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Spencer Trappist Ale - Spencer Brewery

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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 95
Gots: 166 | FT: 11
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-27-2013

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: Bright, clear, amber tinted gold; poured with a big, fluffy white head.

s: Lots of peppery, yeasty cloves plus some lemon and pear.

t: Some soft fruit flavors, pear I guess. A strong clove note dominates the finish. Stronger than I prefer, but it works pretty well.

m: Soft and light.

o: Kind of pricey, but this is pretty damn good.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of barnabasdog
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- honey golden color, 2 finger fluffy white head with nice lacing, cloudy hazy visibility

S- cloves, lemon, orange peel

T-lots of rich cloves with sweetness,coriander, hints of banana, rolls into fresh bread and citrus finishing with dryness

M- surprisingly light body, warming, thin, medium high carbonation

O- enjoyable complex American Belgian Trappist

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

Photo of DrJay
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange colour with a fluffy beige cap. Good head retention, some lacing, looks nice. A lot of character from the yeast. Aromas of cloves and a bit of spiciness, fruity esters and bready malt, hint of citrus. Low bitterness with slightly sugary, fruity sweetness coupled with clove and spice throughout. Maybe a bit of toffee in the finish. Airy texture, lots of carbonation with medium/light body, good texture. A solid offering and one that I enjoyed.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is hazed deep golden amber with a tight white head. Nose is Belgian yeast up front with a touch of spice and strong clove, candied sugar, and banana. Smells sweet. Taste is sweet but has a decent grain bill and notes of spicy Belgian yeast. Some clove, candied sugar is strong. Definitely sugary and a hint sweet. Lighter body with moderate carb.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Spencer Trappist Ale from Spencer Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.