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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Tap. Pours an orange color with a white head. Aroma is of spices like coriander, some orange peel, pepper, some sweet malt and lighter fruits. The aroma follows the nose I get the coriander, orange peel and pepper, sweet malt and lighter fruits like pear. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, flowers, spices, slight grains of paradise, and orange. Poured orange in color with a tiny, off-white head that lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Hazy. Not sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and a tad bitter. Tastes of malt, spices, grains of paradise, and nothing else. Medium body. Lightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Malt, spice finish is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4677) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2012
750 ml bottle via trade with doubleo, thanks Kyle. Poured a thick solid brownish/orange body under an average sized foamy white head that has some serious lasting power with a small slick of head that lasts the duration. Aroma is spicey and sweet with lots of orange juice, grains of paradise and a touch of corriander to add the spice, sadly though a bit of butter. The body is averagely carbonated with a medium mouthfeel and a rather quick dissipating aftertaste. Flavor is much like the aroma with orange and grains of paradise dominating along with lighter notes of corriander, a slight hint of mint leaves and wet bread. Solid effort.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and spice aroma with light orange. Malt and spice flavor with light orange and light wheat. Medium bodied. Lower carbonation. malt and spice lingers with light orange and light wheat.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Dark copper with thin lasting bright white head. Aroma is herbal, spicy and peppery; Saison like with a hint of citrus. Thin biere de garde lemon flavour. I liked it until I tasted it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
750 ml. Bottle pour. Orange color with a thick white head. Deep citrus aroma and tastes notes. Corriander and orange peel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8618) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma has notes of biscuit, yeasty bread and spice notes, some fruity orange, coriander, notes of other fruit as well. Taste is a nice mix of spices that I couldn’t quite figure out, but notes of fruity orange and lemon, lots of spice and biscuit finishing fairly dry but also pretty sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2011
sample at Dr. Bill’s GABF Tasting at Falling Rock on 10/1/11. deep orange pour with a big white head. orange peel, coriander nose. medium body with spices up front and smooth orange / coriander notes throughout. semi-dry finish with more citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
(750ml bottle from Whole Foods Hillcrest). Pours a copper color with a creamy tan head. Aroma has orange, bread and coriander. Taste is sweet with orange and coriander coming through. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Dry finish. Nice orange notes in this saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Sampled on 9/24/2011. This spiced beer pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with good lacing and nice retention. Aroma is fruity and sweet, with some orange peel and other spiciness. A medium bodied spiced beer. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and orange peel. The hops are earthy and spicy. Decent carbonation. Nice spiciness. The orange peel is very evident, there even seems to be a little bit of the orange oiliness going on as well. Hints of coriander and grain of paradise as well. Starts kind of sweet and finishes kind of dry and somewhat spicy. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and spicy.


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