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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 Spenser, 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 12/20
JBPortland (778) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to NHhophead! Pours semi-clear toasted straw yellow with 2 finger head. Nose is bready, banana, cereal. Taste is cereal grains, wheat, banana, spices, orange. Finish is mildy bitter fruity yeast, grain, cereal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle at sandy beverages. Pours a lightly hazy light gold with nice white foam. Smells sweet and tasty of peach and wheat. Tastes wheaty with lots of clove

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a large off-white head that dissipates slowly with good lacing. Aroma is light overall, with notes of pepper, yeast, fruitiness (banana?), grass. Flavor is light sweet, peppery, fruity, light zesty bitter. Light body, high carbonation. Decent enough!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Yeasty,spicy banana aroma. Golden orange color. Classic bitter-tart taste of Belgian yeast and mild hopping. Crisp, snappy beer with a long dry finish. I was very excited to hear that we’d finally have an American Trappist brewer, and right here in MA. I was afraid of disappointment, but instead I am surprised by how good it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chestrockwell (1) - Maynard, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
The Freshest Trappist ale i have ever tried. I am incredibly excited about having this brewery so close to my place. Also Their preserves are very tasty, the jams are called Trappist

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Merican Trappist beer, go Mercia. Dark fruits and dry and lightly hoppy Flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3564) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle as shown thanks to Matt. Pours a cloudyy orange with thick frothy off white head that lasts. Aroma is strong yeast, clove, and pepper. Medium mouthfeel with light clove, pepper, and nice lingering dry finish. Yes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1952) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2014
11.2 bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small fizzy head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is very spicy and yeasty. Lots of banana, clove, light bubblegum, light nuttiness, and maybe coriander? Taste has a nice fruity sweetness to mix with the strong banana and yeast. Finish brings in the bubblegum and spiciness. Sharp carbonation that stings the tongue. Well made beer that I really enjoyed even though this is a style I pretty much avoid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is sweet malts belg yeast and a nice fruit. Taste is as the nose with a nice spice sweetness and a good belg yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (2672) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
From bottle 33 cl. (Thx to DVT from Trappistbier Beleven.be). Taste @ home, 22.02.2014. Nice darkblond to copper color, with creamy almost darkwhite head. Aroma: fruits, yeast, malts (some wheat ?) a touch of spices, and hops. Medium body. Taste: reminds me to an Saison indeed, great yeast, malts, fruity, hops. Just perfect for me. Like it! A welcome trappist beer other than all the European Trappist Beers. Refreshing, dry en pleasure hopsbitter finish. GOOD.

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