Nicie | Short's Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
486 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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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
Ratings:
486
Reviews:
162
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
16.12%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
64
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 162
Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of firkingroovin
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cocomojoe81
4.64/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaybertooh
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My very first sip I fell in love with it. Had an amazing taste and I was sad I only bought one bottle.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeak81
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Strix
2.59/5  rDev -29.2%
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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Photo of Hawkster316
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ethanmc12
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap and in bottles in Ann Arbor, MI.

Pours lightly clouded near golden. Delicate and departing off white head, leaving moderate bits of lace.

Lemon and pepper on the nose.

Coriander, more lemons and bright pepper on the palate. The spice is pronounced and biting on the back end. Crisp and flavorful, tastes like a peppery saison. Like likely would go great with the right cheese, crackers and spicy salad. I like this style brew and this one was quite enjoyable and surly worth a try.

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Photo of kryciacomposer
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zaraspook
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clager
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear gold with a thin white head.

S - The nose is pepper, corriander, wheat, and lemon zest.

T - The taste starts with orange peel, lemon zest, corriander, and biscuity malts. The initial flavors fade into a big blast of peppercorns. Peppercorns linger throughut the finish.

M - Ligt bodied with medium carbnation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp finish.

O - The peppercorns dominate the flavor a little bit too much. I wish the lemon peel was more prominent in the flavor.

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Photo of mchegash
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 3.5/5
Slightly clear golden orange, with a little bit of off-white head which quickly dissipates. A small amount of carbonation can be seen rising up the beer.

Smell - 4/5
Lemon, corriander, pepper. There's a lot going in the the aroma here and it's hard to describe it all.

Taste - 3.5/5
Tastes pretty similar to the smell. Lemon, corriander, some pepper which was actually quite more intense than I was expecting. It actually burns on the tongue a little. I think the peppercorn could be toned down a bit. Not that it's overpowering, but just that it's kind of too spicy.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium body. Quite crisp. The carbonation is light near the beginning of the sip, then picks up in intensity. But overall only moderately carbonation. There's more kick from the peppercorn that the carbonation.

Overall - 3.5/5
This was an okay beer. It was a little too peppery for my taste, but still, it was interesting to try and expanded my perceptions about what beer can do. In this case, I learned it can be extremely peppery, yet still balanced. I guess if you really like peppery beers (or chile beers?), give it a try, but otherwise, you're not missing out.

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Photo of goalie
4.14/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed the spicy taste and fresh feel.

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Photo of dandiprat2015
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Honestly smelled like a combination of urine and apples to me. But the taste is pretty solid.

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly balanced with the hint of spice on the finish. Another delicious one from Short's.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle to pilsner. Translucent straw in color, produces two fingers of bubbly head that dissolves to little islands of foam and no lacing. Curious to see how this session ends, I've had Nicie many times before and some years the pepper is overwhelming, and sometimes barely there. This year is somewhere in between. The aroma is sweet witbier, candi sugar and citrus fruit. The taste is clean, with a peppery warmth on the backend. The heat builds as it warms. Pleasant, but not necessarily refreshing. Itd be hard to have more than one or two with the pepper heat.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Segnem5
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesod
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nicie from Short's Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 486 ratings.
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