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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Variety is the spice of life. Every once-in-a-while, you’ve gotta mix things up. Our catalyst for such an excursion out of the ordinary is, um, actually spice. Spice of Life uses traditional brewing spices in a way few dare to. Forsaking traditional ideas of subtlety and cowardly “Pinch of This, Pinch of That” brewing techniques, we embrace the flavors and launch them into a full frontal assault of delicious bitter orange peel and grains of paradise. Beautifully smooth coriander compliments and orange peel perfectly.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Draft at Dutch’s (5/2013). Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, toasted malts, mild spices, some orange citrus fruit. Some grass to the flavor. Decent drinker, but softens at the finish. Mild bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhunter151 (467) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours amber with a slight haze to it and a white head. Orange, clove, spice, some banana. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
On tap. Clear copper pour with an off-white head. Aroma is heavy on the clove with some banana followed by a mix of spices and some darker malt in the background. Taste had a lot of clove with contrasting spices (slight bitterness) and some nice darker malt tones including some light tobacco. Clean, lightly coating mouthfeel. I enjoyed this beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
Bouteille de 75cl. (bue en compagnie de Patrick). Liquide cuivrée avec une mousse blanche durable. Au nez une tonne d’épices, des oranges, de la coriandre et du sucre brun. Ce nez est trop sucré et laisse présager le pire pour la bouche. Ce qui fut confirmer à la première gorgée avec ce sucré, épicé piquant. Il y a une tonne de malt sucré, un mauvais alcool (surprenant). Elle écœure comme un mauvais barley wine.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlovakSniper (2807) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
75 cl. Une belle robe cuivrée et sa mousse largement montée et bien solide. Un nez de malts roux et de sucre d’orge avec des parfums nets d’oranges confites macérées dans une soupe épicée. Sur les papilles, un liquide presque liquoreux et bien épicé, chargé par la force des malts et par la sucrosité d’une liqueur faite à base d’oranges douces et amères. En bouche, un corps bien rond avec un pétillement actif et une texture presque collante. En finale, un étrange mélange de douceur, d’acidité, d’amertume et de notes chaudes. Une bière difficile à boire. Iron Fist me fait penser au Saint-Bock : un brasseur qui présente un catalogue éparpillé et sans grand intérêt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (4410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks alright; a transparent orange with very little carbonation and razor-thin white lacing. Smells of orange zest, caramel malt, coriander, and other spices. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
On tap, labeled "Spice and Desist". I’m assuming some legal action took place, and that’s the new name for this brew. Mostly hazy orange color. Thin off-white head. Head fades to minimal. Doesn’t leave much lace. Bitter orange peel, some sort of spice blend in the flavor. Interesting and balanced, nothing’s over the top in the aroma, but nothing stands out too much either. Little caramel malt. Some belgian type yeast in the body. Some light spicy taste, little sweet. Medium body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Nothing sticky in the texture, just a mild spicy orange aftertaste. Alright.. Flavors work reasonably well together but nothing stands out or impresses

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
Overall very good, lots of spices, strong, a mix of all sorts of flavors but smooth and good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Yep, definitely plenty of spices in this one. Some caramel sugars. Good and rounded character. Quite pleasant, really.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2820) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
Aroma:spicy,floral, yeast... Appearance:hazy amber,light head... Flavor:Sweet spicy beer,belgian yeast,,light citrus fruit...


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