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Pious Monk Dunkel

Church Brew Works
Pittsburgh, PA

Style: Dunkel

Baby-Boy’s Rating:
one beerone beerone beerone beerone beer   (Outstanding within its style.)

Pair With:
• Goulash
• Hummus
• Tongue
• Turkey
• Veal
• Venison
• Walnuts
Monks have a long history of brewing beer, using it as liquid bread for sustenance. While the guys at Church Brew Works are not religiously affiliated, they pay honor to their fore-bretheren with the Pious Monk.

This is a clear, reddish brown ale without much of a head, kind of like a tonsored monk’s haircut. There’s something there, but it’s rather thin.

Pious Monk has a bit of a sweet smell, with a bit of malt to it. The hops are there, but they are not alone.

While the beer is thick, it is not heavy. It has a thick, full flavor, spanning the range of hop flavors from citrusy floral to bitter. It nicely blends the flavors in one bottle.

Reviewed by Baby-Boy Jackson on November 4, 2009.
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