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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #90
Ranked #23,443
3.72 | pDev: 11.29%
Feb 08, 2022
Jun 24, 2017
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Notes: 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.
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3.75 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2022
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Dec 09, 2021
3.47 by zestd from Idaho on Dec 15, 2020
2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Sep 09, 2020
4 by ilikebeer03 from Texas on Aug 20, 2020
3.59 by Sellen from Connecticut on Jun 23, 2020
3.75 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Jun 21, 2020
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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

Look: yellow with an inch thick white head

Aroma: biscuit, mild grassy hops

Taste: the flavor is biscuit, a bit sweet, a bit of lemon, and a bit of grassy bitterness toward the end. Fairly mild flavor.

Body/Overall:light to medium body, very easy drinking. It is pretty simple but when you're thirsty it goes down.

May 04, 2020
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1.8/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by JohnnyLaw from Wisconsin

Got it on sale at costco as part of a case sized sampler. Worst of the set. Piss yellow. Fast head that quickly evaporates and overly hoppy with aftertaste that thankfully dissipates quickly. IMHO the other high scores appear to be solely because it's brewed by SN. If you love this and bash a macro you're clearly rating this on the SN name. Meh, will not go out of my way for this again and will drink if only brew available.

Jan 11, 2020
3.92 by SargeC from California on Dec 01, 2019
3.75 by craigbelly from Iowa on Sep 17, 2019
3.59 by TwoTrees from Washington on Aug 23, 2019
3.59 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Aug 13, 2019
3.54 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Jun 08, 2019
3.32 by takusan1000 from Washington on Jun 03, 2019
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4.55/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Sessionable hoppy blonde ale, citrusy hops, wheaty grain, floral, earthy herbal, piney dankness

May 16, 2019
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3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MaltyMagic from California

Blonde with a big, wispy white head. West coast hops feature grapefruit/pine in the aroma, best aspect of this beer. Flavor is dry-hopped lemon water. Sour/lemony, subdued bitterness, just the slightest hint of sweet malt is there, but its hard to find. Refreshing, like fizzy lemon water.

Overall, decent hot weather beverage that lacks much beer character. Id prefer a bit more sweet malt to balance things out. But could easily pound a few ice cold on a hot day.

May 12, 2019
3.71 by EdFed from Illinois on Apr 21, 2019
3.75 by Marvicsin from California on Mar 17, 2019
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2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by mj24053 from North Carolina

Nah. Tastes like a watery pale. Drinkable but forgettable. Only repeat if no better options

Mar 12, 2019
3.77 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Mar 02, 2019
3.74 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Mar 01, 2019
2.82 by G8orLvr from Oregon on Feb 25, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by abnormal from Alaska

Canned on date is smudged but it looks like November 2018

Appearance: Hazy golden straw in color. Fairly aggressive pour yields a billowing rocky white head. Sporadic lacing envelopes the glass.

Aroma: Fresh cut grass, citrus fruits, sourdough bread.

Taste: Crisp and tart. Lemony and grassy hop oils make up the majority of the flavor. Bitterness is surprisingly low given how much hop character I'm tasting. Malt is well balanced and has a buttery/biscuity taste to me. Sweetness comes in towards the end and blends nicely with the hops. The aftertaste has that wonderful Sierra Nevada yeast.

Feel: It's perfect. Light to medium bodied, carbonation tickles the tongue without dissolving it. Reminds me of a lot of Sam Adams brews. It has plenty of carbonation but remains "creamy" at the same time.

Overall: It reminds me an ale version of Noble Pils from Sam Adams. I love beers like this, there's tons of character but it won't crush your wallet or your head with a ridiculous abv. Great stuff.

Feb 24, 2019
4.04 by dflo32 from North Carolina on Feb 24, 2019
3.16 by CT316 from Texas on Feb 17, 2019
3.5 by Jasoncpace from Texas on Feb 15, 2019
3.92 by Jame515 from Texas on Feb 11, 2019
3.75 by ChrisCharles from North Carolina on Feb 04, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Would not revisit.

Jan 29, 2019
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5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Nika from Alabama

Clean, light to medium body, super crisp, hint of lemon, refreshing flavor, beautiful color! More flavorful than any blond ale I've had. Ideal for boating, beach or swimming pool on a summer day. I live on the beach, so that's everyday! Unfortunately drinkable all day!

Jan 19, 2019
3.56 by corywalston from North Dakota on Jan 16, 2019
3.75 by Johnnyc3 from Florida on Jan 13, 2019
3.59 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Jan 13, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

19.2oz can into a pint glass. Packaged 4/27/18, so 8 1/2 months old.

Pale golden yellow body. many streams of carbonation. Big bubbly head leaving layers of lacing.

Somehow this beer manages to have both a clean aroma and the occasional whiff of barn & straw.

A little sharp on the tongue. There is a very faint bitterness. No sour or unpleasant notes. Decent malt background. Mild tasting.

Mouth close to medium, finish a faint bittersweet.

Overall, SN picked a great name for this beer. No real in your face flavors. Simple, clean, no frills, no awful grainy corny taste. Could pound these all day long on a hot summer's day.

Jan 13, 2019
3.75 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Jan 12, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Greensprings from Indiana

I thought this was an exceptional golden style ale. Nicely balanced, lemon grass on the font end with a light wheat beer taste in the middle and fruity crisp finish. Just enough hops to finish clean, I really like this one!

Jan 04, 2019
3.75 by mrcraft from California on Jan 01, 2019
3.58 by scott2269 from Ohio on Dec 17, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by IronLover from Pennsylvania

Golden yellow in color with a light haze. Poured with a moderate, soapy, bright white foam with  medium retention. Sweet, citrus lemon hop aromas with medium light malry notes. Medium light bodied with high, biting carbonation. Malty and citrus lemon flavors throughout with medium light hop bitterness and carbonic  bite near the end. Finished sem-dryly with lemon and light floral flavors and light malty notes. Light, refreshing, easy drinking a tasty spin on a generally simple style. 

Dec 17, 2018
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 277 ratings