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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (4610) - FINLAND - APR 9, 2016
Bottle. Golden light copper, clear. Spicy nose. Bwlgy yeasty estery spicy nose, coriander seeds, malty, honey. Med bodied, nice honey malty, pretty easy, drinkable. Kinda like it, hvent had a good pale belgian for a while, like the yeasty spice.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimonBlok (168) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
15 cl at Bierfestival Groningen 2016, shared with my good friend Gyhallmanti. Appearance: slightly hazy golden with medium white head. Aroma: sweet malts, clove and belgian yeast. Taste: medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of clove and light malts. Palate: medium body, oily texture and fizzy carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1381) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Aroma is rich sweet malts , light tart, and yeast. Taste is honey, caramel, clove and slight tartiness. Appearance is a lightly hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2016
330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Gusher. Don’t do that (-1 to appearance automatically for that). Plain cookie-cutter belgian ale aroma. Light palate. Clean glass was duller taste - belgian ale yeast. Hazy glass gained some vanilla and more breadiness. Cloudy glass is softer, in some ways more boring, but more pleasant - fills out nicely. Finish has gentle perfumey hops, more in the cloudy glass - definitely pour all the yeast in.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1146) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2016
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden yellow with a thick white head. The aroma is cloves and fruit. The taste is fruity with a thick texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (434) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2016
Pale yellow. No head. Flowery aroma. Almost seems like wheat based. Flowery, caramelly beginning. Yeasty. Bit fruits and sweetness in the middle. Some crisp also. Sweet finish. Flowery aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, bit sweet, but drinkable trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 Bottle, thanks raskolnikov. Pours amber. Aroma is sweet, fresh fruits, malt, peach. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, peach, apricot. Finish is apricot bitter. Overall: good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2016
Really nice golden pit with big white head. Fruity and floral aroma. Flavor is yeast heavy, spicy with fruity and flowery notes as well. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (2073) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Foggy Bottom. Pours clear golden lots of frothy head and not lacing. Nose is fruity and honey sweet. Flavours of honey, cheerios, maybe some pineapple. Light sweet, light bitter. Full creamy body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (702) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2016
33cl bottle. Gusher. Hazy dark orange pour with a dusty white head that gives way to a thin lacing. Visible sedimentation. Smells like a doppelbock, of yeast, bananas, spices, caramel and some dark fruit. The taste follows the same notes, wirh some added strawberry jam and pine syrup. Very well balanced sweetness and bitterness.

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