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805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
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441 Ratings
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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 71 | FT: 0
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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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

DarthKostrizer, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Tom-Peters, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

twiggamortis420, Apr 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

pandatron, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

kjkinsey, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

OscarO67, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

cornejo, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BlackTuesday, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

wakeuptothesun, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

MooseBoose, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Mikeb8, Apr 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

EdTheEdge, Apr 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

BAsbill, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Furlinator
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 03/24/14.

Pours translucent dark gold with a thin white head that quickly disappears completely and leaves faint spots of lace.

The smell is of sweet grainy bread, like a King's Hawaiian dinner roll.

The flavor is of bread, grains and malt with very little hop presence and a faint caramel and honey sweetness.

The texture is medium bodied with high carbonation. A steady stream of tiny bubbles rise to the top throughout the drink down.

This is a decent blonde ale that has bready malt qualities and a slightly sweet finish. Smooth, light and sessionable.

Furlinator, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

rhino54, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

SerpentX, Apr 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

evbro, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

bigjoe786, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

vidisad, Apr 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11%

Hopped_up_Chuck, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

jbuckley1972, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

irthesteve, Mar 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

kbrown, Mar 29, 2014
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2.39/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

FitnessForBeer, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

cdean801, Mar 28, 2014
805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.