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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Inspired by traditional refectory ales brewed by monks for the monks’ table, Spencer is a full-bodied, golden-hued Trappist ale with fruit accents, a dry finish and light hop bitterness. St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts, is home to a community of Trappist monks and the first American Trappist brewery. Following the Benedictine tradition of ora et labor (prayer and work), the monks pursue a simple life of contemplative prayer, a manual labor and hospitality. The brewery helps support the monks and their charitable outreach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
330ml Bottle - Golden in colour. Yeast, apricot and grain in the aroma. Yoghurt, citrus, apricot and biscuity malt in the taste. Nothing wrong with it and has some typical trappist notes but is a bit too simplistic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (946) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, bread, Belgian yeast, Weizen yeast, banana, orange and hops.

Hazy/turbid golden/amber beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium off-white head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, Weizen yeast, banana and orange; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread and hops.

This beer is intense and balanced, but lacks complexity slightly. Could have benefitted from a third yeast strain, namely brettanomyces, to spice it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of straw, crushed digestive biscuits and apricot. Flavour of banana bread, salted cracker, yeast and pear. Thin body with a watery texture. Light fizz. It’s not particularly complex, but it is very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daenelyn (5) - - AUG 15, 2016 does not count
Bonne bière dans le style trappist avec une légère amertume et une belle couleur

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvhemert (377) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Aroma: yeast, some orange peel, bread Appearance: golden, clear, large head. Taste: mild bitterness, hint of sourness Palate: full bodied Overall: very good Tripel-like with low alcohol; not on par with Belgian cousins

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2016
pours orange/golden with a white head. Aroma of banana, yeast, malts, orange, citrus. Taste likewise, smooth, slick, some biscuit, quite firm co2, medium body, slightly thin texture however tastefull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamVimes21 (267) - - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle @ Post Office Vaults, Birmingham, hazy amber with white head and a slightly spiced malty taste with a touch of banana and a malty, spicy aftertaste strange one this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5680) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at home, Riihimäki. Colour is slightly deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Ripe fruits, banana, spices, pepper, Belgian yeast and malts. Fruity Belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franksv6 (837) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
Cloudy amber beer with a white head, which is rapidly shrinking. Many yeast floating in the beer. Taste is malty, spicy, grassy, sweet and a little bitter. Bottle purchased for € 10, i had high expectations, which were not fulfilled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (1039) - FRANCE - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle in Brittany-- Pours cloudy pale Amber with thin white head. Nose is fruity and spicy. Aromas are fruity esters, sweet malt, spices. Low carbonation, medium body. Oily texture. Long spicy and alcoholic finish. Looks like Belgian stuff, well done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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