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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4542) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2012
750 ml bottle via trade with doubleo, thanks Kyle. Poured a thick solid brownish/orange body under an average sized foamy white head that has some serious lasting power with a small slick of head that lasts the duration. Aroma is spicey and sweet with lots of orange juice, grains of paradise and a touch of corriander to add the spice, sadly though a bit of butter. The body is averagely carbonated with a medium mouthfeel and a rather quick dissipating aftertaste. Flavor is much like the aroma with orange and grains of paradise dominating along with lighter notes of corriander, a slight hint of mint leaves and wet bread. Solid effort.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4419) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Coriander nose, with light apple and clove notes. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Surprisingly full bodied. Somewhat musty apple and overripe orange flavor. Cloves are present, but not in the foreground. Coriander finish. Well balanced and pretty well put together. Definitely not overspiced, and the base beer doesn’t strike me as substandard. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3971) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3967) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
650 ml bottle. Amber color with off white head. Aroma nice and fruity with citrus, sweet malt and caramel with big coriander notes. Taste is spicy, coriander, sweet malt and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3949) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3934) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlovakSniper (3692) - Candiac, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3657) - 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!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3487) - 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
GRM (3231) - 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


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