Displaying custom user fields


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Just want to say I'm new to XF and I'm starting to get around things.

So, i've created a new user field..a drop down menu...and I have problems outputing the text value of the choice. Basically, every time I call this userfield, it displays the value (internal value) but not the text.

<xen:if is="{$user.customFields.field}">
<dt>Text: {$user.customFields.field}</dt>
How can I call this field to output the text of the value instead of the value?