Beer For Drinking (BFD) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.73/5
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225 Ratings
Beer For Drinking (BFD)Beer For Drinking (BFD)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
There are days when you want a beer—just a beer—that hits all the right spots. Well, this is it. No snifters required, no special occasions, just an unfussy, uncomplicated hoppy golden ale brewed to fit in no matter where it goes. This
isn’t beer for collecting, this is beer for drinking.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-24-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,676
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
225
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 225 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has light flavors of citrusy hops with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has nice subtle aromas and flavors of citrusy hops. It isn't really that bland compared to most other beers in this style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Suds
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer for Drinking: a simple, straightforward, no-frills ale. From a can, this is a slightly hazy, golden colored liquid, topped with a huge, stable, white head. Long-lived and wonderful froth. The aroma is a little grainy, a little grassy, and has a distant malt note. The taste is more pronounced than the smell, and the body is medium-full. Satisfying.

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Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nasty15108
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exactly as advertised. IMO could use a touch more bready malt but otherwise its a great easy drinker. Very "Kolsch" like.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: brilliant yellow permeated by moderately fast rising bubbles under a 2" white cap with good retention

S: medium low crackery biscuit smell scented by earthy, woody and a dash of citrus

T: Mildly sweet fruit, biscuit and cracker start the flavors with citrus notes and some mild tartness on the drying finish seasoned by earthy, woody hops

F: light, refreshing, thirst quenching with medium carbonation

O: flavorful, very drinkable beer is what you grab when you just want a beer

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Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.84/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Hey, Sierra Nevada?..don't.

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Photo of Azdirtmover
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not a fan of hoppy brews,and this did not help.Local box liquor store had a bunch of it on sale for three ninety nine a sixer.curious as to why,esp it being Sierra Nevada.Date was fine,I keep trying,but I really don’t care for anything they make

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Photo of archero
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewale4me
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: light gold with a white head
Aroma: light citrus and light biscuit
Taste: lemon peach grassy
Feel: over carbonated bubble explosion in your mouth
Overall: this beer is not one I will buy again. It has a odd aftertaste.
I am disappointed in Sierra Nevada for this one.

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Photo of brianbrewsky
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is what it is. Canned as if to say "drink me on the train" this beer fits the bill. Poured into a pint glass at home - minimal head. It smells as advertised - a crushable beer for $2.99 per pint.

Flavor shoots it up to a beer I'd pay $6 for in a bar, easy. It's light, drinkable, flavorful and can't be bothered by a review citing notes of pine & citrus, although they're there if you really want to look for them.

BFD takes the cake in my book - truly living up to it's name. I'd highly recommend to anyone perusing the beer case looking for something offered in an individual large format, yet conscious of their self image.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: September 29, 2018... OCCASION: #4 OSU at #10 PSU in a white-out game--need something to calm the nerves and not weigh me down with alcohol... GLASSWARE: Hobgoblin pint... from a 19.2 oz. tall can, pours a hazy, sallow golden body teeming with bubbles that develops a sudsy, bubbly off-white head... first breath yields lemon, grapefruit, flowers, mild spiciness, tea leaves, and hints of resin... the aroma suggests a beer that has something to offer in a drinkable weight... crushable as advertised, its body is smooth, fervent in its hops-forward promise and lively at the teeth.... sweet, hoppy, with enough resin to evoke an IPA... lemon, lilac, lemon grass, cracker, and tea make for a varied experience... this one packs enough flavor into what tends to be a rinser of a style...

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Photo of matcris
4.61/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: Light, crystal clear, and golden. 2 Finger white head that recedes slowly. Mild lacing.
AROMA: Mild, toasted biscuit, grass, and lemon drops.
TASTE: More of the same. Nice flavors that melt together. Slight honey.
FEEL: Well carbonated, light body, slight stickiness, mildly dry on finish.
OVERALL: 'Bout perfect for what it is.

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Photo of WTFReport
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of california_republic
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Pale blonde and heady but not very sticky. Definitely looks like it will be refreshing rather than a heavy IPA.

Smell: The first thing I notice is that it's incredibly floral. Smells like a bouquet of flowers to me. There's some sweet pineapple smell and a tiny bit of yeast and pine. It has a somewhat unique scent IMO and is pretty impressive like Sculpin for the first time.

Taste: Bright and zesty, mainly tasting of pineapple and lemon with a bit of crackeriness. A slight bitterness rounds it out in the end. Complex and balanced.

Feel: The brightness and high carbonation makes it very refreshing. It's pretty low in sweetness compared to even regular SNPA but it is a tiny bit more sticky than the old Otra Vez pre-2018.

Overall: This beer was on clearance at my local Total Wine for $5 for a 6 pack, which I consider a hell of a steal. Sierra Nevada's goal was to make an incredibly drinkable beer that you don't have to obsess over, but IMO it's still a very complex and balanced beer. Don't know why Total Wine wanted to get rid of it. I detect a lot of the old Otra Vez in this but with a lot less sourness and more balance, which makes it much more drinkable. This is supposed to be Sierra Nevada's session, and it's probably the first session that they hit out of the park. If anything, this is comparable to a session version of Sculpin.

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Photo of Magery
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jondoeworks
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRed
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Transparent golden in body with bubbly white head. Aroma of light honey, lemon skin, grass, pine. Tastes of light grass, lemon skin, pine, honey, light bitterness. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of khargro2
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 225 ratings