Coriander has a subtle flavor & aroma that is warm, spicy, nutty, slightly fruity, and complex. It is used in brewing some wheat beers along with other spices to give these beers a light and refreshing flavor with a hint of spice.
Coriander adds spicy and lemony flavors and aroma to spiced beers and Belgium ales such as the white beers called Witbier. Coriander is also added to seasonal spiced beers mostly brewed for drinking during the fall and winter months. Coriander is used to flavor some liqueurs such as Chartreuse and Izarra. It is also used a cheap ingredient to flavor some low end colas.
Coriander is often used in combination with orange peel, in Belgium beers and sometimes with cardamom seed as well. Coriander adds floral, citrus, and spicy notes to beers.