The bottle is very elegant and the label is just perfectly understated (as you'd expect from Trappist monks). At $18 a four-pack (yes, you read that right), it's pricey, to say the least. And each bottle only 11.2 fluid ounces. OTOH, the ale packs a generous 6.5% alcohol by volume. "... Spencer is a full-bodied, golden-hued, Trappist ale with fruity accents, a dry finish and light hop bitterness.”
Sounds good, eh? Unfortunately, the actual beer is almost undrinkable. I think it is the "fruity accents" that mar the otherwise good brew. A cross between garlic, the mouthwash at the dentist, and mothballs, the after-taste is overpowering.
In the beer’s defense, Steve reported that he liked the ale, but did not provide me with any Flog-worthy comments to balance Robin’s opinion.