Short's The Curl - Short's Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +5%
Notes from 5/1/11; 12 oz 2011 release
A - Pours golden/honey brown with one finger of white head that dissipates quickly to a collar. Very little lacing.
S - Smell is slightly sweet malts with some faint bitter aroma. Simple and good.
T - Taste starts sweet, but quickly transitions to a crisp bitterness, which lingers for awhile.
M - Medium, somewhat slick mouthfeel with a bitter dryness on the tongue.
O - Very nice imperial pilsner. More bitter than I was expecting, but crisp and delicious.
02-27-2012 01:35:43 | More by warnerry
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
This beer was provided in full by erric (also from Reddit).
Pours a pasty white fluffy 1+ finger head that fades at a med pace, bit of soapy lacing, over clear but slight suspended yeast hazy golden pilsner color.
Nose is pretty good, nice toasty malts, semi sweet malts, lager crispness and sweet maltiness, hints of fruits, light lemongrass and citrus like hops, a light bready malt and yeasty aroma, and hint of fresh squeezed lemon.
Taste starts malty and a bit sweet, more malty than I expected, and caramel malts as well that brings it back to American style rather than good German pils, toasty malts, wheat, little bready, sweet, even slight touch of booze. Hops are present as well, grassy and a bit lemony hops, with hints of lager yeast fruit flavors. A mild crispness but not a lot. The hops turn spicy and quite bitter as it moves towards the finish, and gets astringent on said finish. Drier but a little sticky, long bitter spicy hop finish, little toasty malt as well.
Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.
Overall not bad, brings more American style than German, a bit heavy, nice malts at first until the caramel sweet malts kick in a bit too much, and the hops were nice at first then turned quite bitter and astringent, and overpower the rest of the beer.
01-09-2012 00:02:09 | More by jlindros
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
A- Poured into my DFH signature glass. Fairly clear golden yellow with a ton of bubbly carbonation. Two fingers of thick, fluffy, bright white foam floating atop. Very sticking lacing that shows great webbing.
S- Light lemon and citrus peel. Decent bready malt, grains and yeastiness. Notes of grass and earth. Nothing that overwhelming, and the nose doesnt really pop. A hint of banana from the yeast.
T- Orange zest and spicy, bready yeast! Nice bitterness on the tongue. A little grass, a touch of pine needles, and a subtle burst of citrus. Nothing over the top, but really well balanced and put together.
M- A little sticky, citrusy/piney pop! Some spice from the yeast and a nice balance from the pilsner malt and grains. A nice balance between bitter and sweet.
O- A very nice drinking beer... crisp and refreshing. Decently bitter, yet just sweet enough. No alcohol bite, yet it warms you up nicely. Seems like it's a Pils fighting to be an IPA.
10-02-2011 00:49:38 | More by Thickfreakness
3.13/5 rDev -17.8%
Thanks to erric for hooking this up!
A-piss yellow with a fine white head. There was a little yeast in the bottle that made it's way into the beer, making it hazy
S-herbal hops with a weird dishwater soap perfume
T-very bitter with a a long oily lingering finish. The bready malt is a little sweet but finishes dry.
M-soft, not enough carbonation for me. Alcohol manifests later as the beer warms
O-good, a little excessive. not my favorite.
09-24-2011 03:46:55 | More by Soonami
3.38/5 rDev -11.3%
I had this on tap in Boston in May, part of Shorts temporary over-run of the eatern city. The beer was a clear gold color, thick eggshell foam, and had solid sheets of lace. Clean grassy hops in the aroma, not strong enough to earn imperial moniker in my opinion. It tastes way more bitter than flavorful, not exactly my preferred approach. Mouthfeel is on target, light and carbonated.
This wasn't bad overall, but unfortunately it's pretty damn far from the stalwart, SA Hallertau Pilsner
09-04-2011 15:57:56 | More by TurdFurgison
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
thanks to semibaked for the chance to give this one a shot.
pours a decently nice looking lightly hazy marigold hue... not far from what I'd expect from an imperial pils. a frothy white head erupts, fading away to leave some sticky lace behind.
aroma of light malt, followed by herbs and tropical fruit. thyme, rosemary, pineapple and guava. interesting. funky. hints of booziness in the nose.
taste is strong. no other way 'bout it. hoppy, intense, boozy, potent. way more than the aroma or appearance would allude to. boozy like a rough barleywine. resinous pine. pepper. spicy rosemary. interesting. not sure if good.
mouth is pungent as well... moderate body, a bit slick, a touch hot feeling. smooth, fine carbonation is almost a touch creamy. intense resinous piney bitterness lingers for a shockingly long time. almost unpleasantly harsh and bitter.
pungent sums this one up. it really delivers on the imperial pilsner name... a touch boozy and intense for my liking, and a bit muddled and messy on the whole. but it's interesting, definitely drinkable, and enjoyable. Not a bad beer, glad I tried it, but not one I'd seek out again myself.
08-23-2011 08:39:11 | More by djeucalyptus
4/5 rDev +5%
amber with a nice cap of white hanging over the top of the glass. Nice rich looking head of foam on the top of the glass here now as well, nicely done I have to say. Aroma immediately is a bit boozy with hints of grass, touches of hops, and a light fruit note that seems to pick up the warmer it gets. Interesting flavor profile as well here. Not at all what I was expecting. Hints of citrus, a touch of herbal, floral notes and a really nice and well laid out malty background. Quite nicely done I have to admit.
07-30-2011 01:41:41 | More by mikesgroove
Short's The Curl from Short's Brewing Company
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