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805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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805 Blonde Ale805 Blonde Ale

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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.42%
Wants: 17
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: Zorro on 05-22-2012

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a very pale light golden beer with a modest but lasting layer of foam atop it. The aroma is... bordering on non-existent: a light dusty scent of hops, perhaps some malt, but it's difficult to tell. The flavor is moderately bitter, though hop flavor is lacking, giving away quickly to a little sweet malt, slightly grainy. Body is well-carbonated, light but not watery. This beer is very drinkable, but also inoffensive, and not memorable at all.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As I'm new to this, I'm hoping to learn more than educate (though I like to think I'm good at expressing an opinion).

This is a decent beer. I read a review that mentioned how it simply looks like beer and tastes like beer, and that about sums it up. Better than a watery domestic, but not as good as some of the craft brews I've been tasting as of late.

Nice golden color; crisp and light in flavor; fantastic on a hot day.

Smell of hay and dry, fall leaves. Earthy. A nice head when poured, but it dissipates quickly.

Honestly, it's a pretty good beer. I tend to lean toward amber lagers, but I'm expanding my horizons on the beer front.

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I've had this both in the bottle and on tap, and it's far superior in the latter style.

Really everything about this beer is boring except for the taste. It looks like beer and smells like beer. No more, no less.

That said, it's damn near unbeatable on a hot day. It's almost as light as a wheat beer. It manages to be crisp and clean, but still pack plenty of flavor. It's nice and malty, and they did a great job in not going overboard with the honey. It will be a staple in my fridge this summer, and my go-to at the pub for my first round on a hot day.

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.