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Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company

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398 Ratings

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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 19
Gots: 33 | 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:
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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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Yesdog, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

bumchilly25, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

king75, Jul 25, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +9.2%

bottle into tulip

appearance: pale slightly cloudy golden yellow, half finger white head, not much lacing

smell: lemon, highly citric, lot's of peppercorn, grapefruit juice, coriander

taste: grapefruit juice, peppercorn, coriander comes through mid palate, basically everything from the nose but to a slightly lesser extent, wheat backbone is spicy and smooth, a lot of spices and fruitiness, but I must admit it is very refreshing when had cold

mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation, thin bodied

overall: Not a huge fan of the style, but a huge fan of Short's, and for what it is, this is a damn good beer. Very refreshing on a hot day,

Roman5150, Jul 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

mikerap100, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

parrotdead, Jul 21, 2013
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Kori, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

FortKnox15, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ianpstephens, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

cb8282, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

tswater, Jul 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

MMBrew, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

drbenderdo, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Boverhof3, Jul 04, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -22.2%

a: Shared with threee others. My three ounces poured into an amber juiice glass which may have distorted the color. Appeared a deep orange with a half finger head.

s: Mildly citrus.

t: Citrus at first, but then the pepper registers and overwhelms, leaving a burning sensation in the back of the throat.

m: Medium with notable carbonation, but that pepper blast keeps any enjoyment from sipping at a minimum.

o: Interesting concept: a beer that is so spicy hot it makes you want to drink more beer, but it does not help. After that, the Curious Traveler Shandy I tried, a style I usually do not like, was a welcome relief.

Give Shorts credit for something unusual and creative. Might appeal to those who like spicy spicy and more spicy. But for me it was not nicie.

scotorum, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

jschott75, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

smartassboiler, Jun 23, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +34.7%

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.

danreitz, Jun 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

marcb105, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

ryand14, Jun 17, 2013
Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.