Short's The Curl | Short's Brewing Company

Short's The CurlShort's The Curl
BA SCORE
70.7%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 232 ratings
Short's The CurlShort's The Curl
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
Ranking:
#13,520
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
232
Liked:
164
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
13.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 232 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of Eric1Mess
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claminat420
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

store has cases of six packs so this brew has to be back from retirement.

A- pours a transparent golden color with a frothy white head. not so much on the lacing.

S- just a light crisp biscuity malt scent. very light fruitiness.

T- real bitter for a pilsner but i love it! my gf doesn't drink beer but she tried it and said it tastes like pinesol. to me it's like the smell but bitter with some floral/ piney hops.

M- medium/ light bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- wish i had the money for a case!

Overall- for being a hophead this brew rocks! i feel this could be the future of american genius. different in a good way but strong and assertive.

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Photo of Deuane
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sailbretthd for sharing a bottle of this. Wasn't sure how well an Imp Pils would hold up after almost a year in the bottle but....

A-Brilliant golden yellow topped by a beautiful, pillowy, enormous, off-white head. Head holds on strong and leaves massive clingy lace.

S-Biscuit grains with a rather fresh leafy/grassy hop aroma. Surprising for a brew with age on it.

T-Like a honey covered biscuit with a spicy fruit compote on top! Again, surpisingly fresh, bold flavour.

M-Medium-light body with the super sharp crispness you expect in a quality pils.

D-Well done. Again, wasn't too hopefull considering the age on this one but...it came through strong.

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Photo of hackmann
4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
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

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Photo of Beezee
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jables7
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a light golden color with a finger and a half of fluffy white head. a solid looking color for the style

S- smells like a pilsner should. the hops really bring this one to life in a way that i wish some macro's could pull off.

T- if other pilsners tasted like this I would be a much bigger fan of the style. the hops are pronounced but not overwhelming. this would be a great beer to introduce a craft beer skeptic to new possibilities.

M- light enough to be refreshing but substantial enough to let you know it's there.

O- i was a little leery of this one because of my lack of experience with the style and my overall opinion of the brewery. despite these factors I was surprisingly impressed by this beer. this beer takes the style that most beer drinkers started with and makes it something they can now be proud of. nice work shorts.

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Photo of mzeld
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Acuity
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of SimcoeJoe
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of detroitpat
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of EricTKole
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of McCranky
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jemarent
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of MacStinson
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Fargrow
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of NSaad23
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Agentveba
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ygolordned
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of thickgirth
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of adamant1912
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of birchstick
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jimmy the Curl is a rad nickname and even cooler that it is memorialized on a beer. Cheers to the Curl, now it's time to dive in.

A - pours a filtered, clear straw yellow color without much of a head on; however, nice lacing is left down the side of the glass

S - nose is sweet grainy malts, sweet; a nice amount of grassy and citrusy and fruity amarillo hops are also present.

T - the Curl opens up with fruity hoppy flavors. These move on to some of the grainy pilsner flavors that were expected. However, these were pushed aside by more of the amarillo hop flavors which finish it off; there is also a touch of spiciness and a modicum of bubblegum in the mix too.

M - mouth is full and smooth

D - really good double pilsner here...I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The amarillo hops were bold enough to provide a really nice balance to the grain malts. I love this hop and was glad to see it in this beer. Great beer, the best double pilsner I have tried so far.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy, in your face grassy aroma upfront. This had a light “pilsnery-y” flavor with a muted biscuit note at the end. Drying finish, more grassy hops. Imperial pilsner, indeed.

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Photo of webmanspidey
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. This is a clear pale golden color, fizzy with around half an inch of head. Smell is soapy with lots of cereals and light hoppiness. Taste is dominated by a crisp hoppiness, but it is balanced well enough to not be overly bitter. Light white grape flavors are present as well. Delicious with excellent drinkability.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a stemmed strange)
A- This beer pours a light hazy golden-yellow body with a lumpy film of snow white and a quick little carbonation.

S-The flinty dry pils aroma has some hints of field corn and sweet sulfur in the finish.

T- The pils malt has a touch of sweetness that enhances the fresh character and a nice pungent hop bitterness that lingers for a moment in the finish.

M- The medium light mouthfeel has a full fizz to it and no alcohol heat.

O- This is a great full Imp. pils that is very well balanced without the big sweetness or alcohol of many others in this style. It shows the hops and malt character in a clean lager. Very drinkable.

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Short's The Curl from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.7% out of 100 with 232 ratings
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