Spencer Monks' Reserve Quadrupel Ale 11.2 oz

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Monks' Reserve Ale
Trappist Quadrupel

Brewed by: Spencer Brewery
Country: United States
Style: Quadrupel

ABV: 10.2%
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Bottle Size: 11.2 oz.

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Spencer Monks' Reserve Ale (ABV 10.2%) is a fragrant, robust and full bodied Quadrupel, mahogany in color and crowned with a dense, tan, frothy head. Its malt-forward profile yields to a warm finish.

The recipe development phase stretched over three years and 13 experimental brews. The Spencer monks sought an alternative to the use of spices for flavor enhancement by pushing the boundaries of traditional Trappist Quad malt profiles, even incorporating some local barley grown in nearby Barre, MA which was craft malted in Hadley, MA.

The outcome is a unique product with a distinct flavor profile well situated within the Trappist family of Quadrupel ales. 11.2 oz. bottle.

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St. Joseph's Abbey: Spencer, Massachusetts

St. Joseph's Abbey is a monastery of the Catholic Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.), popularly known as the "Trappists", located in Spencer, Massachusetts.

The Abbey was founded in 1950 by Belgian and French Trappist monks from the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley in Valley Falls, Rhode Island, which had burned to the ground. In the rustic hills of central New England, they established a new home in which to follow an age-old contemplative way of life.

The monastery became known internationally as the origin of the Centering Prayer movement in modern Catholicism and Christianity, whose leading proponents were monks at the monastery: Fr. William Meninger, Fr. M. Basil Pennington and Fr. Thomas Keating.

Work has always been greatly esteemed in the Cistercian tradition, since it gives the monks the opportunity to follow in Christ' footsteps and share in His Divine work of creation and restoration. The monks participate in three major industries which provide for their livelihood and for the care of the poor. Since the 1950s, they have produced Trappist Preserves, their popular line of 30 flavors of jams and jellies. Since 1949, The Holy Rood Guild has created beautiful, finely-tailored liturgical vestments to enhance the dignity of the Sacred Liturgy. In 2014, with the advice and assistance of their brother Trappists in Belgium, the monks founded Spencer Brewery, producing the first and only certified Trappist beer made in the United States.

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Wonderful ale
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jun 2, 2020  |  By DOMINICK M.
After first tasting a selection of Spencer beers just last summer at a fair, I was hooked. This monks reserve quad ale is my favorite! It's so good words don't do it justice. Simply wonderful.

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Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Mar 1, 2019  |  By Danielle
My husband loves trying new beers and I wanted to find something special for his 50th birthday. This was it! Years (like a million years ago) when I was in college I visited St. Joseph's Abbey. I heard they had started making beer and had been on a mission to find it. My husband was thrilled with the "instructions manual" that came with the beer. Well packaged, great bottle. Big hit!

SPENCER Trappist Quad
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Mar 12, 2018  |  By Paul C.
I'm not a wine or beer snob bent towards detailed ratings. All I know is this SPENCER Quad has great body, mouthfeel, and taste. A big, delicious beer! As good as a Chimay Grand Reserve, or any other Quad from Belgium. Made right here in the USA!
Paul C.

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