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Spencer Trappist Ale - Spencer Brewery

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90
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558 Ratings
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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 84
Gots: 104 | FT: 11
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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Ratings: 558 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jasoncook35, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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prisdefer, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.44/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

cvalente, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

neoritter, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Haybeerman, Oct 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Guzzle_McBrew, Oct 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Dkelley16, Oct 05, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2%

grover37, Oct 03, 2014
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jakea, Oct 02, 2014
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ILiveOffHops, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Trashcat, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

11.2 oz bottle. Pours hazy-orange with long lasting, foamy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, pale malt, and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Funky, spicy yeast, bready malt, floral hops and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, semidry and spicy. Very nice brew, more hoppy than other Trappists IMO.

mikeg67, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Zekenyce, Sep 30, 2014
Spencer Trappist Ale from Spencer Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.