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

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fargrow
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good pale wheat ale with a good spiciness to accompany the fruity flavors. A refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of bigleague
2.89/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of deebo
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ferndave
2.2/5  rDev -39.9%
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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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.33/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mangounchained
1/5  rDev -72.7%

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

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Photo of kevanb
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Jester King Zwanze Day Tumbler.

The beer pours an extremely clear and crisp golden color, light straw hues with many bubbles dancing in the glass. A thin, fizzy, unsubstantial white head appears, about a half finger high with a vigorous pour that vanishes quickly and leaves no film or lace. The aroma is zippy, plenty of coriander and pepper, light pale wheat with some citrus zest, probably the best attribute of the beer, comes off and interesting and engaging, makes me think of both an American pale wheat ale and also a Belgian witbier, but with some pizzazz. The flavors though, are a bit too abrasive, sharp peppercorn, tangy and acidic citrus zest, light coriander, pale grain and some unwanted saltiness. It's a bit all over the place, could use some toning down and some better integration. The mouthfeel is sharp, crisp and prickly, plenty of carbonation in this beer but it's also a bit thin and finishes very sharply with light dryness.

Verdict: Not my favorite beer from Short's at all, almost a Gose blended with a Witbier blended with a pale wheat ale at times, too much going on and perhaps too many adjuncts for such a simple base beer. The base can't stand up for itself amidst the scrum for attention with all the adjuncts and in the end, it's just too wacky and bizarre to work.

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Nicie from Short's Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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