Pious Monk Dunkel - Church Brew Works
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3.75/5 rDev +4.2%
Similar to Sam Adams Octoberfest though not as sweet. Golden to brown in color. Nice caramel taste with some hops present. Good carbonation.
This review is for the draft version. Bought bottles to go and VINEGAR was present when I opened them at home.
08-10-2013 00:49:33 | More by craftbrewdoctor
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
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
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
Pious Monk Dunkel from Church Brew Works
82 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.