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RATINGS: 442   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2665) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
Pours murky ripe apple with a massive off white head that quickly settles. Aromas of ripe apple, raisins, bananas, peach, yeast. Taste is earthy with farmhouse notes and sweet caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3816) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 4, 2016
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Bottle from Saveur-Bier. Piana mala ale wysycenie spore. Burza wystrzalu mnie czekala i sporo do posprzątania. Piwo ma zapach startej skorki pomarańczy i mandarynki. Sporo z Tripla w zapachu i smaku. Tresciwe i smaczne, bardzo mętne, kolor ciemno pomarańczowy. W smaku sporo moreli suszonej. Chmielenie lekko wyczuwalne na sposób amerykański oczywiście. Ale owocowość tu gra pierwsze skrzypce. Sadze ze to udany trapista z US

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1707) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Spencer Trappist Ale has a thin-to-medium, off-white head, a fairly opaque, brilliant-orange appearance, some tan yeast chunks, suspended, throughout, and minimal lacing left on the glass. Aroma is of spiced, white bread, bread crust, subdued stone fruit, and possibly banana. Taste is of those elements, with low bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium and prickly, and Spence Trappist Ale finishes on the dry and drinkable side of it. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - MAY 3, 2016
03-May-2016-0,33L Flasche. Orange, fast blank, weisser, feinporiger stabiler Schaum. Aroma: Malz, Mango, Karamell. AntrunkZu Beginn Hofenbitter, dann malzig, restsüß, Rosine, Toffee - gegen Ende positiv nachhängende Bitterkeit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1249) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle at home, finally been able to get it somewhat high priced but not over expensive ... golden orange beer, small head. aroma is yeast, banana, fruit. Taste is the same, some bitterness. average beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (410) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy honey color with beige head and lacing. Nose of banana, white raisin, and plum with apricot notes. White raisin and plum upfront followed by apricot. Fine carbonation with salty, mouthcoating finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (626) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy deep orange with a fading off white head. Aroma is of clove, banana, toffee, spice, bread. Taste is of banana, clove, bubblegum, toffee, sweet finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2661) - ESTONIA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber beer, medium off-white head. Nose is fruity, sugary, some fruit, some toasty notes. Flavor is toasty malt, candi sugar, dough notes. Finishes with crisp hop dryness, orange and herbal notes. Simple, but clean.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LLaurin (223) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
Pours with hazy golden colour and a small head. Taste is trappist with light bitterness and some hoppy flavours. Palate in hops but still some sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1875) - FINLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle. Hazy copper color with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and notes of honey. Sweet and slightly sour taste. Some bitterness in finish. Well balanced. Medium body.

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