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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3647) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
En fût au Novare Res. Bière orangée avec une couronne de mousse. Au nez, sucre candi, pain et caramel fruité avec des effluves d’épices. Sur les papilles, saveurs de banane et d’orange avec une touche de levure épicée. En bouche, un corps moyen-faible et des bulles modérément actives. Une finale amère de faible intensité.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3936) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
On tap at Novare Res. Lightly hazy amber pour with lacy white head. Aroma is fruity, lots of stone fruit, overripe fruit, nice grainy aroma, light unfermented grain, spicy yeast. Taste is fruity, light black pepper. Palate is full bodied with med carbonation, sweet finish. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/15/15] Bottle at Noc Noc in San Francisco. Cloudy orange with lots of floaties. Typical Belgian Ale aroma with fruity esters and spicy phenols. Sweetish flavor, yeasty, fruity, with some spiciness, especially towards the finish. Medium-bodied, over-carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (81) - - MAR 11, 2015
Aroma bread, cereal, dough, banana, Appearance golden, hazy, white foam, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate light body, thin feel, fizzy, Overall I would suggest trying it but it is my least favorite trappist beer I have had

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1793) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 10, 2015
33cl bottle thanks to bytemesis. Light cloudy dark gold color. Head is thin and white. Body is smooth. Taste is light sweet, light sour and bitter. Aroma is banana, hop, caramel. Nice and clean belgian ale!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2767) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Hazy orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, stone fruit, floral. Tastes of citrus, herbs, light spice, stone fruit, floral. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (984) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow orange pour with half a finger of white head. Less creamy than expected but good head. Banana bread, white spice, gum, fruits, herb. Medium body. High in carbonation. Sweet, bready body with slightly metallic bitter finish. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1574) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Cloudy light orange with a great white head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is belgian yeast, banana, fresh bread, chamomile, hints of stone fruit, honey and orange blossom. Light-medium bodied, well balanced on the palate, lightly dry and spicy finish. Taste is bread, chamomile, Belgian yeast, hint of banana, grains of paradise.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1090) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours cloudy copper color with white creamy head. Aroma is fruity malt with yeast and cloves. Creamy mouthfeel. Dry malty grain start with some fruity notes, followed by earthy yeastiness and finishing with citrus and cloves. Quality brew you would expect from a Trappist Product.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slubgob (210) - West Hartford, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle into tulip. Hazy orange/copper. Banana, clove, cinnamon studded orange nose. A bit on the cold side, tastes kind of like a hefe and ale blend, with south what and banana of a hefe with the hops of an ale. Finished a touch bitter.


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