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Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company

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414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This "outside-the-lines" beer from Short's is a heavy and murky orange, on the darker side, with a heavily tinted head that reaches just undera finger's height. Retention is fair, as is the quantity of spotty lacing left behind.
There's a lot going on in the aroma, and I can't deny its intrigue. Spicy for sure but not too hot and as much peppery as anything, it's also got lots of lemon but also lots of sweet citrus. Malts are biscuity but a little more raw than the typical dry biscuit.
The flavor, especially when unsure what to expect, comes together very well. The wheat base is evident and makes for a softer flavor that's easier to lay the spices down on, and works best with all the citrus. Peppery heat builds but never burns too hot, keeping up at a good level from beginning to end.
While creamy and crisp in a soft but about medium body, there is a little slickness in the back of the mouth.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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,

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Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.