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Gregorius | Stift Engelszell

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3.86/5
Very Good
540 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:
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Added by benfons on 10-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,010
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
540
pDev:
12.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
100
Trade:
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Ratings: 540 |  Reviews: 154
Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
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 -0.8%
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 +0.5%
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 +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LJWalker
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flyingcar28
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MoFro
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Foley67
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 3 month out of date bottle, it pours a hazy brown with a lusty head, soon reducing to a ring and continent. Malt and some prune in the nose. Prune forward (to me), it is enjoyably malt and fruity. Yum! Dangerously easy to drink! Mouthfeel is good, filling the mouth nicely.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AleSan
3.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Heeenrik
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Garnet-tinged nut brown with lumpy ecru head. 4
Walnut oil, dates, and aged rum barrels. 4
Chocolate-covered cherries, earth, banana chips, raisins, butter toffee, hint of ginger, and barky end. 3.75
Not quite medium, fizzy, some cling. 3.75

A Trappist at nearly 10% that’s short-dated - figure that one out. At any rate, this is about 2 years past “expiry,” which should make it mellow. So a bit disappointing that it’s so jumpy - fizzes like a dubbel more than a quad. And while it ticks the right boxes, also lacking the depth of flavour that Kaiser Blue or other champions of the style would bring. Nice, but doesn’t deserve to be called Trappist. 4

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5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow? Heerlijke quad!

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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomislav
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Captain68
4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anze
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 4th December 2016, poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy dark brown colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated quickly but settled to a thin creamy layer with sparse lacing.

Aroma: Roasty chocolate, caramel followed by strong dark fruit, plum, prunes, raisin, figs and fruit cake.

Taste: Sweet dark fruit plum, prunes, raisin and fig. Syrupy toffee, caramel and molasses. Also a hint of banana, mocha and alcohol. Lightly sour here and there.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: It’s ok, but mainly too sweet and boozy for my liking.

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Gregorius from Stift Engelszell
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 540 ratings
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