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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 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 (1091) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (370) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy honey color with beige head and lacing. Nose of banana, white raisin, and plum with apricot notes. White raisin and plum upfront followed by apricot. Fine carbonation with salty, mouthcoating finish. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (593) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy deep orange with a fading off white head. Aroma is of clove, banana, toffee, spice, bread. Taste is of banana, clove, bubblegum, toffee, sweet finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2589) - ESTONIA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber beer, medium off-white head. Nose is fruity, sugary, some fruit, some toasty notes. Flavor is toasty malt, candi sugar, dough notes. Finishes with crisp hop dryness, orange and herbal notes. Simple, but clean.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LLaurin (211) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2016
Pours with hazy golden colour and a small head. Taste is trappist with light bitterness and some hoppy flavours. Palate in hops but still some sweet malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1865) - FINLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle. Hazy copper color with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and notes of honey. Sweet and slightly sour taste. Some bitterness in finish. Well balanced. Medium body.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stijnve (10) - - APR 24, 2016
Nice colour, but taste is not very outspoken. Will try the other sort as well

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (555) - USA - APR 23, 2016
On tap. An iced tea brown color, slightly murky half finger of cream colored head. Smell is juicy fruit, Apple, fruit cake, Belgian yeasty. Taste is a light fruity Belgian yeasty flavor, banana, clove spice, sweet wort. Low carbonation, easy to drink, hardly any hop flavors. The low carbonation isn't good, but could just be the tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (4361) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
33cl bottle at Drink bar, Tallinn. Pours hazy deep golden to amber with an off-white head. Fruity aroma dominated by Belgian yeast, some mild banana notes, peaches and hints of herbs and toffee. Medium sweet with quite lovely fruity, Belgian flavours and a balanced bitterness. Smooth, tasty and very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1573) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle Aroma-floral, fruits Appearance-orange, cloudy, white foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, lively, long finish, Overall-very good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3629) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Golden color. Aroma of dry yeast, grain and a mild white pepper. Fresh taste of dry grassy yeast, pepper again, grainy malt and some bitters. Tastes like a classic saison, not bad.


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