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RATINGS: 521   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
Garrold (4253) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Hazy, gingery amber. Film of sticky, off white head. Nose has spicy malts. Esters and sweet yeast. Lots of that mashed up banana thing. Taste has some spicy, fruity sweetness. More sweet yeast. Foamy mouthfeel. Touch of welcome dryness on the close. Not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (2752) - Haderslev, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2016
Cloudy golden, offwhite head. Aroma has malt and fruity yeast. Estery notes. Malty flavour, light yeast and mild spice. Some banana. Short, light finish, slightly thin perhaps.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
nutjes (252) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Dranken Geers te Oostakker, opgehaald door Banzale U: wazig goudblond-oranje met kleine gebroken schuimkraag die snel wegebt G: (pils)moutig, kruidig, lactisch en gist S: lichtbittere aanzet, kruidig (door de gist), grassig en moutzoetig in de afdronk M: mooie, sterk combinatie. Niet onder de indruk van dit bier, indien dit geen trappist was hadden we hier nooit van gehoord.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Banzale (27) - FRANCE - JUL 29, 2016
Offert par Nutjes . Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur ambrée, cuivrée. La mousse n’est pas présente. Au nez maltee , on sens la levure . En bouche nous avons un goût très doux . L’alcool n’agresse pas le goût. Quand on approfondie le goût premier est l’amertume discrète qui arrive sur une note sucre , onctueuse et moelleuse . En conclusion parfait .le tout propose une bière avec toutes les notes désiré.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2834) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2016
Shared with wim at his home. Clear blond colored beer with small white head and lots of carobonation. Yeasty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter sweet fruited dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sureshpa (375) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Aroma: Cheese, flowerish, grass, apricot Appearance: Amber, clear white head, medium lace Taste: Grass, cheese, flower, apricot, butter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6976) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2016
Cloudy orange golden color with a white layer. Decent intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a bit to rich carbonation. Malty, herbal, some banana, fruity and some spiced notes. Hmmmm the rich carbonation unfortunately destroys this beer totally. Would probably be quite nice with a proper carbonation.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

Brewery #1472

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odannyob (131) - Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2016
83.6% foam being trying to be poured into a 16 ounce tumbler; beware of sly peddlers that sell ale they know is not yet ready to sell but in the freezer they sell it, anyway, to taste. (it musta been some ride from mass to colo, tho.) but, once the foam settles, s’not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle. The pour is a clear golden orange. The aroma is full of belgian malt. The taste is full bodied and refreshing. I'd put this beer against any other trappist beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (664) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 23, 2016
Look: yellow hazy, opens with light gush. Aroma: spicy, ethery, some baked apples. Taste: light to moderate hoppy bitterness, moderate fruity tartness. Flavour: baked apple,s ripe pears, grassy and spicy hops. Good belgian style.

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