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RATINGS: 654   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (8603) - Antwerp, - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle Ppurs unclear , darker blonde . Good white head . Smell is yeasty . Grains and heavy . Taste is grainy , bitter , sweet , some honey . Bit dry as well . Ok , pretty safe beer


3.4
Erasmus_ro (3130) - Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle, 16/09/17. Pours orange with a decent, off-white head. Aroma is some apricot, spiciness, like a clean trappist. Taste follows along the same lines. Tastes like a milder version of a trappist tripel.

3.4
MMR (824) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
It is a rather good Ale. A rather well American (tasting) copy of a Belgian Ale. Which is lovely.

2.3
Papajos (4) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2017 does not count
This is the second bottle i've drunk. I thought the first one was a bad bottle. But unfortunately the second one tasted the same. Head foam disappeared very quickly. Taste dominated with coriander, not pleasant. The finish is lightly bitter, and and lack the taste of hops. Overal very disappointing.

3.5
higgsbison (208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Light, fruity, notes of citrus, prominent Belgian yeast notes. Clean, mildly effervescent, dry finish. A good beer to drink but probably wouldn't buy it again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
djcampbell (294) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2017
Pohodove trapisticke pivo s prijemnou chuti, silnejsim rizem, sladkem aroma a kremovou penou

3.8
yaff (50) - la fontalaye, FRANCE - SEP 19, 2017
très bonne bière trappiste américaine (d'après nos infos , c'est la seule) , légèrement épicée et bien présente en bouche. Belle découverte !

3.7
floydslip (412) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2017
Slightly cloudy orange beer with a medium foamy eggshell head. Nose of cloves, lemongrass, and spiced banana cake. Flavor follows with clove, banana, lemon, apple cider, and sourdough finishing with a slightly tart, fruity bitterness. Excellent beer for the style. Quite amazed this is an American beer.

3
rumore (643) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle from Abeervinum, Rimini, Italy. Pours loaded gold with white foam, very fine. Aroma is fruity. Body is average with limited carbonation. Taste is moderately sweet, plus a weird aftertaste. Finish is average.

3.2
faroeviking (11024) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 10, 2017
Botella. Hazy deep golden colour, medium head,. Sweet aroma, yeast and malt. Flavour is sweet with yeast and malt along with some ok hops. Fair. bit disappointing.

3.3
BitchPls (813) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Hazy light brown beer with a beige head. Quite yeasty with a hint of floral citrus. A bit bland, some sourness, on the watery side, floral, slightly citrussy with some sweet bread in the after taste. Quite ok.


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