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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.7
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1333) - 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.

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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TEJA (1261) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Bottle ar Peo, thanks. Aroma of aftershave. Perfume taste. Koriander and citrus taste. Small body and small sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
Pours hazy peach with a large frothy white head. Aroma is peach, coriander, orange, lemongrass, grass. Taste is orange, peach, coriander, lemongrass, resin, hay. Mouthfeel is very crisp and somewhat dry. Aftertaste is orange, coriander and spices. Quite good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy light amber with a frothy slightly off-white head. Aroma is orange, cloves, banana, sweet malt. Taste is sweet, some ripe banan, orange. Smooth texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hbmason (1087) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (913) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
On tap at Iron Fist - Poured orange color with thinner head and mild carbonation. Orange spice in the nose. Bigger malt profile, still spice comes through and lingers. A fuller version of Belgian white but with less wheat.


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