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Nicie | Short's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nicie is an American Wheat Ale brewed with orange zest, lemon zest, coriander, and a hint of peppercorn. Orange-gold in color and light in body, Nicie is infused with the scents and flavors of fresh citrus. The subtle taste of coriander and spice of peppercorn makes this ale both refreshing and complex. Nicie is the perfect accompaniment to a summer day.

Added by Mitchster on 06-14-2004

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

This beer tastes like the moment you realize Santa Claus isn't real.

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

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1.94/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold with a smallish white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film.

The aroma is wheaty malt, lemon and some perfumey soap.

The flavor is a bit odd - kind of a medicinal fruity disinfectant. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied.

Overall, I didn't care for this. It tasted more like something I should clean my house with instead of beer.

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2.2/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Label sounded like a delicious summer brew. Could only taste peppercorns with the slightest hint of lemon and other spice. So much peppercorn. Tried pairing with grilled meat to tone down the pepper, no luck.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.32/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Picked this up in a mixed sixer from Mondo Vino along with other Short's brews. Golden yellow color, looks just fine. Smell is really heavy spices to the point where I don't want to drink it. Perfume-like almost, just obnoxious. The flavor is like drinking potpurri and shampoo, just way too heavy on the spices. If I had bought a sixer of this I would have returned it.

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2.35/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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2.48/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on draught @ ShortÂ’s Brewing Company in Bellaire, Michigan. Lightly cloudy yellow color. Heavily spiced aroma, overly so, with the lemon peel and curacao standing out most, along with a light citrusy hop fragrance. Flavor is again, overly spice, with the curacao and lemon peel standing out the most in the flavor. No malt complexity with little hop and nothing but spice.

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2.54/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a glass meant for wits and such on 6/25/12

Thanks to beesy

Pale, golden yellow; faded straw tones. Some chill haze. Foam is fizzy and minimal; a 1/4th inch layer is gone in no time. No retention, no lace.

The aroma is heaviest on the orange zest, trickling down from there - lemon, clean and dusty wheat, hints of coriander. There is an earthy, herbal crackle mixed in back; I reckon that's the peppercorn talking.

It's a good thing the spices are part of the name; the nippy peppercorn and milder coriander are about the only thing this beer has going for it. Beyond the spices are notes of timid wheat and over-watered orange juice concentrate. The finish has fairly strong herbal lingerings. Dry zest bitterness emerges as the beer warms.

The feel is thin and watery. Carbonation is thin as well, lacking any bodily support. I'm inclined to call the over feel "pesky."

This one seems to be fashioned haphazardly. Not terrible, but I'm alright leaving it at one.

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2.59/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear staw, good initial head that eventually vanishes without a trace.

Smell of lemon, wheat, and (this is foreshadowing) black pepper

Initially some pleasant enough lemon and wheat notes. Black pepper aftertaste. As you drink this it basically becomes like a mouthful of black pepper.

Mouthfeel medium smooth, slightly carbonated. Probably more pleasant than actually chewing on a mouthfull of black pepper.

Too much black pepper for my taste!

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Nicie from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 488 ratings
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