Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +34.3%
Fantastic beer. Wheat-colored, light-bodied and bubbly. The peppercorn flavor is prominent but not overly intense. Wonderful aftertaste. I usually don't like spiced wheat beers and I really dig this guy. Highly recommended. I'm on my second as I write this review and I feel number three on the way.
06-21-2013 21:17:26 | More by danreitz
4.83/5 rDev +33.8%
Slightly cloudy straw yellow pour with a strong white head.
Very herbal smell, peppery and citrusy. Very balanced and intriguing.
Flavor is dominated by coriander, complex citrus and pepper. The peppery flavor is absolutely insane! It creates a borderline spiciness that lingers on the palate for a long time. Very subtle, gradually increasing as the flavor accumulates on the tongue. Truly unique and unforgettable.
Medium bodied and very refreshing, spicy and drinkable. No beer has ever matched pizza quite so well.
09-17-2006 20:53:51 | More by nortmand
4.8/5 rDev +33%
Huge thanks to wintbs379 for this brew...
A: Pours a translucent golden straw. There is very little head and only a thin white ring lingers on the glass.
S: Mmm. I get a lot of pepper, some mild citrus, but mainly it's delicious peppercorns. I'm loving the nose.
T: Wow. I'm seriously shocked. That massive pepper nose is nothing when it hits the palate. This beer starts out super wet and juicy. There is a ton of orange and a bit of lemon. The peppercorns hit the palate late and make this beer really flavorful. It's delicious.
M: Light bodied beer. It's juicy all the way from start to finish. There is a really solid pepper heat, but it's not overwhelming. This is super drinkable, and the pepper lingers on the palate for quite some time.
O: I need more of this ASAP. Damn. Massive pepper nose and massive orange taste. The brain plays tricks on you and mixes both aspects of the beer beautifully. This has to be my biggest surprise of 2012 so far. I'm seriously loving this beer.
07-18-2012 14:06:03 | More by trxxpaxxs
4.68/5 rDev +29.6%
Poured from 12 oz bottle into wine glass.
Pours golden orange with thin white head that fades quickly. Translucent.
Smells of grass, citrus, spice in general.
Awesome complex taste. Mild pepper up front and then I keep getting a taste that reminds me of chamomile tea in the middle which really balances the pepper. Then a long warm pepper burst at the end. Very unique and very very good.
Smooth dry with warming elements from the pepper.
Excellent beer all around. Reminds me of a saison but with more pepperiness. Will be requesting my local store to stock some.
07-21-2012 19:02:38 | More by EtOHMD
4.55/5 rDev +26%
Wow.. what can I say other than thanks to Fantome for bringing me back a growler of this magnificent beer from Michigan. I was also at the mentioned Autumn Brew Review where Joe was peddling his fine beers.
Fantome describes the beer perfectly. Huge lemon citrus nose. Rocky bright white head with moderate lacing. Cloudy golden color. Citrus lemon hits right away in taste and finishes with a zesty pepper that keeps growing for a matter of minutes after you drink. I did sense a bit of fusel/higher alcohol in it and had a slight headache in the morning after, would like to try again with a fresh growler to verify.
A very unique beer that I would drink regularly if available. Watch for any of Joe Short's creations, he has brewed some of the best beers I've sampled in the past few years. His Machu Picchu IPA (sampled at the RAF 2003 and Jackson 5 IPA (ABR 2001) rivaled any other IPA's on the market.
07-09-2004 05:10:37 | More by truthbrew
4.45/5 rDev +23.3%
Short's Nicie Spicie is a lovely complex beer that combines lemon and pepper. It's my first beer from Short's and it was delicious.
A: Straw colour and a good 5 mm head that lasts. 4.5
S: Mild citrus aroma with some subtle spice notes. Also, some floral hop aromas. Yum. 4.5
T: Malt, apple and lemon into a spicy, tangy finish. There is a lot going on but the end result is very pleasant. Lemon and pepper. 4.5
M: Foamy. 4
O: Lovely complex beer that combines lemon and pepper. 4.5
09-06-2011 03:55:46 | More by vandemonian
4.45/5 rDev +23.3%
A - Brew pours very slowly, head builds slow. Nicie one finger head builds as a foamy white. Brew is almost a light pink color... Lots of nicie yellow and orange dominates the brew. Brew is thin with nicie clarity. Head builds slowly when swirled, lacing does remain in small amounts.
