RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkMoreBeer (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2006
A light summer beer. I didn’t pick up the slight herbal taste. The aroma was subtle, with a light hop smell and a bit of yeast and grain/hay. The head was a little dissapointing - very small, fizzing away almost instantly. It does have a light golden, very clear body. The flavor is sweet at first finishing a little sour, but not unpleasantly so.


4
comes1rp (5) - - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
Very smooth Blonde Ale from Pyramid brewing. Can’t go wrong with this Summer Ale, even in the Winter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
Bill Becker (1808) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Jun 2007 Purchased at Poplar Wine & Spirits in Casper This pours from 12oz bottle(best by 09082007) a clear light gold with a very large billowy head of foam that finally settles down after a few minutes to a fine broken layer with good lacing. The smell is pretty nice. I'm getting notes of spice and a good mix of malt and bitter hops. The taste has some biscuit malt up front and some grassy hop bitterness about midway through. The finish ends on a bitter and then slightly sour note. Interesting. It's pretty flavourful(I'm drinking it at room temp) but I don't think I could call this a session brew for me despite it's low abv. One bottle and I'm done with it for now. Bottom line: Interesting example of the style and is worth a try.

2.5
mcberko (18979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
On tap at Portland Brewing, pours a clear pale blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out crisp crackery malt, not much else really. Flavour is along the same lines, with cereal malts and crackery malt. Light sweetness in there. Pleasant but not interesting. It’s fine.

2.9
luttonm (6763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Pale straw gold, creamy head. Malty sweet body, creamy grain. Mild sweet hop note but muted in front of creamy, touch lactic malt. Solid but not for me.

3.1
TXBadger (2811) - 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.

1.9
cr3zz (1) - - JUL 19, 2015 does not count
Very drinkable.......................... would get it again....................m........

3.6
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - 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.

2.8
rosskyle (767) - Denver, Colorado, USA - 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

2.1
slowrunner77 (12895) - 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."

2.3
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.


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