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805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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78
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494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 9
Gots: 95 | FT: 1
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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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

FW 805

They got me with the labeling and the fact that it's FW because this beer is crap. 

A- fizzy, light yellow. No head or lacing 3

S- some floral notes, grainy, a little yeast and some dirty bathwater 2

T- on again with the dirty soap water taste mixed with some grain and light floral hops, some metallic notes, Not good 2

M- good mouthfeel. Good carbonation, lighter body 3.5

O- "why did they release this?" is all I kept thinking. I love FW, but this is a crappy beer no matter what. I feel bad that this is the beer they gave to the 805 proclaiming "local only" on the bottle and 6-pack. Do something to make up for this abomination you've released to the 805 FW! 2

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: nothing to complain
S: bready, light
T: sweet, bready, little bit of bitterness on the end. Kinda disappointing
M: super fizzy, didn't care for it

Overall, tasted more like a lager than an ale. Seemed to be very carbonated, which wasn't something I liked on it. Probably won't purchase again.

Edit: had another one of these, disliked even more. It's just not a good beer.

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.