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.
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- 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 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.
- 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.
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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.
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Spencer Trappist Ale
Dec 10, 2020 | By David
Excellent ales and very nice glass. Sent another set to a Belgian friend and she said it was very good.
Great 1st order
Jun 7, 2020 | By Chuck B.
Tried your website for the first time & I'm really pleased! Order arrived safely & it's delicious!
At long last
Jun 7, 2020 | By Michael B.
I've been trying to get my hands on these beers for years. But, I was not disappointed. Malty and well balanced, the beers finished crisp with a bit of aftertaste that left me craving more.
May 15, 2020 | By Ray Lee
Totally awesome brews,some of the best I had
Apr 11, 2020 | By Marlene W.
We've bought the ales and the jellies and all products are superb! I'll be a forever customer as will my children.
Spencer Trappist Ales are great
Jan 11, 2020 | By Robert R.
Ales from the Spencer Trappist Monestery are full bodied and wonderfully flavorful. Highly recommended.
Spencer Trappist Gift Set
Jan 2, 2020 | By Darlene C.
This was a gift for our son who enjoyed the treat thoroughly!
Nov 26, 2019 | By Robert S.
I absolutely love this beer!!
Better Than Expected
Nov 6, 2017 | By Marc
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.
May 8, 2017 | By Kevin
These are the best beer ever! Nice gift to myself for Easter this year!
Mar 25, 2017 | By Brent
Solid Trapping beer. All 3 are very tasty. Great service, great beer.
Jan 25, 2017 | By TOM H.
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.
My Brother was Floored!
Jan 18, 2017 | By Jenn M.
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!!
Jan 18, 2017 | By G C
At last! My sons loved the gift packs and the chance to finally savor Spencer ales.
Jan 11, 2017 | By Joseph C.
Christmas gift for my brother. He was surprised and loved it.
Jan 10, 2017 | By Rachel
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!
Husband loved this gift
Jan 8, 2017 | By Mari H.
Dec 18, 2016 | By TOM
Dec 14, 2016 | By Joe D.
I have had this Beer before and it was delicious. I got this gift for my Brother in law for Christmas, his name is also Spencer.
Nov 27, 2016 | By Dave M.
Delicious offerings from this new trappist brewery... would definitely enjoy again!