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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This golden Belgian ale will mystify you with its medium body, its subtle malt and hop profiles, and its complex blend of spices. Fruit flavors, produced by a special strain of Belgian yeast, combine with Belgian candied sugar, chamomile, grains of paradise, and cardamom to create an unfiltered ale so intriguing, youíll never want to get to the bottom of the mystery ... or your glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft at brewpub. This one poured dark straw toward oprange with minimal head and turbidity. The nose was rock sugary malt, yeasty spice, and hopcitrus. Tasted as it smelled, with the body being a bit less than the nose would indicate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Appearance: deep brassy amber orange, with a quickly vanishing off-white head and minimal lacing. Aroma: yeasty and floral, with definite notes of grains of paradise and caraway seed. Taste: a bit of citrus and honey up front, with some candi sugar and yeasty spice, with a grainy malt backbone underneath. Finish: a little dry, with lingering fruity and spicy notes. Notes: Nothing to write home about. Lots of fruit and spice notes, but nothing comes across that makes this beer distinctive or memorable for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/25/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours golden amber color with a nice haze to it. The head is a one finger offwhite color that retains itself poorly, leaving only a collar around the rim of the glass. S: Holy fuck, thatís a shitload of ginger. There seems to be a little bit of spruce and chamomile, as well. Sadly, the spices overpower everything else, basically - but it kind of suits the Christmas spirit with the way it smells. T: The opening flavors are, again, loaded with ginger, chamomile, and slight spruce - even a little pumpkin, seemingly. It turns into a decent but generic Belgian pale after the midtaste. I donít really pick up much Belgian yeast, however. The finish is pleasantly earthy. Itís a bit one note, but nonetheless pleasant. M: Well carbonated with a semi coarse texture. Not nearly as astringent as Iíd expect it to be, but very clean on the finish - clean, but not fully dry. O: Hardly my favorite beer of all time; however itís manages to carve out a niche for itself with its uniqueness. Good for fans of ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12oz bottle. Looks kind of unimpressive. Mostly clear orange color. With a minimal white head, which fizzes away to pretty much nothing. Flavor is pretty nice, though. Good orange - citrus hops, that work well with the spice aromas, here. Medium body. Good lighter carbonation. Easy to drink. Light bitter, some orange zest. Interesting flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange with a little white head. Aroma is malts and spices with a flavor that matches. Refreshing but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle, pours a golden color with medium head. Spicy aroma with coriander, yeast, candy, orange peel. Medium light sweetness. Finishes quite dry. Not bad stuff. Spice with some lemon zest and belgium yeast.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1491) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow orange. Aroma of pine needles. Taste is slightly tart with an earthy bitterness. Finish is crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1365) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Amber gold color topped by a small white head that disappates almost immediately. Aroma of sweet malt and light citrus with hints of cardamom and cinnamon. Flavor is sweet malt and lots of chamomile. Very fruity and floral. Not much hops or yeast character to speak of. Lacks depth or complexity. Finish is earthy with a light spicy note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
(12oz bottle) clear amber gold, lasting fine white head. Nose of tea, cinnamon, candi sugar, lavender, funky. Taste of smooth herbal tea, cinnamon, cream, easy to drink, thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Six pack, nice olden color and ead wit some lacin, spicy frarance, not a bi beer, so a bit thin but drinkable. Sort of a session beer.

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