Spencer Trappist Ale - Spencer Brewery
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Reviews by cbutova:
4.04/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A- Poured to a goblet from the 11.2oz bottle with a fairly hazy, deep golden body. Foamy head forms on the beer between one and two fingers high. Retention is pretty good and a nice cloud coats most of the beer after the head falls. Spotty lacing with some significant patches.
S- Spicy Trappist yeast makes up most of the aroma in this brew. Banana, raisin, coriander, bread and apple come to mind. Light esters and citrus zest.
T- Yeast once again directs the show, as it does in many Trappist ales. Spicy coriander, white pepper, banana, apple, esters, slight phenolics and bread come to mind. Hints of pale cracked grains, vanilla, orange rind, light grassy spicy hops and candi sugar.
MF- Light and overall dry body with a silky, crisp and foamy texture. Carbonation at a high end level. Finishes with some spicy bitterness.
Had heard differing opinions about this one but I find it to be a pleasant experience overall. The yeast is quite flavorful but not overpowering and brings a great array of flavors.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 03:43:07 | More by cbutova
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
During a trip from my native Philadelphia to Spencer, I had the opportunity to try Spencer Trappist Ale on tap at the Black and White Restaurant near Saint Joseph's Abbey. The experience was a rare treat. I was overwhelmed by the light yeasty aroma . I thought I could smell a light citrus or almost clove smell. A beautiful amber, cloudy color.The taste was superb- dry, and better than any other Belgian I've tried. I found my way to a local Spirits shop where I bought two cases to take home. This my friends, will be an ale that will be around for the ages.
Serving type: on-tap
07-15-2014 16:29:22 | More by Collins
3.61/5 rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Purchased in MA and taken home to NC for a tasting with my wife. I had it in the fridge for a at least four weeks then let it sit on the counter for an hour or so to warm up before opening. When I did, it gushed out the top. Not a good start.
A - Golden but cloudy with chunks.
S - Belgian spice with banana and black pepper. Interesting for an American brewed beer.
T - Follows the aroma with good Belgian flavors but not quite the depth of a true Belgian.
M - A huge release of fine bubbles when it hits the tongue.
O - If not for the price, I'd say a great start for a new brewery. But at $5 for an 11.2oz bottle, why would I buy this again? Price is certainly a factor in my review; especially given it's only a bit less than Orval and a bunch more than Duvel. I'll try it again sometime down the road but I'm not in a rush to do that.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 19:20:22 | More by GJ40
Spencer Trappist Ale from Spencer Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.