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Gregorius | Stift Engelszell

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3.87/5
Very Good
556 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stift Engelszell
Austria
stift-engelszell.at

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,135
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
556
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
109
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 556 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of Karrenbelt
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BucBasil
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from the 330mL bottle into a Kasteel chalice glass. The beer is a cola brown with little to no head.

S: The beer smells of alcohol and strong yeast and dark fruit and spice.

T: Medicinal taste with a strong flavor of alcohol and yeast. I usually like Belgian strong dark ales, but this one is very very strong tasting with not much subtlety. Towards the end this was almost undrinkable because of the medicinal and alcohol taste, but at first it was good.

Overall: This one was advertised as a Trappist beer, and maybe it is, but the flavor is a bit too strong on all fronts, especially the alcohol and yeast flavor. It needs a bit of character outside of "strength" to be considered really great or even really good. Outside of that, it's a fine beer, but not awesome.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.07/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dranks from my Engelszell chalice

A - Pours a cola colour with a biege head that reduces quickly
S - Sweet malts
T - Up front some sweet malts and followed by some spiced candied sugar. The finish is malty and soy sauce
M - Medium body and medium carbonation.
O - Not the greatest exapmle of a Belgian dark ale and you won't be disappointed if you miss this one

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Photo of rale
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tharper178
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnDon
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeschaefer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcbridec6
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robotic_being
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdm9465
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RayCannata
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Truly great dark Belgian ale. Plenty of alcohol, malty, with some bread notes. Smooth, tasty.

Had this in Tampa, but haven't found this in New Orleans where I live.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is dark brown. Foamy, medium, tan head that Fades slowly to a ring.

Smells dark fruits, molasses, bread and toasted malt.

Taste toasted malts, raisin, Plum, light cherry, molasses and a hint of alcohol. Finish is semi-dry with a malty linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of herrklemann
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, reddish brown, with a thickness like good juice. The foam is decent, but quickly fades to nothing. The aroma is dominated by malt, but also very fruity notes. The taste is also dominated by a heavy play between malts and fruit, like blackberries. A note of alcohol is there, but very subtle. It just adds to the rich, full body. Hell of a good beer, but so heavy I'll save the other three for special occasions. Bottle ordered directly from Stift Engelszell.

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Photo of brentk56
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015 bottling

Appearance: Pours with a bountiful ecru head capping the mahogany colored liquid; copious lacing

Smell: Roasted tones with burnt brown sugar and dark fruit - date and fig

Taste: Burnt brown sugar and dark fruit forward, with the date and fig tones joined by molasses, through the middle; bitter and herbal tones emerge in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: Clearly not up there with the Trappist big boys in the style

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SayBoom
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drmeto
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours a cloudy mahogany brown with a small to medium,frothy,sand-coloured head
-Yeast flakes visible at the bottom of the glass
S:
-plums,raisins,strawberries,balsamic vinegar,cherries
T:
-astringent,cherries,plums,raisins,chocolate,figs with a grassy bitterniss
-high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium to full body
-boozy
O:
Not as Yeast-heavy as the "True" Belgians.Dark Fruit esters are more prominent in this.
It almost goes into Flanders Red territory with it's Balsamic vinegar note.
A really good and interesting Trappist.

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Photo of Leif_Eriksson
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Deep, rich brown with a creamy, lingering head.

Nose: Figs and other dark fruits. Prunes. The figs are jammy. Some chocolate.

Taste: Chewy like molasses - a monstrously "big" beer. Somewhat bloody, metallic finish that takes away from the incredible beginning. Somewhat syrupy. Full-bodied and full of contemplative prayer. ;)

Overall: Quite delicious and worthwhile! The nose is more complex than the taste on this beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with ruby highlights and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, malts, molasses. Taste is dark fruits, alcohol, bready malts, molasses, boozy and sweet at the finish. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer worthy trying.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Gregorius from Stift Engelszell
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 556 ratings