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805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 05-22-2012)
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Reviews by BilbosNuts:
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2.68/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear, lightly golden yellow color. A one finger creamy head sits on top and fades slowly to a thin ring around the sides. It appears pretty lively with a moderate amount of carbonation.

S: Light toasted malts, sweet floral notes, and corn and straw-like characteristics make up the aroma.

T: The taste was a bit of a let down. More of the corn and straw came through here than the aroma and it drowns out any other flavors that could be there. It also has a sort of off-putting metallic taste as well.

M: Light bodied and mildly carbonated, pretty much what you'd expect for the style.

O: This had a promising start, but the simple and dull taste proved this one to be average at best and certainly not one of Firestone's better offerings.

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Bottle (2012)

Clear golden with a small off-white head that leaves the glass clean on the way down.

The aroma is of simple grain and some dishrag, unfortunately. Simple, yet not particularly pleasant.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with simple grain, low bitterness, and a bit of earthy yeast character.

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Not that good, but completely expected for the given style.

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Clean taste, mild mouthfeel, grain presence. Easy to drink, slightly bitter aftertaste, but nothing that should scare any seasoned beeradvocate. A decent beer, worth having around for other's to drink. You've had lots of iterations of this beer, this is the local brewery easy go to drink for the non beer drinker. It is what it is. You know what kind of beer I'm describing. Its an all barley version of BMC basically. Slightly better, a little more ooomph, but nothing special.

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.