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Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company

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415 Ratings
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.99%
Wants: 21
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-14-2004

Northern Michigan spiced wheat ale. A 50% mixture of premium two-row malted barley and malted white wheat makes golden wheat ale balanced with Ahtanum and Cascade hop varieties. This ale is spiced with fresh zest of lemon and orange rind, coriander, and black peppercorns 
17.5 I.B.U.’s
2.8 deg. Plato
5.2% A.B.V.
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Ratings: 415 | Reviews: 151
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3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fargrow
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good pale wheat ale with a good spiciness to accompany the fruity flavors. A refreshing summer beer.

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2.89/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ferndave
1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

Label sounded like a delicious summer brew. Could only taste peppercorns. So much peppercorn.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.33/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of mangounchained
1/5  rDev -72.1%

This beer tastes like the moment you realize Santa Claus isn't real.

Photo of kevanb
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Jester King Zwanze Day Tumbler.

The beer pours an extremely clear and crisp golden color, light straw hues with many bubbles dancing in the glass. A thin, fizzy, unsubstantial white head appears, about a half finger high with a vigorous pour that vanishes quickly and leaves no film or lace. The aroma is zippy, plenty of coriander and pepper, light pale wheat with some citrus zest, probably the best attribute of the beer, comes off and interesting and engaging, makes me think of both an American pale wheat ale and also a Belgian witbier, but with some pizzazz. The flavors though, are a bit too abrasive, sharp peppercorn, tangy and acidic citrus zest, light coriander, pale grain and some unwanted saltiness. It's a bit all over the place, could use some toning down and some better integration. The mouthfeel is sharp, crisp and prickly, plenty of carbonation in this beer but it's also a bit thin and finishes very sharply with light dryness.

Verdict: Not my favorite beer from Short's at all, almost a Gose blended with a Witbier blended with a pale wheat ale at times, too much going on and perhaps too many adjuncts for such a simple base beer. The base can't stand up for itself amidst the scrum for attention with all the adjuncts and in the end, it's just too wacky and bizarre to work.

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5/5  rDev +39.3%


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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -9.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.