Benno | Stift Engelszell

BA SCORE
85
very good
307 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BennoBenno
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
Ratings:
307
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
60
For Trade:
2
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of pazballe
1.68/5  rDev -55.6%

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
2/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BelgianBeerPope
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of stcules
2.64/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dark orange, slightly hazy. Decent off-white foam.
Malty smell, with ripe fruit. Quite heavy. Honey. Some spices.
Malty and sugary taste, with a lot of fruit. Too sweet.
In the end, a bit of balancing bitterness makes it at least drinkable.

 240 characters

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of KristofH
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Thomas1986
2.76/5  rDev -27%

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.9/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coppery brown color, slightly hazy. Foam white, medium high, durable, made of fine bubbles. The aroma of malt, caramel with herbal accents. Taste: as above, it is caramel, although here gently withdrawn, malt and herbal notes. At the finish of delicate touches of fruit countered by herbal bitterness. Gently perceptible alcohol saturation high, very quickly causes a feeling of satiety.

 387 characters

Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from my delabierman. Yeast dominates the aroma, some citrus, some herbal. Also picking up a minor note of orange soda. Malts start to show through in the flavor, some caramel. A hint of bitterness at the finish. Let's see if they can improve with time.

 259 characters

Photo of Shilnikoff
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle 330 ml | Batch # L11031340 | Best before end of 11-03-2017 | Bar code 9 120041 150685
Served in snifter glassware

Appearance: Dark Amber, Foggy, when lighted up - Frozen Peach | 15 mm foam head (disappeared quickly) | Almost no bubbles | Sediment flakes
Smell: Yeast, rare honey notes
Taste: Yeast, carbonated, alcohol a bit
Mouthfeel: Sharp, bitter aftertaste
Overall: Unfortunately I didn't find all these aromas and flavors from official description: "Aromas of tangerine, slate, tropical fruit, apricot jam and amaretto. Soft on the palate with initial orange overtones and a touch of lemon acidity. Sourdough, cherry and white grape flavors developing in the middle with a slight minty character. Finish is long, dry, spicy and herbal with late hints of grapefruit." (C) Maybe next time...

 802 characters

Photo of kwkdmk
2.97/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HollyHops
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of dabarton
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Came off a discount shelf. Seemed a bit skunky with limited secondary flavors.

78 characters

Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Soneast
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of DARIVA
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 6.48 (Including tax)/11.2 oz bottle ($0.579/oz) at Central Market, Alamo Heights, TX
Batch 11, 2014, at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – initially vinous but it fades as the head drops, weak yeast
Head large (Maximum six cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to an irregular four to six mm ring and rocky partial layer
Lacing poor – a couple of very tiny islands of tiny bubbles
Body – medium brown, cloudy. Sediment layer present. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Flavor sweet and fruity
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation bordering on fizzy

Unimpressive, perhaps because of the honey. One and done.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 3

 719 characters

Photo of atrocity
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pav5069
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Thorpe429
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from the Wine Source in Baltimore. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a fairly-hazy deep gold-caramel color with a thin white head. A bit of spotty lacing iand a collar.

The nose carries a bit of bread and faint caramel alongside a bit of candy sweetness. No real saison yeast or spice to speak of. Flavor is similarly bland. Some honey, bread, and light toffee. Nothing indicating this is a saison. Faint fruit and spice as it warms.

Body is light-medium. A bit light on the carbonation, and somewhat dry through the finish.

Meh.

 535 characters

Photo of Stubbie1
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark gold/brown color with a thick white head. Head fades to a decent lace. Aroma is a bit musty and mildly fruity. Taste is a bit lite. Mild fruit notes with a musty bite to it. Feel, is also lite ovoverall ok. Something is missing in this brew.

 246 characters

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Lantern
3.25/5  rDev -14%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Benno from Stift Engelszell
3.78 out of 5 based on 307 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.