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RATINGS: 83   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Tap at Duckaw Arundel Mills. Pours a low haze deeper amber. Medium off white head. Good retention. Nose is mega perfumey with huge sage. Some very musty attic notes. Big rose hips and grandmas perfume. Interesting... Taste is dry, moderately bitter, loads of sage and rosemary herbal bitterness. Not bad. Palate is slightly soapy and lavender perfume heavy. A bit papery. Lacing is thick and complete. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (713) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2017
BOD 12/23/16. Clear copper pour with a heavy dash of amber. Below average head volume. Poor retention and no lacing. Outstanding nose with a burst of cardamom over a sweet base with hints of chamomile. The Belgian yeast contribute a blended substrate of banana, light phenolic clove and a touch of pear/apple. Medium body that is smooth and has hints of creaminess at the finish. The carbonation / body balance is outstanding. The middle subtly provides just enough effervescence to open the flavors up. The finish is more powerful and delivers a nice prickly burst to close the show. The flavor profile is quite good. It delivers with the cardamom spice but is a bit too intense, hence balance is out of kilter a bit. Dial the cardamom back slightly and this one can become outstanding. It begins with a light chamomile touch that cardamom quickly overtakes. The sweetness of the nose never really materializes and consequently the contrast to allow the pear and apple notes to appear fails to occur. Roughly three quarters through, phenolic clove is evident. Clove and cardamom linger after the finish with clove being the last man standing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2792) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2017
Kroger bottle. Pours gold with a soft white head. Aroma is somewhat pleasant: fruit, perhaps plum, light grass, light gum. Flavor is meh. Up front is sweet fruit, followed by dry grass, and an herbal dough finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2017
Tap at jack Browns. Dark golden with thin head. Smells grainy, sweet, and fruity. Flavor follows.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2017
On tap at POUR. Light sweet with lemongrass and grassy herbs. Medium golden clear with thin white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Moderate sweet herbal start, watery honey sweetness, and citrus rind. Mild bitter finish with dry herbal after.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (4795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2017
12oz bottle from god knows where: gold pour, off-white head. aroma of minty, herbal, big ginger. tastes are even ginger, citrus, spice. little earthy, floral.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kleg (184) - The Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Mostly clear dark gold color with a white head and decent retention. Light lacing. Taste is a mottled mix of spices. I taste the cinnamon but it gets lost with other flavors. Meh.It tastes similar to a pumpkin beer without the pumpkin and in this case thats not a good thing.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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 (7487) - 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 (3427) - 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 (1536) - 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


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