Stift Engelszell Gregorious

Stift Engelszell Gregorious Beer Review HR Growler

Stift Engelszell Gregorious

Trappist Dark Strong 9.7%

Appearance: The head on this beer is persistent. It is like a light brown layer of lace. The beer itself is a murky brown with orange highlights.

Aroma: The nose is complex with notes of leather, prunes and figs. Altogether, it’s very earthy.

Taste: This Trappist embodies all of the wonderful characteristics of beer brewed by monks. The flavors of dark dried fruits, a hint of cherries, and red wine all seamlessly melded into a decadent beverage. The booze is evident but balanced by the layers of fruit.

Mouthfeel: The monks use honey that they harvest from their grounds to brew this beer, and it is evident in the mouthfeel. It has a smooth silkiness with a bit of a sticky linger.

Drinkability: This is the first brew of the only Trappist brewery in Austria. It was originally established in 1293. The monks started brewing to help raise money to improve their facilities. This is a great example of a Trappist beer with a little something extra because of the experimentation with honey and wine yeast. 

Rating: 4/5


by Malia Paasch