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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
79
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74 Reviews
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Reviews: 74
Hads: 706
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 50.58%
Wants: 34
Gots: 248 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

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: 74 | Hads: 706
Reviews by Phocion:
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3.53/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I don't know why I've waited so long to review this beer since out here on the west coast this is the go to blond ale. Pours a nice amber/yellow with a quickly dissipating head. Smells slightly fruity and tastes of very light hops, more pleasant malts with slight citrus flavours. Goes down way too smooth. Prost!

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Photo of panoocha
4.68/5  rDev +35.3%
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.

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Photo of elNopalero
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light crisp easy drinking with just a kiss of hopping. It's an exceptionally well made blonde ale from folks whose beers tend to be exceptionally well made. But it’s still a blonde ale, so, eh?

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Better than pivo pils IMHO as far as FW lagers go. Light, smooth, just a touch of malt and hops, but mostly just easy drinking goodness. No off flavors at all, which is key for such a light style. Can't understand why some of the reviews are so low. If you don't like the style, don't rate the beer. Great beach, lawnmowing, etc beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Nesingleton
4.28/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz can. Good beer for a party.

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Photo of Billybaroo68
4.77/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Good tasty smooth drinkable

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of CMerrill
4.19/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.12/5  rDev +19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.24/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.