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


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RATINGS: 868   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
The first bottles of beer which, since 1 June 2012 The first Variety called Gregorius and is a dark triple with in the first batch 9.7 vol% Alc. available in 0.33 liter bottles.

With honey

dEnk's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma has caramel, slight bread and metal with some fruits. Flavour has caramel, roast, spices, fruity hops and more. Good, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyhallmanti (308) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with a reddish glow and a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruity, alcohol, spices, berries. Taste is sweet, light bitter with a slight dry finish. Notes of caramel, spices, alcohol, some fruit and berries. Texture is thin, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (186) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - OCT 4, 2016
Vintage 2014, servida en un caliz. APARIENCIA: De color marrón con destellos rojizos a contraluz, se observa turbia. Corona de espuma color beige de mediana retención, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: complejo, dulce y licoroso; notas a azúcar morena, caramelo, miel, notas vinosas, frutos oscuros maduros de todo, desde uvas, moras, pasas que son las que predominan, además dátiles, ciruelas, costra de pan. Muy interesante. SABOR: igualmente complejo y que sigue al aroma, las notas predominantes son dulces y el carácter de la levadura vínica; azúcar morena, caramelo, miel, notas vinosas, frutos oscuros como uvas, pasas, moras predominan, atrás ciruela, dátiles, costra de pan y muy ligeramente algunas notas a café y chocolate dulce pero muy, muy tenues. El retrogusto con un amargor ligero casi medio, con persistencia de los sabores vinosos y dulces. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio con sensación sedosa en boca, mediana carbonatación. El alcohol bien escondido, sólo se siente en garganta al pasar el líquido como una sensación cálida muy leve y no astringente. RESUMEN: excelente Quad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Myonlyvice (156) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2016
Dark reddish brown with an off white head. Coffee, dark berries and caramel aroma. Taste is sweet, bready with some roasted bitter notes. Slightly sour aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (657) - Chavannes-près-Renens, SWITZERLAND - SEP 27, 2016
I bought this beer at Amstein. I drank yesterday, relax after a heavy day of job. In my point of view, it is a good trappist, strong and you feel the degree of alcohol, you don’t need to drink thousends of this beer to become drunk. Like an imperial stout, it is the kind of beer that you drink with a good book like "l’assomoir de Zola", when the weather is bad outside. The body is a powerful brown color, brown and white foam. The carbonation is low but it is normal for the style. The taste is delicious, malt, cloves, ginger bread, plum and apricot, hop but hidden by this really sweet side. It is a bit like a syrup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zarrach76 (34) - FRANCE - SEP 25, 2016
Bière brune très trouble, moyennement huileuse, avec une mousse fine au collet léger. Au nez, on retrouve le café, le chocolat, le caramel, la noisette, les céréales chaudes, le pain d’épice et même une odeur de fruits rouges (fraise, framboise, cassis) et de fruits secs (datte, figue, banane) fort agréable. Un arôme vraiment riche, souple et ample où l’amertume du houblon est absente. En bouche, des houblons se font sentir dès la première seconde avec une attaque franche, le sucre est léger, l’alcool présent sans s’imposer, et on retrouve ce goût de grains torréfiés (café, chocolat, céréales...) fort agréable. La carbonatation est moyenne. L’amertume est très présente sur la finale. Le goût est franc, moins complexe que le nez, avec une longueur moyenne. On aurait aimé un peu plus de corps et d’amplitude. Reste un goût fumé sur un arrière plan houblonné. Une bonne quad qui satisfera les amateurs, même si la bouche mériterait d’être un peu plus travaillée. Un très bon produit cependant. Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (1519) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle from www.slijterijhetfust.nl and split at the EU themed 2nd Ipswich bottle share. Pours a deep dark red/brown colour with a medium sized beige colour head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, quite sweet, with alcohol and spiced notes. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, surprisingly thin though, average carbonation. Finish is dry with lingering alcohol edge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Dark brown with a soft off-white. Roasty malty sweet with hints of burnt bread crust and a touch of alcohol and a soft texture. More breadiness than other quads. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2337) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle. Murky brown with small foamy beige head, berry and caramel aroma, high carbonation, caramel taste with alcohol undertones and dark berries, thin body, long caramel-berry finish. Very satisfying, better than I’ve expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1140) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle. Murky (and chunky!) chocolate brown pour with a tan head, good lacing. Aroma is cherry, raisin, plum, vanilla, very slightly boozy. Taste is raisin, leather, subtle licorice and chocolate, a little woody, rich and nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hauxe (446) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2016
From Austria’s only Trappist brewery. Pours cacao brown from the bottle and leaves a tan head that fizzes and dissipates. Impenetrable. No evident lacing. Aroma is a heady concoction of rich caramel, honey, chocolate, and cognac. A good start. The taste fails to follow through at the same level. Warm, alcoholic, again cognac, but also raw alcohol set atop chocolate and caramel. Not a bad beer but not the same complexity of some of the better Trappist beers I’ve tasted. It certainly fails to disguise the 10.2 ABV nearly as well. Finishes bitter with alcoholic notes. Heavy bodied. Good. Not great.

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