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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Concealer's rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1146) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle from ModeEngage. Thanks! Hazy golden orange with a thin off-white head. Aromas of banana, cloves, bread, light citrus, raisin and plum. Flavor is sweet dark fruit, light citrus, spice, clove, light banana and bread. Medium bodied, carbonated with a dry end. Lingering banana and yeast.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1758) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Spencer Trappist Ale by Spencer Brewery at Konstruktorska Business Center Slodkie owoce, jakies kwiatki, banan, nieco przypraw (gozdzik), slodkie i kwaskowate w uscie, dosc pelne. Braciszkowie w usa tez umieja

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ardeo (133) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
Intéressante, cette trappiste provenant des States et pas du Benelux. L’ensemble est agréable avec un liquide de belle couleur orange (pas de mousse persistante), un nez très floral mais aussi fruité, une entrée en bouche où se disputent plusieurs saveurs maltées, fruitées, épicées tout en conservant un bel équilibre. Les américains savent aussi faire de la bière (quand ils utilisent les bonnes recettes belges ;-)))) !

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6728) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
330ml Bottle - Golden in colour. Yeast, apricot and grain in the aroma. Yoghurt, citrus, apricot and biscuity malt in the taste. Nothing wrong with it and has some typical trappist notes but is a bit too simplistic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (860) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, bread, Belgian yeast, Weizen yeast, banana, orange and hops.

Appearance:
Hazy/turbid golden/amber beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, Weizen yeast, banana and orange; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread and hops.

Overall:
This beer is intense and balanced, but lacks complexity slightly. Could have benefitted from a third yeast strain, namely brettanomyces, to spice it up.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3364) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of straw, crushed digestive biscuits and apricot. Flavour of banana bread, salted cracker, yeast and pear. Thin body with a watery texture. Light fizz. It’s not particularly complex, but it is very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daenelyn (1) - - AUG 15, 2016 does not count
Bonne bière dans le style trappist avec une légère amertume et une belle couleur

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvhemert (377) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Aroma: yeast, some orange peel, bread Appearance: golden, clear, large head. Taste: mild bitterness, hint of sourness Palate: full bodied Overall: very good Tripel-like with low alcohol; not on par with Belgian cousins

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3239) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2016
pours orange/golden with a white head. Aroma of banana, yeast, malts, orange, citrus. Taste likewise, smooth, slick, some biscuit, quite firm co2, medium body, slightly thin texture however tastefull.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamVimes21 (226) - - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle @ Post Office Vaults, Birmingham, hazy amber with white head and a slightly spiced malty taste with a touch of banana and a malty, spicy aftertaste strange one this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle 0.33l at home, Riihimäki. Colour is slightly deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Ripe fruits, banana, spices, pepper, Belgian yeast and malts. Fruity Belgian ale.


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