Spencer Trappist Ale Gift Set (3 ales & 1 glass)

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SPENCER TRAPPIST ALE
Gift Set (3 ales & 1 glass)


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

ABV (Alcohol by Volume): 6.5% / 8.7% / 9%
Ratebeer.com rating: 96 / 97 / 86
BeerAdvocate.com rating: 89 / 87 / 90

Bottle Size: 11.2 oz. each (3 bottles)

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Sku: 4422

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Spencer Brewery at St. Joseph's Abbey offers three varieties of Spencer Trappist Ale in this gift-packaged set --- sample them with the authentic Spencer glass included.
  • Spencer Trappist Ale (ABV 6.5%) is a full-bodied, golden-hued ale with fruity accents, a dry finish and light hop bitterness. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, live yeast naturally carbonate the beer in the bottle and keg and contribute to flavor and aroma.

  • Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout (ABV 8.7%) is a massive, roasted, malt-forward American Trappist take on the Anglo-Russo Imperial Stout tradition. Luxuriantly frothy foam, waves of coffee, chocolate and caramel sensations, a generous blend of dark fruit flavors. Intense and robust.

  • Spencer Trappist Holiday Ale (ABV 9%) is deep, hazy mahogany with a creamy beige head. Aromas of sweet malts, dark fruits, and spice carry through to the taste; dry and peppery on the finish. A heart-warming feast day ale from the monks' table to yours.
One 11.2 oz bottle of each variety is included, along with one Spencer glass; a great gift for the beer lover in your life!


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Brewery Info



Spencer Brewery at St. Joseph's Abbey: Spencer, Massachusetts

Spencer Brewery is a project born of tradition and necessity. For over 60 years, the monks at St. Joseph's Abbey have cooked and packed jams and jellies at their monastery under the Trappist Preserves label. This business has supported them, while providing wholesome monastic work and charitable assistance to persons in need. However, looking to the future, they saw a need for an additional enterprise that will support their community and charities in the years to come.



Just a few years ago, one of the brothers expressed interest in brewing and even did some training at a local craft brewery. Over time, his passion for brewing affected some other monks, who recognized that brewing was a very traditional monastic enterprise. Thus, when the time came to re-chart the economic path for the monastery's future, the idea of a brewery gained traction.

With the blessing of the abbot, they embarked upon a two-year data-gathering mission. They visited each Trappist brewery to learn everything they could from their European brothers. Beginning at the Abbey of Westmalle, they slowly made their way around Belgium, staying at the monasteries and making friends, receiving good advice and drinking some of the world's best beer. The final stop of their first trip was the Abbey of Sint Sixtus, brewer of the acclaimed Westvleteren ales. By the end of their second trip and more detailed discussions, they were confident that they had put together a realistic plan for a new brewery. Following monastic tradition, the monks voted and confirmed the project by an overwhelming majority to build America's first Trappist brewery.

Observing Trappist tradition, they named their brewery, and the beer, Spencer after their beloved town of Spencer, Massachusetts.

Product Reviews

  • Great for the Conisseur!

  • The Trappist Belgian style Ale with a glass made a perfect gift for my Ale-loving son!

  • Posted by Katherine H. on Jan 3, 2018
  • Better Than Expected

  • I love Trappist beers. I have wanted to try Spencer's for some time and all 3 in this package were a better than anticipated. Well done.

  • Posted by Marc on Nov 14, 2017
  • Well pleased

  • Excellent service and product presentation. I am familiar with some of the preserves and looking forward to trying new ones. Have not sampled the beer yet, waiting for the right moment. Shipping costs are a bit high.

  • Posted by Robert H. on Sep 3, 2017
  • Best Beer

  • These are the best beer ever! Nice gift to myself for Easter this year!

  • Posted by Kevin on May 6, 2017
  • Yum

  • This Trappist brewery makes really great beers. What I found interesting is the Stout. I believe that this is the only monastery that brews Stout.

  • Posted by TOM H. on Jan 25, 2017
  • Great gift!

  • At last! My sons loved the gift packs and the chance to finally savor Spencer ales.

  • Posted by G C on Jan 20, 2017
  • My Brother was Floored!

  • My brother wanted to visit the brewery but was not able to have the chance so I surprised him with this gift for christmas and he said it was delicious and he was so surprised!! Great shipping and customer service is great!!

  • Posted by Jenn M. on Jan 20, 2017
  • Christmas gift

  • Christmas gift for my brother. He was surprised and loved it.

  • Posted by Joseph C. on Jan 20, 2017
  • Excellent

  • My husband really loved the gift box and the glass is great! Not to mention when I reach out asking if it would arrive by Christmas, I had a response right away and arrived well beforehand! Thanks again!

  • Posted by Rachel on Jan 20, 2017
  • Great gift!

  • At last! My sons loved the gift packs and the chance to finally savor Spencer ales.

  • Posted by G. C. on Dec 31, 2016
  • Excellent Sampler

  • Delicious offerings from this new trappist brewery... would definitely enjoy again!

  • Posted by Dave M. on Dec 2, 2016