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805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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77
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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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California

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09-03-2013 05:38:13 | More by Mike_Gentry
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California

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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TriggerFingers

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If you have tried some of FW other offerings, some might see this a sort of a letdown. Had some on a recent trip back to the central coast.

Ahhhh the "805" (thats SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties if you were wondering---and home base for me) has a beer to call its own. Occasionally you might see it in the central valley (probably due to distribution contracts--Costco).

Its a blonde ale so don't expect something with 8 tons of flavor and complexity. Just like life in the 805, this is pure and easy. I had it in the past when they first created it and was kind of so-so (I would always go for Pale 31).
Recently I shared some with family and everyone really enjoyed it. Its one of those beers that can be enjoyed by the craft beer crowd or the light beer crowd--just a tasty good time. It tastes like a really good version of like your standard light beer with a fuller body and a bit more flavor. If you are heading to Pismo, camping in SLO, or chilling in Isla Vista, just about anyone who wants a beer will enjoy it. So it might be a little "bigger" than bud light or more bland than the IPA's you're used to. Yet, the beauty of this beer is it casts a wide net.

Final Though: Its a beer that everyone can enjoy. Get some tri-tip and fire up the grill!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 14:06:25 | More by TriggerFingers
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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California

3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Deep golden brown with a nice bubbly off white inch thick head

S - Citrus cream

T - A really good balance of sweet citrus malt with the perfect amount of a hoppy backbone. It kind of reminded me of a European take on more malt, less hops. Extremely drinkable and the aftertaste really impressed me.

M - Only slightly heavier than your standard golden.

O - This beer is so popular right now in Cali that you can't miss it. I was skeptical at first but was glad I dove in and gave it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.