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RATINGS: 421   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2438) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Now I have an interesting beer, american trappist. Interesting was also the beginning, the beer poured to the table, luckily I had a glass in near and not a big damage happened. Beautiful, a dark orange colour, murky, a head is big and blond. Aroma has fruitness, apricot, mandarin, some fruit candies, also aromatic flowers, some biscuits. Promising. Taste has strong flowers, mandarin, apricot, some sweetness, drying bitterness. Medium bodied, fresh, balanced carbonation. Succesfully beer with a unique touch that’s nice element for a trappist.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5050) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Overflowing gusher spilled all over the floor. Pours a large white frothy head atop a cloudy orange body. Nose of citrus. Rather plain, some banana and us tines but nothing too special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1060) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Not bad. Bready, yeast is heavy but there is a light hops that balances it. Orange yellow. Funk in the scent. Tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimplySike (1317) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2016
33cl. Bottle. Gusher.
Pours clear orange with white head.
Aroma red fruits, yeast, malts.
Taste sweet.
Mouthfeel thin.
Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2198) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2016
From WLVL. Pretty good. bready, malty, toffee? A twist at the end. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Ferris at the Hyatt lobby fart share. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head that settles into a ring. Notes of bready and caramel malts, dry esters, straw, cardboard, dusty grains, and residual fruit sugars. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, sugary, somewhat oxidized mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Drinks older than it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZodiacM (626) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Verwachtingen waren gelukkig niet al te hoog, daardoor valt hij niet tegen. Geen hoogvlieger, maar ook niet slecht. Mooi oranjegeel bier. Aroma en smaak zijn vooral mout, gist, citrus en abrikoos. Proef een zoetje, bittertje en een zuurtje. Geen onaardige trappist, niets bijzonders, wel lekker, maar de wat hogere prijs niet waard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (738) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2016
Robe ambrée, belle mousse. Nez agréable et typé sur des notes fruitées, maltées, épicées et légèrement houblonnée. Bouche souple, fruitée, épicée, d’un bel équilibre. Une belle bière dans la tradition des trappistes belge

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlueGaljoen (67) - FRANCE - FEB 28, 2016
Acidité présente en fin debouche Belle robe avec beaucoup de particule Une vrai bière d’Abbaye A du mérite car atypique (américaine) Manque d’une vrai note d’originalité et pas vraiment agréable sur la durée Bof

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2745) - Finspång, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
A gusher. Muddy pale brown with a weak head. Aroma is toffee, orange peels, spices and marsh mallows. Somewhat watery mouth feel. Taste is toffee, spices and red apples.
Pretty bland.

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