S - Big orange and lemon scent, Very NICIE!!! Some small spicie peppercorns are quite present too. Very nicie sweetness. lots of light nicie wheat found too.
T - Refreshingly nicie!!! Very lemon and orange. Almost a salty spicie brew, it makes you want to drink more with every sip. Some nicie spicie hits the tongue HARD! There's definitely a wheat base under this brew.
M - Thin and light. In fact, my only complaint is the brew is too thin, it needs more body. Perfect carbonation, zero bitterness.
O - What a nicie surprise! Tried at GABF and randomly found locally in a 6-pack! Perfect brew for a hot spicie day! Wonderful. Awesome work Shorts!
10-05-2011 00:56:45 | More by chugalug06
4.43/5 rDev +22.7%
A remarkably quaffable and tasty spiced ale with peppery aroma and hot finish. What's found inbetween is mixture of hops and malt with lemon-orangey spices mixed in with a wheaty maltiness. A soft mouthfeel and light to medium body. This beer pours a slightly hazy yellow off the tap. The black pepper in this beer is perfectly done -- not too hot or spicy -- just enough heat to make things interesting and not ruin the drinkability of this wonderful ale. An excellente summertime beer which has inspired a homebrewed creation of my own in a similar vein.
On tap at Butch's Dry Dock in Holland, Mich.
06-17-2005 03:36:31 | More by marcobrau
4.38/5 rDev +21.3%
Nose is smacked with cracked pepper, lemon, and orange. The spice and citrus additions almost form a spicy lime-like aroma - extremely pleasing and welcoming. Soft sweetness.
Incredibly balanced citrus and spice palate. Lots of orange up front, lots of peppercorn. Those are the two major players, supported by the coriander spice and lemon (and that damn lime again). Behind all this, is a well made American wheat that's able to withstand all these additions, while holding its own.
Lingering pepper is quite prevalent but not overbearing. Soft citrus and sweetness are there, just in the background. Refreshing, smooth. Light bodied with generous carbonation.
This beer is incredibly good - my first shorts and now I have to drink everything they brew. The flavors are so powerful and bold, and yet the beer is unbelievably smooth and easy to drink. The lingering spice is shorts way of saying "don't you ever forget what we are all about." outstanding!
08-16-2012 16:49:54 | More by Grohnke
4.33/5 rDev +19.9%
This beer pours a hazy gold, very little to no head and some lacing. The aroma is highly perfumed, and quite exotic. In addition to not-quite-ripe tropical fruit, I smell honey and pine. I immediately taste rosewater, and a hint of menthol followed by the hops in the mix which are floral and pine-like. The finish is lovely and smooth as a result of mellowing hops. There is some carbonation, which allows each flavour to be pronounced uniquely but is never in the way.
A refreshing and unusual beer which employs a playful relationship between bitter and sweet tastes.
08-29-2011 00:46:49 | More by TLJ
4.3/5 rDev +19.1%
Bottle poured into a weizen glass.
A- A gentle pour left a slightly hazy, golden-yellow body. A yeast pour really clouded it up. After both a gentle and a more aggressive pour on the second bottle, I only got about a 1/2-finger, white head that drops pretty quickly to a film. Carbonation was moderate. Sticky rings were quite good. Overall, nice body but disappointed with the head retention.
S- Lots of citrus initially (mostly lemon). Lighter, black pepper accents. Citrus turns a little toward a sour orange on further review. Peppery qualities are upped with a little warmth.
T- There's a nice interplay of citrus fruits. Lemon and orange combine and come off as a sour orange or nearly grapefruit-like. Pepper comes in just behind and really steps up with a little warmth. There's a toasted bread backbone. Citrus and pepper both come through the finish to leave a slightly puckering (though pleasant), clean end.
M- It's slightly grainy, which I call good for the wheat style. Lighter carbonation. There's a little citrus bite.
D- Great. The fruit and spice kind of land this beer between an American Wheat Ale (as described on the bottle) and a Saison. It reminds me a lot of a homebrew I've done a couple times based off of a Randy Mosher recipe for a Saison where I combine orange and grapefruit with grains of paradise. A good switch-up from a traditional APWA. Pleasantly surprised (as I took from the name that it might be more of a fall/winter spiced beer).
10-03-2010 18:59:59 | More by GRPunk
Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.