Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier

Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier

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Brewed by Stift Engelszell Trappistenbier-Brauerei

Engelhartszell an der Donau, Austria

Style:  Abbey Dubbel

6.9% Alcohol by Volume

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Ora et Labora - Pray to God and work. This is the philosophy that anchors St.Engelszell. The monks of St.Engelszell live by God's words and work to sustain themselves. One of the new daily activities of the monastery is to run its own brewery. Trappist Brewery St.Engelszell is the most recent addition to the portfolio of Trappist breweries that were historically limited to Trappist breweries in Belgium and Holland. Since mid 2012 "Gregorius" St.Engelszell's first brew has been available for sale at the Trappist Monastery. Starting May 30, 2013 its second brew called "Benno" will become available. Benno Benno the second Trappist brew of St.Engelszell is a reflection of the beautiful fall days that happen in the Danube valley in automn every year. Colors of red, yellow and brown. The Strisselspalt hops from Alsace/France adds a pronounced peppery spiciness. Carried by a distinct maltiness the finish is long, dry, herbal with late hints of grapefruit. Origin of Name In 1953 Father Benno Stumpf was elected Abbot of St.Engelszell. Similar to Abbot Gregorius his infinite optimism, dedication to and faith in God were the main forces behind his work. Forced to leave the Trappist Monastery Maria Stern {Banja Luka, Bosnia} in 1944 with his fellow monks , he made a brief stopover in Maria Veen, Germany, before finally arriving in Engelszell in 1952. He was the energy behind the reconstruction of the church and all monastic buildings. Thanks to him the monastery decided to use mural paintings to decorate the empty space under the ceiling of the St.Engelszell church with a 20th century fresco by Prof. Fritz Froehlich "The nine choirs of angels with Mary as their queen"; what an audacious move at the time!

ID: 54332 Last updated 1 month ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank5531
Overall Percentile89.5
Style Rank66 of 376
Style Percentile82.4
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.700
Weighted Score3.400
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • SIGMUND 6208 reviews
    rated 3.8 1 month ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    May 2019: 330 ml bottle, at Cafe Chic Oldschool, Hjørring. Served in Rochefort glass. Nearly red colour, moderate off-white head. Aroma of ripe yellow fruits, some spicy yeast. Malty, spicy and fruity flavour, moderate hops. Good beer.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark coppery Amber with a very thick and fluffy buff head. (The damn gnats that have been plaguing me for days sure like it!) Strong, fruity aroma has notes of pear, Apple and banana, plus caramel and sharp alcohol hints. Bold, fruity flavor pleases with apple, pear, bready, caramel, and subtle banana and nuty tones. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy, if a little thin. Those lucky monks!

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Opaque orange with small off-white lacing foam head. Aroma is mainly barley, some floral present. Real nice bitter taste, with some cheesy notes. Lasting bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201407)

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours slightly hazy with a nice creamy white head and copper hue. Aroma is spicy, creamy carbonation makes for a nice full mouthfeel. Flavor of sweet grain followed by a bit of yeasty barnyard funk. Somewhere between an Orval and a Belgian Saison in terms of flavor profile.

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