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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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, youll never want to get to the bottom of the mystery ... or your glass.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arone12 (928) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadRobin (2896) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23384) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
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, thats 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 hadnt 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 didnt 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 (5074) - 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 doesnt quite hold up though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (6100) - 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.


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