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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
A: The pour is a dark golden-amber color with a nice white head. S: Lots of orange, especially in terms of the peel. The amount of orange aroma is actually impressive. There’s also a fair amount of coriander. Strangely enough, I also pick up some fennel and dill, don’t ask me why. T: A good earthy and grassy flavor with plenty of sweet oranges. The orange peel provides a bit of a bitterness and some more citrus flavor. A decent maltiness and some strangely warming flavors. M: the body is medium with a low to moderate level of carbonation. D: I wasn’t really expecting to like this one, but it was one of my favorite beers at this brewery. A nice blend of spice notes and the base beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3118) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at Stone. It pours orange with a white head. The aroma is orange, coriander, cinnamon and nutmeg. A rather odd combination of winter and spring spices. The flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat, orange and coriander. An unusual brew, and not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6069) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours murky copper with a nice off-white head and a spicy aroma. There is a slightly sour and fruity caramel malt flavor with lots of unspecified spices causing a somewhat bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2930) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Brown bottle, 750 ml, via importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on October 26 2013; eye: little geyser, caramel with an orangey hue, semi-hazy, no effervescence, khaki head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: yeast, slight citrusy, spices, slight nutty, light bread; mouth: yeast, light citrusy, spices, slight nutty, finale in yeast with presence of spices, medium body, quite carbonated, fizzy; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie ( merci Hughes!), savourée le 26 octobre 2013; œil : petit geyser, caramel avec une teinte orangée, semi-voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse kaki qui se transforme en un anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : levure, très léger citrique, épices, très léger noix, léger pain; bouche : levure, très léger citrique, épices, très léger noix, léger pain Levure, léger citrique, épices, très léger noix, finale en levure avec présence d’épices, corps moyen, très carbonatée, pétillante; en résumé : correct

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MSBrindbergs (226) - Solna, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Flaska från SB. Vackert kopparröd vätska, lagom grumlig med ett lite snålt skum. Doftar banan, kryddor och jäst. Söt men kryddig smak, dock lite avslagen kan jag tycka. Både sötma och beska dröjer sig kvar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19214) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Cloudy deep golden, mid sized head. Marzipan and coriander, backed by butter in the nose. Mid dry with medium body and crisp, rounded mouthfeel. Grass, marzipan, citrus and butter. Mid bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2083) - 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.

3.3
   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5488) - 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.


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