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Benno - Stift Engelszell

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85
very good

212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 14
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Austria

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: apintofknowledge on 12-23-2012

Benno as of 2012 is a Authentic Trappist ale.
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Ratings: 212 | Reviews: 59
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Benno has a thin, white head of foam, an opaque, orange-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of honey, for sure, with some rich grain husk and sourdough bread. The flavor is of honey (which fades), sweet & sour sauce, sourdough bread, and relatively low bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and prickly, and Benno finishes semi-dry and pretty drinkable.

RJT

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A hazy honey coloured brew(brewed with honey ha!) massive head of foam since I didn't put the bottle in the fridge. Lacing is all over the place.

I smell the honey and what I reckon is a citrus spiciness. It's a very floral smelling brew overall.

The taste has some earthy malt and honey taste to it. I detect some lemon citrus that seems to grow with every sip. This is more of a hoppy brew than malty and that surprises me.

Medium body, not quite medium carbonation. Good mouth feel.

I wish I could say I loved this, being born in Austria and all, but I can only say I like it.

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3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A trappist beer that isn't from Benelux? I'll be damned. A pleasant Thursday afternoon sounds like a good time to crack the cap of this Austrian creation. From a 330 ml bottle, on to the beer:

This is a light brown colored beer which is so light, it almost looks like it's crossing into red. A semi-creamy head forms on top, retaining with some grace. The aroma is dry and sweet. There's a note of dry honey, grassy hops, a kiss of toasted sugar, and vague floral notes.

Benno is rather dry with a somewhat sweet and rustic character. It starts off with a kiss of toasted sugar, before morphing into a wave of floral and bittering hops. Along the way, the beer picks up an echo of fruitness which lifts the character of the beer. There also seems to be a vague spice which I can't lay my finger on. It's a medium bodied beer with gentle carbonation and a dry, slightly bittersweet aftertaste.

It's brewed by monks and out of Austria. Benno is a solid beer as it stands, though in my opinion doesn't quite hit the lofty expectations of set by other trappists.

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330ml bottle poured into a Chimay chalice.

A: Pours a hazy coppery to amber color. About two fingers of a very foamy head with good retention, leaves lacing on the walls of the chalice. (4.25)

S: Caramel barley malts, Belgian yeast, spicy, grassy hops. The spiciness, maltiness and yeastiness remind me of Orval. (4.00)

T: Follows the nose on pretty much every aspect. The fruitiness in this beer includes orange zest, apricots and plum. Despite the caramel maltiness, this brew isn't sweet. It is very dry, refreshing and has some bitterness to it. (4.25)

M: Medium-bodied, drinkability is medium to high. Medium carbonation, very dry and refreshing. (3.75)

O: This beer is very interesting. Even though I disagree with it being a Saison - I'm not sure I would label it that way - it is refreshing to a certain extent. It has a lot of dubbel characteristics, the maltiness, yeastiness, lot of Belgian hints and the spiciness. Very good brew. (4)

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Benno from Stift Engelszell
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