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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Tap at BWI. Hazy dark golden color, off white head, moderate lacing. Aroma of orange peel and coriander. Taste is bitter orange and light spice. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2010
20100526 tap at Bel Air. Aroma is herb tea, floral, celery, lemon plus some vanilla and melon. Heavily effy with an oily feel coating and mild yeast spice trying, failing to dry it out. Not sweet, thatís a plus, but some grainy flavors linger and a lemon pudding something or other that reminded me of Sam Adams summer ale (which I hate). Kind of a bummer because I thought I recalled really digging this one last year and was surprised actually that I hadnít aready rated it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Mysterium on Orange Peel. Stuff sucked so I figured it didnít really deserve a separate listings so putting it here.

Bland watery and boring with wet grainy malt and saggy, loose hops. Bleh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Tap at MASHOUT 09. Pours a clear medium bright copper with a decent lasting white head. Aroma is chamomile- strong spices, peppery- cardamon is a bit harsh with more belgian phenols that amplify all the added spice- light doughy more prickly malt and candi sugar. Flavor is yeasty, lemon chamomile dominates again, light mint, sage, lemonzest- coriander like- orange prickly sweet pale malts- zesty spicy and prickly finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 8, 2009
On tap @ DuClaw Fells Point. Clear amber/gold with a tiny white head. Huge spicy, herbal yeasty aroma. Mostly sweet flavor of sugar and malt with just a bit of sourness in the finish, well balanced. Medium body and a smooth finish and mouth feel. Great aroma in this one, the flavor doesnít quite hold up though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2009
Location: Draft at the Fells Point Brew Pub, 9/6/09

Aroma: Floral notes, nice amount of spice, and some herbal notes
Appearance: Clear golden-orange color
Flavor: Floral hops mixed with the spicy and yeasty malts, makes for a balanced brew
Palate: Medium body, semi-short duration
Overall Impression: This beer is alright, I like what they were trying to do here. Decent effort, and made for a decent to above average brew. Not great, but worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1347) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Draft at Bowie location. Arrived at the table a fairly clear copper color with virtually no head. Some eucalyptus and candied sugar in the floral, spicy aroma. Fairly thin-bodied. Tastes as I expected based on the aroma - starts with some light candied sugar, a bit of honey, and a yeasty tanginess. Finishes quite spicy, crisp, and just a tad sour. Fair.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2009
On tap @ Bel Air location. Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Spicy aroma. Taste is caramel malt and more spice. Very smooth and easy to drink. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 23, 2009
(Draft @ Arundel Mills location) Served in a shaker. Pours cloudy light gold/amber with a smalll biege head. Aroma of spice (ginger?) and light candy-malt. Mouthfeel lightly pebbly, a bit dryish and wooden. Broken light sheets and dabs of lacing. Flavor of spice and light candy sugar-malt, perhaps slight banana. Maybe slightly better than mediocre.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2009
Draft pours golden in color with a slight haze and a good thick head. Major aroma of orange this year. Medium body with some fruit and a bit of bitterness in the beginning. Nice body and easy to drink.


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