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805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

410 Ratings
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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 7
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
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 Phocion:
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3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle dated 7/22/13. (Reviewed 10/13/13). Poured into shaker pint. Brilliant gold with just a hint of red, bubbly/fizzy white head (that I can actually hear) that quickly dissipates into a decent amount of bubbly lacing.

Aroma is grassy, with a ton of caramel, toffee, and especially honey. Very grainy with a fruity (apple?) yeasty smell. Actually, it kind of smells like a lightly hopped caramel apple.

Although it has a reasonably complex (albeit subtle) aroma, the flavor is kind of boring. Inoffensive, but boring. Bready with just enough hops to give it a sharpness which almost, but doesn't quite balance out the sweet honey flavor.

Light-medium body and very sharply carbonated with a fairly slick mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a slightly above average but forgettable blonde ale. I'm gladly finishing it and enjoying the rest of this glass, but I'm not upset I only picked up a single.

Phocion, Oct 13, 2013
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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.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

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

ehammond1, Jun 30, 2012
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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.
77 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.