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RATINGS: 459   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9401) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2016
Really nice golden pit with big white head. Fruity and floral aroma. Flavor is yeast heavy, spicy with fruity and flowery notes as well. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (2206) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Foggy Bottom. Pours clear golden lots of frothy head and not lacing. Nose is fruity and honey sweet. Flavours of honey, cheerios, maybe some pineapple. Light sweet, light bitter. Full creamy body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2016
33cl bottle. Gusher. Hazy dark orange pour with a dusty white head that gives way to a thin lacing. Visible sedimentation. Smells like a doppelbock, of yeast, bananas, spices, caramel and some dark fruit. The taste follows the same notes, wirh some added strawberry jam and pine syrup. Very well balanced sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
back (1801) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2016
Gylden klar skum hvid gær humle grønt frugt græs træ Bitter moderate sød lidt Tør blød @døe ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1860) - 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 (1986) - 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 (1737) - 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 (5329) - 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 (786) - 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 (554) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
33 cl från systembolaget. En ganska trist öl som jag inte kan rekommendera. Finns betydligt godare trapisster!

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