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805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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805 Blonde Ale805 Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
81
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63 Reviews
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Reviews: 63
Hads: 649
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 29
Gots: 202 | 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:
Beer added by: Zorro on 05-22-2012

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Reviews: 63 | Hads: 649
Reviews by BilbosNuts:
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
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. (803 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of panoocha
4.68/5  rDev +32.2%
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. (72 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Nesingleton
4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz can. Good beer for a party. (32 characters)

Photo of Billybaroo68
4.77/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Good tasty smooth drinkable (37 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of CMerrill
4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's a very drinkable beer. A slight sweet bite at first taste with a sweet aromatic finish. I really enjoyed this beer while visiting Cali this past weekend. A big plus to find a beer that is what it is, Just a decent local beer. It not usually a fan of blonde ales but this one makes me want to try more. (306 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.12/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.24/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer good taste, easy drinking (36 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
2.81/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Not that good, but completely expected for the given style. (414 characters)

Photo of sourdog
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.