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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   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


MrRoss' rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, - JUL 20, 2010
From Pt Roberts (WA) Marketplace. Poured a frothy white head, one-half inch thick over a clear, medium gold body. Nice aroma of hops with grassy undertones. Mouthfeel was far too thin, but at lesat the taste was right there. Refreshing, this is a good hot day beer. Finish was a bit sour.


2.3
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1900) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vulcanmeister (198) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AirForceHops (3225) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1239) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onslow (1172) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2014
22oz draft. Clear golden brew. Mild aroma of light citrus. Light taste - a little malt and citrus with a touch of musty earth in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (884) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014
someone had slipped this into the 6 pack of Outburst I bought. I will be more vigilant next time. I smell fresh cut grass, challah, lemon. Active enough in the mouth. Modest white head a slightly blushed yellow. Light but not clean finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (5483) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07/08. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have biscuits, straw, light toast, light fruit hint of citrus, light herbal and earthy. Very bland overall.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (464) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Draft. Pours golden with thin white head. A lot of corn and some bread on the aroma and flavor. Overall a plain beer that I will call, .. okay.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2182) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This kolsch was poured into a pint glass more than enough times, but the night I had this for reviewing purposes, it was poured into a stange. However, the only difference I’ve ever noticed was the head lasted longer in the stange. The appearance was a nice light golden colored yellow with a one finger white foamy head in both glasses. The lacing is about the same in both. The smell had a light crackery graininess with some light spices in an herbal yet earthy sort of way. The taste was a light sweet crackeriness and a nice light refreshing sort of spice indicating this would go well with the recent weather I’ve been having in Southeast Alaska. There was no aftertaste but left a decent dry finish. On the palate, it sat fairly light and displayed a decent sessionable quality running about my mouth and tongue with a light carbonation about it. Overall, I say this is a wonderful kolsch-styled beer by an American brewer well worthy of having again.


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