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RATINGS: 618   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. Josephs 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (382) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2017
Fles gekocht bij Vinotake Waalwijk, uitgeschonken in een La Trappe bokaal. Licht troebel amber/ oranjekleurig bier met een bruisende beige schuimkraag, die vrij snel weer wegtrekt. De aromas hebben de kenmerken van een typisch Belgisch bier. Veel Belgische gist, en fruitige accenten van appel, peer, banaan, perzik en citrusfruit. Ook moutige tonen van bruin brood. Afgerond met kruidige tonen van kruidnagel, nootmuskaat en kruidige Amerikaanse hopsoorten. Het smaakpallet is zacht en kruidig, broodachtig en zachte fruitnotities. Peer en perzik, vervolgens kruidige en drogere tonen van witte peper en kruidnagel, uitmondend in zachte hoptonen. Levendige, hoge tot medium carbonatie en een droge afdronk. Een mooi Trappistenbier uit Amerika, gebaseerd op de tafelbieren die de monniken zelf drinken in hun kloosters. Vrij licht, maar toch met leuke complexe tonen. Geen topper onder de Trappistbieren, maar ondanks het wat hogere prijsniveau, zeker wel de moeite waard. Benieuwd naar de andere bieren van Spencer Brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (3043) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle 0.33l from Sterk Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 18.01.2017. Pour it hazy orange color wtih small white head. Aroma yeasty with thyme. Taste sweet spice flavour, some herbal feel, leaves, little bit dry and sourish finish, spice, Belgian yeast, ok decent maked, medium to heavy sweetness, medium body, sticky, lively.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (2438) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle from Beerdock, Nantwich. Pours a clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of banana, clove, orange, some apple, a little white pepper, a hint of yeast, slight herbs and subtle spice. Taste of grain, fruit, orange, some apple, a little yeast, a hint of banana, subtle clove and slight herbs. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, slightly fruity, herbal bitterness in the finish. A nice, fruity Belgian style beer with hint of banana, clove and a lot of spice and herbs. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Bottled. Slightly hazy golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is herbal, mildly spiced along with some freshly cut grass and yeast to it. Flavour is quite similar, but has a quite peppery finish to it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1564) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber with a rapidly collapsing head. Very Belgian, crisp and pretty decent, with plenty of body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle. Bought Aug 2015; BBE date not stated; Drank Dec 2015 - Hazy Gold in colour. Large off-white creamy head. Fruity; citrus orange, apple and pear. Spicy; clove. Yeasty. Malty; bready malts. Hoppy; grassy hops. Sweet fruity spicy yeasty throughout. Quite dry. Tasty. Liked it. Decent. (2015-12-21)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nurmis (575) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2017
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange. Belgian yeast, grassy hops, some spices. Would fool me as a belgian ale if the bottle would say so.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (910) - FINLAND - JAN 7, 2017
Nice, trappist from US. Small head, orange brown beer. Aroma has belgium yeast, orange, some caramel. Taste has orange, sweet caramel and dry spicyness. Also some belgium yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tristanlaugher (374) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
No head, hazy, bottle pour. Really nice beer. Way better than expected. Light hops, thick.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nathanvc (353) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2017
Pours hazy yellow/orange with a frothy, quite quickly diminishing white head. Smells fruity and grassy. The aroma contains malts, hops, grass, herbs and yeast. It tastes light sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a dry finish. Medium body, round mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Excels in its style but could have been better balanced.


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