805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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622 Ratings
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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 26
Gots: 185 | FT: 1
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Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Zorro on 05-22-2012

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Ratings: 622 | Reviews: 90
Photo of Cesarsal4
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer good taste, easy drinking

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An all around easy drinking beer. it's a blonde ale, nothing experimental or crazy... that's why I love it. It's the perfect hot weather beer.

Photo of CMerrill
4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's a very drinkable beer. A slight sweet bite at first taste with a sweet aromatic finish. I really enjoyed this beer while visiting Cali this past weekend. A big plus to find a beer that is what it is, Just a decent local beer. It not usually a fan of blonde ales but this one makes me want to try more.

Photo of dodgerz24
4.6/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good but I wish was sold in greater US

Photo of chaseparker9
3.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special. Decent beer with a light taste

Photo of mbrando33
4.12/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ok it is what it is...and there's nothing wrong with what it is. It's a blonde ale and that's what it wants to be, so comparing it to something else is like comparing a good pizza to a good steak dinner; it's not fair to either. This is the kind of beer you drink when you're having an impromptu bbq with some friends on a nice summer day. If a refreshing beer is what you seek, this is one of the best in that class.

Photo of Garet
4.58/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's a blonde ale. Anyone expecting something in-your-face spectacular is looking at the wrong style of beer. But, for what it is, it is really great. Crisp, clean tasting, and refreshing to drink.

Photo of jooler
3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Smell and taste is malty and alittle sour. Meh

Photo of Eric1017
1.46/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Quite possibly one of the worst beers I have ever had - I just don't get it.

Photo of Giesch
2.55/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Really enjoyable but not unique or memorable as the popularity suggests.

Photo of goldendenizen
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's part of their typical 12 pack and I usually enjoy this one after enjoying darker and hoppier beers. I dont seek it out but it's usually on the cheaper side in NorCal. It's light, flavorful and a much better alternative to the big brewery watered down beers.

Photo of CJNAPS
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wouldn't hunt it down, but its was a good beer.

Photo of JimmyCaprese
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really enjoyable but not unique or memorable.

Photo of jackheart
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

I am not a fan of blonde ales, but for being one, this is a decent beer. A little to sweet for my taste though.

Photo of jbhopkins
2.37/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Lite and sharp. A little thin.

Photo of hambone
2.29/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

tastes like miller or something similar

Photo of panoocha
4.68/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good carbonation. Wheat-grainy taste. Nice blond color. One of my faves.

Photo of KccoVaper
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A decent beer with a good taste

Photo of Stevedore
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Father's Office in Culver City, CA. Served in a curved pint glass 12/12/14.

A- Clear straw-yellow blonde body, one finger white frothy head that persists for a good while. Medium collar that leaves traces of lacing as the beer goes down. Looks refreshing as it should, given the style and colour.

S- Clean grainy crackers, bread, slight stone fruit aroma, noble hops that bring a mild grassiness and earth to the nose. Not complex, but it works quite well on the nose. No off-flavours, very clean and pungent.

F- Grainy cereal, bread, crackers, biscuits, grassiness, earth, a bit of citrus and stone fruit. Not complex, but a nice medley of flavours that works quite well to keep things interesting as the glass slowly disappears. The minerals on the finish presumably from the yeast make for a nice change of pace as well.

M- Medium bodied, not watery or thin at all. Nice carbonation, slightly prickly and crisp, very refreshing. Whole wheat crackers dominate the finish. Insanely drinkable, even taking into account the style.

O- Nice malty beer with a solid hop presence that is drinkable on any occasion. It may not rate well, but in my book, it rates higher than it is on here. And that's okay. Keep in mind this was on tap; perhaps this one does not age very well in bottles. If thats the case, Firestone Walker really needs to get a new distributor.

Photo of stonefan55
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

not really a Firestone fan at all or a American Blonde Ale drinker but this one deserves a good review, I was handed one at a get together and hit with a new respect for both the style of a balanced blonde ale and Firestone. Small hop bitterness toasty smell of barley and a clean malt backbone, all in all a refreshing crisp ale

Photo of aval89
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

bottled on 10-01-2014

ahh, the beer that is overly hyped in my area. See this thing everywhere. Hear your average Bud drinkers claiming this is the best beer ever!

a: poured medium gold/light amber color. somewhere in between gold and amber. clear body with a slight haze to it. only managed about a finger of head

s: slight caramel malt aroma with a bit of toastiness. slight biscuity as well. touch of hops. slightly metallic.

t: much like the aroma. very mild taste in my opinion. caramel malts, biscuity toastiness. hops on the end but after that its pretty bland. flavor vanishes quickly. easy to quaff i guess.

mf: light-med mouth with crisp carbonation.

o: meh

Photo of micahbo
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

awesome beer

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

not amazed by this, but when i drink a blonde ale, i do prefer it to be hoppy, and this one most certainly is. its darker than blonde by a shade or two, honey maybe, with a tall but short lived white head. nose of robust pils malt and european hops with more than balancing bitterness. farmy in taste, with a musty barny funky weirdness that i dont think comes from yeast. not quite tang, but funk for sure. the pale malt is heavy here, old, and rich for a blonde beer. carbonation is high, body is fuller, and there is something distinct about this one, although i dont love it all that much. hard to make a simple pale beer distinct these days, and they succeed at that, but one bottle is plenty for me right now. short of refreshing but exhibiting some of the same characteristics. im glad i was able to grab one of these from lowry liquors, those guys do a nice job.

Photo of gothost
5/5  rDev +45.8%

I never rate for this beer I do.

Photo of SensorySupernova
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Appearance: Crystal clear straw color with a huge white head that eventually faded into a thin ring.

Smell: Light malts and grains.

Taste: Crisp grain and malt up front, with a touch of noble hop bitterness on the back. Aftertaste fades after a few seconds.

Mouthfeel: Thin and super carbonated.

Overall: Not super exciting. Still, more flavor than the average lager.

805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.