Dr. Funk Dunkel | Phillips Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by Graham5161986 on 04-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
12.75%
 
 
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3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KaraBoBeera
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of DamageCase76
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Svingjo
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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3.92/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.32/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.52/5  rDev +2%

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3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.58/5  rDev +32.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of canucklehead
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
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 .

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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Dr. Funk Dunkel from Phillips Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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