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RATINGS: 645   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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4.7
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours copper with thick tan head. Aroma of yeast, banana, and grains. Fruity, nutty, bready taste with banana and clove and a bitterness that covers overshadows any residual sweetness. Full bodied and highly carbonated. Finishes dry and slightly hoppy. Very nice Belgian style ale.

4.7
MikeyX (1) - Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
Clean and lively ale with soft intergrated spice of clove and banana nut bread. a fine addition to the Trappist Beer legacy.

4.7
MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. I wish the Benedictine monks had made this when I was at Saint Vincent College in the 80s. A superb ale that proves the Americans can do it just as well as the Europeans. I like the label’s motto ’Pair with family and Friends’ which is always a good idea.

4.7
josanguapo (1679) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Adquirida en zythoz.com. Aunque sean de reciente incorporacion al mercado, estos trapenses estadounidenses lo han bordado. Cerveza redondisima. Lastima lo dificil de conseguie que es. Ingerida jugando a kings bounty dark side

4.6
spatenfan (61) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Poured from a 11 oz. Bottle. Finally, a great Trappist beer from the states. A very clean, effervescent beer. Has a slight Hefeweizen taste. I can’t wait to this beer becomes available in more places. Pretty hard to find right now.

4.6
xXbaptisteXx (235) - - OCT 2, 2015
De couleur blond foncé très légèrement trouble la mousse et bien blanche est assez épaisse Au nez on va sentir de belles les odeurs de levure ça me fait penser un peu au bière allemande on va trouver aussi des notes de fruits secs comme la noix ou la noisette En bouche on va sentir une très légère amertume mais en même temps une certaine douceur on va toujours trouver ses saveurs de noix C’est vraiment une bonne bière avec un bon goût et un bon caractère

4.5
Dafairlie (6) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
Full bodied, subtle fruity accents. Dry finish, slightly bitter. These Massachusetts monks know their beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2016
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy golden yellow with a thick white head. The aroma is cloves and fruit. The taste is fruity with a thick texture.

4.5
carlorox (19) - siena, ITALY - OCT 23, 2016
Fantastico il corpo e perfetto l’equilibrio, ottimo l’insieme, decisamente da birra "moderna", insolito per una trappista. Inconfondibilmente americana, piacevole sotto tutti gli aspetti.

4.4
Cybercat (5835) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Comes out of tap hazy, barely translucent apricot with a fairly thick eggshell head. Malty aroma has a firm and somewhat sweet fruity overtone, mainly banana with some pear and mango. Fruity flavor has malty and woody underpinnings, the fruit being pear and banana with a tropical fruit hint; hints of woody hops and vodka-like alcohol bite come out as well. Texture is fizzy and firm, leaving a fruity and malty finish. Authentic Trappist in the USA? Gotta love them monks.


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