Curve Ball Blonde Ale - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
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Reviews by karengarys:
3.53/5 rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Disclaimer: I have not been to Germany to experience a true Kolsch. I understand that is the only way to really understand what it is about. So, from my American point of view of what American micros should be all about, proceed with discretion.
Pours like a slightly greenish miller. My slow pour leaves no foam at all after a few minutes of sitting in the glass. You could mistake it for koolaid.
Smells a little more interesting than a typical beer. Somewhat earthy and spicy. Okay, cool.
Taste is a typical miller with tons of interesting stuff added. Earthiness. Spices, like, um, well, not sure. Malty too.
Its mouthfeel is nothing special. Not bad. Definitely not flat. But not killer, either.
Finish is clean with a snap of bitter asprin.
This is easy to down. nothing too frightening that would sprain the taste buds, though. bummer. I would say this would be excellent at a summer party where not everybody was ready to experience an over the top IPA or a heavy RIS. Anybody interested in experimenting should be happy with this, anybody wanting a little more should also enjoy this.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2008 01:31:39 | More by karengarys
More User Reviews:
3.23/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with lots of small yeast particles near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a finger high off white head that took a long time to die down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of green grapes and both bready and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has bits of sweetness from the bready malts and fruity flavors intermixed with bits of grainy malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink but seems like it could use a lot more in the way of bitterness and dryness to be representative of the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2014 02:07:06 | More by metter98
Curve Ball Blonde Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
75 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.