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Nicie | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,715
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
489
pDev:
16.11%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
67
Trade:
2
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Photo of rodlavers
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stortore
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled 5/13/16.

Pours a mostly clear bright yellow, with a one and a half finger head, some soapy lacing. Smells of yeast, wheat, lemon, peppercorn, light malt, a general spiciness. The taste is yeast. wheat, lots of peppercorn, some coriander, lemon, light malt. Earthy on the finish. Smooth, appropriate level of carbonation, a little thin feeling.

The peppercorn, especially, and the coriander star, but the orange was a no show for me. This is nice up front, kind of dull on the finish, but pleasant and an easy drinker.

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Photo of Slarson7
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Todd
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light, Coriander, Peppery, Astringent

Straw colored with thin lace and a touch of haze, this beer introduces itself with coriander, pepper, lots of citrusy zest in the nose and some dankness. Light, crisp and creamy with a seltzer water edge. Dry, crackery malt with a hint of nuttiness arrives next. The coriander is soft and herbal, but eventually it's overtaken by a growing spiciness and some perceived heat from the peppercorns. This American Pale Wheat finishes astringent and husky. Flavor-wise, the coriander in Nicie struggles. I'd drop it, add some body and up the zest.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #114 (July 2016).

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Photo of soupyman10
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 6/3/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a light pale golden with a subtle haze; small white head that fizzes away leaving okay retention and little lacing. The aromas are full of lime. The lime notes seem to dominate. The peppercorns really shine too. Spices do their thing as well. The flavors are very clean. More lime and and citrus notes. The peppercorns are definitely noticeably and gives this one a subtle spiciness that lingers. The coriander and spices do their thing without being overwhelming. The wheat notes are subtle. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's light with very active carbonation. Easy to drink.

This is a nice brew. It gets extra credit for being so unique due to the peppercorns, coriander and citrus. There's alot going on. It's also very crisp and refreshing. Well done.

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Photo of toddstolarski
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured 12oz bottle into Weizen glass. Straw yellow with a one finger white head. The nose has an odor of a skunked witbeir with grass, lemon zest and pepper. Not all that appealing. Flavor is odd. Not much of a wheat beer and is messy with too much coriander, lemon zest, and pepper. The finish is oddly spicey as when you put on too much black pepper to your dish spicey. Pass on this one.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, bottled 05/13/16 printed on the bottleneck. A new one to me from Short's Brewing, an "American Wheat Ale with orange zest, lemon zest, coriander, and peppercorns". No abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a semi-translucent / semi-clouded golden yellow body, some sediment flecks visible, one finger of frothy white head that dies down to a ring quickly. Doesn't leave any real lacing to speak of. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks good per the style.

S - A pleasant and intriguing aroma: peppercorns are noticeable right away, invoking notes of black pepper, and fresh raw peppercorns. Notes of earthy citrus pith behind that from the orange & lemon zest. Flowery notes of coriander. Good balance.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisp dry bready wheat, notes of grass, citrus, lemon, black pepper, & flowers. There is a lot going on, but each ingredient carries itself well. Good balance.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, clean, fluid. Light-bodied and easy drinking, with good carb.

Overall, a nice drinkable summer wheat beer from Short's. Probably not something i would have many of, but a nice summer refresher nonetheless.

Short's Brew Nicie -----3.5/5

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Photo of BeerBird82
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Peppery finish is excellent

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Photo of MurphDog14
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
3.06/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmg480
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Big_Neezy
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dynamic golden color with a bright, white head that fades. Carbonation clings to the glass.

S: You really smell a refreshing orange and lemon scent from the zest. Coriander is ever so distant though and I enjoy the smell of coriander. I think the only reason I was actually able to smell it is that it was poured into a mason jar and I can get my beak right in there. You might not get that from a pint glass. Clean grain smell as well.

T: You get the light wheat bread taste and the flavors of the citrus but I didn't get the peppercorn hints at all which I was looking forward to. Didn't get the coriander flavor either just the faint hint of it in the nose.

M: All of the ease of a light beer. Doesn't have soda like carbonation but what is has keeps it airy. Mild and not sour.

O: My taste receptors must be dull because I really wanted the coriander and pepper to make this stand out from their Gose. I got the citrus but that's it. It is an easy drinker, relatively low ABV which makes it a candidate to pair with Indian food like Tika Masala, tandoori anything or Vindaloo. I think this would also go well at a picnic table with homemade pickles.

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Photo of FinchSCF
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aratcliffe
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nicie from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 489 ratings
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