Short's The Curl - Short's Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +5%
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass on 04/19/11.
Pours a yellow golden hue topped by a thick and creamy white head. Great retention and good lace. Smells of honey, citrus, and a touch of spruce/pine. This a tasty beer indeed! Honey notes, slight maltiness, citrus/pine hops... all very nicely balanced. Medium bodied and medium carbonation round out this ale. Great imperial pils and highly recommended.
05-16-2011 17:49:22 | More by gnemesis
4/5 rDev +5%
12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, bottled 4/26/2012. Pours fairly clear bright golden straw color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with nice retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some decent soapy lacing on the glass, with plenty of carbonation streaming up retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, citrus peel, herbal, grass, earth, bread, pepper, apricot, and yeast spiciness. Nice, well balanced, and pleasant aromas; with nice hoppiness and decent strength. Taste of big lemon, bread, pepper, orange peel, grapefruit, grass, earth, and herbal spiciness. Decent sized herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, citrus, bread, pepper, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of flavors, with just the right amount of hop bitterness to balance it out. Flavors definitely showcase the hops more than aromas(which are more of a standard pilsener aroma). Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming present on the finish. Very easy to drink for being over 7%. Overall this is a damn nice and well made imperial pilsener. Nice hoppy flavors with great malt balance; and dangerously easy to drink. Really enjoyable stuff.
06-01-2012 03:18:22 | More by superspak
4/5 rDev +5%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Piraat tulip. The aggressive pour yielded a solid looking 2 fingers of eggshell foam that hung around for a while before leaving behind trails on the glass walls. The body is a clear dirty lemon color.
Lots of grainy characters dominate the nose. Other odors peek out...bread, corn and a small amount of hops.
Just as the nose advertised, the backbone of this is malts and grain. Sweeter up front with a tiny bitter center before the grains kick back in for the finish.
Medium mouth feel...moderate carbonation with a semi-dry finish.
Admittedly this is not my favorite style, but this one is very easy to appreciate. The complex flavors and easy drinkability make this offering another Short's masterpiece!
06-19-2011 04:22:28 | More by mgbickel
Short's The Curl from Short's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.