Spencer Trappist Ale

Spencer Brewery
Spencer, MA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

ABV: 6.5%

From the brewer

Our recipe was 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 only available 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 flavor and aroma.

Average Scores

Overall: 67 (logged 3 times)
Bottle: 58 (logged 1 time)
Draft: 71 (logged 2 times)

Who's been drinking this

Light banana, white pepper, and a lot of yeasty bitterness. That last is strong enough to be unpleasant, with a slightly acrid quality about it. It was... okay. I had hoped for more from the first American Trappist brewery.
Bottle at Milton, MA
Somewhat floral-fruity like a hefenweizen.