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RATINGS: 640   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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3.5
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Sample at the Julio’s release tasting. This has the typical Belgian flavor with hints of bananas and cloves. There as an additional kind of musty overtone that made this unique. I like the idea of this beer, but Belgian’s aren’t really my favorite style so I have a hard time judging this against others. It was decent overall.


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 (290) - - 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 (336) - 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.

3.3
thedm (6148) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation body hazy with floating particulate orange brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was malty musty and mild hop. with a medium malt hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of mild wheat and malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.6
rikstar (2603) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2017
0,33l fles @ nikos, wat een overdosis kaneel en wierook, wel redelijk vol en in balans.

3.3
Zilverenmaan (174) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2017
Aroma: lots of yeast, some sugary-sweetish malts, wheat, hints of citrus, butterscotch, some alcohol. Not exceptionally good, somewhat complex though: reminisent of a cheap belgian ale at first, then more like a wheat- ale with butterscotch finish. Was a heavy gusher so mouthfeel flat, creamy rather than wheat-ale-sticky. Taste: malts, yeast, bread, sweet, banana, not complex. Very belgian ale imported into belgium. A curiosity, too sweet for my taste anyway.

3.1
ZuidDrenthe (12) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2017
Imported bottle to the Netherlands. Maybe I poured too quick, but my glass was filled with large amounts of yeast sediment, though the color was very ok. White head doesn’t last long. Aroma was a nice caramel, yeasty and floral; nevertheless it wasn’t very strong. Taste was caramel, spicy, good balance between sweet and bitter: just like La Trappe. Above average carbonation. Overall a pretty OK trappist but not the best trappist.

3.8
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2017
bottle to glass that pours a slightly hazy orange color smallish eggshell head and mild lacing. the aroma is Belgian yeast, banana, mild malt base and light fruit. the flavor is what you would expect when you can make something this simple and so good. great flavor of Belgian yeast, bread, banana, mild hops, light fruit notes. lots of floaties in this bottle. overall very good beer.

3.4
Jesper86 (128) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2017 Too bready. Heavy carbonisation. Not much foam. Some citrus notes. Some spicy notes. Coriander seed.

3.7
Gurthnar (5820) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle from Magic Room. Soft, subtle, and complex. Med body, high carbonation. Lots of phenolic yeast derived spiciness makes up the bulk of character. Soft silky mouthfeel, well balanced, tasty. Good one.


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