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Spencer Trappist Ale - Spencer Brewery

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90
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518 Ratings
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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 81
Gots: 93 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
America's first Trappist beer.

Our recipe was inspired by the traditional refectory ales known as patersbier ("fathers' beer" in Flemish). These sessionable beers are brewed by the monks for their dinner table and are typically only available at the monastery. Spencer is a full-bodied, golden-hued ale with fruity accents, a dry finish and light hop bitterness. The beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized, preserving live yeast that naturally carbonates the beer in the bottle and keg, and contributes to the beer flavor and aroma.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-27-2013)
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

MikeM417, Today at 03:09 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Hopfensaft, Today at 02:15 AM
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

God heard the monks' prayer and delivered a heavenly brew - you can't tell this is from Massachusetts instead of Belgium.

Carolvs, Today at 02:05 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -15.6%

Pours a one finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving traces of lace. Hazy pale amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Belgian yeast nose and flavor is yeast, cloves and bready. $2.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Tuesday at 11:50 PM
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Fantastic! What a great beer. Expensive but well worth it. With a light wheat-y base and notes of darker fruit in the background, this beer is awesome. I would highly recommend it and as a citizen of Massachusetts I am so proud this comes from my state. Hunt this down and try it, outstanding.

NinjaJesus, Oct 10, 2014
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Spencer Trappist Ale from Spencer Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.