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Short's Nicie Spicie - Short's Brewing Company

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411 Ratings

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 20
Gots: 35 | 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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3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a growler I bought on sight at Short's in beautiful Northern Michigan.
Here we go...
This beer is a pale golden color with what seems like a decent amount of carbonation and plenty of lacing.
Wow, the smell is what gets you here. What is it? Citrus-yes, grassy-maybe, peppery- yes
The taste is different from anything I've ever had and I think I like it. It's quite refreshing, tastes like lemon-tea with a very peppery finish (especially when it warms up a bit).
I'm sure this beer isn't for everyone but it wins me over because of its uniqueness.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.85/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Short's Nicie Spicie from Short's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.