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RATINGS: 666   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1273) - 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.


3.7
Ktwse (5551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma of bread, citrus, malt, herbs, light honey. Taste is crisp, herbal, slightly peppery and grassy, funk finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.6
MrW (745) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2017
Bottle 33cl at Lars'.
Poured orange blond with a medium white head.
Aroma had banana, minimal grain, but a small smoked hint.
Taste has the banana and apricot.
Decent blond beer.

4.1
biilz (232) - SPAIN - NOV 6, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2017 Отличное Траппиское пиво из Америки. Аромат сока домашнего производства. Вкус фруктовый; Яблочный пирог или сок, немного апельсина и ягод. После глотка чувствуется легкая сухость. При послевкусие имеется легкая горчинка. Не уверен, но я уловил нотки чего то похожего на кориандр.

3.7
lbianchi66 (440) - FRANCE - NOV 3, 2017
Robe orangée et trouble. La mousse retombe rapidement mais un léger voile persiste bien. Arômes caramel, pain, épices (clou de girofle), fruits jaunes, levure et banane. Un peu vineuse. Goût dominé par les fruits jaunes et fruits confits, notes de miel. On reste sur les fruits confits. Texture crémeuse et sensation chaude. Carbonatation moyennement abondante et très fine.
Très bonne trappiste.

3.2
elbernays (1700) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 2, 2017
Bottle from McHughs. Pours cloudy amber with white foam head. Aroma is banana, spiced bread, pepper, fruit esters. Flavour is a sweet banana with a fruit bread finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Ok

2.8
AssKicker (673) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Couleur dorée qui frôle avec l'ambré. Bonne limpidité. Mousse légère et pas vraiment tenace. Nez qui fait vachement penser à une Ale Belge avec des notes de levure bien testostéronée. Très belge en bouche également. Grosse rondeur, c'est bien lourd, un peu mielleux, un peu épicé, et pas mal levuré en fin de bouche. Un peu âcre et un peu poussiéreux également. Carbo assez intense. Pour le coup l'inspiration belge est parfaitement respectée, mais je ne trouve pas ça particulièrement plaisant à boire.

3.6
melush (4779) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2017
33cl Bottle @ Estucerveza.com, Valencia, Spain
Hazy amber colour with a medium size white head.
Aroma is yeast, citrus, fruits, spices.
Taste is yeast, citrus, banana, apricot, spices.
Medium body, moderate carbonation.

3.6
Derbeth (1069) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle with expiry date 01.2019. Golden colour, hazy, minimal head. Aroma is very fruity, with apricot, banana, a bit of herbs. Alcohol not noticeable. Medium sweet, just slight bitterness. Medium carbonation. Maybe not very complex, but it's very good, better than many similar Belgian beers.

2.8
Mpuntmuts (327) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2017 Foam crawling from the neck as the bottle is opened. Hazy copper pour. Yeast, banana and sweetness, but all really faint. Goes for the taste as well. Kind of flat, bland. As it warms up some spices and sugary syrup flavors appear. Medium in the mouth with medium to high in bubbles. Just fine. Hope the other styles are better from this abbey.

2.6
Dedollewaitor (16418) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle @ Pre-Pils-Festival, Odense. Pours Hazy Golden with a White head. Phenolic nose. Yeasty. Banana and a sourish touch. Wet socks. Quite poor.


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