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RATINGS: 664   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.

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3.2
Tjeerd (618) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2017
Lijkt mij wat overgewaardeerd met een 3.5 voor wat smaakt als een vrij normaal biertje met wat kruiden. Smaakt zeker niet als een trappist.

3.5
ciocanelu (2938) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 26, 2017
Slightly hazy dark golden color with white head. Aroma has sweet malt and honey notes, belgian yeast esters, mostly floral with some hay and earthy hops. Taste starts with sweet malt and yeast flavors, continues with belgian sugar and floral notes, finishes quite dry with a light bitterness. Medium body with medium plus carbonation. It really fits between the other classic belgian ales.

3.5
luttonm (6737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle in Boston. Small, soapy head on a juicy, somewhat hazy orange hued yellow. Aroma of juicy yeast. Great Belgian character, tripel like flavors in a much softer, rounder package. Some warm malts. Carb and body felt a little out of sync, or not living up to potential. But flavors were nice, and this was enjoyable. Nice.

3.7
carlom (92) - ITALY - JUL 8, 2017
colore arancio, torbida, schiuma media poco persistente. Aromi di malto e frutta. Al palato malto, caramella mou, vaniglia. Finale secco e leggermente amaro. Corpo medio. Un buon esempio di belgian ale.

3.5
chucklemation (1762) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Pours a cloudy copper with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, bubblegum, honey, and brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, dark fruit, nut, and bubblegum. Semisweet. Has good carbonation and a medium body. Nice.

3.6
stupre (524) - Nanterre, FRANCE - JUL 1, 2017
Taster @ Mondial de la bière Paris. Cette trappiste américaine respecte bien les codes du genre.

3.6
hotstuff (5257) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Rated on 6-28-2017. This bottled beer’s appearance is a small creamy smooth ivory head that mostly diminished, cloudy amber body, lively, fizzy, fast rising carbonation observed, and spotty lacing. The aroma is fruit, sweet, light spice, clove, toffee, grassy, yeasty, caramel, and malt. The flavor presents light bitterness, fruity, yeast, light spice, herbal, sweet, caramel, malt, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. This is a very easy drinking beer that is quite tasty and refreshing. The flavors come together nicely and this is a beer that I would purchase again.

4.2
574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2017
Pours a hazy darker golden with a decent off-white head that leaves some waves and spots of lace. Nose involves honey, spice, flowers, stone fruit, and hints of dusty yeast. Fairly sweet, decently (actually quite) bitter. Medium to full bodied, actively carbed yet a softer fluffy mouthfeel, tingly, with a drying leafy hop and dusty yeast finish. Stops just short of being world class because the yeast character, while appropriate, is somewhat muted. Would love to see how that evolves for this brewery, because they are on to something with this one.

3.9
Alex60 (327) - - JUN 25, 2017
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur dorée voilée, mousse blanche non persistante, arôme de pommes, amére, houblonnée, florale, légére et fluide, petites bulles, alcool léger, amertume en fin de bouche

3.6
simontomlinson (582) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Tight white bubbly head stayed very well on finely effervescent, hazy orange body. Spicy orange aroma - quite sweet. Soft on the palate, tingly on the aft. A bit thin in the back. As the aroma, spicy orange, lemon, banana, yeast & a strong bitter spice on the back. Very much like a Tripel.


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