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Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

390 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 19
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 06-14-2004)
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WuAnquo1

Michigan

1/5  rDev -72.3%

01-07-2012 18:45:58 | More by WuAnquo1
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jduprey007

Michigan

1/5  rDev -72.3%

07-04-2012 11:23:39 | More by jduprey007
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amishbooze

Michigan

1/5  rDev -72.3%

07-09-2012 23:52:04 | More by amishbooze
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Beaver13

Colorado

1.88/5  rDev -47.9%

12oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold with a smallish white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film.

The aroma is wheaty malt, lemon and some perfumey soap.

The flavor is a bit odd - kind of a medicinal fruity disinfectant. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied.

Overall, I didn't care for this. It tasted more like something I should clean my house with instead of beer.

01-07-2012 03:17:52 | More by Beaver13
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cynical1027

Ohio

2/5  rDev -44.6%

02-21-2012 03:42:48 | More by cynical1027
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leadahmer

Michigan

2/5  rDev -44.6%

12-07-2013 00:30:02 | More by leadahmer
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

2/5  rDev -44.6%

08-11-2013 02:12:51 | More by miwestcoaster
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Rempo

Indiana

2/5  rDev -44.6%

11-20-2011 04:15:58 | More by Rempo
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rab53

Washington

2/5  rDev -44.6%

12-07-2011 02:21:07 | More by rab53
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

10-21-2013 05:12:52 | More by ohiobeer29
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kynap55

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

07-20-2012 01:46:23 | More by kynap55
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krl2112

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

07-08-2013 00:30:15 | More by krl2112
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -36.3%

Picked this up in a mixed sixer from Mondo Vino along with other Short's brews. Golden yellow color, looks just fine. Smell is really heavy spices to the point where I don't want to drink it. Perfume-like almost, just obnoxious. The flavor is like drinking potpurri and shampoo, just way too heavy on the spices. If I had bought a sixer of this I would have returned it.

09-25-2011 16:20:08 | More by ArrogantB
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Crosling

Colorado

2.45/5  rDev -32.1%

Sampled on draught @ Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire, Michigan. Lightly cloudy yellow color. Heavily spiced aroma, overly so, with the lemon peel and curacao standing out most, along with a light citrusy hop fragrance. Flavor is again, overly spice, with the curacao and lemon peel standing out the most in the flavor. No malt complexity with little hop and nothing but spice.

05-28-2006 21:47:24 | More by Crosling
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DanGeo

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

05-30-2013 03:30:36 | More by DanGeo
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Supergenious

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

12-28-2011 03:22:11 | More by Supergenious
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Marti403

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

01-01-2012 23:18:40 | More by Marti403
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

12-20-2011 15:14:42 | More by sholland119
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LambClowder

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

11-14-2012 21:21:02 | More by LambClowder
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.53/5  rDev -29.9%

Poured into a glass meant for wits and such on 6/25/12

Thanks to beesy

Pale, golden yellow; faded straw tones. Some chill haze. Foam is fizzy and minimal; a 1/4th inch layer is gone in no time. No retention, no lace.

The aroma is heaviest on the orange zest, trickling down from there - lemon, clean and dusty wheat, hints of coriander. There is an earthy, herbal crackle mixed in back; I reckon that's the peppercorn talking.

It's a good thing the spices are part of the name; the nippy peppercorn and milder coriander are about the only thing this beer has going for it. Beyond the spices are notes of timid wheat and over-watered orange juice concentrate. The finish has fairly strong herbal lingerings. Dry zest bitterness emerges as the beer warms.

The feel is thin and watery. Carbonation is thin as well, lacking any bodily support. I'm inclined to call the over feel "pesky."

This one seems to be fashioned haphazardly. Not terrible, but I'm alright leaving it at one.

06-26-2012 01:17:13 | More by Ryan011235
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -27.1%

Pours a deep golden, nearly amber color with a pretty wispy, white head that recedes pretty quickly to a small outline of the glass. The aroma is... different, to say the least. At first, it's like mixing together a bunch of random spices off the rack and taking a big whiff. Upon settling down and taking repeated sniffs, some clarity begins to form - peppercorns are the heaviest spice, as expected, because that's how it's advertised. Nutmeg? Maybe. It's hard to tell. Coriander? Definitely, but it's not very strong. There are some other ashy, leafy spices lingering around, may just be a product of ingredient clashing. Intense fruity, sweetness spikes hit the nose as well, bittersweet orange rinds and a peppery lemon zest, almost in a wood-polish, Pledge kind of way. Certainly stings the nostrils.

The taste is full of many things. Oranges? They're there. Lemon zest? Big time, again, taking on an almost too-strong, cleanser profile. Coriander? Yeah, certainly in the backdrop. Hops? Sure. A present leafiness hangs around, almost on the herbal side, along with a slight pungent, citrusy-pith character. Malt? Of course. Nice malty background, slightly toasted with a nice bread character and some light caramel even (very light, however). BUT - none of these flavors are any match for the peppercorns. My GOD, the pepper is strong in this one. It's like sucking on a pepper mill. Strong and overpowering, to the point of tickling the back of the throat. I like pepper. But not this much, and it certainly doesn't belong in a beer. Medium body, medium-high carbonation.

As always, Shorts is trying something out-of-the-box, which I love. This is one of the few that miss the mark for me... Surprising, since I enjoy the peppercorn additions in Anniversary Ale. It was just a touch overdone in this brew. I'd like to give the next batch a go, and perhaps the balance will be there.

01-22-2013 17:46:13 | More by tectactoe
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -26.6%

poured in a MJ tasting glass.

Pours a hazy gold with no head, whatsoever. Not even a thin whisp of foam on top. Carbonation evident with tons of tiny bubbles (Don Ho?) flowing up the side of the glass.

Aromas of citrusy hops, citrus zest (lemon and (?) orange). Has an orange Gatorade aroma.

First sip is of thin orange gatorade, chalky, like club soda. (Must be a theme tonight.) Reminds me of orange alka-seltzer. A little medicinal.

Mouthfeel is thin, a bit watery. Again, much like club soda.

Drinkability is okay. Not what I was expecting. Very strange beer. Hard to even describe it as a beer. Not sure I would seek this out again. Would not drink if this was the only beer on tap. Not that special.

10-31-2010 02:30:10 | More by JamnesCameron
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womencantsail

California

2.73/5  rDev -24.4%

Thanks again to Thorpe for this one.

A: The beer pours a light golden color with a thin white head.

S: A wonderful cleaning fluid aroma. Intense lemon and orange peel, maybe a bit of perfume. The pepper corn aroma is quite intense, too. Not very much coriander aroma.

T: As with the aroma, intense lemon peel aroma with the orange more in the background. As with the aroma, there is quite a bit of peppercorn character and very little coriander. Sort of watery.

M: Light bodied with low to medium carbonation.

O: Just too much cleaning solution.

10-08-2011 22:29:29 | More by womencantsail
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silentjay

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -24.4%

looks like a decent saison. slightly hazy straw color with a decent sized almost white head that recedes quickly, but leaves epic lacing.

hmmm. definitely spicy. peppercorns (white, and black) are quite apparent, with some herbal qualities.

lemon rind with peppercorns and dried herbs with some slightly toasted wheat bread and some sour and bitter citrus.

light/medium bodied with a prickly carbonation and a peppery finish, and an odd herb quality that does not leave the palate.

my least favorite Shorts beer so far. just not for me. Not sure Ill be getting this one again.

09-05-2011 05:37:21 | More by silentjay
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jdubified

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-15-2012 20:30:16 | More by jdubified
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Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.