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Gregorius - Stift Engelszell

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86
very good

337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 27
Gots: 27 | 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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Ratings: 337 | Reviews: 97 | Display Reviews Only:
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-20-2014 06:54:59 | More by gillagorilla
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-20-2014 01:12:39 | More by derkfromwi
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-17-2014 22:56:59 | More by krome
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-16-2014 14:22:06 | More by Fettpopps
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Hyperionecta

Australia

5/5  rDev +30.5%

03-15-2014 10:15:01 | More by Hyperionecta
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letshaveanother

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-13-2014 22:42:19 | More by letshaveanother
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-12-2014 17:57:46 | More by civicm87
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-07-2014 04:11:01 | More by Kahlerbock
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Marius

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

03-05-2014 19:16:59 | More by Marius
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-01-2014 19:55:52 | More by groleau
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-01-2014 12:55:37 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-25-2014 03:59:16 | More by Zekenyce
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little_star

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-22-2014 22:29:55 | More by little_star
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-22-2014 17:47:49 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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birdsellam

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-21-2014 17:41:20 | More by birdsellam
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SStein

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-20-2014 18:16:32 | More by SStein
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-18-2014 23:13:02 | More by BeerForMuscle
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gr0g

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%

Very dark brown, not quite black. Good head retention that leaves streaks of tan lace. Aroma has more dark, toasted malt than dark fruit notes, unlike many other BDSAs. A little bit of sweetness on the nose that doesn't smell like Belgian candi sugar. Given that honey is listed among the ingredients, I'll attribute it to that. Faint solvent-like alcohol detracts a bit.

The robust, malty flavor is nonetheless well-balanced. Some sweetness upfront is attenuated by hop bitterness. Toasted malt is prevalent, almost stout/porter-like in that respect. Carbonation is active and abundant but not harsh. There's a slight alcohol note that's OK for a nearly 10% ABV beer.

If I didn't know this was a Trappist brewery out of Austria I'd think it was an American brewery trying their hand at the style, what with the seemingly aggressive hopping to keep things balanced. It's a good beer but not nearly as refined as the established Trappist offerings.

02-16-2014 01:21:59 | More by gr0g
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mp756

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-04-2014 20:26:28 | More by mp756
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BJSmit

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-02-2014 20:08:06 | More by BJSmit
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-31-2014 14:03:57 | More by GJ40
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NumberNone

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-30-2014 20:09:33 | More by NumberNone
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JayQue

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

A good solid Strong Dark Ale. Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into my "Grape and Gourmet" tulip. Nice dark brown color, dense-with no light getting through. The head is medium size, highly carbonated and frothy looking. Head retention is pretty good for a high octane beer. Lacing is mostly a film on the glass, but for a while there were a few small patches of bubbly foam.

Very good aroma. Dark fruit, malt, a little molasses and sugar. Strong presence.

Taste is more of the same. Rich strong flavors of raisins, plums bready malt and some sweets - honey, molasses and sugar.

Mouthfeel is impressive as well. This beer is rich and smooth, with no alcohol bite. I have probably had it over a year, but I would imagine it was fairly refined from the start.

There are some better Strong Dark Ales, but this one is quite enjoyable. A great slow sipper on a cold day.

01-29-2014 18:38:01 | More by JayQue
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danielfda

Italy

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

01-26-2014 01:00:52 | More by danielfda
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cambabeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours thick and frothy with a generous head that stays for a while. Deep brown with some reddishness and easily visible yeast floaters. Very bold aroma, ethyl alcohol after a fruity sweeter beginning and a bready malty ending. Deeper fruit smells like plum and raisin with some burnt fruit sugar.

Very fruity wine like taste while in the mouth, warming alcohol on the way down with the only bitterness to be found at the end and coming much more from the burt malt flavor than any kind of hop bitterness that is masked in the beginning. A little coffee like but that's definitely not what prevails. Definitely a little too sweet (probably from the honey) to be very drinkable.

Heavy body, to be eaten with a spoon, or maybe a fork.
Not too similar to most belgian trappists, much more farmhouse ale type flavors than the rich tripple malt that I was expecting, but nothing wrong with that. This is good, and definitely one to have.

01-23-2014 02:18:30 | More by cambabeer
Gregorius from Stift Engelszell
86 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.