Spencer Trappist Holiday Ale 25.4 oz

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Trappist Holiday Ale

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

ABV: 9%
Ratebeer.com rating: 86
BeerAdvocate.com rating: 90
Bottle Size: 25.4 oz.

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Spencer Trappist Holiday Ale (ABV 9%) pours a deep, hazy mahogany with a creamy beige head. Aromas of sweet malts, dark fruits, and spice carry through to the taste, which is dry and peppery on the finish. A heart-warming feast day ale from the monks' table to yours. 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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3 reviews

holiday ale
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 11, 2019  |  By DON O.
arrived in very good condition. the ale was very good. nice color and mouthfeel. a warm roasty taste

given as gifts
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Feb 14, 2018  |  By Joann D.
given as gifts, so I am not sure how the lucky receivers liked them, but I am sure they were appreciated. In general, I am able to find a gift for all hard to buy for people because your merchandise is so novel, and well made.
Joann D.

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Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Dec 20, 2016  |  By Maizie R.
Ordered the ale as a Christmas present. Ordering was smooth; item shipped promptly and arrived intact.
Maizie R.