Not essential, but may be evident and may be more aggressive than herb-spice character.
Aromas and ﬂavors of individual spices may not always be identiﬁble.
Varies with underlying style
Herb and Spice beers are any beers using herbs or spices derived from roots, seeds, fruits, vegetables, ﬂowers, etc. Herb and/or spice characters can range from subtle to intense. Classifying these beers can be complex. Beers that exhibit herbal and/or spicy character are considered Herb and Spice Beers. Beers brewed with chili peppers are categorized as Chili Pepper Beers. When using these guidelines as the basis for evaluating entries at competitions, brewers may be asked to provide supplemental information about entries in this category to allow for an accurate evaluation of diverse entries. Such information might include the underlying beer style upon which the entry is based, or other information unique to the entry such as the type or form of herb(s) or spice(s) used or other factors which influence perceived sensory outcomes.