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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Poured a dark golden honey color and created a minimal amount of foamy head. In the nose there is an abundance of coriander, orange peel and the spice grains of paradise which smells delicious and made my salivary glands start up right away. Actually smells similar to a true authentic Belgian witbier style. The flavor is the same high dosage of all the same elements and is just completely dominated by the grains of paradise and coriander. Also, there is a sweet and tart flavor of orange peels and has the same taste as the flesh of a tangerine. There is a little bit of a imbalance going on within this brew but since this was my first beer by Iron Fist, I have to admit that I’m impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2015) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
750ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a hazy roan brown with a big off-white head that has fair retention and ample lacing. The aroma is mild with spices, white fruits and sweet malts. The flavor is delicate with multilayer spices, oranges and orange juice. The palate is somewhat thin and watery with soft carbonation. Finishes weak and short. Overall: Nice flavor, but this falls apart with poor palate and no finish. Once again this brewery underwhelms, I hope they pick up the slack and brew something bold.

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!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VsXsV (1896) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of banana, clove, butter, spices, smoke and bread. Taste is very light sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, spices, smoke, banana and clove. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Meh.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Amber. Old hops, coriander citrus nose, pale, slight herbal malts. Dry, medium bodied. Flavour follows aroma. Nice belgy style drink. Long finish. Perhaps a bit too dry for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Pretty good. Pours cloudy amber with a medium sized offwhite head, good lace. Smells sweet and fruity with lots of sweet orange and spice. Tastes sweet and fruity and spicy, lots of orange with a building belgian yeast presence. Biscuity sweet. Medium body, subdued carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Great hazy orange color. I like this one but the flavors are very strong. Big fan of the grains of paradise and there are plenty here. The beer is like a big imperial hefe with tons of spice. Nothing delicate here. Huge wheaty beer. Heavy body. Too heavy. It is delicious! Bitterness in the finish is a bit harsh. The beer does grow on you.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1281) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TEJA (1214) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Bottle ar Peo, thanks. Aroma of aftershave. Perfume taste. Koriander and citrus taste. Small body and small sweetness.


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