805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 9
Gots: 95 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Zorro on 05-22-2012)
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3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OB1
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaemeno3
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of panoocha
4.69/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good carbonation. Wheat-grainy taste. Nice blond color. One of my faves.

Photo of KccoVaper
4.74/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A decent beer with a good taste

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Mneme1984
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of CFish
4.44/5  rDev +31%

Photo of Stevedore
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Father's Office in Culver City, CA. Served in a curved pint glass 12/12/14.

A- Clear straw-yellow blonde body, one finger white frothy head that persists for a good while. Medium collar that leaves traces of lacing as the beer goes down. Looks refreshing as it should, given the style and colour.

S- Clean grainy crackers, bread, slight stone fruit aroma, noble hops that bring a mild grassiness and earth to the nose. Not complex, but it works quite well on the nose. No off-flavours, very clean and pungent.

F- Grainy cereal, bread, crackers, biscuits, grassiness, earth, a bit of citrus and stone fruit. Not complex, but a nice medley of flavours that works quite well to keep things interesting as the glass slowly disappears. The minerals on the finish presumably from the yeast make for a nice change of pace as well.

M- Medium bodied, not watery or thin at all. Nice carbonation, slightly prickly and crisp, very refreshing. Whole wheat crackers dominate the finish. Insanely drinkable, even taking into account the style.

O- Nice malty beer with a solid hop presence that is drinkable on any occasion. It may not rate well, but in my book, it rates higher than it is on here. And that's okay. Keep in mind this was on tap; perhaps this one does not age very well in bottles. If thats the case, Firestone Walker really needs to get a new distributor.

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3.08/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of stonefan55
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

not really a Firestone fan at all or a American Blonde Ale drinker but this one deserves a good review, I was handed one at a get together and hit with a new respect for both the style of a balanced blonde ale and Firestone. Small hop bitterness toasty smell of barley and a clean malt backbone, all in all a refreshing crisp ale

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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5/5  rDev +47.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +35.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of aval89
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

bottled on 10-01-2014

ahh, the beer that is overly hyped in my area. See this thing everywhere. Hear your average Bud drinkers claiming this is the best beer ever!

a: poured medium gold/light amber color. somewhere in between gold and amber. clear body with a slight haze to it. only managed about a finger of head

s: slight caramel malt aroma with a bit of toastiness. slight biscuity as well. touch of hops. slightly metallic.

t: much like the aroma. very mild taste in my opinion. caramel malts, biscuity toastiness. hops on the end but after that its pretty bland. flavor vanishes quickly. easy to quaff i guess.

mf: light-med mouth with crisp carbonation.

o: meh

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2.48/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +40.1%

awesome beer

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4.52/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.4/5  rDev -29.2%

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.