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RATINGS: 640   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.

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3.7
BeardedAvenger (743) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Banana and cloves aroma - hefe-esque. A cloudy amber. Extremely creamy looking white head. Top marks for appearance - I just want to strip off to my leather chaps and dive straight in. Light bitter, with underlying sweetness. More of the former into the finish. Again I’d liken it to a hefe, with the bananas and cloves but with a noticeable boozeyness. Light bodied. Slick. A prickle of carbonation, but it’s not overly noticeable. Quite an abrupt finish. Enjoyable and refreshing. Understated but in this case it’s a positive.

3.9
TrefwoordPunk (1172) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2017
Bottle 33 cl, gushed when I opened it. Pours a hazy orange with a small and fast fading white head and an aroma of fruity esters, spices, coreander, cloves, banana, peach, heavy malts, grassy hops and vanilla. The taste is medium sweet with a fizzy carbonation and a medium long bitter hoppy finish with some sweetness that sticks to the lips. Surpising for an American Trappist.

3.2
elosop (403) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017
UPDATED: APR 22, 2017 Grumligt orange med fint vitt skum. Doftar friskt av citrus, apelsin och mango, lite hö, halm och kryddor. Smaken fyllig, malt och koriander, liten beska. Eftersmaken hyggligt lång och kryddig, lite svamp. Nja, trappistbröderna i USA har en del att lära från sina belgiska fränder.

4.1
19Oracolo78 (191) - ITALY - APR 21, 2017
Birra dal colore dorato scuro. Schiuma abbondante, fine e persistente. Al palato toffee e caramello. Al palato non troppo corposa, per niente liquorosa e richiama tutte le note già sentite al naso. Una buona birra, estremamente beverina.

3.7
Bijl (600) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Goudgeel, troebel, witte schuimkraag die snel inzakt, veel koolzuur. Aroma: Fruitige esters, kruidig, koriander, kruidnagel,  zoetige mouten. Smaak: Gist, banaan, koriander, kruidnagel, Belgische gist stijl, fruitig, iets zoet. Redelijke bitter met grassige en prikkrlige hinten. Medium body, veel koolzuur, prikkelig, afdronk is bitterzoet en iets droog. Prima trappist!

2.2
Oroboro24k (8) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017 does not count
Getriggerd door het label trappist aangekocht. Had grote verwachtingen, maar die zijn niet ingelost. Smaakt alsof je het uit een papieren bekertje drinkt. Maar niet meer doen.

3.8
tbonde (357) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2017
33 cl [email protected] in Trappist [email protected] 10 degrees C. Pours cloudy copper with medium white head with low retention but leaving a clotty white cover on the beer. Aroma of roasted malt, fruitiness and yeast. Taste reflects aroma adding a nice spiciness which also lingers in the malt dominated aftertaste. Very Belgian in character with a bubbly, creamy mouthfeel. Another great Trappist beer, but equalled or bettered by several of the Belgian equivalents which are also a lot less expensive in this country.

3.3
Jimbo2 (449) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2017
Somewhat doughey, yeasty, citrusy aroma. Some malty sweetness along with estery notes of dried fruit and a little subdued bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Decent!

3.6
langeveld12 (545) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
Golden yellow coloured beer with white head. Contains some fruits, spices, typical yeast flavors like vanilla and banana. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Not very special.

3.2
thanatosti (1678) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Albert Heijn Culemborg. Hazy golden with some yeast specks and a white head. Yeasty fruity aroma. Taste and whole experience is very Belgian even though it’s from the U.S.A. Tasty Belgian Ale.


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