Short's The Curl | Short's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

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

Added by BigDaddyWil on 05-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
232
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.18%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've not heard of an imperial pilsner but as the name implies I expected a classic pilsner but with additional malt and hops. I was not disappointed. The aroma and taste matched each other: sweet bready malt and noble hops. Overall this beer reminded me more of a full flavored German pilsner rather than an American pils.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Short's The Curl from Short's Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 232 ratings.
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