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RATINGS: 463   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

2-Row Pale Barley, Malted Wheat

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OG: 12.0

bboeckl's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Very timid beer. Light golden hue with thin white foam. Light and watery taste Slight bit of citrus up front but this quickly dissipates, and gives way to a bit of a grassy hop taste. Lacks complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Typical blonde ale here. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains with just a slight herbal tone on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with grains.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
cr3zz (1) - - JUL 19, 2015 does not count
Very drinkable.......................... would get it again....................m........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2088) - - JUN 12, 2015
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a golden orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head of the brew has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready and light caramel smell with a moderate showing of citrus and a little bit of a yeast. Along with these aromas comes some light hop smells of a floral and citrus nature. Taste – The taste begins with a rather clean malt flavor, being mainly of a doughty and caramel nature. With these flavors comes some other lighter fruit tastes of a peach and citrus nature, which grow slightly stronger as the taste moves on further. All the while the doughty takes on hints of a grainy nature with some hop flavors of a floral and citrus nature. A little bit of a yeast and a light loss of some of the sweet comes at the very end of the taste, leaving one with a rather easy going, but enjoyable flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thinner side for a kolsch with a carbonation level that is rather average. The feel is rather nice for the mix of flavors and makes for a rather enjoyable brew overall. Overall- This was a very easy drinking and quite enjoyable brew overall. Nothing super out of the world, but a nice easy drinker that is great for the summer months.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosskyle (273) - - MAY 16, 2015
On tap at Pyramid. Served in a plastic cup in the Beer Garden. Clear golden color with medium white head. Slight citrus aroma. Grainy flavor with a slight citrus finish. Med-light body. Too much grain and not enough citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
the first one i had was good enough, but in subsequent tastings, there was an unpleasant, almost skunky quality to it. i’d have thought i got a bad one if it only happened once...and it didn’t taste quite spoiled. just boring and not very good."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tmo308 (1) - - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
An easy to drink beer that is good fit a refreshing day. A little bit of an undesirable aftertaste. Not very crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3343) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
22 oz bottle consumed on the banks of Oregon’s McKenzie River. No date found. Appearance: clear medium-light amber with a semi-durable, off-white head. Limited spotty lacing. Aroma: faint and mild herbal/floral hops with a good bit of biscuit malts. Flavor: Low hop intensity in this ale. Rather low malt load too. Mild bitterness. Feel: Lively medium carbonation. Near medium body. O: decent but unexceptional light pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vulcanmeister (222) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a light golden with thin white head. Aroma is a clean crisp fruitiness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Flavor citrus and grain with a short dry finish. It was ok, but nothing to get excited about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (4989) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft at Mad Dog in the Fog. Light hazy gold, light white head. Aroma is light pale malt... Nothing else. Flavor is pale grain, honey and weak wheat. Thin every body and texture. 5.00$ U.S dollars for the pint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Surprised by the low ratings. This one is nice. Flavor has some banana notes. A bit of hops at the tail end. Strikes me as a PNW take of this style.

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