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805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 6
Gots: 34 | 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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Adkins1203

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

01-16-2014 04:42:11 | More by Adkins1203
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.5%

06-24-2013 23:06:51 | More by fdig23
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t420o

California

2.2/5  rDev -34.5%
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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Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 06:48:00 | More by t420o
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Bob402

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -33%

04-20-2013 00:45:42 | More by Bob402
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FitnessForBeer

California

2.39/5  rDev -28.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 18:53:24 | More by FitnessForBeer
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BeerManDan

California

2.45/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The color when poured into a pint glass what a light yellow with hardly any foam and not lace. The smell was of a weak lack luster aroma of weak hops and that was it. The taste was of really weak everything in a beer. I should have rated it a 1 all across. Not a good blonde ale. What a disappointment from a very good brewery. One of the worst ales I've tasted from Firestone/Walker.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2012 16:05:42 | More by BeerManDan
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aquazr1

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

08-01-2013 04:31:26 | More by aquazr1
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

07-18-2013 01:19:50 | More by mwbrady12
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raulazzer

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

04-11-2013 23:07:39 | More by raulazzer
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justinbrown

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

12-03-2013 04:40:58 | More by justinbrown
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cruzerbug


2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

07-13-2014 02:30:35 | More by cruzerbug
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

04-10-2013 20:16:44 | More by BARFLYB
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Davihaw

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

12-31-2012 23:04:12 | More by Davihaw
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Chevchelios

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

06-30-2014 08:30:18 | More by Chevchelios
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MrDave

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

07-23-2013 18:27:04 | More by MrDave
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tattoopunk031

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

06-25-2013 14:26:34 | More by tattoopunk031
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

12-11-2013 23:48:50 | More by kscaldef
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Jeeb

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

06-18-2014 01:47:20 | More by Jeeb
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MastaShonuf

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

06-01-2014 20:45:56 | More by MastaShonuf
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BAsbill

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

04-13-2014 03:34:46 | More by BAsbill
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eulerthegrape

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

03-14-2014 17:44:25 | More by eulerthegrape
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.65/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at Benny’s tasting.

Bottled 6/25/12.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, and some vegetal aromas. Taste is much the same with a vegetal and slightly metallic aftertaste. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with some weird aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 01:29:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BilbosNuts

California

2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear, lightly golden yellow color. A one finger creamy head sits on top and fades slowly to a thin ring around the sides. It appears pretty lively with a moderate amount of carbonation.

S: Light toasted malts, sweet floral notes, and corn and straw-like characteristics make up the aroma.

T: The taste was a bit of a let down. More of the corn and straw came through here than the aroma and it drowns out any other flavors that could be there. It also has a sort of off-putting metallic taste as well.

M: Light bodied and mildly carbonated, pretty much what you'd expect for the style.

O: This had a promising start, but the simple and dull taste proved this one to be average at best and certainly not one of Firestone's better offerings.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 23:37:16 | More by BilbosNuts
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AwYeh

Ohio

2.71/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottled October 15th, 2013.

A: Clear pale golden/yellow color. One finger of frothy white head dissipates quickly.

S: Really faint aroma, picking up some bready malts and hints of floral and grassy hops.

T: Very sweet flavor. Citrusy and floral, with a little breadiness. I'm really surprised at how sweet it is, but I'm having a hard time matching the sweetness to a flavor- it's kind of like apple.

M: Thin-bodied, moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and a little dry despite the low ABV.

O: I'm not digging this one too much; the sweetness is a little too much.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 05:44:50 | More by AwYeh
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DoubleJ

California

2.73/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had no background of this beer whatsoever, yet I decided to try a pint of it anyways. After all, it's made by Firestone Walker. On to the beer:

I spend the entire pint trying to understand what this was. There isn't much head, retention, or lace to this one. The nose is weak and offrers some strange fruity notes. And its taste is more of the same. If anything, it tasted like a weak pale ale where the hops weren't worked as much as they could. At least it was easy enough to drink, not terribly offensive, and was bubbly in the mouth. As far as everything else, I'll pass. It's a good thing this is brewed for the local Central Coast market, because I don't think it's necessary to inflict this beer on the people in my area (Orange County).

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 04:54:26 | More by DoubleJ
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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.