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Curve Ball Blonde Ale | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States
pyramidbrew.com

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by RedDiamond on 07-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,795
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
402
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
3.25
 
 
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Photo of dokhollidai
2.37/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BellinghamBiker
3.07/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

backlog. 12 oz bottle. Smells of caramelized grain. Appearance is a slightly hazy golden hue. Tastes of caramel, grain; highly carbonated. Not much head to speak of; lacing is halfway decent. It’s a little expired; not sure if it’s affecting the beer in any way or not. This has always been my least favorite beer from Pyramid. It’s not tasting too bad tonight, however.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.71/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle:

Pours golden with a thin head that slowly becomes a lasting ring. Thin lacing sticks.

The smell is of honey, bread, faint foral notes.

The taste is of bread/yeast with a honey-like sweetness. Floral dryness in the finish (with a vague hint of citrus).

It has a smooth light body.

An easy-drinking inoffensive basic blonde ale.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.04/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Yellow appearance with chill haze and 1/2" white head. Aroma was lemony. Grain. Light.

Some crackers and toasted pale malts. Lots of carbonation. Comes off like Kolsch yeast, they got that right.
Its sensible and easy going, a little bit yeasty, lemony and mildly bitter.

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Photo of stevoj
2.28/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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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Photo of Zylod
3.26/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of voodoo
3.77/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brandon632
3.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
1.2/5  rDev -63%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

**
04/22/12
BOTTLE TO PINT GLASS.
Fishy,skunky, pissy, yellow Fishy,skunky, pissy.
Not good at all. Basically, Budweiser in a cooler bottle.

One of my least favorite beers of all time.

**

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Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LADaveBN
3.47/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stratusjeans
3.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TX-Badger
3.1/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of jtaylord
3.42/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peachy-tay
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Eziel
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dertyd
3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Curve Ball Blonde Ale from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 402 ratings
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