Beer 331/365 – Short’s Nicie Spicie

Shorts Nicie Spicie

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

ABV: 5.2%

Purchased at: Sent in a trade.

What makes this beer different: Not overly spiced like most spice beers, very well done.

Will I be drinking this again: Won’t go out of my way for it, but for the style its good.

Grade: A-

10/5/2010: Thanks to Shorts Brewing for giving me a shout on their Twitter page. I made a twitter for my blog a few months back, but its kind of a pain to keep updated. Plus the phrase “tweeting” kind of makes me feel funny ha. Oh and yes this beer is in a tulip. Short’s breaks rules with the ingredients the brew with, so I felt the need to break a beer rule myself.

The last spiced wheat beer I had was White Magick of the Sun from Voodoo Brewing, and it was way over-spiced. The nose of Nicie Spicie is well…nice; Lots of citrus and pepper. Flavor has a great balance to it and I would describe it as “juicy” for a wheat. Lemon and Peach are in the mix, and the peppercorn/coriander gives it just a little bit of heat. A lot of beers that use wheat have this hay-like flavor, but no sign of it here. Very nice crisp/bubbly/creamy mouthfeel. As is the case with most of Short’s Brew’s, this one was very unique and worth giving a try!

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Published in: on October 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Beer 326/365 – Mill Street Lemon Tea Beer

Mill Street Lemon Tea Beer

Style: Herbed / Spiced beer

ABV: 4.90%

Purchased at: Dave brought it back from Canada

What makes this beer different: It really tastes like Tea! Not too much though.

Will I be drinking this again: Would love to next summer.

Grade: B+

9/30/2010: I had my roommate Dave stop by a six pack shop to grab me some brew while he was on a business trip in Canada a few weeks back. I have never heard of this beer, but it sounded interesting so I had him pick me up one.

The nose really comes off with a lot of fresh brewed tea, with a splash of lemon. The flavor was a lot better than I expected, an even split between wheat flavor, and fresh brewed hot tea. Yes a little bit of tart lemon is there as well. I was afraid the tea would be way overdone, but I think this is a perfect amount. Mouthfeel is light with nice carbonation. This would be an awesome beer to have a six pack of on a hot summer day.

Picture of the day: How to spot a douchebag.

Beer 224/365 – Dogfish Head Midas Touch

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

ABV: 9.0%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Dogfish Head claims this is the oldest fermented beverage in the world

Will I be drinking this again: It was very unique, but not sure if I would go out of my way to drink it again.

Grade: B

6/20/2010: Dogfish head has a little blurb on their website claiming that this beer is the oldest fermented beverage in the world. They say the recipe was found on the walls of King Midas’ tomb. Which is odd because as far as I know, the tale of King Midas is a complete myth. But what do I know? I just drink good beer and make websites.

The pour of midas touch produces almost no carbonation at all. I am getting little to no smell with this beer. Maybe a little bit of money, but that might just be because I know its in the brew, and I’m trying to hard to find something in the nose that I am convincing myself its there. The flavor no doubt has a mead type characteristic. Honey is the main event here. The flavor is almost medicinal in a way? Really hard to put into words. This also has a lot of dry white wine characteristics as well. Not overly complex, again this is mostly about the honey, with some grape. Mouthfeel is pretty damn heavy, and it doesn’t help that there is little to no carbonation. Gets a little easier to take down as it warms. This beer is very unique, but not something I would go out of my way to drink again.

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Beer 74/365 – Moylan’s White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Purchased at: Brought back by my buddy Kevin from Denver

What makes this beer different: Was changing my opinion back and forth with every sip

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not

Grade: B

1/21/2010: A few months back I had Kevin, my 9 foot tall ginger friend from Colorado pick me up a bunch of random beer to bring back to the Burgh with him. I told him to grab me any kind of Moylan’s he could get since we cant get it here. Unfortunately this isn’t one of the better bottles he brought me back, and I hate his face for it. But did bring me back a lot of keepers like Abyss, Oak Aged Yeti, Russian River Consecration, Alaskan Smoked Porter etc.

Anyways this beer smelled a little spicy, but the smell wasn’t overpowering. The first taste was almost metallic, and not very good. Although the more I drank it, the more some of the flavors came out. A good bit of coriander flavor, toasted malt, and some peppery taste in the background. The alcohol wasn’t hidden very well especially considering it was only 6%. Mouthfeel was pretty average. Can’t quite put my finger on why I didn’t love this beer, but something just seemed off to me. Probably will not go out of my way to be drinking this one again.

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Published in: on January 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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