Benno | Stift Engelszell

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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:
#25,731
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
319
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
64
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Photo of dcotom
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heeenrik
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
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 Taste: as above, it is caramel, although here gently withdrawn, malt and herbal notes.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.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -19%
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

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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anze
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with medium head. The nose is predominantly of honey, some spices and plenty of malt. Same goes for the taste, but without too much sweetness surprisingly. Not much in terms of Belgian yeast or other phenols. Medium body. A fairly unique Trappist Dubbel.

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Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear orange/amber color with a medium sized, bubbly, off-white head. The head is highly carbonated, with plenty of bubbles, but fades fast. no lacing. Pretty good aroma of light fruit (apples and pears), very malty and some sweetness (brown sugar type). Flavor is rich and malty with some sweetness , fruit, and slightly astringent yeastiness. Mouthfeel is rich. sweet up front with a little stringent touch in the finish. Good beer, worthy of being called Trappist.

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Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The body is light brown and slightly cloudy. It offers a nice layer of creamy white head. The aroma is mild but slightly sweet with just a hint of spices. The taste has surprising depth given the aroma, with a mild sweetness that is offset by a little hint of tartness. The body is light and smooth.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy brown-red color, rusty and mostly opaque, off white head, lots of lacing.

S - Fruit, apple and pear, and yeast, sweet, slightly buttery malt, butterscotch and caramel.

T - Follows the nose, with apple skin, pear flesh. Malty. A hint of bitterness of overstepped tea.

M - Slightly bright, brisk. Dry close.

O - Great combination of malt and yeasty brew. Pretty nice, rich, lovely.

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Photo of pkalix
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

bottled 3 years and 6 months ago. hope it ages well....no carbonation and just a skin foamy dots on top. can still taste the honey. kind of flat, kind of stale flavors.

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Photo of Jodio
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SassaDog
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andpit
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of subpargreatness
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 bottle.

Pours a hazy brown with lots of yeast chunks in it - very different. Frothy off-white head dissipates leaving no lacing but some spotty foam along the top of the beer.

Smell is very pungent aroma of brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits - prunes and dates, spiced yeast, and a strong alcoholic smell - almost bourbon like.

Taste is initially muted by a strong carbonation tingle on the tongue, but as that dissipates you get an array of flavors including molasses, prunes, dates, raisins, overly ripe dark grapes, brown sugar with a nice boozy finish. This is only a 6.9% ABV, but it tastes much boozier. The flavors are quite well blended. There also a nice spicy yeast note to it as well.

Feel is a bit thin, but not unusually so for a dubbel. Pretty strong carbonation especially for a beer that is two years old already. Very smooth and drinkable. Certainly not at the level of Westmalle or Rochefort's dubbel, but as dubbel's go this was very good.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger cream head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Murky dark amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light dark fruit nose, flavor is hints of dark fruit and caramel, dry finish. Pricey at $6.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA. Brewed Mar 2013.

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

Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, yeast, slight hops, alcohol, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of a Belgian Dubbel. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, yeast, slight hops, alcohol, slight dark citrus, hint of pale malt, and a hint of wood. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and good body.

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

Photo of AD17
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Benno from Stift Engelszell
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 319 ratings