Spencer – American Trappist Ale – 6.5%
From the American Trappist Spencer brewery comes their Trappist ale at 6.5%. De-capping gives a nice sweet and invigoratingly familiar yet fresh aroma of grass and citrus. An aroma not unlike the expected belgian noble hop variety. The pour is a hazy orange with good carbonation, leaving a thin white skin. The beer is bottle conditioned! (yay!) the taste is borderline sweet with hints of orange and citrus with an excellent body, mouthfeel and appearance. The aftertaste is smooth with a good compact carbonation. For me, a really good take on a belgian style. The alcohol is well hidden but warming in the aftertaste with just a little hint of bitterness. Excellent stuff!