Dr. Funk Dunkel
Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.

Dr. Funk DunkelDr. Funk Dunkel
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Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
British Columbia, Canada
Munich Dunkel
3.47 | pDev: 12.68%
Dec 17, 2017
Apr 19, 2010
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.
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Rated: 3.65 by BCborn from Canada (BC)

Dec 17, 2017
Rated: 3.22 by PJT from Canada (QC)

Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by KaraBoBeera from Canada (AB)

Sep 05, 2015
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Reviewed by souvenirs from Canada (BC)

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Inky dark with about half a centimetre of light tan head.
S/T: Cocoa, a bit of earthiness. Mild.
F: Smooth.

Enjoyable, but not anything to get excited about.
May 01, 2015
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Reviewed by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
341 ml bottle poured into a tulip. A very dark murky brown with a finger of creamy light beige small bubbles.

Nose is mellow, sweet, malt-forward, slightly earthy. Milk chocolate, brown bread (slightly toasted and burnt), a hint of toffee and raisin. Palate brings these same elements, along with a whiff of root beer herbal aromatics and woody yeast. Dry and chalky, crisp despite the milk chocolate note. Cold weak coffee. Minimally fruity, just a nip of prune and nuts. Carbonation is brisk. Body falls somewhere between medium and the low end of thick. Semi-dry finish features an earthiness that vaguely recalls root cellar, tobacco, a puff of ash.

Enjoyable enough take on the style, if not a show-stopper. Somehow everything is overly homogenized, if that makes sense. One is searching for more complexity that never arrives. In addition, the earthy finish starts to overwhelm the earlier sweet flavors. The funk might be a tad too literal here. Still, I wouldn't turn down another.
Feb 08, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by Shadman from Canada (AB)

Jan 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Svingjo from Canada (BC)

3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This poured a nice chocolate brown with a head that stuck around for a while. The nose had a bit of chocolate and caramel but didn't really jump out at you. The taste was kind of earthy, with a slightly chocolatey sweetness and a coffee aftertaste. I've had this beer before and even though I've enjoyed it it always comes off like something is missing. That was prevalent again.
Dec 22, 2014
Rated: 3.92 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 3.32 by Kmsh from Canada (BC)

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 3.52 by bulldogops from Canada (AB)

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 3.61 by BcCraft710 from Canada (BC)

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4.58 by Jeff8ham from Canada (AB)

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.2 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Nov 11, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BarneyGumble from Canada (BC)

Jul 26, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jrempel from Canada (BC)

May 11, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by schnarr84 from Canada (AB)

Apr 27, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by phys1028 from Canada (BC)

Mar 05, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by cbnz from Canada (BC)

Feb 14, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Derek from Canada (BC)

Dec 27, 2013
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Reviewed by canucklehead from Canada (BC)

3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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 .
Dec 19, 2013
Dr. Funk Dunkel from Phillips Brewing & Malting Co.
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 47 ratings