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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 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 15/20
anders37 (19402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit and caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Golden amber... Sift sweet floral fruit... Light sweet sugers... Light yeast... Soft fruits... Soft fruits... Quite Bready...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Draft. Murky golden color, thin white edge head, an ugly beer. Aroma of raw bread dough, orange peel, funk. Taste is spiced citrus, bitter, could be better balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle. A bit excited to finally have the American trappist beer. Well, it looks quite nice, with an unclear, orange-colored body and a dense, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma is fruity and lightly sugary, with a spiced and herbal touch, canned peaches and some pine cones and grass. It’s full-bodied and quite effervescent, semi-dry. There’s canned peaches, white sugar, bitterness, some pine cones and a herbal hint in the flavor, all lasting for some time. Quite herbal bitter in the very end. A decent one indeed, although not at the same level as the older Trappist beers. But sure nice to taste. 150610

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is fruit and clove. Med body. Flavor is light fruity esters with clove. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12124) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2014
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy/yeasty, light bread, clove, ginger/allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, some yeast, light ginger. Light-medium body, light effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average to large frothy white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Trade with mcox90. Well, not really a trade yet, as he came bearing this gift when we met today at Marthas Exhcange, and I did not have anything to trade back. Onto the beer...11.2oz bottle. white-haxzy gold. A-fruit-pear, some clove, lt malt-bready. T-follows along with an earthiness that overrides into the aftertaste .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2015
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a cler gold with asmall lasing white head. Aromas of straw, fruitiness and yeast. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, earthiness and fruitiness with smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemongrass, fruit, yeast, lemon malt and toasted bready grain. Medium body.

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