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Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

392 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 19
Gots: 32 | 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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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-09-2013 15:48:32 | More by Brewer1980
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adrienne

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-09-2013 12:31:22 | More by adrienne
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alfie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-06-2013 15:05:39 | More by alfie
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redleg64

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-30-2013 19:27:47 | More by redleg64
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avschmitt

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-29-2013 19:51:05 | More by avschmitt
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-29-2013 14:44:11 | More by tommy5
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SkeeterBoganski

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-26-2013 00:13:48 | More by hilgart1
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-24-2013 23:41:07 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Brenden

Ohio

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
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Michigan

2/5  rDev -44.6%

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

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-08-2013 01:46:19 | More by JamesZ
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duke1258

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-07-2013 02:58:21 | More by duke1258
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Mississippi

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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king75

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Roman5150

Spain

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
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mikerap100

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-24-2013 04:35:14 | More by mikerap100
Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.