RATINGS: 455   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

Vanguard, Perle

OG: 12.0

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AirForceHops (7693) - 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.

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.

Onslow (1522) - 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.

raphael (1288) - 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.

alexsdad06 (10656) - West Chester, 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.

andrewje41 (4169) - 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.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, 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.

Lagerboy (2221) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Bomber. Mostly clear golden yellow, lasting white fine foam. Aroma is muted, fruity biscuity malt. Bland bready light malt taste, kinda fruity, hint of citrus, faint spicy floral herbal notes. Average carbonation, light oily body, low hopped. Gets more lemony as it warms. Nice enough basic blonde. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a smallish white head on there. Smell has some corn and grains in there, and reminds me of a lot of lagers I’ve had. Taste is a little sweet up front, and again has a bit of corn flavor to it. OK, but nothing special.

stevoj (5438) - 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....

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