Spencer Monks' Reserve Quadrupel Ale 25.4 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: 25.4 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. 25.4 oz. corked 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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Excellent purchase!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 1, 2021  |  By Denise m.
The purchase process was easy, delivery was quick and the beer is outstanding! I'll definitely be buying again!
Denise m.

Spencers Monk Reserve
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 20, 2020  |  By Chuck W.
No need to go to Europe for one of the best Belgium/Trappist-style quad ales! The monks at St. Josephs Abby in Spencer, MA know very well how to craft Belgium style ales, and their Monk's Reserve Quadruple is the best, smoothest sipping quad available this side of the pond (and maybe the other side too!). Heavily malted and light on the hops, it drinks like a fine Cognac....mahogany in color, rich, robust, and pleasing to the palate. The Monks use locally grown and crafted barley for their Quad, and it stands alone in the upper echelon of domestic ales. I am personally grateful that we have the St. Josephs Abby here in the U.S, as well as its devoted monks who work hard and care about the ales that they brew. The Christmas ale is another favorite of mine and receives an honorable mention here. Try all the ales at Spencer.....you will not be disappointed! And a heartfelt thank you and shout out goes to the fine staff at Belgium Style Ales and The Great Lakes Brewing Co. in Cleveland, OH, who also craft a myriad of beer styles that stand well above any other craft beer maker in the U.S. Keep up the good work and innovation!
Chuck W.

Good stuff!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 12, 2019  |  By Eric S.
Belgian Trappists are not for everyone. The Spencer Quad is not as good as Westvleteran or La Trappe, but is at least on par with Chimay.
Eric S.

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Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Feb 28, 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!