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Pious Monk Dunkel - Church Brew Works

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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3/5  rDev -16.7%

lasznc, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

craftbrewdoctor, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

rturkaly, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of general_staal
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

general_staal, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photekut, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

wembly13, Jul 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

thomscottson, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

HeyJim, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jaxon53, Jun 21, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

twiggamortis420, Jun 02, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

SpeedwayJim, Mar 27, 2013
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Pious Monk Dunkel from Church Brew Works
82 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.