Pious Monk Dunkel | Church Brew Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
churchbrew.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 09-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
270
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of wisegreensoul
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Burnt amber-brown with a soft, off-white blanket leaving creamy lace.

Smell is subtle. Toasted bread with hints of cinnamon-raisin.

Taste is caramel, sweet bread, toast, roasted nuts, and a hint of banana skin.

Feel is soft, round, fluffy, but medium-thin and semi-wet.

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Photo of n2185
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of bf7
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of classixIII
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NomadDawg
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into snifter.

A: Very small slightly off white head that disappears quickly. Body is a hazy brown caramel in color.

S: Slight banana with a deep sweet bready smell and some burnt sugars ad some raisins.

T: Sweet breadiness light bits of clove and banana lights bits of caramel and toffee on the end a little honey.

M: Higher carbonation makes the beer feel fuller on the tongue but then slightly thinner.

O: Pretty good beer the clove and banana are dialed back, which let the breadiness and toffee shine through. The higher then average carbonation let the boy keep from being too heavy or cloying. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ctb6582
4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tankg
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesGrove
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brutalist
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobtaylor0414
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MartyDiBergi
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.75 A: Clear darker copper color. Two fingers of foamy beige head. Retention is about average and a half finger of lacing is left behind.

3.5 S: Caramel, toastiness, nuttiness are all quite prominent - very altbier-esque. Sweet brown sugar with figgy fruitiness. Vinous underneath with notes of plum. Not bad, but could be cleaner.

3.25 T: Many of the flavors are found in the nose. Again lots of caramel, toastiness, nuts, brown sugar. Raising, fig, and plum fruits. Earthy hoppiness with a mineral laden mountain water freshness. There's some complexity, but it's a little too dry and just okay.

2.75 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation. A bit too watery, but it does bring some creaminess, which helps.

3.0 D: It's a decent beer, but there's a lot better options out there.

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Photo of PhillyNole
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pretty pedestrain American adaptation of a German classic, you can definitely get some of the semi-sweet malt bill but it is a little soft on flavor impact, mostly just some dark fruit notes (raisin bread) and then your tradional lager notes. Thin mouthfeel, too watery. Not bad but firmly mediocre.

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Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pious Monk Dunkel from Church Brew Works
3.6 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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