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Benno | Stift Engelszell

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3.75/5
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314 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stift Engelszell
Austria
stift-engelszell.at

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Benno as of 2012 is a Authentic Trappist ale.

Added by apintofknowledge on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,151
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
314
pDev:
10.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of josanguapo
4.8/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From: www.cervezasespeciales.com. Playing KB Dark Side. Tasteful and easy to drink. Ive like it mucho more than the gregorius and than other more renowed trappist beers.

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Photo of jadeal
4.62/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle in a chalice served cool

Pours up golden with big lacing that was retained throughout consumption

Bread, honey , funk, light citrus

Mild sweetness (honey), sourdough bread, orange with some other hefe flavors, tartness and hops with a small alcohol presence

Carbonation with tartness bringing in the salivary glands, not heavy or cloying

Big, proper taste with an approacable abv. Complexities that I expect from a Trappist ale.I have two remaining... going to start looking for more...Gregorius is next

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4.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours hazy copper with a finger-length white head and lots of tiny, visible bubbles. The head sticks around for a while and retains well throughout consumption. The beer smells like lemon, Belgian yeast funk, sweet and bready malt, and coriander. The beer has a nice malt profile that's evidenced in the taste, being nice and bready with some sweetness. I get the lemon and coriander as well as some earthy hop bitterness in the back end. The body is medium with lively carbonation. The finish is dry and the aftertaste coats the mouth. This is a nice drinking beer. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer. Pours deep copper with a very wide white foam head. Aroma is great, complex, fruity, malty and estery, no hops. Taste is citric, sweet and malty, bitterness is low and there´s a bit of astringency in the aftertaste. Full body with medium carbonation. Nice beer but very expensive in Mexico, you can buy much better beer for less money.

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4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Brewed in year 2012/11.

A real gorgeous looking beer off the pour. Gorgeous orange orb glowing amber, with an opaque body. There are glowing hues of all shades amongst the edges of the glass. Lively carbonation rising, with a good rising middle fire in the center. Head is off white, maybe even a little tan, forms so nicely off the pour giving a creamy top, with a bit of island merringue like clumping. Settles incredibly slowly, always leaves a thin puck, and a good thick penciled collar while drinking.

Nose is real solid, candi sugar slightly, with a mix of balanced honey sweetness. Some milk chocolate sensations hang out in the back, very solid smelling.

Sweetness hits nicely, with milk chocolate angle in the palate, mixing with caramel too. Mouthfeel is incredibly crisp and lively. Dry and crackly crackery with a champagne like feel. Matches nicely with the sweetness but there is plenty of density too. Sweet honey comes in with a bit also after in the finish. Some good ripping barley action as the beer warms up. Yeast profile on this is a bit spicy sort of saison "like" in a way but a bit more subdued.

Overall this is really solid, and wonderfully balanced also. It's also very unique tasting. This a great execution for a trappist beer, I am getting more from these guys if I can.

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4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bready, caramel thick.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle poured into a chalice at cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a 2-finger creamy, frothy cream-colored head. Fantastic retention and awesome lacing. Clear with tons and tons of carbonation bubbles.

S – Bready, grainy malts, sweet honey, a little bit of orange and lemon zest, and spicy Belgian yeast with a nice clove aroma. Possibly some banana esters as well.

T – Starts off sweet with bready and grainy malt, honey, and some banana esters along with slightly tart orange and lemon flavors. Clove and pepper yeast spice and a touch of Brettanomyces funk show up mid-taste-to-finish. The finish includes subtly bitter floral hops and a return of sweet clover honey.

F – Medium-bodied with great carbonation, a very creamy and smooth mouthfeel, and a slightly bitter, slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and very dry finish. Sweet and tart citrus flavors linger for a little while. There’s also a very subtle throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.

O – This is a great beer and maybe my favorite saison that I’ve had so far. It looks fantastic, is very tasty, has great depth of flavor, and has a tremendous creamy mouthfeel. Awesome beer from the newest Trappist brewery. I can’t wait to see what beer number 2 from them has to offer.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy gold capped by a 3” off-white foam collar that recues slowly to about a third of its original size. Very lace. S: Honey and fruit aromas. T: Banana, fruit and spice – dries slightly out on the finish but the honey texture remains. A dash of white pepper. A moderate, clean, earthy hop bitterness. F: Rich and creamy, medium body, medium high carbonation. O: An interesting new Trappist Dubbel.

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Benno from Stift Engelszell
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 314 ratings
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