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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19976) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Had a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11899) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Yep, definitely plenty of spices in this one. Some caramel sugars. Good and rounded character. Quite pleasant, really.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11612) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Capped 750 from South Bay Drug. Pours brilliant dark copper with a frothy 3 finger beige head. It has that orange peel aroma with some accompanying spices. With a little clove it could be a pommander. Med body. Flavor is very, very spicey. I think the clove showed up. It’s a really delicious things, and I’m glad I waited til close to Xmas. This is very strongly flavored. Brilliant. And not just the color.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
@Rudolph Throwdown-thanks to hopscotch-750ml bottle-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, orange, coriander. Taste is sweet light/medium malt-cocoa/peat, orange/lemon, coriander, grassy hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9558) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle ... Vero Beach “GET YOUR RUDOLPH ON” Throwdown… The appearance is of unfiltered apple cider with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is a fruity, spicy mix of apple sauce, coriander, clove, cinnamon, sage and nutmeg. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. Sweet and spicy; tangy and fruity. Spiced cider-like. Finishes spicy, sweet and tangy. Different. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Coriander and grains of paradise leap from the glass in this clean and unmemorable brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A rapidly diminishing veil of foam crowns the translucent amber.
-Aniseed allusions are also found underneath.
-Mouthfeel is relatively lean.
-This is quite drinkable despite the intensity of the spiciness.
-Blind, you don’t really know if you’re holding a bag of wet spices, a cup of herbal tea, an amped Witbier, etc.
-Hops and malt are only there to support the spices.
-It remains quite useful for many food pairings.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle thanks to my secret Santa! Pours a hazy amber orange with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a decent amount of spice, with a hint of light fruit/flora and backing sweet grain. Flavor has a good amount of grain with a spice backbone and a hint of a light fruit note.


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