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Gregorius - Stift Engelszell

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very good

374 Ratings
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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 27
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: benfons on 10-24-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

pkalix, Oct 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Sspeer1, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brewed January 2013.

Beer is very dark brown, with a small tan head. Fades fairly quickly, with a bit of lace.

Smell is very, very fruity. Raisin, grape and plum. A bit of yeast and spice, but mainly fruit. The smell suggests a very sweet beer.

Taste follows the nose, but with a bit more variety. Dark fruit focused; raisin, grape and plum. Some yeast and a bit of bread. Quite a bit of alcohol heat, particularly for the ABV. Yeast is a bit more prominent than the nose. Very sweet, but the finish has a slight dryness with heat. I didn't realize that the sweetness was (at least partially) the result of honey until reading the bottle, but it makes a lot of sense once you know.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Lots of heat.

Overall, decent, but the booze is way too prominent and it is too sweet.

jrenihan, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

mkh895, Oct 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of tjumfrid
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After trying almost all the Belgian Trappist ales (sans Westveleteren) I was ecstatic to find this in the beer aisle. Poured from a 11.2 oz. bottle into a Belgian tulip.

Appearance: Dark mahogany and purple. Thin lacing on the top.

Smell: Strawberry preserves, some plum. Very unique, not what I was expecting.

Taste: Starts with a concoction of plum and honey. Booziness overpowers these flavors at the finish. Unlike most other Trappist ales with a high abv content, the booze is not concealed in this one. The finish adds to the uniqueness of this Austrian Trappist ale. I rather like it.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly medium-bodied. Not as chewy as would have thought.

Overall: I will be picking this up again. If the Benno is as good as the Gregorious, Engelszell shall be named among my top favorite Trappist breweries.

tjumfrid, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of redleaves
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nose of raisins and honey. Relatively spritzy mouthfeel. Deep raisin and plum. Dark caramel and honey. Very full flavor as Trappists should be. Very warming. Perfect for an autumn day. Belgian yeast is up from with the esters. Doesn't linger on the tongue too long. There is a roasty or hoppy dryness at the end that does not dry up completely. Very warming alcohol. The honey is on the lips when you lick them. This is very excellent and pulls its own weight in the Trappist world. I'm quite glad the honey is noticeable, sometimes it ferments out completely.

redleaves, Sep 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

falcon1, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Anatole, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DWolf, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

metalgdog, Sep 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Dawkins, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

AngusOg, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

LostHighway, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of 71CrazyOtto
2.33/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Meh. Tasted more like a stout mixed in with some bad sugar. Boozy burn, a big disappointment coming from a Trappist label brewer.

These Austrian monks should brew German style beer and leave the Belgian styles to the master Trappist that actually reside within Belgium or at least near the border.

What brewer gets the Authentic Trappist label next some western Russian monks, sigh.

71CrazyOtto, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

WilstonOreo, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ygtbsm94, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

cozmo, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Cylinsier
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

300 ml

Pours a dark, opaque brown. Almost black. Yellowish head is an inch thick and dissipates very slowly, never fully disappearing.

Smells of oak-like woody malts, candi sugar, figs, apples and caramel. Maybe a bit of cinnamon too.

Tastes of caramel and buttered biscuit malts with dark fruit sweetness and some light bretty sourness. Woody bitter aftertaste.

Full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very good flavorful ale, great body, and interesting aromas and balance. There are still better dark Belgians than this but it's still a great representation of the style and worth trying.

Cylinsier, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MikeReserva, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

nick0909, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Poupae, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

wolf_switzer, Aug 23, 2013
Gregorius from Stift Engelszell
87 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.