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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Inspired by the traditional Kölsch style beers of Cologne, Germany, Curve Ball boasts a clean, crisp slightly herbal taste and a lighter body. Availability: April - July

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Malted Wheat

Hops:
Vanguard, Perle

OG: 12.0


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Squat 12 oz. bottle. Definitely the best of the Pyramid brews I’ve tried. Has a complex fruity/herby taste. The finish is not terribly smooth but overall it’s a heck of a beer.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stevoj (1699) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Chalky and dry, smells like a moldy old book. Hazy golden, most kolschs I’ve tried are crystal clear. taste is like stale saltine crackers. I wish American brewers would date their bottles on the labels like the Germans. At least then you know if it’s bad. Here I’m guessing they tried to make it taste like this....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a deep dirty golden body with a slight haze and supporting a thin bright white head. The aroma offers up malt sweetened lime and lemon as well as a bit of earthy notes and grainy malts. The taste begins with slim sweetened lemon and lime notes and then running into sugar sweet malts. The hops get to a modest degree of bitterness toward midway but overall the flavor stays just too sweet for the style and it lacks freshness and crispness. Decent though. It would be cool to try this very fresh and from the tap and taste how it stacks up to the better to style brews.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theOptimator (272) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Aroma is malty, sweet stone fruit, herbal aroma hops. Appearance is hazy dark straw with small off white head. Taste is sweet grain, light apricot peach, herbal from hops linger. Light smooth hop bitterness. Palate is medium. Carbonation is light but present. Light fruit and grainy sweetness linger with underlying herbal. Overall a very nice easy to drink refreshing beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdInSaltLake (517) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Light caramel/butter, bread, floral aroma and flavor. Sweet, herbal, and subtle toasty flavors.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rocketman2013 (102) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Tap. Very light floral fruity aroma. Pale yellow with little head. Taste also light and floral. Watery mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spjensen (87) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
On tap at the Pyramid taphouse in Berkeley. Pours golden orange. Sweet citrus aromas. Ok beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2013
bottle. pours hazy yellow with solid white head. wheat and orange aroma. taste like a hefeweizen

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3103) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Whole Foods, Bowery 35.5cl ($2): Pours gold. Smells like a blonde ale. Tastes like a beer that would be really commendable if it were the flagship beer of a third world country. Otherwise, this is just something that you can down in a couple of sips and be less unpleasant than a PBR.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewbie (451) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
12oz bottle. cloudy gold, thin head. light spicy aroma. light drinking, smooth finish

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Niko100 (1833) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Hazy straw/amber color; Light to medium body; Aroma of malt, floral/hay, & light citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, some yeast, light hops, and citrus notes; Crisp finish; Not too bad - but nothing exciting.


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