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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Pours a kind of TJ water orange / brown with a frothy off white head. herbal hops in the nose as well as faint spice and yeasty characters.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Appearance: swirls with filmy bubbles atop a bright amber-orange body. Mostly clear but with a faint chill haze.
Nose: clean spiced character is pervasively seductive. Crunchy caramelized sweetness in the back rides atop crisp golden melba toast. Forestry. Potpourri underneath with floral and herbal qualities. Canned black cherries and mulberries for a bit of wild mustiness. Tobacco leaf underneath along with parchment paper. Complex and evolving.
Palate: clean with a medium-bodied weight and a dry finish. Leafy, dried herbs, parchment paper and dried tobacco leaf. Apple sweetness then bitterness of skin and nutty earthiness of stem. Solid warmth and spice in swallow and breath. Dried brush old and crumbly. Ginger and powdered cumin mingle with a mélange of floral and herbal notes.
Final Thoughts: easily for me the most intriguing beer of our mini-tasting. Never once was a single sip same as the next nor the previous. A truly amazing and evolving beer. I’d easily drink another.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2011
Very cloudy, dirty orange brown color. Doesn’t look appealing, huge huge orange peel and grains of paradise just everywhere. Way over the top which I don’t like, but nice smooth malty mouthfeel. Very low hops, which work well and ultimately make this a fairly palatable brew. Not sweet. Would rush to buy again, but doesn’t.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
This beer was sampled from a 750 ml bottle. Nice amber pour, with very pleasant spiciness. I’d think of this as a beer that you could give to a non beer geek to enjoy

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Poured from a bottle purchased at the brewery. Amber in color with aromas of sweet malt and some belgo yeast. Medium light body. Pleasant flavors with subtle notes of the added spices of orange and coriander. Easy to drink and well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Clear orange with a fizzy white head. Caramel and spice aroma and taste with a citrus and grain finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
@Rudolph Throwdown-thanks to hopscotch-750ml bottle-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, orange, coriander. Taste is sweet light/medium malt-cocoa/peat, orange/lemon, coriander, grassy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle ... Vero Beach “GET YOUR RUDOLPH ON” Throwdown… The appearance is of unfiltered apple cider with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is a fruity, spicy mix of apple sauce, coriander, clove, cinnamon, sage and nutmeg. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. Sweet and spicy; tangy and fruity. Spiced cider-like. Finishes spicy, sweet and tangy. Different. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hamilton23 (599) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 20, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours copper with off-white head. Smells of citrus and cloves. Tastes similar to smell...loads of orange rind and some peppers and biting spices.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Capped 750 from South Bay Drug. Pours brilliant dark copper with a frothy 3 finger beige head. It has that orange peel aroma with some accompanying spices. With a little clove it could be a pommander. Med body. Flavor is very, very spicey. I think the clove showed up. It’s a really delicious things, and I’m glad I waited til close to Xmas. This is very strongly flavored. Brilliant. And not just the color.


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