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RATINGS: 85   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazy bronze body with a small off-white head. Aroma of lavender, perfume, potpourri. Very aromatic. Flavors are pretty strong. Coriander, lavender, rose hips, grains of paradise. Very floral and spicy. Maybe too spicy.

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 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (960) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - 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.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1402) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3333) - 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.


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