Spencer Trappist Ale 25.4 oz

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SPENCER
Trappist Ale 25.4 oz


Brewed by: Spencer Brewery
Country: United States
Style: Belgian Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5%
Ratebeer.com rating: 94
BeerAdvocate.com rating: 89
Bottle Size: 25.4 oz.


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Spencer Trappist Ale is America's first Trappist beer, inspired by the traditional refectory ales known as patersbier ("fathers' beer" in Flemish) in Belgium. These sessionable beers are brewed by the monks for their dinner table and are typically available only 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's flavor and aroma. 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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Spencer Trappist Ale
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 13, 2019  |  By Dr. Gregory C.
Optional. Rate these qualities (5 is the highest): Aroma 5, Appearance 5, Taste 5, Palate 5
Dr. Gregory C.


Spencer Belgian Ale
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Feb 14, 2018  |  By Octavian I.
Crisp (maybe a bit too crisp). Highly flavorful. The flavor itself is incredibly pleasant and complex. Fruity.
Octavian I.


A favorite
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Dec 29, 2017  |  By Michele M.
My husband loves this ale. We have it on hand whenever possible.
Michele M.


First Time Purchaser
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Dec 28, 2016  |  By Lisa
Saw advertisement in Liguorian Magazine. Purchased for my husband as Christmas gift. He loved it! Will definitely order again in the future.
Lisa


Outstanding Ale
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 26, 2016  |  By William C.
I wasn't sure what to expect since I'm not usually a fan of Belgian beers and I had only heard of Spencer online. My wife and I were both pleasantly surprised at how elegant the beer was.
William C.


Do yourself a favor and order
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 19, 2016  |  By Nate I.
The American Trappist Beer could be the best beer in America. Do yourself a favor and order the larger bottle. When poured, the beer is cloudy and a foamy head forms rather quickly - so pour slow! The clean and crisp flavor hits your palate and you recognize the beer as American as Apple Pie. You will not go wrong getting a Spencer's Trappist beer.
Nate I.


Spencer Trappist Ale a Hit
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Sep 9, 2016  |  By JD
I bought four of the large bottles to share with family and friends. Everyone loved it, especially my priest!
JD


Awesome Beer
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 12, 2016  |  By DANIEL S.
The Spencer Trappist Ale was great. Glad they are finally selling it outside the state!
DANIEL S.


My husband liked it
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 10, 2016  |  By Sandra r.
Bought this ale as a gift. It was very favorably received.
Sandra r.


BrewView on Spencer Trappist Ale
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 18, 2016  |  By Belgian Beer Journal
OVERALL IMPRESSION: A very refreshing Trappist ale, it is good to see a Trappist Single being made - not too many of them around, let alone an American Trappist! It was worth the original effort to get our hands on this beer. For more, visit our BREWVIEW ON SPENCER TRAPPIST ALE: https://belgianbeerjournal.com/brewviews/spencertrappistale
Belgian Beer Journal