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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, you’ll never want to get to the bottom of the mystery ... or your glass.

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3.2
Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2012
This poured a hazy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was coriander, clove, chamomille, and yeast. Flavor was a lot of chamomille, and vanilla light pineapple and yeast too. Somewhat interesting.

3.2
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Spice and Belgian yeast aromas. Spicy bread flavors. Overall not too bad for a spiced Belgian.

2.5
BrotherJason (47) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2012
They’re out of Sawtooth and this is the temporary replacement. Sawtooth is better. Mysterium seems to be a traditional ale brewed with Belgian yeast and spiced with coriander, but as served on tap, it doesn’t show the complexity that would surface after aging foe the style. Taste is between an abby dubble and a belgo. A bit hoppy on finish but not much else going on. Bready and bittering hop aroma. Light mouthfeel and abrupt finish. Taste is balanced and it drinks easy. Just lacks complexity.

3.4
scottw86 (1175) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. Lots of spice and floral notes in the aroma. Some oranges and yeast too. Taste is also quite spiced with some coriander and pepper. Some candi sugars. Pretty sweet overall. Not bad!

3
arone12 (929) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Golden color. Tasted like dish soap! Might have been some dish soap in my glass. Spiced aromas. Not great!

2.9
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2012
On tap 4 oz. sample at Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2012. Clear, amber gold with small white head and fair lacing. Aroma was floral and spicy with cardamom, bready malt and yeast Taste of floral hops, cardamom, spice & yeast. Some sweetness. Medium/light body and carbonation. I agree with the first part of DuClaw's description--I am indeed mystified. I'm mystified at why there isn't more flavor, aroma and body in what they describe as a Belgian ale. It's not that the beer is bad; it just suffers from excessive moderation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a golden color with a white head. The nose brings forward some floral character and a bit of light spicing. The taste is pretty generic with some floral character and a bit of pepper and spice. The feel is a bit of spice as well. Not overspiced, but nothing really come together in the end. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-10-2010

3.3
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
on tap arundel mills 6/13/10. slightly hazy golden yellow with a white ring for a cap. lots of orange and lemon aromas in front of belgian yeast, earthy spice, tea, flowery perfume and some brown sugar. prickly spice on the medium body. 7/3/6/3/14/3.3 the flavor is a milder version of the aroma with added notes of coriander, cardamom, dust and a muddy finish.

3.3
Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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
willblake (2654) - 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, that’s 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 hadn’t aready rated it.


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