805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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628 Ratings
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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 26
Gots: 187 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Zorro on 05-22-2012

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Ratings: 628 | Reviews: 90
Photo of breadwinner
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't even know how to rate this beer. Is it a 3.0 or 5.0? Why the latter? Because this beer, in just a few sips even, is the obvious culmination of whatever good and noble features BMC has ever dared to attain. It drinks as easy as anything I've tried. It has a perceptible, though perfectly restrained, floral (almost noble) hop snap, apparently from Willamette hops. It has enough malt body, certainly a touch of sweetness, but never sickeningly so. I tell you, this is it: this is what BMC has only dreamed to achieve.

You know what, screw it: this is one of the most entertainingly confounding beers I've had in ages. 5.0 it is.

Photo of TheFactorsEqual
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Legit. Kinda my go to if I'm having people over for a bbq or party. Hard to buy the right beer for everyone and you end getting stuck with the beer you don't like.

Anyway, the beer is smooth, zero after taste for me, and I can drink 3-4 and not feel like crap afterwards. If you like a real hoppy beer, then you're in the IPA camp and this doesn't fit the mold. Personally, I'm hoping Lagers make a comeback = always looking.

Photo of gothost
5/5  rDev +45.8%

I never rate for this beer I do.

Photo of Mikerea1671
4.78/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent tasting beer. My go-to beer on my west coast visits, just wish I could buy in Ohio.

Photo of Billybaroo68
4.77/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Good tasty smooth drinkable

Photo of KccoVaper
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A decent beer with a good taste

Photo of micahbo
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

awesome beer

Photo of Danicao14
4.74/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious! My favorite beer! Go central California!

Photo of panoocha
4.68/5  rDev +36.4%
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.

Photo of dodgerz24
4.6/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good but I wish was sold in greater US

Photo of Ry-Dog
4.6/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites. Very refreshing and not bitter. Great color and taste crisp and light.

Photo of Garet
4.58/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's a blonde ale. Anyone expecting something in-your-face spectacular is looking at the wrong style of beer. But, for what it is, it is really great. Crisp, clean tasting, and refreshing to drink.

Photo of BeerGirl9-17
4.57/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Visual: clear golden amber with a little head (small bubbles forming at the top
of the glass).
Aroma: light grains, caramel, slightly lemony, hint of floral/bouquet.
Taste: hoppy and malty, slightly honey-flavored, hint of citrus.
Mouthfeel: strong carbonation. Light to medium body.
Overall: easily drinkable light blonde ale that pairs well with light foods such
as salads and appetizers.

Photo of Cesarsal4
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer good taste, easy drinking

Photo of furballkazoo
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the most surprisingly great beers I have ever tried.

Photo of barley
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

805 is a great go to beer.

Photo of JAeiou
4.47/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On a hot day, nothing beats it, period. Great "drinkability" and refreshing. Firestone offers quite a selection of good beers, and 805 is by far my "go to" beer. They also are promoting the hell out of it, so they obviously have faith in this beer as well. Have been to the both breweries (Paso Robles and Buellton), and loved the atmosphere and the food in the restaurants were great.

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An all around easy drinking beer. it's a blonde ale, nothing experimental or crazy... that's why I love it. It's the perfect hot weather beer.

Photo of Ranger337
4.35/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting beer. No bitterness, a slightly sweet taste, with a moderate malty flavor. Very easy drinker.

Photo of laticiasbear
4.29/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tastes great on tap but loses points because it has an unappealing sharp flavor when poured from the bottle. The new cans are much closer to the tap.

Great go to beer for when you're looking for some easy drinking. Very filling. Definitely a favorite.

Photo of Nesingleton
4.28/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz can. Good beer for a party.

Photo of Jdbateman83
4.27/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer seems to be hitting the market by storm. I have been seeing it more and more in restaurants and bars. Well I decided to try it. All I can say is wow. I have no idea why it isn't scoring better on here, maybe my review can help that.

First off, its a honey blonde ale, very dark, but clear amber, it just looks freaking delicious.

2nd, it smells amazing, enough said.

3rd, it taste blows my mind. It is very deep, rich flavor as you would expect from an ale, not to sweat, not bitter, but lots of complex flavor. Very refreshing (a word not usually associated with an ale).

4th, it feels wonderful in my mouth. As such my mouth as asked for additional dates with this beer which it shall get.

Overall, try it, and be honest with yourself for what this beer is trying to accomplish. Great job Firestone!

Photo of stonefan55
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

not really a Firestone fan at all or a American Blonde Ale drinker but this one deserves a good review, I was handed one at a get together and hit with a new respect for both the style of a balanced blonde ale and Firestone. Small hop bitterness toasty smell of barley and a clean malt backbone, all in all a refreshing crisp ale

Photo of CMerrill
4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

Photo of mbrando33
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ok it is what it is...and there's nothing wrong with what it is. It's a blonde ale and that's what it wants to be, so comparing it to something else is like comparing a good pizza to a good steak dinner; it's not fair to either. This is the kind of beer you drink when you're having an impromptu bbq with some friends on a nice summer day. If a refreshing beer is what you seek, this is one of the best in that class.

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.