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

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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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 in the first batch 9.7 vol% Alc. available in 0.33 liter bottles.

With honey


ClubGonzo's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4998) - 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! :-)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (552) - - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle @ juventa beer tasting (with bobson)... small off-white head... dark brown with colored edges... smell coffe yeast some bitter.. tastes about the same as smell coffee is gone though but there is a distinct bitter...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bobson (46) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle @ Juventa beer tasting with Thompson. Looks quite dark with some small hints of flakes at the bottom. Smell gives you quite some caramel with a hint of hops and yeast. Taste is strong hints of caramel with coffee and yeasts at the end. Overall, solid beer but within a category that I don’t usually fancy.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nybol (497) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2016
Meget syrlig af en belgisk øl af være. Eller i hvert fald trappist, den er alt for syrlig der er ingen balance i den.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjorsvdg (284) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2016
Een kruidige en fruitige donkere tripel uit Oostenrijk. Het aroma heeft gebrande mout en appelstroop in zich. De smaak wordt gevormd door peer, pruim, rozijn, krent en koffie. Lekker op een koude dag.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1435) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 24, 2016
330 ml bottle bb 25.10.14, first batch from 2012 with 9.7% ABV.
Dark brown body, with a medium, creamy, a bit fizzy, beige head.
Aroma of caramel, honey, dried fruits, dark berries, cocoa, some toast, some coffee.
Taste follows this, with some more dry wooden and cocoa powder notes and some alcohol.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes dry, medium roasty, medium sweet, warm, with cocoa, honey, toast, some wood, slight coffee.

What a surprise, this ages damn well! I had the same batch fresh back in 2012, where it was harsher and a bit unbalanced, with a rating around 3.7-3.8. Now it’s round and complex, with the right balance of sweet, dry and toasty notes. Alcohol provides a pleasant warmth. Unique trappist, that also has elements of a Porter. Very interesting, looking forward to adding a fresh batch rating someday.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (319) - Braine, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
Fort proche de la Chimay Bleue mais plus mielleuse et moins maltée avec une petite âcreté finale. Le miel vient en premier titiller les narines s’en suivant une mouture bien serrée de la torréfaction légèrement caramélisée. L’attaque d’abord mielleuse donne une sensation sirupeuse qui s’estompe au profit d’un maltage fort torréfié, rond, boisé plutôt en retrait et laissant une belle âcreté en finale, accompagnée d’une levure épicée aux arômes poivrés. Plutôt sèche sur la fin mais sans amertume. Dommage le sirupeux mielleux qui déséquilibre la gorgée.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (210) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2016
first batch! 9,7% Donker roodbruin bier met weinig wit schuim dat vlug weg is. Geur: hoestsiroop, kandij, rozijntjes. Smaak: zoetig, aards, tabak, leder, medicinaal. Bittere afdronk met noten en kastanje. Verrassend bier. Niet slecht als winterbier.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Dark brown with a brown head. Sugary sweet dark fruits, honey, toffee, dark malt, toasted malt. Very intense profile. Medium to full body. Finish is lingering sweetness with light spice. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoctorHU (230) - UKRAINE - JAN 11, 2016
33 cl bottle. Beer pitch dark, brown head. aroma is very strong, very complex and very heavy. lots of roasted malts as well as dried dark fruits. also sour roasted malts, salty lcorice. Flavor is very heavy, roasted malty, dark dried fruits, licorice, Toffee, burnt carael.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aherbelste (28) - - JAN 9, 2016
Pretty nice trappist. This time, nice honey hints in aroma and taste. Pretty nice overall.


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