Spencer Christmas Gift Set (3 ales & 1 glass)

Item #4714
Shipping Wt. 9.00 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

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

ABV (Alcohol by Volume): 6.5% / 10.2% / 9%
Ratebeer.com rating: 86 / 97 / 85
BeerAdvocate.com rating: 90 / 89 / 90

Bottle Size: 11.2 oz. each (3 bottles)

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Spencer Brewery at St. Joseph's Abbey offers three varieties of Spencer Trappist Ale in this gift set packaged for Christmas --- 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 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.
One 11.2 oz bottle of each variety is included, along with one Spencer glass; a great holiday gift for the beer lover in your life!

NOTE: In order to ship gift sets safely, we disassemble (or partially disassemble) them. All components (including the box and glassware) are shipped.

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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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Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Dec 12, 2021  |  By CAROLYN G.
This is a Christmas gift for my husband - so the review needs to come from me since it's still early December. That being said, he's had this brand before and he loves it so I know he'll love it. It's one of his 'special' brands meaning he drinks it when he's pampering himself.