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Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

374 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.39%
Wants: 18
Gots: 27 | 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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McBAINx

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-30-2014 22:41:58 | More by McBAINx
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Yesdog

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-03-2013 22:13:29 | More by Yesdog
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-14-2014 19:03:02 | More by Flabbyjandro
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MattBreight

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-05-2012 22:32:59 | More by MattBreight
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Gtg642

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-21-2012 22:49:57 | More by Gtg642
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mrebeka

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-08-2012 14:07:13 | More by mrebeka
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parrotdead

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-21-2013 22:54:44 | More by parrotdead
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m_p_snyder

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-08-2013 03:49:25 | More by m_p_snyder
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-09-2012 07:36:56 | More by akttr
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emac1224

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-28-2014 02:51:26 | More by emac1224
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JVoyager

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-12-2012 19:17:40 | More by JVoyager
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Pelletben

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-16-2014 23:10:56 | More by Pelletben
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-02-2013 02:08:09 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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LiquidBread219

Indiana

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a fairly clear golden color with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly to a ring around the glass leaving behind a touch of lace.

S - I thought the nose was rather weak. There wasn't a lot that came out you do get some spices in there with a lot bit bit of citrus but like I said they didn't stand out and you really had to dig to get that out of this beer. I also did detect the peppercorns used in this one also but there is a lot going on in the nose of this beer it's kind of hard to pick something that stands out. IMO it just had a weak nose.

T - I thought the beer started off kind of on the citrus side which was kind of surprising because I thought it would be more spices. In the middle of the beer is where the spices and peppercorns come out and play. It was nice just wish it would have been more spiced that's all.

M - Light bodied with lots of carbonation. Smooth with a tart and spiced finish.

D - Easy to drink but don't think I would want a lot of this just because it's not my style and like I said before I thought there would be more spices. Glad I got to try but wouldn't buy a whole six pack of this would just put a bottle in a mixed six pack or something like that.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 03:30:41 | More by LiquidBread219
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-14-2014 23:13:02 | More by BcOneSeven
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98green

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-14-2014 01:27:16 | More by 98green
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

10-21-2013 16:03:49 | More by FrankHammer
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Kerrie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-15-2012 04:06:40 | More by Kerrie
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-21-2013 05:55:03 | More by Localdrinklax
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LornaLee

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

12-29-2011 05:12:39 | More by LornaLee
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a medium brown with an off white head. Smell is initially quite odd; there's just so much going on and I'm not sure it really all fits together that well. The spices are together a nice touch, but I think the peppercorns get to be a bit of overkill. The hops are nice, though, and lend a nice touch in the flavor as well. The spices are a bit excessive there, and I find the pepper to be distracting (not nearly as good as it was in the Anniversary Ale 2009). Mouthfeel is a bit dry and spicy, and drinkability is really affected by all these factors.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 21:17:36 | More by Thorpe429
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a Lawson's pint glass.

Standard pour yields a quickly dissipating coarse, 1 finger white head. Beer is a clear pale orange. Lacing is non existant. Not a very good looking beer.

Nose is big citrus, lemon, and sweet peach notes. Very fruity upfront and quite enticing. Like an imitation orange juice drink with some pepper mixed in. Nice but a bit awkward.

Opens citrus and lemon. Like tang (the orange drink). Sweet with some odd spiciness coming in at the middle from the peppercorns. Spicy and yeasty at the end. Finish is pepper and fruit juice. Sweet and a touch coarse aftertaste. If the peppercorns weren't in this beer, it'd score much better.

Light bodied and well carbonated. Lively and bubbly in the mouth and abrasive and spicy going down. Finish is messy with a clean aftertaste. Standard.

I'm giving this an above average overall although all my other scores are just at average because this one has a lot of potential. A very easy drinking beer if only the peppercorns would fade out a bit. An offering that just had one too many ingredients in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 01:45:19 | More by SpeedwayJim
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Acquired from tburkhart, courtesy of the Under 100 IV BIF so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light cloudy gold color, with a very thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains coriander, lemon, orange, pepper, light malts, wheat and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet citrus flavors of lemon and orange followed by spicy flavors of coriander and pepper. Then some mild bready flavors come in from wheat and a thin malt character. The hops presence is faint but provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little smooth and a little crisp but kind of watery, light body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this beer is exactly what it claims to but there are several others like it that are better.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 22:35:27 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Spider889

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Great clarity. Golden color with a short tight white head.

S - Thyme and some sage type aromas. Someone had also mentioned Fruity Pebbles - I can sort of see that.

T - Definitely spicy, crushed white pepper and overall just very herbal, this is a spice rack beer.

M/O - Dry and smooth. Not bad for what it is (a wheat, spice beer). But I wasn't a very big fan.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 08:40:05 | More by Spider889
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Ruds

United Kingdom (England)

3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass to a hazy gold colour with a thinnish white head.

Smells of orange peel/zest, other hints of citrus and some peppercorn, corriander and a pinch of other 'unidentifiable' herbs!

Flavour wise a sour orange and to a lesser extent lemon dominates the mouth allied to background flavours of wheat and moderate spice. Also get the peppercorns again particularly in the finish however there was also a background 'sweetness' to the beer which I don't think overly helped the balance of flavours!

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body, perhaps a little too thin and watery?

Overall not impressed. Not a particularly well balanced beer and a little thin.

Slightly 'spicie' but not so 'nicie' - they must have set themselves up for a review along those lines and I'm sure I'm not the first to quote that and I won't be the last!

Would not seek out this beer in any way shape or form in the future. I would imagine the only likelihood of me drinking again would be on a hot summers day as I guess it has 'refreshment' potential in such conditions, but someone would have to give me a bottle!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 08:28:25 | More by Ruds
Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.