Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Brew Works Knuckleball
I took a Saturday lunch trip to The Brew Works in Allentown, and one of the beers I ordered was Knuckleball, a Belgian blonde. The beer pours a golden color with a bubbly white head. The aroma is sweet with Belgian malts, grass, pepper, lemon, caramel, and sour hops finishing out the nose. The taste is sweet and biscuty with lots of sweet malts, caramel, and a cracker taste. The after taste leaves a grassy and slightly sour malt flavor lingering on the tongue. The alcohol content is 4.2% ABV. The Kncukleball was a very good beer but maybe slightly on the sweet side. I won’t say that is a detriment to this beer because the sour and grassy hops bring the flavor back to the dry and bitter side, making it very enjoyable in warm weather.