Nicie | Short's Brewing Company

NicieNicie
BA SCORE
3.6/5
488 Ratings
NicieNicie
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:
#37,049
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
488
pDev:
16.11%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
65
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 488 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of ToddIlgen
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of jduprey007
1/5  rDev -72.2%

Photo of fgilbert2
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Ryan011235
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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Photo of buddyvelt
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of rjl910953
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of beerdilly
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of mzeld
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of mikediesel124
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jmich24
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beesy
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A - pours a cloudy, medium dark straw with a finger of white head. Head dissipates quickly.

S - at first, loaded with citrus. As the minutes pass the citrus faded significantly leaving massive amounts of peppercorns.

T - just as in the nose, lots of citrus initially that changes over to lots of pepper that leaces a drying effect on the tongue and palate.

M - light. Appears lighter because of the drying affect of the pepper.

D - this is tough, it goes down easy but the pepper keeps me from wanting to have another right after.

Overall, not a bad beer, and I love the pepper, but it might be just too much if you were looking to drink a few of these. But again, its what makes this different than the normal wit, plus its memorable. Worth a shot if you have a chanc to try it.

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Photo of TurboBrew
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of aaronblain22
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Pat316
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of TwinLightTap
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of jz989
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of danp14
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Ruds
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass to a hazy gold colour with a thinnish white head.

Smells of orange peel/zest, other hints of citrus and some peppercorn, corriander and a pinch of other 'unidentifiable' herbs!

Flavour wise a sour orange and to a lesser extent lemon dominates the mouth allied to background flavours of wheat and moderate spice. Also get the peppercorns again particularly in the finish however there was also a background 'sweetness' to the beer which I don't think overly helped the balance of flavours!

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body, perhaps a little too thin and watery?

Overall not impressed. Not a particularly well balanced beer and a little thin.

Slightly 'spicie' but not so 'nicie' - they must have set themselves up for a review along those lines and I'm sure I'm not the first to quote that and I won't be the last!

Would not seek out this beer in any way shape or form in the future. I would imagine the only likelihood of me drinking again would be on a hot summers day as I guess it has 'refreshment' potential in such conditions, but someone would have to give me a bottle!

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle.Tulip glass.Enjoyed on may┬┤11.Golden color.Clear appearance.Brief crown, white in color.Mildy malty,orange zest & subtle peppery aromas.Dry bitter & lemony at first sip.Orange & slightly sweet fruit flavor.Light body,low carbonation.Coriander & hoppy bitterness on the aftertaste.Well balanced beer but quite bland eventhough.

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