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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The Curl was one of the first Imperial beers made at Short’s. This American Pilsner has an appealing clear, bright, and golden straw color. Faint esters of grain and aromas of fresh baked bread are prominent throughout the beer. The flavor results from the abundance of flake maize used in this recipe. There are also hefty doses of hops that create a pronounced dryness that seamlessly blends into a crisp, clean finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Wonderful thick head - long lasting with a flavor of grass and sharp hop bitterness when the head is sampled. Almost like tasting a farm yard and that’s a good thing. Unbelievable golden color with great carbonation that tingles on the tongue. This is a wonderful pilsner, and as it warms you get a more citrus and some pine. I got this beer from a friend in Michigan, I need more. Well this is a live and full of yeast, my second glass plopped out a ton of yeast and of course it’s not very cloudy almost like a wheat beer. I now taste an almost clove like flavor - still damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (2516) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Tasted and smelled vastly different when first opened, had an almost Belgianesque yeasty feel to it. I let it sit for a while and it really opened up, or the bad stuff dissipated. Big sweet light sugary maltiness with a fair amount of higher alcohols. Grassy earthy pine sol hops. Not a fan, but better the longer it sits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (594) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours a golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is bread and grass, with some fruit. Flavor is sweet bread, some grass and earthiness, and a touch of fruit. Has a thick body feel. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7156) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of straw and hay with a bit of grain and earthiness underlying. Flavor has lots of bread and straw with a hint of grass in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1425) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Very mild malt aroma. Pours a clear light yellow with a thin white head. Starts with a slightly sweet malt aroma, with a big punch of hops, lots of pine and grassy notes. Very nice bitter finish, and light bodied. This is a really easy drinking beer, with the alcohol really well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
A decent enough imperial lager. Grassy notes with a crisp finish. Nothing more but nothing less than you might expect

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (195) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Not much of a scent. A hint of sweetness and a hint of grass. Pours a light gold where you can see the carbonation bubbles rising. No real head, just something that reminds me of dish soap, Hop presence hits the tongue first, but then finishes like bread. It is good for a pilsner or lager (not my styles of choice), but not something I would seek out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColovianTrader (352) - - NOV 27, 2014
Citrus, lemon and orange zest, caramel and notes of sugar cane. Nice hop bitterness throughout. Crisp finish and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle from Drakes party center. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Not a ton on the nose. Tastes of straw on the tongue. There’s a hint of bitterness at finish to keep things tidy. It’s sneaky big at 7% and real easy drinking. Solid!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wmubronco1992 (644) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a straw color. Small white head. Slightly sweet aroma. Flavor is sweet grass. Medium thick body. Bitter finish. This was ok, but I’m not picking up the love that some of the other raters must have felt. Based on dates of the other raters I’m guessing my bottle is a little old, but I’d think at 7% it would have held up for a couple months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Grassy hay with a little bit of light toasty grain in the aroma. Bottle from a recent trade. Flavor is good subtle and not too sticky sweet. Kicks up the pilsner style a bit to make it a little more full bodied and entertaining. Little bit of alcohol and band aid hops working.

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