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Short's The Curl - Short's Brewing Company

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with 40% more ingredients to bump any ordinary pilsner to an imperial level.  We hop the kettle four times, using a good amount of Amarillo hops to balance the malty sweetness from the pilsen malt and  lots of flaked maze. At 7.5% ABV and 50 Bittering Units, this beer is still very quaffable and packed full of flavor thanks to the help of our house American lager yeast.  This beer was brewed upon the request of every ones favorite beer tender, Jeremy “the curl” VanSice
7.1% ABV
50 I.B.U.’s

(Beer added by: BigDaddyWil on 05-22-2006)
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

alexanf, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Jas45678, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Slay40, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

rkf1976, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

SimcoeJoe, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ssimpson89, Mar 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

SaisonRichBiere, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

adamant1912, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BlissJunkie, Jan 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: cloudy lemon skin body with a big white head that has some staying power and tons of lacing on the glass. They use plenty of yeast to make this Imperial Pils so there is some sediment on the bottom of the bottle. If it pours clear you did not get the yeast off the bottom of the bottle, then you are missing some of the flavor.

Aroma: sweet harvest grain biscuit, light lemon meat hoppy tone at first and builds a bit as it warms up

Flavors and Mouthfeel: crisp grains on the tip of the tongue, then some light citrus spice on the mid and finish, dusty yeast in the mix, the aftertaste is dry and slightly piney when cold and a course grind black pepper as it warms, zesty feel to the hops overall, fine carbonation

hackmann, Dec 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Tee2Grn, Nov 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

rolandboy, Oct 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

ROGUE16, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a clear yellow color. Some white froth & lace.

(S)- A grainy, almost zesty citrus spice. Bits of biscuit-like yeast.

(T)- A sharp zesty grain with a bit of grassy citrus and mild to subtle yeast.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Definitely a sharp grainy feel, but done well with soft yeast notes to help balance it out.

(O)- Overall, I get how this is a pilsner, but almost comes off like a saison to me.

sweemzander, Sep 26, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1521st Review on BA
Bottle to Footed Pilsner

2012 Bottling
Thanks to ErikKoppin

App- A semi clear yellow with some gold streaks around the outsides. A nice and puffy 1" head that fell slowly with a good amount of cling. 

Smell-  The imperial version of this one is quite unique. It smells like a blend of a triple and a pilsner. Peppery, lemon, malts. Pils malts with a bit of hops comes on a large pull.

Taste- So when the mix of flavors on the tastes all blends together. The pilsner malts come out and even a west coast bitter IPA flavor comes out. Small hops with a good bitter bite. Probably 1st pilsner ive truly enjoyed.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with semi bubbly medium carbonation. Little bit of butter and hops. Could use some work on the flavors on the finish.

Drink- I really enjoyed this. The balance was there with a good thick malt balance with a bit of spicy lemon and hops. A little bitter but works overall.

FosterJM, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

NSaad23, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Drk93TT, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bsuedekum, Sep 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

redleg64, Sep 03, 2012
Short's The Curl from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.