Curve Ball Blonde Ale | Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)

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Curve Ball Blonde AleCurve Ball Blonde Ale

Brewed by:
Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
California, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
Photo of facundoCNB
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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Photo of MTNboy
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of toolbrew
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of blakesell
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Curve Ball Blonde Ale from Walnut Creek Alehouse (Pyramid)
3.6 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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