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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 Spenser, 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2415) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 10, 2015
On tap at Frisco Taphouse and Brewery in Columbia, MD. Lightly hazy, sparkling, gold color with an off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of yeast, light fruit, apricot, plum, spice and orange. Taste of orange, yeast, stone fruit, berries, dice and candi. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. Very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18664) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
8th August 2015
Pre GBBF tasting at Chris and Ruth’s. Hazy gold beer with some tiny floaters. Good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and a little dry, decent fine carbonation. Sweet floralness. Sweet spice. Thin grain. Modest citrus before an estery dry finish. Okay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (4698) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle at Chris & Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; hazy orange pour with a thin white head, aroma has fruit plus some yeast action, taste has Belgian yeast plus some light fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at pre GBBF 2015. Yeasty estery golden beer. Some hop some dryness. Quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14388) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF tasting 2015. Hazy pale golden beer with a rich lasting off white head. Fruity yeasty hop aroma, grassy, hay, floral, some lemongrass. Fruity hop flavor, yeasty, caramel, oranges, grassy, floral notes. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is phenolic and toasted malty. Åhenolic, yeasty, toasted malty and herbal. Dry, bitter and phenolic to estery. Quite yeasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7880) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy deep gold with orange. Interti nose, apricots, cinnamon, orange, biscuits, tuch f honey. Same flavor, rich but not sweet, finishes rather dry. Very enjoyable beer, fits the Trappist lebel well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19571) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange brown with a thick white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, bready malt, pears, apricots, light fruits, lemon. Flavor of sweet fruits up front, followed by malt and light peppery spices. A tasty Belgian ale, as good as any Belgian Trappist. 8/4/7/4/15 (3.8/5)

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (676) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Cloudy orange color with thin foam layer. The smell is boozy with hints of citrus. The taste is yeasgy, malty and very boozy. The aftertaste is dry and malty.


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