase mixed-pack, from a local purveyor that plays it like that. Is it me, or does 'Dr. Funk' remind one a little too much of a tweaked-out Fozzie Bear?

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of bubbly, foamy pale beige head, which leaves a barely broken wall of rising cliff lace around the glass as it readily recedes.

It smells of toasty biscuit malt, a touch of caramel/toffee sweetness, subtle medium chocolate notes, a more prominent oily nuttiness, wet ash, and a soft, mostly underwhelmed west-coast citrus/pine hoppiness. The taste is bready, biscuity caramel malt, a mild toasty essence pervading all, lulling lukewarm coffee, stony minerals, more gritty mixed nuts, a hint of ash, and more rather innocuous earthy, floral hops.

The carbonation is healthy in its goings on, the body a decent medium weight, and haltingly smooth, the edginess of the biscuit and hops taking a minor toll. It finishes on the dry side, the biscuit and nutty essences still playing trump at this point.

Not a bad dunkel lager, per se, I'm just getting a bit too much confusion in the traditional malt and hop profiles here, like the West Coast just has to have its say here, yet is muffled in doing so. Anyways, worth a try, but something odd just tugs away, out of sight, but not out of mind.

biboergosum, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

LampertLand, Feb 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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Dr. Funk Dunkel from Phillips Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.