Trappist Spencer India Pale Ale 7.2° is Golden yellow with slight chill haze white head and lotsa lace. Lemony grapefruit tangerine aroma with a touch of grassiness. Apricot sweetness with a touch of cereal grains and lightly toasted nuttiness with assertive but not astringent grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers just enough. Medium nicely attenuated body with lively carbo to accentuate hops.
Trappist monks in Spencer, MA have founded the first certified Trappist brewery in the USA. Its flagship brew, Spencer Trappist Ale, is inspired by traditional refectory ales (patersbier or « fathers’ beer » in Flemish) usually served to monks in the monastery.