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


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RATINGS: 849   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

ClubGonzo's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5306) - Bergen, - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle from Bieresgourmet webshop. In honor of today’s news that Stift Engelszell is now officially a Trappist (TM) brewery, I can think of nothing better than to try their first creation - congratulations to the fine Austrian branch of the famous "Beer Order". :-) Pours a deep, near-black brown opaque body with a medium cloudy light beige head. Nose is chocolate, grains, yeast tones, nutmeg and dark malts, with hints of wood and herbs in the back. The yeasty notes kinda reminds me of the slurry gathered on the bucket bottoms of some of my darker home brews, which is a bit of a minus but hey, this is not bad. Taste is some nearly sour-ish caramel and chocolate tones up front, then grains, bitter herbs, burnt sugar and hints of grass in the finish. Softer carbonation than the Belgians, with a medium to thick texture and mouthfeel. Also, it’s somehow a bit more assertive than most other Trappist brews in the same league, with pronounced, near-roasty chocolate-like elements. I was expecting a sweeter brew, more in line with either the other BSA/Quads of its kind, or perhaps a hefty German doppelbock. This is neither, but instead a dark ale almost on the verge of becoming a mild sort of stout. Original for sure, and definitely proving that Trappist beers range wider than the traditional representatives. Rather tasty as well, but nowhere near its more famous brethren I’m afraid. Still: cheers for Engelszell and welcome aboard the Trappist Ark! :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgiskOlklub (1035) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle 10,5 % Dark black, cloudy body with sediments and a small diminishing head. Sweet aroma of nuts, caramel, brown sugar, honey, dried ficus and alcohol. The taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Oily texture and sticky. Long warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peb (40) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2016
Nez viandeux. Bouche sur le chocolat au lait mais pas trop écœurante. Finale amère et herbacée. Bonne bière. Développement un peu en retrait.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2016
It pours very deep brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has thick bread, toffee, Abbey yeast, dark caramel, candy sugar and smooth toasted malt. It has a pretty thick body with a light amount of carbonation. The taste has dried bread, figs, molasses candy swimmers and caramel. The finish shows some alcohol, but it’s warming and gentle. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1550) - - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, brown sugar, spices, and sweet malts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomHendriksen (17) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2016 Dit bier heb ik gedronken met de schoonfamilie. Het is een lekker donkerrood bier, met weinig schuim.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1220) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a tall tan head. Smells tart and vinous, like grapes, sour milk, vinegar, yeast and spices. The taste adds overripe bananas, red wine, dried fruit (mostly prunes), dark fruit jam, a bit of chocolate, burnt caramel (mostly the bitter part than the sweetness), rosemary and a warm alcohol finish. Quite a complex and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (6746) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Aged 3 years. Plummy purplish Amber hue with a fast dissipating head. Rich plummy sweet and raising nose with a little purple fruit and Belgian boozy depth. Huge rich flavor full of raisin, sweet plum, a little port wine and sherry barrel, and a lovely sweet boozy background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
N3lson1 (904) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Drank from a 500ml pint glass, poured from a 330ml bottle. Thank you Bjorn! Pours a nice deep dark brown with a bit of beige head. Nice malty aromas, a real decilicous Quad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1095) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
0.33 bottle. A very hazy, brown color with some suspension and a small, tanned head. A vinous aroma marked with barrel, port wine, dark fruits, and some yeasts. Taste is also that of port wine, dark fruits, wood, and damp - quite sweet. A medium body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is long, fruity, and simply put good. Overall the beer is good, a tad off-balance but drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PowY (99) - - JUN 4, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours dark chestnut with a light brown head. The aroma is yeasty with some malt, spices and hard to define sweetness. Full body with oily texture and flat and very convenient carbonation. The taste stars sweet and slightly acidic (fruity acids). Heavy of roasted malt (caramel), toffee honey and some alcohol. Very full and appealing beer with a warming alcoholic feeling.

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