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Brewed by Stift Engelszell Trappistenbier-Brauerei
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Engelhartszell an der Donau, Austria

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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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The first bottles of beer which, since 1 June 2012 The first Variety called Gregorius and is a dark triple with 9.7 vol% Alc. available in 0.33 liter bottles.

With honey


durhambeer's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Austrian Trappists? Dark brown with garnet edges and a thin beige head with moderate lacing. Mild smoke and burnt sugar on the nose. Molasses notes and some dark fruits. Some chicory and/or anise notes. Taste offers almost a rye-like spiciness and more dark fruits--raisins, figs, plums. Complex, but a bit too much of everything. Too sweet as well, I think.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - SEP 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-18-13- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep mahogany color with a small cream colored head. The head fades rather fast leaving a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is fruity and sweet with a lot of dark fruits of cherry, prune and raisin as well as a good dose of caramel. Along with these is a bit of a caramel smell as well as some lightly sour aromas. Taste – The taste begins with a rather sweet flavor with lots of cherry and prune mixed with a bit of caramel upfront. There is a bit of yeast and a bready flavors upfront with the sweet which grow stronger as the taste advances. Notes of a little banana and spice come to the tongue as the yeast grows slightly stronger. A small amount of alcohol comes to the tongue more toward the end of the taste mixing with a lighter herbal and some more bready flavors. In the end, with the warming alcohol tastes mixed with the fruit and bready flavors, one is left with a rather warming and sweet taste to be left on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average side for a beer of its strength with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are good for the more warming characteristics of the brew, but slightly under carbonated for the very fruity flavors of the beer. Overall though it is quite alright. Overall – A rather decent Belgian Quad that is on the sweeter side but still quite appropriate in taste in terms of its quad classification. Even though it is under most of the other Trappist beers, in my opinion, it is still rather tasty and well worth a try.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (40) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 7, 2014
Brown color, tan foam. Aromas of cake, cherry, raisin, caramel. Taste is rather sweet and a bit sour, which hides a bit the alcohol. Lively carbonation, finish is almost astringent. A bit behind the best belgian trappists but a very good beer, quite complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchMark (152) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
The last of the European Trappists I still had to try. Quite good but not the best Trappist. But hey...there is some stong competition. It is a dark double and a tripple in one. Nice dark brown with a good head and modest carbonation. The 10% is well hidden. Flavor has a nice sour element and burned malts, coffee and dried fruits. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2001) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque dark brown color, 1/4" tan head, spots of lace. Taste is strong bitter malt that has dark fruit and alcohol in it pretty much from the outset. The finish shows little change, creating a quadrupel that lacks complexity. A big heavy brew, that loses me before I’ve finished half of it.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2014 Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with an enormous foamy tan head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was malty toffee, raisin, cherry, wood and bread. The flavor was malty and sweet with very strong dark fruits - cherry, fig, raisin - with anise, tobacco and a moderate alcohol presence. Wonderfully full and complex flavors that come in waves. Long finish. Outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Location: .33 liter bottle from Sparrow, 8/23/14

Aroma: The aroma is fairly sweet, some dark fruit/raisin, molasses, and a bit of toffee
Appearance: It pours a murky brownish color, with a small tan colored head
Flavor: The taste is sweet and rich, heavy malty and fruity, with a long fruity finish
Palate: The body is medium-full, fairly sticky, with a rich feel, and a soft-to-average carbonation
Overall Impression: Overall, this is a solid quad, but it could use a hint of balance. It is very sweet and rich. Certainly not something I’d want to drink more than one of in a row.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Straling (362) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Clear dark brown colour with decent carbonation. As soon as you poor it, a strong sweet raisin like aroma hits the nose. Some floral and fruity notes there. Taste is much more elegant, nice sweet flavour with some bitter and sour notes. Goes down smooth, medium bodied with a touch of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (148) - ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear brown with low quickly diminishing brownish head. Aroma of bacon, meat, smoked, woody, pickles, sausage, sweetish, alcoholic. Very sweet flavor, woody, honey, syrup, date honey, fruity, notes of cherry, malty, a bit cheesy. Very alcoholic. Full body. Very sweet sticky liqueur aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
Bottled from De Bierkoning Murky brown with a tan head. Spicy and slightly sourish aroma; prunes. Rather sweet flavour with fudge and dark chocolate. Slightly vinous.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (923) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2014
330ml bottle into a goblet. Pours a hazy very dark brown with a fluffy light tan head that doesn’t stick around for a very long time. There is a lack of lacing as well. Aroma is almost like cherry juice. Smells strongly of dark fruit with some caramel and molasses. Not bad but seems a bit sweet. The flavor hits very hard with the cherry and plum. It is very fruity with the sweetness to go along with it unfortunately. Caramel and honey comes in later with a quick shot of wood and alcohol. Sweetness lingers through the finish with alcoholic warmth. Overall, this beer is just not that refined and complex. It is actually somewhat disappointing for a Trappist beer. Nothing to go out of your way for.


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