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Benno - Stift Engelszell

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BA SCORE
85
very good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 11
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stift Engelszell visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: apintofknowledge on 12-23-2012)
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

05-18-2013 20:21:58 | More by acurtis
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

05-18-2013 20:04:01 | More by djrn2
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KristofH

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

12-24-2013 14:32:24 | More by KristofH
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-28-2014 20:30:31 | More by HollyHops
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-21-2013 04:06:41 | More by akttr
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-27-2013 01:12:06 | More by Soneast
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DARIVA

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%

Bottle from the Wine Source in Baltimore. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a fairly-hazy deep gold-caramel color with a thin white head. A bit of spotty lacing iand a collar.

The nose carries a bit of bread and faint caramel alongside a bit of candy sweetness. No real saison yeast or spice to speak of. Flavor is similarly bland. Some honey, bread, and light toffee. Nothing indicating this is a saison. Faint fruit and spice as it warms.

Body is light-medium. A bit light on the carbonation, and somewhat dry through the finish.

Meh.

02-12-2013 01:33:27 | More by Thorpe429
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-04-2014 16:03:11 | More by ygtbsm94
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Lantern


3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

09-16-2013 20:24:05 | More by Lantern
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-20-2014 01:22:11 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Tertullian007

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-06-2013 23:56:22 | More by Tertullian007
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-27-2013 21:20:29 | More by drewone
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danielfda

Italy

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-26-2014 01:00:33 | More by danielfda
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-30-2013 04:43:22 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-08-2014 05:15:52 | More by WhiteLight68
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Rockjocknroll

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-26-2014 06:13:08 | More by Rockjocknroll
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-23-2014 18:25:17 | More by Number3red
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ikantspel

California

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%

11.2 oz bottle served into a chalice

Pours a glazed honey color with a lingering still head

Sweet plum, spiced caramel, and a hint a alcohol in the nose

Right away the dryness of the beer hits with a slightly sour punch that doesn't overpower the sweet bready flavor underneath.

Overall not too bad but on the lower end of the Trappist family.

09-25-2013 01:53:26 | More by ikantspel
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -9.5%

11.2oz bottle poured into a unibroue chalice.

A: Surprisingly dark pour leaves a hazy caramel colored beer sitting int the glass. A rocky off-white head holds its own for the duration. Gobs of sticky and foamy lacing.

S: Big dose of toast and caramel. Hint of tartness. Very fruity with aromas of white grapes and pithy and pulpy tropical fruits. A bit vinous with a touch of fusel alcohol. Some musty yeast character.

T: Lots of caramel sweetness. Hints of toast and grain. Sticky honey. Yeasty, fruity interjections of vinous white grape, pear, pineapple, and mango. Distinct black pepper phenol. Jab of alcohol. Spicy and oily hop presence. Sticky sweet caramel finish.

M: Medium thick body. Syrupy weight. Stiff carbonation still doesn't match the weight.

O: This one is very rough on the palate. Calling it a saison is a bit of a stretch too. I don't know what it is, but I've never had a saison leave a sticky, syrupy malt coating in my mouth. No cohesion at all. Easily the least enjoyable Trappist ale I've had to date.

12-22-2013 05:06:42 | More by ryan1788a5
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.44/5  rDev -8.8%

Stift Engelszell "Benno" [Belgian saison 7.2%] on tap at the Beer Trappe in Lexington.

A hazy deep amber body topped by a modest but durable off-whie head.

Aroma: sweet with caramel, some farmhouse/yeast, cinnamon and other spices.

Flavor: spicy, but not so much as the nose suggests. Distinct and unlike anything I've had before, yet not extreme or challenging. Tame and refined for style.

Near medium body with medium carbonation.

O: modestly enjoyable but highly interesting. ABV mostly hidden in the nose, but not in the mouth

04-03-2014 15:36:52 | More by chinchill
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy and murky brownish amber color with a one finger tan colored head. The head has a decent retention, fading over time to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is of fruit and biscuit with lots of cherry and plum. Along with these smells other aromas of a honey and a decent presence of a yeasty aroma bringing with it spice of coriander, pepper and clove.

Taste –The taste begins with a biscuit malt flavor mixed with darker fruits of cherry and plum. Unlike in the nose not much honey was detected in the taste, but instead the sweetness came largely from the fruit flavors. More toward the middle a tartness and yeastiness began developing on the tongue along with some spice of coriander. These flavors take the taste to its end where the tart and more tart flavors get more potent leaving a biscuit and fruity tart flavor to linger in the mouth.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the tart flavors of the brew a slightly thinner body may have been slightly more appropriate although the medium carbonation level was a nice balancer of the tart and the biscuit flavors that were simultaneously present at the end.

Overall – An alright dubbel but nothing too out of the ordinary here in my opinion.

06-19-2013 00:35:01 | More by Darkmagus82
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-24-2013 22:06:22 | More by DWolf
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benlhoest

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-28-2014 19:02:24 | More by benlhoest
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Benno from Stift Engelszell
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