805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.6/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2014 20:55:22 | More by SeanPFarley
3.95/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-04-2014 23:03:09 | More by ThatOlBoy
805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.