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RATINGS: 504   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (480) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
Pours a light beige head with round hops aromas. Hazy orange to amber colored body. Round also and sweet in mouth with a feeling of apricot and pleasant length. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2016
Verry nice trappist beer. First availably was over the edge for 1 bottle but now it is lucky much better in price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2016 33 cl bottle @ hotel room. A total gusher. Aroma has somewhat ripe fruits and apricot. Also mild spiciness. Flavour has apricot, yeasty notes and ripe fruits. Smooth and easy-going, I like the strong ripe fruit and apricot tones here. Could not tell that this was non-Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1909) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 12, 2016
SAMPLE at a tasting. Clear golden-amber with sediment, tan head. Juicy ”Belgian” pale fruits in the nose, a touch of clove and alcoholic spice. Pretty robust hop bitterness for the style. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (593) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Pours a golden orange color with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, apricots, herbs, banana, and spices. Flavor is thick, with fruity with notes of caramel, oranges, apricot, herbs and dried fruit. A very unique and delicious beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16079) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle 330ml @Le Trappist, Caen
Hazy brown-orange color, big cloudy off-white head. Perfumic, a bit hayish and sweet yeasty aroma. Medium-bodied. Malty, semi-sweet fruityness, some hayish notes. Finish is quite dry. Not as interesting than its Belgian friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OminouSC2 (423) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Golden color. Gusher. Fruits, yeast and spices. Light taste, fruits, yeast. Acidic taste/finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunstoneale (61) - MOLDOVA - JUL 10, 2016
Classic Belgian Trappist aroma with some fermented fruits and typical yeast spiciness. Taste has some wit texture to it, otherwise resembles the aroma. All in all a really nice abbey blond ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maersk (137) - MOLDOVA - JUL 10, 2016
Small but don’t head, clear golden. Candy, perfume. Medium to full body, malty sweetness, but since lagerish acidic aftertaste. Finish spoils the impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2016
Very mediocre brew, specially if you compare it what we are used to call "trappist". Nothing bad, but just nothing interesting.

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