Gregorius | Stift Engelszell

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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
Ratings:
530
Reviews:
151
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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46
Gots:
95
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Photo of Georgiabeer
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmm- a Trappist beer from Austria- I must not have been paying attention. Definitely tastes like a quad- vinous and strong with some herbal and stewed fruit notes and the distinctive twang of Belgian yeast. The aroma, particularly, is well done. The taste adds some notes of chocolate and some red fruit in the finish. The abv is well hidden, and the finish is exuberantly fruity- perhaps even a bit sour from the fruit. It lacks the depth of the very best quads, but is still a nice surprise.

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Photo of mikeg67
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle. Pours hazy brown with long lasting, creamy, tanned head. Aroma is of funky yeast, dark fruit, brown sugar, and hints of chocolate and herbal hops. Body is full and crisp. Taste is of chocolate, dark fruit, brown sugar, herbal hops, toasted malt, and hints of wood and alcohol. Finish is long and dry. Wonderful, delicious brew.

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Photo of Auraan
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice reddish brown with a one finger tan head, leaving little lacing down the glass. Quite nice and true to style, a good appearance. Scents of Belgian yeast, some wild, sour aromas, faint candi sugar, overripe fruit, grape, plum, slight cocoa, dark chocolate and some brown sugar. A very nice, complex aroma, true to form for an Abbey strong dark, very well executed. Taste begins with dark fruit, prune and raisin with some sour funk in the background. White grape appears in the middle, along with spicy yeast and sweet spices. Towards the end of the sip better sweet chocolate and bready malt come forward. A good amount of alcohol is present in the flavor. A sweet brew, with the usual Belgian spiciness. Very well done, quite complex and enjoyable. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with medium low carbonation and a semi-drying, chalky mouthfeel. Very good, very much a Belgian. Overall this is a good Belgian Strong Dark. All the usual flavors and aromas are on display, the complexity is present and its a very good beer. Its not quite on the level of Rochefort, Chimay or Bernardus, but its very good regardless.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled in 1/2013. Pours murky dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, molasses, dark bread, honey, herbal, light clove, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, honey, herbal, light clove, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark/light fruits, molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, dark bread, clove, honey, herbal, light bubblegum and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Big robustness and very nice complexity of dark malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/fruitiness balance and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very slick, creamy, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Quadrupel style. All around good complexity, balance, and robustness of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Gregorius from Stift Engelszell
3.84 out of 5 based on 530 ratings.
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