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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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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3.4
MissAnthropic (68) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
Yeasty and sourdough nose coming through a near opaque muddy gold. Faint citrus and broad dough flavor hiding the alcohol content well. It’s good but not great.

2.7
alrick (149) - FRANCE - FEB 11, 2017
Un peu déçu par le manque de profondeur de cette trappiste, les arômes restent discrets et le palet reste un peu sur sa fin

3.6
PlutonowyMan (749) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Barwa miedziano bursztynowa, o sporym zm?tnieniu. Piana nieco ?ó?tawa, ca?kiem sporych rozmiarów, niestety nie jest trwa?a. Aromat owocowy z dro?d?owymi winiszem, w tle nuty piwniczne i przyprawowe. Smak podobnie owocowy z odrobin? karmelu. T?o to ponownie nuty zio?owo przyprawowe z delikatnymi akcentami dro?d?owymi. Na finiszu goryczka zio?owa, krótka, sucha. Piwo jest pelne ale nie ci??kie, nasycenie ?rednie sprawdza si? idealnie.

3.6
Niller (1706) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle from Meny, Bjerringbro. Pours hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, dark fruits, herbal, yeast, caramel. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Fruity bitterness in the finish.

4.3
cattaneopapa (386) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
330ml bottle bought online. 6.5% alc/vol. Pours an opaque deep amber colour with one finger of white head that reduces into a ring that lingers. Aromas of Belgian yeast, banana, sweet pears and a whiff of cloves. Taste matches the aroma with a well balanced semi-dry finish. Medium-bodied with high carbonation. Excellent Belgian Ale!

3.5
fantti (1012) - FINLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu tulppaaniin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, noin kahden sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksussa tuntuu huomattavan paljon makeaan hedelmäisyyteen kääntyvä mausteinen, lähes yrttinen, belgihiiva. Kukkaisuuttakin tuntuu jonkin verran, mutta melko monivivahteinen mausteinen, sitruksinen, makeamman hedelmäinen ja yrttinen sekoitus on vahvinta, välillä joku tuntuu vahvemmalta, väliin taas toinen. Maku on selvemmän mausteinen, hennommin yrttiä on mukana. Joku lähes mentholiin vivahtava, hieman hapan vivahde puskee myös esiin. Loppumaku on taas hedelmäisemmän puoleinen, sitrusta (etenkin kuorta) ja makeampaa hedelmää molempia löytyy. Suutuntuma on hiilihappoinen ja pirskahteleva, muuten korkeintaan keskitäyteläinen. Ihan näppärä belgiale uudelta trappistimantereelta, mausteinen belgihiiva (perinteitä kunnioittaen?) on päällimmäisenä. Tripeliä ja quadia odotellessa...

3.7
JDsz5 (31) - - FEB 1, 2017
Aroma 7. Appearance 4. Taste 7. Palate 4. Overall 15. Yeast and fruit aroma. Fruity and slightly spiced taste, not so bitter. Dry finish.

3.8
rand (1700) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle 33 cl from Drinks of the World - Bern (CH). Golden-amber with a bulky foam and numerous submarines. Fruity aromas, yeast, banana, apricot to which are added caramel-candy, orange blossom and clove. Finale on yeast with bitter of earthy and peppery hop.

3.6
Mr_Pink_152 (4879) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle from Real Ale Newark, Hay pale amber colour with a thin off white head. Malty and light test aroma. Taste grainy and malts, Body a touch thiner than expected.

3.3
jacobarts (192) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle bought in Utrecht. Hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma: Belgian yeast, banana, citrus. Taste is a bit dry with medium bitterness. Taste of yeast, grain and some white bread. I really like the mouthfeel of this beer.


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