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

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3.73/5
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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:
#27,491
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
247
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Nika
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

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Photo of corywalston
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Johnnyc3
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of szmnnl99
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeWard
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of BirdsandHops
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greensprings
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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!

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

Photo of scott2269
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IronLover
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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. 

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Photo of LAM01833
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Idahoman
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ssimpson89
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Bright pale gold body, clear, with a big white head, lots of lacing, and both small bubble and rope lacing.

S - Mild pine and resin, lemon and sour grain notes. Pretty quiet.

T - Sharp pine and resin, a touch of citrus zest and pith, large hit of malt in the middle mostly taking the form cracker flavors, and sharp bitter close.

M - Very light feel, easy and dry middle, powerful carbonation, and a clean finish.

O - Nice drinker, but the flavors are sharp and focus more on bitterness. As such, even if it is a drinker, I'd keep it at one at a time.

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Photo of Lavdog76
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Everyday drinking beer with no frills or gimmicks. Better than the mass produced beers and is smooth out of the can.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Failed Beer Experiment, canned back in April.

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Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

19.2 oz. can:

Pours hazed yellow with a white foamy head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of citrus - grapefruit, orange, lemon.

The taste is of a relatively hop-forward blonde ale (for the style). Bitter kiss of citrus mixes with cracker-like malt. Mild, even for the style, but quite good. The house character comes through. Soft finish.

The feel waivers on that fine line of light-bodied and thin. Some water shows through in the middle. Alcohol is virtually non-detectable. Not much of a body to it, but it holds together decently enough.

An easy-drinking brew, as advertised. Nice citric hop character. Worth drinking, esp. if you are in the mood for something light and refreshing with a noticeable citric hop character.

(A good value - I paid $1.99 a can at Safeway in Mesa, AZ.)

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Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Can. At a venue, the only real craft offering. I thought I would really enjoy this beer. Unfortunately it was a pretty bad time. A giant ass can of incomplete brew. It smells and tastes like a beer that Sierra usually creates and I would also dub myself a Sierra fan. The problem with this beer is it tastes like an entire ingredient is missing. It's almost like they forgot to add hops in the boil. There is a weird void of flavor from when the liquid jostles the taste buds to when said buds send word to the brain of the beer's finish. It goes from initial crispness-to void-to sweet maltiness. Hard to describe but it's like they brewed Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, with 60% of the ingredients per batch and neglected the hops. Unfortunate.

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

Golden hues with a fingernail of eggshell white on top. The aroma is of faint lemon and light malt. I’m tasting a suggestion of lemon hops and light malt. The mouth is light and delicate.

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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

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Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 247 ratings