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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Eh, i didnt care for this beer at all. Too much spice that wasnt subtle at all. The Chamomile is a total turnoff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-apricot color with an enormous fluffy orange-white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was tart citrus, perfume, chalk, Sweettart candies, chamomile and cardamom. The flavor was tart and very perfumey with notes of chamomile, cardamom and chalk. Long finish of perfume, chamomile and cardamom. Medium body. Odd.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, moth balls, grass, and spices. Taste is slightly funky, citrus, yeast, bready malt, tea, and some light Belgian spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1266) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Has a yeasty grass aroma. Has a yeasty taste with a bit of spice, maybe a hint of caramel. Pretty average

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours a hazy light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is very nice with fruit and some spice. The flavor has the fruit and spice as well. The finish is dry and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
February 2013. On tap at the brewpub at Arundel Mills. Spice, brown sugar and malt aromas. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Flavors are fruity and malty. OK brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (1020) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle into a glass. Orange yellow color, head exploded upon opening the bottle. Slight butter citrus, slight spice and butter taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2141) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle at Phillips in Baltimore. Pretty gold color with lots of Belgian flavors. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3756) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Tap. Pours clear gold with fizzy, white head. Aroma is spices, yeast, wheat, biscuit malt, grassy hops, floral notes, and light fruit. Flavor is dry, bready malts, mixed spices and herbs, light hop bitterness, and some light fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2457) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Draft. Pours clear gold brown. Tastes very spiced and floral, almost like potpourri. Smells like ginger and nutmeg. Light body and medium carbonation.


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