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RATINGS: 438   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3814) - 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 (1677) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2016
Bottled from Systembolaget Märkt deep golden with yeast-particles. Fruity and slightly yeasty aroma. Bready flavour with apricots and apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1648) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Magnum provided by Big Chris! A real nice surprise on the table. light and rolling yeasty body. Understated and mellow. A pleasure to drink. Could have enjoyed about six of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4402) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
(Spencer Trappist Ale) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a trappist glass. ABV 6.5% Deep orange colour on the body, clear, with a small and a bit thin white head on top, with quite good retention though. Malty aroma, caramel, heavy apricot smell, peach, sugars. Taste is sweet with malts, grains, sugars, apricots. Medium body with good carbonation. Slightly sticky palate. Decent, doesn’t really justifies the price but oh, well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1389) - LATVIA - MAR 9, 2016
Amber with rich off-white head. Sweetsour aroma rich of fruity notes. Medium bitter and sweetsour taste rich of fruity and flowerly notes, quite interesting. Bitter aftertaste with good fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1790) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head. Smells caramell malt, a bit fruity and some soap. Tastes sweet nutty malty, honey with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2458) - 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 (5073) - 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 (1092) - 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

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