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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1826) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2016
700ml Bottle shared. Apperance:Clear deep orange with a decent white head. Ok retention, but not much lacing. .Aroma: Matls, caramal, Aprictots,peaches grains, some spices Tastes: Sweet light malts, grains, some spices, some banana and yeast in the aftertaste, hich make it allmost weizen like. Above moderate body, with good carbonation (but not overcarbonated) . Slightly sticky palate. Decent beer, but a bit overhyped.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1931) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 25, 2016
hazy golden colour, huge, though not too stable creamy off-white head; aroma of intensive overripe (tropical) fruits, floral and earthy-wine cellar notes as well as candy sugar; taste of intensive fruitiness, some white wine notes and candy sugar as well as adequate hoppy bitterness; dry mouthfeel; obviously not the best Belgian ale, but still extremely good feeling to drink it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leini (1676) - SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
330ml bottle. Hazy amber body with no head. Major gusher, lost like half of the beer. Fruity, some yeast & spices. Quite light bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaghana (5284) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle 33cl, a blond ale, got gushing. Aroma is on burnt grain and grain, sugar, some yeast and nothing more, a poor and low interesting trappist beer. Why extending trappist tradition to US to get such a poor product ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (784) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle bought at Cambridge Whole Foods near MIT. Pours a hazy, dusty amber. Nose has bread, very light dustiness and is a bit cider-like. Really beautiful flavor - the taste of a handcrafted beer is immediately apparent - mildly sweet, some textured grain notes, just a touch of alcohol heat, and finishes with lightly herbal vanilla-y, boozy, grainy yeasty that feels very much like a European trappist brew. I think this must punch a bit higher than its 6.5 percent, as well. This is about as close to a Belgian as you will get in America outside of Chambly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
JimmyBoy74 (545) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
33 cl från systembolaget. En ganska trist öl som jag inte kan rekommendera. Finns betydligt godare trapisster!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (578) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel, Belgium. The beer is hazy yellow to golden colored and has a nice and stable white head, with livingly Co2. The aroma is fruity, with tones of citrus and bananas, but also a little spiciness with tones of cloves, coriander and yeast. The taste is malty and fruity, with tones of bread and cake and this goes together with some nice esters yeast, bananas and cloves. Very nicely balanced. The finish is light bitter and dry with a little pepper and herbs. Wow, it is a relief to drink something other than a ipa from America. It proves they can brew good beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (2209) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
The aroma of yeast and wild berries. Yeast, berries and sweetness in the taste. Okay bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. OK beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3813) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle. thanks Vipinvelp! Hazy amber with a white head and extremely gushy. Esthetic aromas of ripe pear, apricot leather candy and a little bubblegum. Tastes fruity but also bitter. Full body, very carbonated, slightly alcoholic finish and fruity aftertaste. extremely carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1674) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Lost quite a bit of this one to gushing. Pours out a hazy orange with short white head. Nose is grainy, doughy, hay, apple. Same kind of taste. Marmalade, berries. Light fruity sweetness. Not the most complexity, but well balanced and some nice flavours.

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