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Gregorius - Stift Engelszell

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BA SCORE
86
very good

325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 25
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stift Engelszell visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: benfons on 10-24-2012)
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patra7

Greece

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a big wine glass.
Appearance: Light beige, 1-finger tall, head; Brown/red color.
Smell: Blue cheese, alcohol, molasses, hints of roastiness
Taste: Malty, hints of blue cheese
Mouthfeel: Thin body, slick texture, a bit oily
Drinkability: Very interesting, complex and pleasant. The high alcohol content starts to strike you after the first half.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 21:59:40 | More by patra7
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pecokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.5%

05-23-2014 21:17:24 | More by pecokid
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-20-2014 01:22:16 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-19-2014 02:31:15 | More by jim_carignan
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2014 02:30:04 | More by Burkbom23
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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Dusty mahogany with a tan head. No lacing. Bottle art is uninspiring.

S: A little subdued; tart cherry, some faint yeast/woody malt.

T: Verging on sour, with cherries at the forefront, a drying mineral yeast finish. Hints of sweetness.

M: Seesaws from extremely velvety to medium bodied and prickled carbonation. Interesting, and works with the rest of the beer.

O: Just didn't quite cut it for me. Pretty good, but a little too timid on the aroma and taste- possibly suffering from the high alcohol?

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 05:32:00 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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timotao

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-12-2014 01:54:32 | More by timotao
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MPSTARR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-11-2014 17:46:39 | More by MPSTARR
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-10-2014 05:10:29 | More by mychalg9
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deNerval

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-09-2014 21:27:40 | More by deNerval
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BraisingCain

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-08-2014 03:11:25 | More by BraisingCain
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dcmchew

Romania

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Newest addition to the "Trappist beer order", so it's my chance to find out if it was only a commercial move, or if it really deserves the small stamp on the label (quality-wise).
Starts foaming right after popping the cap. Pours dark brown, almost one finger tan head, nice retention, turns into a thin foamy cap, sticky lacing.
Smell of figs, plums, caramel, toffee, chocolate, soy sauce, honeycomb and a bit of Belgian spiciness.
Very juicy dark fruit up front (raisin, fig, plum, dark grape), a bit musty, mixed with burnt sugar, a bit of lemon zest, some faint cherries and decently strong coffee. Spicy yeasts, with very prickly pepper, faint clove, some aromatic herbs/flowers too. Roasted dark malts and breadiness settle towards the finish, and that's where the alcohol gets really strong (a tiny medicinal hint also, unfortunately). Black tea bitterness is last, mild, accompanied by some lingering roast.
Round body, chewy, medium carbonation that helps the spicy prickle. Aftertaste malty, a nice tasty sweetness and booze (weirdly, a bit tongue-numbing).
A tasty Belgian beer, but might be the weakest of the Trappist bunch. Quite some off notes, hopefully there wasn't something wrong with my bottle. I'll try more, but i don't really think the review will be different.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 17:24:35 | More by dcmchew
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Beric

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle into Stift Engelszell teku glass
Served: 3 May 2014

Appearance: Deep, hazy brown with an off-white, tannish two finger head that collapses into a ring of foam around the edges of the glass. Leaves slight lacing. Beer looks beautiful...until the bottom of the glass. This one is bottle fermented, so there is obviously suspended yeast, however, at the bottom of the glass there were these nasty semi-solid yeast clumps to the point where I just couldn't stomach it. It looked gross.

Smell: Sweet, rich caramel, molasses, and toffee notes in the nose.

Taste: If you told me this was a dubbel or a doppelbock I would believe you. Honestly, this tastes like a sweeter version of Korbinian that is a little rougher around the edges. Creamy, gooey caramel and thick molasses are the primary tastes in this one, just like you'd expect from a dubbel or doppelbock. This does NOT taste like Maudite, which is also labeled a "Belgian Strong Dark Ale".

Mouthfeel: Good body and carbonation. Thick on the tongue. Minus points for the awkward yeast clumps.

Overall: This is a great beer with good promise. I think stylistically this is more in-tune with a dubbel or doppelbock rather than how it's currently labeled. Comparing this with Trois Pistoles or Maudite is like comparing two entirely different beers because, well, they are. Elimination of the yeast clumps would make this beer significantly better in appearance and mouthfeel, but the taste is quite good and largely redeems this brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 13:54:24 | More by Beric
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-06-2014 03:05:06 | More by Svendozen
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Ian_Alexander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2014 03:39:20 | More by Ian_Alexander
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-03-2014 14:35:47 | More by craft_shannie
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-02-2014 01:59:28 | More by whatname
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beepill

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-02-2014 01:54:26 | More by beepill
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-01-2014 01:03:40 | More by kkmiller76
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Luiz0930

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-30-2014 04:16:39 | More by Luiz0930
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2014 23:22:11 | More by seangibbs60
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SteeleWright

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-28-2014 03:17:12 | More by SteeleWright
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target88

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-26-2014 00:26:34 | More by target88
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-24-2014 03:56:56 | More by Localdrinklax
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RaphaelSC

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-22-2014 21:11:27 | More by RaphaelSC
Gregorius from Stift Engelszell
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