Benno - Stift Engelszell
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3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
330ml bottle. Het Kappitel Chalice glass. Orangish amber color, chill haze appearance. Beige close fairly quickly diminish. Crystal, dat, cane sugar, grape & slight acidic aromas, as well as toffee, floral & vanilla notes on the back. Sweet fruit, citric notes & touches of quince & raw plum. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Spicy & spiced palate. Dense texture. Earthy, sour notes & hints of wood linger into a bitter/sweet finish. Fruit on the aftertaste. Worth to try!! A far away one from usual Trappist bier styles.
04-12-2014 06:39:42 | More by GONZALOYANNA
4.2/5 rDev +11.4%
Where the beer out of a 12 ounce bottle into a crystal chalice
The beer pours a very cloudy ruddy rust colored body and a very thin off white head
Raisins honey and taffy
A very strong honey front Chalk in the middle with yeast and hop bite in the end
Medium to light mouth feel not strongly carbonated
Not a bad beer in and of itself but certainly my least favorite of the Trappist ales
04-05-2014 01:08:58 | More by jneiswender
3.8/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours a clear golden with a lingering, frothy cream head.
Pear, soft green apple, and clove form the aroma. There's a bit of toffee and light phenols.
Flavor reveals more plastic phenols, countered by pear and green apple skin fruitiness, a touch sour, finishing very peppery and bitter.
Body is moderate, with slightly high carbonation and moderate alcohol warmth.
More bitter than expected. The yeast esters are pleasant, as is the pepper and clove, but bitterness lingers more than I prefer.
04-05-2014 01:00:30 | More by barczar
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
3.61/5 rDev -4.2%
Clear, reddish copper (SRM 15-16) with clinging carbonation. Fine carbonation within reinforces a half-inch, off-white, lingering froth. The Offero glass becomes coated with lace.
Earthy, mild horse blanket aromas give way to herbs and faint orange. Sharp spice and pepper are accentuated by toasted white bread.
The flavor is a sharp one-two punch of tartness and bitterness upon opening. The tartness lingers and builds long into the finish. Malt is prominent in the middle, along with earthiness and pine tar. Warmth brings out some sweetness.
A medium body with chalky texture. Alchohol is as expected in this highly effervescent beer. Light metallic and astringent notes are also present.
This was my first taste of an Engelszell Beer. It falls short of the refreshing, grounded nature I expect from a Saison, but it is still enjoyable. The initial pour left yeast in the bottle. The second pour included yeast which cut out the sharp aromas and flavors, as well as metallic notes. Yeast definitely improves the overall profile of this beer.
03-23-2014 20:12:32 | More by SLeffler27
3.74/5 rDev -0.8%
Hazy light brown colored beer with a half inch of tightly woven khaki colored head. Brussels lacing. I get the aroma of light earthy malt and honey. The initial taste is sweet earthy malt and is quickly followed by a candidate sugar like kick and then more gently sweet malt. The body is moderately carbonated and fairly dry.
03-09-2014 04:40:15 | More by Franziskaner
Benno from Stift Engelszell
85 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.