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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3618) - some beerplace, - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle Ppurs unclear , darker blonde . Good white head . Smell is yeasty . Grains and heavy . Taste is grainy , bitter , sweet , some honey . Bit dry as well . Ok , pretty safe beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (864) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
12 oz bottle pours a hazy pale brown color with a lot of frothy head. Nice caramel flavors though a little dilute.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Hazy golden/orange. This is a subtle ale. A lot like a saison at first, but with a less earth finish. Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - DEC 18, 2014
Als je het uitschenkt is het een troebel bier met een heel volle schuimkraag. In de geur is een lichte toets van abrikozen. Hij heeft een heel lekker volle smaak met een lichtte fruittoets. Een heel goede trappist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Sample at the Uber-Kurt (10,000) Celebration on 12/13/2014. The beer is a slightly hazy deep golden color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of dark fruits, yeast and pale malts. Medium-bodied with flavors of spiced fruit, earthy yeast and doughy malt. The finish is fruity with a clove and yeast aftertaste. Well-executed Trappist Ale overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (726) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2014
11.2oz bottle, Thanks Reg! Cloudy lite brown pour. Mild aromas of clove and toffee. Flavors reflects the yeast character, Again mild clove, banana, spices. Almost like a Dark Bavarian Wheat Beer. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1183) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours a clear Amber color with av thicker white head. Aroma is loaded with esters up front with cloves, cedar and a little pine. Carbonated palate. Flavor is basically the same. Yeast really comes through. Leaves a clove finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3500) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Comes out of tap hazy, barely translucent apricot with a fairly thick eggshell head. Malty aroma has a firm and somewhat sweet fruity overtone, mainly banana with some pear and mango. Fruity flavor has malty and woody underpinnings, the fruit being pear and banana with a tropical fruit hint; hints of woody hops and vodka-like alcohol bite come out as well. Texture is fizzy and firm, leaving a fruity and malty finish. Authentic Trappist in the USA? Gotta love them monks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy light gold with a nice white head. Aroma of yeast, spice, malt, and fruit. Taste is yeast, spice, malt, apple, and banana. Just a bit too much spice for me, but otherwise a very solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (665) - Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Pours gold and slightly hazy. Big white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of light fruits and Belgium yeast. Taste is the same with banana and candy sugar. Noticeable hops and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11636) - 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.

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