805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BilbosNuts:
2.68/5 rDev -20%
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.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2012 23:37:16 | More by BilbosNuts
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2.91/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
The clear amber color is handsome, but not much foam even when poured vigorously in the chalice. Some prickly carbonation on the tongue, but it dissipates too quickly.
This has a gummy, perfumey taste that is pretty near unique in my experience. Unfortunately it's not a very inspiring beer flavor. Something like cinnamon and cardboard with a spicy finish and bitterish, dishwater finish. Some kind of cough drop candy with a pineapple pork chow mein hint. If this was down to 4% I would be more forgiving.
This is just funny, I didn't like it at first sip and it didn't improve after that. A peculiar release from a great brewery. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Albertson's supermarket in San Diego.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 06:13:08 | More by mactrail
805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.