Nivard | Stift Engelszell

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stift Engelszell
Austria
stift-engelszell.at

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by frontalot on 11-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,273
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
45
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Photo of eric5bellies
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Egelszell Goblet

A - Pours a hazy honey colour with a withe head that reduces to a film
S - Mango and spicy fruit
T - Mango and fruits the flavor is well balanced without being pronounced
M - Medium body and low carbonation
O- reminds me of the La Trappe Blonde and is slightly underwhelming

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Photo of WynnO
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, dark orange coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smells of yeast, malt and spice, with a hint of orange rind. Taste follows the nose, with a slightly sweet, caramel malt and yeast dominated taste, with a hint of orange rind and loads of herbaceous spice in the aftertaste. Coriander, clove, pepper stand out. Very mild bitterness. I#m not that familiar with the style, but all in all I enjoyed this. Kind of reminded me of a more spicey Hefeweissbier, Weihenstephaner Vitus came to mind.

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Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeanBB
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heeenrik
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a cloudy amber-orange with a medium to big,frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-white bread,honey,clove,apricot,orange,tangerines,methane
T:
-astringent,apricot,honey,white bread,mineral,herbal
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Nice Aroma.Taste gets a bit boring,watering out towards the finish.

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Photo of Antyk
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andpit
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of byronic
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khmel
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qrazvan
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HVH
2.69/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color with white head. Aroma has classic belgian yeast with bubblegum, banana, wheat and sweet fruits. Taste follows with yeast esters, banana sweetness but finishes quite bitter for the style and it's also a lingering bitterness. Medium body with a quite soft carbonation. Overall it's a quite good, easy drinking but a bit too bitter for the style.

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Photo of benfons
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Not much to dat about this one.
Hazy orange colour, incredibly active head. Notes of bread, hints of banana.
Not dry, low carbonation, rather thin.
Really average beer. Nothing spectaculair.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Trade with BenBreeg. In Teku glass. After dinner. Belgian pale ale Mixed with a hefe. Some banana and soft spicyness. High carbonated feel, like in an amateurish brew, but at least there is some taste here (specially when it warms up) and a very good aroma, better than the taste

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Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, always nice to see another Trappist brew arrive on Alberta's already heady beerscape, yeah?

This beer pours a, well, it's hard to really tell, what with the rather overarching and teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and generally creamy off-white head which occupies the vast majority (I'm talking 99%) of the glass, initially - ok, it eventually appears a hazy, pale golden amber colour, if you must ask, and leaves some sparse islet lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of bready and doughy pale and wheaty malt, a twinge of caramel sweetness, more or less ripe bananas, apples, and Anjou pears, subtle earthy yeast, and very faint weedy, leafy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a touch of spicy wheatiness, muddled pome and citrus fruity notes, dodgy Low Countries yeast, and a weakly zingy sense of white pepper and clove spiciness.

The carbonation is quite acerbic in its no holds barred frothiness, the body a decent enough medium weight, and haltingly smooth, as the yeast and spicy esters seem hell bent on making a fuss here. It finishes trending dry, the malt kind of bottoming out, with the yeasty and fruity essences coming to a similar conclusion.

Overall, a rather pedestrian version of this already plain and quotidian style - nothing really all that wrong, per se, but I sense a lack of that heady and robust monk-ish quality that usually elevates simple fare like this to loftier levels. Ah well, not this time, I suppose, even if this one is not particularly difficult to put back, notwithstanding its single-serving cost.

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Photo of desint
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Copper, cloudy, lots of carbonation, topped with 2 fingers of greyish yellow foam.

Bananas, phenols, candy, light smokiness.

Bananas, phenols, candy, a hint of orange, a grapefruit bitterness and a hint of smoke.

Medium, slightly juicy body, medium low carbonation.

Found in Cent Fest in Chiang Mai, drank here April 28th, 2016. Stoked to find it here, my third tasted by this brewery. Good. None of their brews as awesome as their Belgian bothers though.

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Photo of Fabianno
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Nivard from Stift Engelszell
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 45 ratings