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RATINGS: 665   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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3.7
RhetoricalAns (973) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2017
Hazed orange gold pour, medium white foaming head that sadly dissipated fairly quickly. big yeast phenol aroma, cloves and spice, lighter fruit. Taste is well balanced favoring a bit more a peppery and herbal finish. fairly high carbonation, lighter body.

3.3
DutchMark (404) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2017
Interesting. I had beers from all the European Trappists and now a US one as well. It certainly had a Belgian feel. Lots of yeast some malt and a subtle mineral chalky element. It also reminds me of a German weizen. Not bad at all. Still prefer some of the Belgians but they do set a very high standard.

3.6
PugUglyBrewer (793) - - APR 1, 2017
This arrived at my stor as a bargain and I was skeptical of its quality. Not terrible except for a few gushing bottles. I blame logistics in that more than the brewery. Pours rich gold color with a healthy head of white foam. Some dried dark fruit and stone fruit going on as the flavor settles back into current times.

3.3
EvNa (503) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2017
UPDATED: APR 1, 2017 Bottle. Color: Bit hazy orangish golden. Taste: Rather complex medium sweet, yeasty, spicy. Fresh, fruity, hints of flowers.

3.6
LomYst (914) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2017
heel veel phenol, nog nèt interessant... gist, banaan en andere esthers... goed zoet en wat bitter.. interessant

3.9
tanel025 (226) - ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2017
Nice yeasty aroma. Lots of beige head, golden hazy liquid. Taste is rather simple, mostly caramel, some malt and hops. Simple but very good ale. Easy to drink.

2.6
AtronSeige (1715) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 21, 2017
GUSHER! :( Aroma: Medium spiciness, pear, Light banana. Appearance: Very hazy, copper body with many fine particles. Small, white head, fair retention. Flavour: Medium rich malt, Light banana-bread. Medium-light spiciness, herbal, floral. Very dry finish with lingering floral. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, Medium carbonation. Slight warming. Overall: Gushing over my setup is never a good start. The flavour is better than the aroma. The appearance and lacking aroma was a major let down. A good tasting beer. 330 ml bottle, poured. 26B. Belgian Dubbel

3.5
anfractuosity (458) - - MAR 18, 2017
Slightly hazy golden colour, not too strong, nice belgian yeasty notes, nice.

3.2
mmmeinike (304) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2017
Flot mørkeorange øl med et rødligt skær. Kort hvidt skum, der falder hurtigt. Duft af tyggegummi og citrus. I smagen er der både bitterhed og sødme. Er i tvivl om karboneringen. På den ene side virker den lidt hidsig, men på den anden side giver den også friskhed.

3.8
partchapol (143) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Smell of orange, yeast, hop, caramel. Come in murky orange with white crown. Taste Of Carbonated, yeast, orange peel, bitterness. Lack of complex Belgium beer spice. Slightly thick slimy texture. Good not great.


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