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Pious Monk Dunkel - Church Brew Works

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BA SCORE
82
good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Church Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-24-2001)
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general_staal

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%

It pours a nice dark amber copper color with a nice off white head that was about .5". The head cleared quickly and the lacing was alright; mostly spotty. The smell was a little odd to me, but enjoyable. This will sound weird but I got a baking soda and vinegar smell along with nutty, wheat. I also got a bit of a vinegar and baking soda taste from this beer which wasn't necessarily bad because it was very subtle, but it was odd. I also got some nutty flavors and a wheat back end. It had a decent mouthfeel but nothing overly special. I enjoyed this beer in a slightly odd way, but I don't know if I'll buy it again.

08-04-2013 00:16:08 | More by general_staal
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scm2787

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-03-2013 22:14:50 | More by scm2787
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-03-2013 13:39:38 | More by Photekut
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wembly13

West Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-30-2013 23:15:54 | More by wembly13
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-15-2013 21:41:55 | More by thomscottson
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-02-2013 18:27:57 | More by HeyJim
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-21-2013 08:15:15 | More by jaxon53
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

12 oz bottle courtesy of tommyguz pours a mostly clear copper color with an ample off-white head, dense and fine-bubbled. Retention is pretty good and lacing ok.

Nose is toast and toffee with a little but of buttered almonds and caramel. Just a hint of grassy hops.

Nose did not show the light sweetness that is really nice on the flavor. Toasted nuts and cleans up nicely on the finish. Im a sucker for a good dunkel and this beer scratches that itch quite well...I like it. It does show some lager brewing flaws, some diacetyl in particular, but it doesnt work against the beer too much. Its not too toasty that can sometimes just get a little acrid when combined with the hops. I wish this style was brewed more by American craft breweries, it really hits that 'malty, sessionable note'..for me at least.

06-02-2013 20:32:42 | More by twiggamortis420
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-16-2013 23:12:35 | More by Slatetank
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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-05-2013 19:18:59 | More by rjcoy06
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-02-2013 04:08:56 | More by spycow
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shadowyee

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-20-2013 21:22:02 | More by shadowyee
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

03-31-2013 22:22:26 | More by HollyHops
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.91/5  rDev +8.6%

12oz. bottle into a Pizza Boy pilsner glass. Shared with schen9303.

.5 finger foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a clear brown-amber. Lacing is spotty and stringy with average stick. Solid for the style.

Nose is brown sugar and caramel. Decently aromatic.

Opens sweet brown sugar, hazelnut shell and caramel. More rich brown sugar in the middle with a nutty, grainy and aggressively malty finish. Aftertaste is slightly roasted malt. I like it.

Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Quenching and light in the mouth and goes down smooth. Messy finish with a lightly lingering aftertaste. Real drinkable.

A real solid beer that is a good representation of the style. Very drinkable and with just enough flavor to keep things interesting. A session offering for sure.

03-27-2013 00:01:30 | More by SpeedwayJim
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-22-2013 19:20:35 | More by LXIXME
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

02-22-2013 17:26:17 | More by Uniobrew31
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-14-2013 01:55:49 | More by randylangford
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kp29

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2013 07:46:07 | More by kp29
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-25-2013 13:21:21 | More by LooseMoose1978
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joebaas11


4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-14-2013 11:37:01 | More by joebaas11
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-13-2013 23:17:44 | More by Zonian1
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

01-13-2013 06:53:46 | More by outoffocus
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-06-2013 23:57:48 | More by nstroup
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Tibi81


3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-28-2012 12:55:57 | More by Tibi81
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours a medium dark chestnut brown colour, small head which leaves a nice film and lace.

Smell is has apricot-like malt esters, fair bit of roast malt. Some citrus in the hops. Nicely balanced, and quite fragrant.

Taste is a strong initial maltiness with a good balancing hop character. Wholemeal bread, with some fruity flavours thrown in. Hops are relatively light, but add a dry citrusy bitterness. Crisp dryness at the end. It is pleasant, but there's not a ton to get really really excited about, its a well-made tasty beer.

Mouthfeel has a moderate, malt forward body, plenty of crisp carbonation, refreshing, and highly sessionable.

Enjoyable beer, pretty well balanced, but could be more complex, makes for a nice session beer and I would have it again.

12-27-2012 23:12:14 | More by mick303
Pious Monk Dunkel from Church Brew Works
82 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.