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RATINGS: 82   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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3145) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3139) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
Bouteille de 75cl. (bue en compagnie de Patrick). Liquide cuivrée avec une mousse blanche durable. Au nez une tonne d’épices, des oranges, de la coriandre et du sucre brun. Ce nez est trop sucré et laisse présager le pire pour la bouche. Ce qui fut confirmer à la première gorgée avec ce sucré, épicé piquant. Il y a une tonne de malt sucré, un mauvais alcool (surprenant). Elle écœure comme un mauvais barley wine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Coriander, malt, oranges, herbal.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, coriander, spices, malt.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlovakSniper (3118) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
75 cl. Une belle robe cuivrée et sa mousse largement montée et bien solide. Un nez de malts roux et de sucre d’orge avec des parfums nets d’oranges confites macérées dans une soupe épicée. Sur les papilles, un liquide presque liquoreux et bien épicé, chargé par la force des malts et par la sucrosité d’une liqueur faite à base d’oranges douces et amères. En bouche, un corps bien rond avec un pétillement actif et une texture presque collante. En finale, un étrange mélange de douceur, d’acidité, d’amertume et de notes chaudes. Une bière difficile à boire. Iron Fist me fait penser au Saint-Bock : un brasseur qui présente un catalogue éparpillé et sans grand intérêt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3032) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
Sample at Systembolaget tasting. Fresh smell with notes of fresh tobacco. Similar taste. Feels like a belgian blonde that has been spiced somehow. I can’t put my finger on the spice though.

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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2968) - 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

3.5
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
Aroma:spicy,floral, yeast... Appearance:hazy amber,light head... Flavor:Sweet spicy beer,belgian yeast,,light citrus fruit...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
750ml bottle, dark amber color, with a thick pillowy white head, with a yeasty, doughy, mild orange peel, grain of paradise, coriander spicy aroma, with some panettone cake dough, vanilla notes, and with some wheat, pale, toasted malt, oat cereal accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, doughy, light earthy pale, wheat, toasty, grainy cereal malty character, with some spicy coriander, orange peel, panettone cake dough, oatmeal, faint flowery leafy, grassy, hoppy flavours, with a subtle vanilla undertone, leading towards a yeasty, doughy, wheat, pale, toasted maltiness, coriander, grain of paradise spiciness, orange peel, oatmeal cookie dough, faint lingering leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.


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