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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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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4.2
scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Draft @ The Mills (ABV - 5.5%) - Dark hazed gold, creamy white head. Fresh flowers and cinnamon earth aromas ride lighter waves of white peppered apples and ginger. Great complexity for a lower ABV. Well balanced spiced florals and hints of fruity earth flavors round to quick dry finish. Never sweet and super drinkable for this type of beer. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. I love when a brewer steps away from the norm to bring out the creative side of the spectrum, and ends up doing it very well without a doubt. Great stuff...

4.1
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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closey22 (2126) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Deep Amber brownish orang with rimmimg beige head Aroma is spicy herbal notes of peppermint Flava is... different. herbal notes upfront then grain blended with lavender or rosemary for something like that Feels medium chewy with nice moderate fizz Finishes dry with bitterness blended with herb/spice Deep complex beer that Made me really think..:]

3.9
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.

3.8
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 Draft @ Arundel Mills. Pours a hazy, bright orange color; solid off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing; nice, bright pour. Loads of soft, well-integrated spicing in the aroma; picked out grains of paradise, and something that seemed like ginger; Jim mentioned there’s cardamom (definitely) and chamomile; very nicely integrated, soft-edged spice profile; touches of orange peel. Lively carbonation. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy, orange-tinged maltiness and loads of soft spicing; cardamom, grains of paradise, suggestions of ginger (maybe this is chamomile; maybe I need to drink more tea); lightly toasted malts and the slightest touch of orange-tinged sweetness; nicely spiced, very drinkable Belgian ale. Enjoyed this quite a lot. Medium finish: loads of lightly toasted malts, breadiness, and soft, lingering spices.

3.7
obguthr (6833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Cinnamon, clove, cherry, and malt nose. Clear copper, thin head. Soft mouthfeel. Light allspice flavor, neutral malt. Alcohol not terribly noticeable. Strange but in a good way.


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