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Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company

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397 Ratings

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 19
Gots: 33 | 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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Wingsman, Jul 25, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +20.3%

This beer pours a hazy gold, very little to no head and some lacing. The aroma is highly perfumed, and quite exotic. In addition to not-quite-ripe tropical fruit, I smell honey and pine. I immediately taste rosewater, and a hint of menthol followed by the hops in the mix which are floral and pine-like. The finish is lovely and smooth as a result of mellowing hops. There is some carbonation, which allows each flavour to be pronounced uniquely but is never in the way.

A refreshing and unusual beer which employs a playful relationship between bitter and sweet tastes.

TLJ, Aug 29, 2011
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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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4/5  rDev +11.1%

A- Hazy golden in color, thin white head that dissipates into an even thinner rim.
S- The sweet/bitterness from the citrus, the lemon is very abundant. Its ended with the mellow spice of the peppercorns.
T- Smooth refreshing wheat up front but quickly followed by a very sweet bitterness from the oranges and lemons. Its finished with the mellow kick of coriander and slight spice from the peppercorns.
M- Very crisp and clean, the citrus ads a sour bitterness that is still very sweet. It has a very acidic and spicy aftertaste.
D- this beer is real crisp and refreshing but still has the amount of flavor you've come to expect from Shorts. the wheat is perfectly complemented by the citrus and spice's.

TwoHeartedMale, Mar 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.7%


justinjsmith91, Aug 31, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from bottle into pint glass on 8/16/2011.

A - I could bust out the thesaurus here, but the beer pours into the glass and just looks orange. But in that unfiltered, raw wheat beer, delcious sort of way. Not much head to speak of.

S - Citrus-y, grain smell upfront with the slightest hint of spice in the back. But peppery instead of cloves.

T - Great tasting wheat beer. I honestly expected there to be more spice at the end.

M - Average

O - Sat down and had two wheat beers this evening, and I favored this one over the other. Great wheat beer overall.

mcomben, Aug 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

christopherbaum, Dec 25, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

Picked up a bottle yesterday, overall this is a summer beer all the way, very much like Oberon. Smells of lemon, orange, a bit of floral note, and yes the pepper is there as well. Taste the orange and lemon right off the first sip, finished by zest and spice, mostly peppercorn and more lemon. Feels similar to Oberon in the mouth and tastes much like it, more lemon kick in this beer though. This is a bomb beer, most of the Shorts I have had to date (5 or so) have been decent, this is one of my favorites thus far! Pick some up if you see it, if you dig Oberon in the high sun by the lake, this beer will work for you!

SenkoSnack808, Aug 12, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Kori, Jul 21, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

My first review on BA!

Pours golden with little to no head, few bubbles rising to the top

Aroma is full of pepper, lemon, and coriander. The aroma is like nothing I can compare to for a beer. From previous bottles, this one definitely had more of a pepper smell.

Like many other posters have noted, the mouthful is relatively thin and dry due to the pepper.

Overall: I really enjoy this beer along with most of the other beers Short's has put out. It quickly became one of my go to beers for just relaxing outside this summer.

thedeezy, Aug 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

VanillaNice, Nov 29, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

APPEARANCE - poured a hazy golden straw color with a thin fluffy white head. little lacing and head dissipated quickly. excessive haziness was likely due to the yeast that had settled in the bottle. i had a couple pints of this beer while visiting Shorts last month and i would say the added yeast is a nice little addition.

AROMA - one of my favorite things about this beer was its smell. after the pour, there are strong notes of citrusy orange and peppercorns. a spice beer shouldnt be overpowering and wafts of yeast and mild lemon zest round out this beers bouquet nicely. hints of coriander may be present further into the beer. no hop aroma is present which is appropriate for the base style.

FLAVOR - nice wheat flavor with notes of orange citrus, lemon twang and peppercorns. little to no hop character is present, which is appropriate for the base style. notable spice character as a result of peppercorns in the throat.

MOUTHFEEL - light bodied with medium carbonation. appropriate for the style.

OVERALL - i thought this beer was great. im not really a fan of american style wheat beers. not even in these summer months do i find them all that refreshing. that said, the spicy additions with this beer really round out what can already be considered an interesting and refreshing style. also, the resulting burps are phenomenal.

beerdilly, Jun 20, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

A - This beer by Short's pours a pumpkin-like orange with a quick, fizzing head. Overall, it looks like a standard wheat beer.

S - The smell of coriander is slightly overpowering.

T - The initial taste is a strong combination of orange citrus and coriander. As you begin to swallow, the pepper starts to wake up. The pepper taste lingers and gently fizzes on the tongue.

M/F - The pepper does it for me

D - Great flavor. Easy to drink.

LoblawBeer, Jul 29, 2010
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Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.