805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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2.85/5 rDev -15.2%
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.
06-30-2012 02:27:37 | More by ehammond1
3/5 rDev -10.7%
Picked up a 6 pack while in Paso Robles for the FW invitational. Pours a yellow beer, white head, nothing exceptional going on. Aroma was cereal grain and not much else, barely present hop aroma going on.
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.
06-19-2012 22:58:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.91/5 rDev +16.4%
Dated bottle of 10/15/13
Appearance - Pours clear and golden in color with a white, finger width head, quickly dissipates to a near barren surface. Lacing is small and spotty, with fair stick.
Smell - Light bready, grainy notes. Hints of caramel and traces of grassy hop character. Not much else.
Taste - Light, as expected of a blonde. Hits on fruity ester character, touches of bread and caramel, light citrus and grassy hop bitterness, but all come through to deliver great balance in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with light, prickly carbonation. Slightly silky, lending to an impeccable smoothness; quite inviting of a quick follow-up drink. If one's not careful, a sixer of this could go down within a matter of minutes.
Overall - All styles are not created equal. So hard to judge a beer like this, when it's good for the style, but doesn't do much to capture the excitement or imagination of your average beer geek, in essence because the style is invariably 'boring'. For a blonde, this is amazing in its overall balance and its drinkability. It's perfect for a summer BBQ or mowing the lawn. It's mid-November, but I think I'll have another!
11-22-2013 07:06:46 | More by TheSixthRing
805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.