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Curve Ball Blonde Ale - Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)

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BA SCORE
82
good

17 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid) visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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trocketsauced

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-04-2013 19:02:28 | More by trocketsauced
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Spaz7

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-08-2013 20:08:58 | More by Spaz7
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sunny289

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-19-2013 18:30:44 | More by sunny289
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fivetime

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-10-2013 23:13:00 | More by fivetime
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Kastler

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

12-08-2012 06:29:18 | More by Kastler
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-13-2012 01:08:03 | More by Pacioli1445
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Glopez

California

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-27-2012 03:39:33 | More by Glopez
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swungomonkey


3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-26-2012 02:41:12 | More by swungomonkey
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netshark

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

10-22-2012 00:58:55 | More by netshark
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a clean golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of white detergent-like head. very bready smelling, hints of lemon citrus. very subtle tasting beer, however very refreshing... slightly citrusy bready finish.

light body with high carbonation gives this beer a crisp finish. a very refreshing ale from a brewery we JUST started getting locally. nothing outstanding, but a damn good staple and great bbq weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 23:33:11 | More by facundoCNB
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slim2043

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

10-01-2012 00:48:55 | More by slim2043
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gpinto


3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-29-2012 05:21:36 | More by gpinto
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium gold with a fair head. No true lace.

Some of the elements that show up for kolsch -- some grape vine and appropriate malty notes.

Some decent malt notes, with appropriate grain and light bitterness balances. An ok version of the style, but missing a lot of elements of fine kolsch. Finish is a bit dried out, which works.

Medium body, good carbonation.

Not bad, but not great. Better more refreshing brews out there. Would love to have this on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 22:43:28 | More by OtherShoe2
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cashmier

New York

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-17-2012 18:58:17 | More by cashmier
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MTNboy

Germany

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It has hay like aroma that is also somewhat metallic and grainy. It has a good off white head and lace. It has blonde brassy yellow body with just a slight bronze hue and it is a good looking beer. It tastes grainy with some malt hints. It is semi-bitter. The mouth feel is thin with a bit of carbonation bite. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 13:13:31 | More by MTNboy
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toolbrew

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Puors a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Decent head retention. Not much lacing.

Nice hoppy smell and slightly grainy. Some citrus scent as well.

Nice and light at first finishing with a good crisp hop flavor.

Nice light body that leaves some hop aftertaste. Mostly makes my tongue feel hoppy. Lots of carbonation.

Not a bad beer and great for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2008 00:40:51 | More by toolbrew
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blakesell

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a huge liter mug.

Appearance- Pours to roughly 1/4 of the glass, head fills it to 1/2. Head quickly dissapates with no lacing. Clear golden with an extremely thin head over the top with splotchy patching.

Smell- Spicy hop aroma with a bit of a corn malty backbone. Mostly the hop but the malt scent is there.

Taste- Light and smooth. This is definately a kolsch to be certain. Not the best I've ever had, but very good nonetheless. Does taste a little of cooked corn, which is more an 'off' flavor than an 'on' flavor. Aftertaste of sweetness lingers on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and refreshing. The only lingering taste is the slight spice of hops on the tounge. The corn flavor upfront doesn't stick around and the beer is ultimately enjoyable.

Drinkability- Very good. With a low ABV one could drink many (even to the point of filling this huge 1Liter mug) and not be too worse for the wear.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2007 23:16:32 | More by blakesell
Curve Ball Blonde Ale from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.