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RATINGS: 602   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1230) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle from ModeEngage. Thanks! Hazy golden orange with a thin off-white head. Aromas of banana, cloves, bread, light citrus, raisin and plum. Flavor is sweet dark fruit, light citrus, spice, clove, light banana and bread. Medium bodied, carbonated with a dry end. Lingering banana and yeast.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AtronSeige (1464) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anfractuosity (366) - - MAR 18, 2017
Slightly hazy golden colour, not too strong, nice belgian yeasty notes, nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmeinike (42) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2017
Flot mrkeorange l med et rdligt skr. Kort hvidt skum, der falder hurtigt. Duft af tyggegummi og citrus. I smagen er der bde bitterhed og sdme. Er i tvivl om karboneringen. P den ene side virker den lidt hidsig, men p den anden side giver den ogs friskhed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
partchapol (112) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shawnmurphy (101) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours cloudy orange with a 1" foamy off-white head. Nearly no lacing left behind as you drink down glass. Lots of yeast sediment in bottom of bottle; even carefully pouring into glass, theres some that make it into the glass. I dont have a problem with them (all the more vitamin B the better!), but if youre weirded out by bits of yeast residue floating around your glass, then this beers not for you. Aroma is a medley of pear, white grapes, yeasty bread, banana and pineapple. Flavor is a mix of bubble gum, rock candy, fresh ripe plums, figs, dates, honey, toffee, hazelnuts, banana, clove and white and black pepper. Mouthfeel creamy, body is medium. A decent U.S.-monk-brewed version of my all-time favorite, Chimay.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (2583) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 3, 2017
Pours hazy orange color, topped with a frothy yellow-white head, foamy and slowly settling. Yeasty aroma with some notes of bananas and spices, some sweet notes, later on mostly spices. Yeasty with moderate spices, some hint of sweetness in the finish with a bit bittery herbal aftertaste. Sparkly feel, medium body. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (448) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Finally getting to enjoy this delicacy Ive been keeping in reserve since Christmas: this classic Belgian-style Trappist ale is an exceptional example of that style, with the unique addition of some slight American hops to give it a taste of the New World. Pours a radiant hazy golden-orange appearance, with lots of lacing and a foamy head that lasted throughout the entire glass. Aroma is a display of rich yeasty and fruity ester notes, great strong intensity on the nose. Over a slightly-carbonated medium-bodied texture, the flavor featured Belgian yeast, a refined "bubblegum" accent as befitting the style, candied fruit notes, some grainy malt and a subtle but present hoppiness. A specific hop type was not discernible to me, but did not strike me as an English or European variety. I thoroughly enjoyed the slightly bitter hop finish instead of a lingering boozy or yeasty sweetness that other Belgian ales exhibit. Overall an exceptional beer from an exceptional brewery, well-done!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (4344) - 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 (399) - 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 (1199) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
Trbes gelborange mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, etwas Karamell, Honig, Kruter, leicht pfeffrig, sehr sffig.


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