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RATINGS: 595   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (7037) - some beerplace, - 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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (4327) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle: Very hazy, milky, dark yellow to amber colour, white head. Aroma with raisins, malt, yeast, sweetness. Flavor follows this, with some zest and herbal/grassy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matty (395) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle. Had a gusher with this one, good thing I was by the sink! Poured into a Spencer glass. Pours a cloudy dark gold/orange color with a thick, just off-white cap of foam that settles to a film. Initial aroma to me was grapes, noticed some pear notes along with a little bit of sourness and yeast. Medium body and lots of carbonation on the tongue, the flavor is mostly grapes to me with a sweet finish. Glad I got to try this one!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (1176) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
Trbes gelborange mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, etwas Karamell, Honig, Kruter, leicht pfeffrig, sehr sffig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6341) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Hazy orange body. Creamy head on top. Nose of typical Belgian yeast with tons of yellow and orange fruity esters. Flavour is also fruity, but now with some more malts, wheat, bitters, bready... light sharp but seems to fade a bit, slowly. Aftertaste is bitter, malty, corny, wheat... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Decent Belgian Ale, just lightly out of tune.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4642) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2017
.33 L bottle poured into a glass. Foamed over the top upon opening, causing a mess and a loss of good beer. Pours hazy, dark copper in color with a large foamy white head, Good lacing. Aroma: Complex aroma with Belgian yeast, banana, pears, apples, baked bread, and mixed brown spices. Flavor: largely follows the aroma but tastes better than it smells. Feel: Medium+ soft carbonation; medium+ body; smooth, semi-dry finish. Overall: a fine Trappist ale if not up with the best, particularly in the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (13872) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Bottled, 330ml from The Wine Rack at Yarnton Nurseries, Yarnton, Oxon. Gold with big white head. There is a pear drop note to this from the start along with a light citrus character. Quite light on the palate, some sweetness, some orange peel.Floral in the close. Its okay.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1714) - BELARUS - FEB 16, 2017
Wild gushing while opening. Murky honey. Soft yeast, honey malts, walnut on nose. Fine. Medium body. The taste is dry. Feels Belgian. Spicy yeast. Light bitterness. A refined beverage

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissAnthropic (59) - 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. Its good but not great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alrick (76) - FRANCE - FEB 11, 2017
Un peu du par le manque de profondeur de cette trappiste, les armes restent discrets et le palet reste un peu sur sa fin

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlutonowyMan (639) - POLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Barwa miedziano bursztynowa, o sporym zm?tnieniu. Piana nieco ??tawa, ca?kiem sporych rozmiarw, 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, krtka, sucha. Piwo jest pelne ale nie ci??kie, nasycenie ?rednie sprawdza si? idealnie.


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