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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume et de clou de Girofle. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une moyenne densité de bulles. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange légèrement sucré avec une pointe de coriandre et de clou de Girofle. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #5093)

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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish deep amber, fine white bubbles. Nose of heavy spice, caramel, cream, rich nose. Taste of heavy spice, cream, cinnamon stick, a bit old tasting. Medium body, very spiced linger.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Yellow-orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some big spice notes with some orange citrus. The flavor is also very spicy with some bitter orange and grass notes from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - 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

3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2012
amber pour with a cream head. nose is heavy spices, yeast, florals, and fruity. heavy musk, spices, fruits, florals, and a clean finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4533) - 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.


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