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Spencer Trappist Ale - Spencer Brewery

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 77
Gots: 81 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

TheManiacalOne, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

ari32, Aug 14, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -7.4%

dms7502, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

vonnerbeer, Aug 13, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -6.9%

IrishColonial, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jaymo18, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

cjac, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

JAHMUR, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

MicroBeerMan1980, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

TubaDan, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Hootie159, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Taycro, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

BethesdaBerg, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

hooliganlife, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

vegasmac99, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

costanzo_mike, Aug 08, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%

Served in a goblet at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger billowy head was poured that slowly reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale yellow with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spice, vanilla, clove, loaf of bread, and banana.

Taste: A nice blend of above mentioned flavors with some slight bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, very enjoyable, a little dry, some bitterness, medium bodied, and low carbonation.

Overall: Very enjoyable brew. Will be looking forward to more of these in the future.

Flounder57, Aug 07, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +11.1%

Best Belgian from Massachusetts. The appearance was a nice hazy dark yellow, although the head was very fizzy. The smell was full of Belgian wheat giving the smell of bananas and herbs like sage. The taste was full of mint, sage, and banana giving a classic Belgian ale flavor that was very well done. The mouthfeel was also very nice with a medium body which worked with the flavors very well. Really enjoyed this one.

WhiteHillsStore, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

rbrefbeerman, Aug 06, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

In a tulip glass this beer was orange in color with a very small white head.

Fruity aroma, light citrus, a little banana. There was a bit of peppery spice. Very pleasant aroma.

Nicer taste. Some orange and banana. A clove, or peppery, flavor came next, and dominated the taste in a nice way.

Medium-bodied and dry.

Thoroughly enjoyed this beer, and the price was right ($16 for the 4 pack).

lordofthewiens, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

HollyHops, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

dunix, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

eawolff99, Aug 04, 2014
Spencer Trappist Ale from Spencer Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.