craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2012
12 oz bottle. deep orange pour with a small white head. mixed aromas with floral hops, candi sugar and spices. med body with cardamon, very sweet mats and citrus notes. too carbonated throughout. sweet finish with dark fruit notes and citrus notes. Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Clear amber pour wth faint offwhite head ring. Delicious cinnamon and clove nose and nutmeg. Flavor is like a weird apple pie with sweet potato twist. I just don’t care for this overall, but the aroma is fantastic. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle. Label shows 5% ABV. Copper pour with a short, fizzy white head. Aroma is flowery with soft spice, candi sugar and fruit notes. Big chamomile aromas to this. Taste is chamomile, soft spice, yeast notes, dried fruit, candi sugar, flowers and sweet malt. Mysterium comes across somewhat soft on the palate with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Feels almost over-carbonated at times. Ends with more chamomile, soft spice, sweet malt, candi sugar and dried fruit. Beerman6686 (6611) - 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. 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.
BrotherJason (48) - 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. scottw86 (1179) - 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! arone12 (932) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Golden color. Tasted like dish soap! Might have been some dish soap in my glass. Spiced aromas. Not great! MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, 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 Thorpe429 (5122) - , 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