This is the last of the Spencer beers for awhile. Let’s see how it was.
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Spencer was first settled in 1717 by Nathaniel Wood, and first permanently settled by Samuel Bemis in 1721. Spencer is located in central Worcester County, twenty minutes west of Worcester via Route 9, and about forty-five east of Springfield via Routes 49, 20, and the Massachusetts Turnpike. It was officially incorporated on April 12, 1753, splitting from the town of Leicester. Spencer was named after the then-acting governor of Massachusetts, Spencer Phips. Spencer was the home of the Howe family of inventors, including Elias Howe, who perfected the lockstitch sewing machine. In 1784 Spencer was a major stopping place on the Old Boston Post Road’s stage route between Boston and Hartford, and on to New York. Passengers changed stages in Spencer, as one coach would come from Boston and connect with one coming north from Hartford. Each stagecoach would turn around and return whence it came. Travelers often stopped for the night at Jenk’s Tavern in Spencer, as did General Henry Knox, pushing his cannons through the streets of the town on his way to Boston from Ticonderoga, and George Washington in 1789. Spencer still has colonial-era milestone markers showing the route of the old post road. When the War of Independence broke out in 1775 it found Spencer ready to take part; fifty-six men under Captain Ebenezer Mason immediately set out to Boston. Many of these men later took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill. A total of 313 Spencer men are known to have served in the Civil War; thirty-two lost their lives in the service of their country.”
Random: Despite being a history buff, I never really got into the American Revolution. I should brush up on that.
This beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow color with lots of carbonation visible. The nose had some banana along with some yeast and not much else. The taste was much of the same. It started with banana and went into yeast with a slight sweetness from the malt. It had a medium body with corresponding carbonation. The finish was quick and had some malt sweetness. Since this beer was a gift, I’m not sure how much it was. Either way, I really enjoyed it and would have it again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0