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Nicolet Brewing
(Closed)
3578 Brewery Lane
PO Box 650
Florence WI 54121
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Notes

Opened: 1997

Closed: 2011

Contributors: Rob Pirie, Art Lies, Paul Goemans, Tom Moore, Truth Hurts

Art Lies reacts to reports that his brewery closed in 2007:

Sorry to hear we closed last year, someone should have told me. Think of all the fishing I could have been doing.

The brewing equipment was sold to Base Camp Brewing in March 2011.

Updated: July 25, 2012

Beer List

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    3.00% abv.
    • Date: March 1, 2003 (#4709)
      Package: draught
      Place: Oconto Kiwanis Beer Tasting Event, Oconto WI
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Bright pale golden. Thick head. More butter than malt aroma. Light body. INTENSELY buttery, and not much else.
    • Date: February 23, 2003 (#4695)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #20, Green Bay WI
      Score: 9 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Pale golden. Moderate head. Lots and lots of butter odor, with some DMS. Light body. Fishy, like seafood. Tastes like scallops in butter sauce.

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    5.00% abv.
    • Date: March 6, 2004 (#5233)
      Package: draught
      Place: Oconto Kiwanis Beer Tasting Event, Oconto WI
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Bright golden. Moderate head. Big diacetyl aroma. Light body. Big fresh grainy maltiness, with lots of butter, and lots of DMS. (Yes, the style guidelines do say that "moderate" diacetyl is acceptable.)
    • Date: February 23, 2003 (#4696)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #20, Green Bay WI
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, slight haze, moderate head. Skunky odor, with hints of grainy malt and some DMS. Light body. Skunky. Nice grainy malt flavor behind the skunk. Lots of corn flavor (DMS).
    • Date: February 19, 2000 (#3383)
      Package: draught
      Place: Manitowoc Jaycees Fest, Manitowoc WI
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, moderate carbonation and head. Malty aroma. Medium-light body, sweet, some diacetyl.

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    American-Style Dark Lager
    5.50% abv.
    • Date: March 6, 2004 (#5234)
      Package: draught
      Place: Oconto Kiwanis Beer Tasting Event, Oconto WI
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Very nice bright dark brown. Thick beige head. Malty aroma, with subtle hints of roast. Light body, fairly fizzy. Nice and roasty and reasonably malty. Some spicy Saaz hops compete with DMS in the finish. Best Nicolet beer yet. (Except for the diacetyl as it warms.)
    • Date: February 23, 2003 (#4697)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #20, Green Bay WI
      Score: 10 points
      Overall Impression (1½)
      Deep dark red. Thick head. Smells intensely buttery. Medium body. Tastes intensely buttery. Sweet, with hints of roast and dark caramel. Finishes intensely buttery, with quite a bit of DMS.

  • German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    • Date: February 19, 2000 (#3384)
      Package: draught
      Place: Manitowoc Jaycees Fest, Manitowoc WI
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright golden-amber, thin head. Mild malt aroma with spicy hops. Light body, malty, faint flash of hop flavor, clean finish. Not a bad beer, but way too light for the style.

  • German-Style Strong Doppelbock

  • Winter Fest Beer
    Traditional German-Style Bock