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Gregorius - Stift Engelszell

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BA SCORE
86
very good

327 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 26
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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thierrynantes

France

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : dark red brown color, with thin beige head.
Smell : malty and burnt caramel aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : sweet malty and yeasty flavors, alcohol presence leading to a bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian quadruple (trappisten bier)

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 19:53:47 | More by thierrynantes
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nwatson

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-15-2013 20:09:43 | More by nwatson
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janubio

Spain

3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330 ml. bottle. Dark brown colour, off white head, not big and not much retention. Smell of figs or raisins, fennel, clove and some cinnamon. Astringent palate, with some medicinal flavor. Light to medium body. Taste ia acid, fennel, cherries and chocolate. A bit messy, not really one of the best trappist I've tasted. I'll to keep one bottle aging and try again.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 23:04:54 | More by janubio
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-09-2013 08:36:38 | More by safaricook
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-07-2013 05:15:47 | More by zonker17
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Rift

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-06-2013 18:23:30 | More by Rift
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popery

California

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep, rich brown. Thick beige head. Sticks around well. Very good looking beer. Unfortunately, the rest of the beer didn't live up to that appearance for me. The aroma is a mix of medicinal yeast and toasty malt notes. Little bit of nail polish remover and wood. The malt has some nice things going on - toffee, dates, plums, caramel, bread and molasses - but it's still kinda simple. There's just too much sweetness mixing with those medicinal Belgian esters, and it doesn't really work. The taste is quite sweet. Somewhat cloying. Oddly vinous and still fairly toasty. It's kind of a mess. Fair bit of booze. Fairly heavy feel. Coats the mouth more than I'd like, but that might be more a flavor issue than feel. Carbonation is normal. This was a disappointment. I was pretty excited to find this beer and try a new Trappist brewery, but it's just not very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 09:01:40 | More by popery
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BierMeJohn

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-04-2013 19:55:56 | More by BierMeJohn
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Michigan

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-03-2013 16:35:53 | More by Michigan
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-01-2013 02:55:41 | More by tbryan5
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Ironbuddha

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-28-2013 11:53:51 | More by Ironbuddha
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-28-2013 07:25:41 | More by Hardcore
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Lovely85

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-27-2013 01:32:14 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-27-2013 01:08:07 | More by nickfl
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ciderguy

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased from Beer Planet in Brussels - Was really excited to give this one a try. Pour was just as I hoped it would be, nice and dark and full rocky head. Nose was crazy complex, strong aroma of smoke (if not charring), as well as dark bitter chocolate and black coffee. Good, full mouth feel but just as the nose suggested strong smokey rauch flavor. Almost burnt taste. Taste changed little as the beer slowly warmed. Not bad, but not great either. I would argue the Austrians still have a thing or twto to learn from the Belgians.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 03:08:57 | More by ciderguy
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2013 02:07:43 | More by smartassboiler
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J_Ferraro


1/5  rDev -73.8%

02-20-2013 19:03:55 | More by J_Ferraro
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BeerSnob1022

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-19-2013 15:18:01 | More by BeerSnob1022
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Brabander

Netherlands

3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got this bottle (in a sixpack) from a Dutch guy who went to the abbey in the time the first batch was sold. I gave away five of the six bottles and the sixt was saved for a special occasion.

I was in Austria last week and i decided to take back the bottle to it's country of origin. Drank the bottle in the lovely village of Neustift in the Strubai valley together with an American Facebook friend who was there @ the same time.

Poured out of the bottle into a wine glass, did not have the appropiate glassware with me. Nice head but not spectacular. The smell is normal with a bit caramellic malts in the nose. Taste is not very spectacular when you compare this one with other Trappists.

Glad i got to try this one and that's it!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 21:06:58 | More by Brabander
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-18-2013 18:16:01 | More by JeffTheJuice
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bsopko

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-16-2013 17:34:56 | More by bsopko
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-12-2013 17:21:18 | More by JohnK17
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flyersfan900

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-09-2013 04:49:18 | More by flyersfan900
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chakadrum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-06-2013 03:46:17 | More by chakadrum
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from The Birch in Norfolk, Virginia. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a dark chestnut brown with a lasting off-white head. Nice lacing on the sides of the glass and a cap throughout.

The nose starts with some toffee, honey, bread, earth, and a somewhat-woody note. Molasses, brown sugar, and a touch of clove. Slight date character. There's also something in the background that's slightly reminiscent of root beer. Sassafras, maybe? All in all, pretty well integrated and fairly intriguing.

Flavor has a nice honey component alongside some bread and light caramel. Molasses with notes of clove in the background. Not terribly fruity. Dry and toasty.

Medium body and a fairly-dry finish. Ever so slightly astringent. Moderate carbonation.

Overall, very interesting and certainly unique for a Trappist beer. The honey and molasses notes were interesting, with slight spice through the background. I'm looking forward to seeing how this beer/recipe develops over time.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 02:32:48 | More by Thorpe429
Gregorius from Stift Engelszell
86 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.