Nicie | Short's Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
487 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:
487
Reviews:
162
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
16.12%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
65
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 162
Photo of IlPostino
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of a74gent
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Review based on notes of 8/4/10 drink

I can't specifically place any of the spices in this one. There are some unusual flavors and spices, but nothing I'd call overly good. Very little foam and quite an empty mouthfeel. Lots of other beers would make me pass this one by for a casual drink.

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Photo of ianpstephens
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of johnd513
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a small head and minimal lacing. The smell is dominated by the pepercorns, followed by citrusy flavors. The taste begins with the spicy pepercorns and is followed by ginger and a nice spicy burn. The mouthfeel has a medium body. This beer is easy to quaff and the pepercorn is done just right. Short's also uses pepercorns in their anniversary ale which makes for a interesting and spicy brew in both cases.

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Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of JamesZ
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of dnh2
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of boonejag75
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of cbuckl14
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of JordanEllwanger
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy straw yellow with a faint almost nonexistent head. A thin creamy layer of sediment lays across the bottom of the bottle. The sent is very citrus backed by hop tang. The coriander comes out in the taste, which is very palatable and clean for all the spice and citrus flavors. As all the other Short's I have tried this has such a clean feel. Cheers!

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Photo of jhighlandbrewing
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of m_p_snyder
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of krustster
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks really weird. Bright yellow/gold color, almost no head at all, pleasing but disturbing to look at somehow. Swirling it doesn't make any more foam appear, just causes a strange coating on the glass that looks almost lumpy. Cloudy. The color is appealing though.

Smell isn't very special, a little lemony, crisp, vaguely like a Tripel but more tart. ????

Taste: once again, WEIRD... but not necessarily in a bad way. Lots of citrus fruits, some wheat, and BIG peppercorns and spice. The reviews I looked at mentioned the pepper and said it was too much, but I didn't believe them. I was wrong. This is basically a black pepper beer. Then again, I've never had anything like it, and the fruit/wheat taste balanced the pepper nicely. On the fade there's some salt too but it's not strong.

On the mouth feel it's thin, crisp, a little under-carbonated but that may have just been my bottle, and feels like a "session" type beer. I can tell they were going for a light and zesty feel with this one.

Overall this is one you really have to try to see if you like it. I'm still torn. The beer itself is light but the flavor is so bizarre that I'm having trouble doing more than sip it. And yet, at the same time I can't say that I don't like it. I think this is the type of thing that requires the right kind of food pairing to fully enjoy. Once again Short's has done something totally strange.

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Photo of Vuaspeliador
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of EtOHMD
4.62/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into wine glass.

Pours golden orange with thin white head that fades quickly. Translucent.

Smells of grass, citrus, spice in general.

Awesome complex taste. Mild pepper up front and then I keep getting a taste that reminds me of chamomile tea in the middle which really balances the pepper. Then a long warm pepper burst at the end. Very unique and very very good.

Smooth dry with warming elements from the pepper.

Excellent beer all around. Reminds me of a saison but with more pepperiness. Will be requesting my local store to stock some.

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Photo of Scotthuller
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Big78CJ
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Adrianized
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Golden, slightly pale in color.  Bright white half finger head which settles to a foamy film.  Decent lacing.

Lots of oranges and orange zest, tangerines, and a light lemon note.  Peppercorn spice.  Strong grassy, hay, wheat background.  Smells refreshing.

Taste is bigger than expected.  Huge on the orange zest and lemongrass.  Well balanced with the peppercorns.  Hay and wheat.  Other spices (coriander? I'm not sure what coriander tastes like).  It finishes with a lingering prickly heat from the peppercorn.  

Mouthfeel is very light, almost watery.  Very easy drinking.

Overall this was a surprisingly light, yet refreshing, beer.  I'd love a 6 pack of this!

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Photo of cates1tg
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of pmorey
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of McCranky
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of thatdavegy
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jeremy13586
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very hazy golden straw color. Left one finger of white head that quickly disappeared in to nothing more than a very thin layer of bubbles.

Tons of cirtus. The orange and lemon zest are the main aromas I picked up, with peppercorn and other spices riding beneath. A little bit of yeast rounds it all out.

Very citric with a light orange and lemon taste. It's almost like some one mixed lemon juice and orange juice together and then diluted it. Coriander and peppercorn follow it up and make things interesting. A bit of yeast tries to keep things kind of mellow. A bit of peppery spice lingers behind while everything else quickly vanishes.

Light bodied and a little bit thin in the mouthfeel, but it is very clean. Very creamy carbonation as well.

I thought that this was an incredibly refreshing brew. The light body seems like it would make it easy to knock back a few bottles, but I could see the spice from the peppercorn making it a little hard to session. Perfect for a hot sumer day.

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Photo of FedExPope
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of gulli
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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