Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
08-21-2013 12:48:56 | More by Brenden
3.93/5 rDev +8.9%
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,
07-25-2013 07:29:08 | More by Roman5150
Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.