805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +33.9%
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.
08-09-2014 03:55:41 | More by JAeiou
4.29/5 rDev +27.7%
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!
09-21-2013 01:33:08 | More by Jdbateman83
4.08/5 rDev +21.4%
A: Yellow/Golden body with a white lacy head.
S: It has almost no hoppy character to it but has that nice Belgian spiciness that Belgian blondes should have.
T: Avery secessionible beer that has some malt, some Belgian bite, and a decent hop bit to it.
M: It has some viscosity to it and has a very good bite from the carbonation.
O: A very good sessionable beer that should be tried if given the opportunity to.
02-02-2013 19:13:40 | More by jvillefan
4.05/5 rDev +20.5%
12 oz bottle pours a crystal clear gold color with a thick cap of fine-bubbled white head. Not much for lace, but retention is great.
Nose is pretty standard grain and biscuit maltiness for a blonde, but does have a light yeasty fruitiness that sets it apart from others. The depth of the malt aromas is also well done.
Definitely a well crafted blonde ale, the malt is full and rich with a snappy hop bite on the finish. It goes from white bread to biscuits to grainy all in one sip. Its one of the best I have had, but still wont supplant SS Bombshell Blonde as my go to summer blonde ale.
04-24-2014 21:53:00 | More by twiggamortis420
805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.