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

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3.79/5
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120 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:
#21,161
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
120
pDev:
8.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
Trade:
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Ratings: 120 |  Reviews: 52
Reviews by 22Blue:
Photo of 22Blue
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like a 2x4, that girl in your bio class that always wears yoga paints, and your morning #2, Sierra Nevada is oh so solid. Unlike the Dodgers, they never let Raul down. And there ain’t nothin’ special going on here; no gimmicks, no reverse osmosis double dry hopped action... just a clean, solid American Blonde Ale that won’t let you down!

Try it, my peeps.

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Photo of Jonterman
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the session beer you've been looking for...well the one I've been looking for. BFD is as advertised, really tasty, crushable - low abv. I'm a long time Sierra Nevada Pale Ale drinker - BFD not quite as bold, but the best session beer I've had yet! Definitely worth picking up a 20oz can - hope they distribute this one in sixers.

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Photo of Beejay
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale yellow with a large white head.

S: Light hoppy aroma with citrus and a little bit of pine resin. Smells a lot like SNPA.

T: The flavor is not that os SNPA, while there is the grapefruit and pine hop flavor I associate with SNPA, there is a distinct citrus note, with perhaps a little extra tartness, and perhaps a little more fruity.

M: Medium light in body, crisp with high carbonation.

O: Overall similar to their other offering, but interesting and distinct enough to stand on it's own. I feel like this is exactly the type of beer I shouldn't be reviewing.. but fuck it.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farmendariz
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

We don't have to forget that this is a blond ale. It's not going to have the complexity of an imperial stout or it's not going to be as popular as an IPA. But to be a blond ale it's very tasty. Sweet bitterness, citrus/floral profile. Light body like any blond ale and way more flavorfull than what I was expecting. Worth a try!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 pint 3.2 fl. Oz. Can. Ale.

I poured (most) of this can in a fat dimpled Bavarian mug.

It's clear, golden and bubbly. Cryatal white, rocky and sticky foam cap is tall. Recedes slow.

The aroma is subtle, but it has earthy grains, dried wheat, herbs and spices, herbaceous style old world hops, buttery and herbal golden malted barley. An ale with many lager like aroma's.

A light, bright, sessionable golden ale thing, reminds me very much of a light golden lager without the bready, honey, sour funk of lager malts and yeast. This is much more "cleeean" easy-breasy but strangely full of flavor. Crispy, light with an interesting balance of herbalized, earthy hops and grainy, style golden malts. An ALE through and through....with some descent complexity and high ended drinkability. This tastes much like I would imagine an American pub ale would be like in, oh, maybe 1950. Corn, wheat, herbs, grains, clean and effective overall approach. Meant to keep you coming back for "one more pint" at the end of a 14 hour work day.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 02/27/18

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and bright yellow in color with a white, finger width head. Great retention, resulting in a thick, consistent layer of suds and

Smell - Bready with lesser hay, slight spice and faint citrus and floral hop character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Light flavor of bread and mildly tart lemon fruitiness with faint, floral hop character. Finishes much the same, as lemon takes the lead and hints of bread and floral notes become the secondary characteristics.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with moderate, tingly carbonation. Silky smooth drinker with a clean, velvety finish.

Overall - A light but good flavored blonde with a fantastic body. This could be a big-time option for summer 2018.

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Photo of Skabiski
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a pale golden straw color with a tinge of haze, and 1 finger of white head-------------- the aromas are of tropical fruit and citrus(smells wonderful)----------------- the flavors are of tropical fruit, citrus and pine, the beer has a thin to medium mouthfeel with a lightly bitter dry finish------------------ overall for what this beer is it is amazing, so light and drinkable with out losing its flavor---

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada "BFD"
19.2 FL. OZ. can, "PKGD 022718C11:22" and sampled on 052518
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Slightly hazy light straw gold body beneath a full head of creamy white foam. The head retention and lacing are both white good.
Smell: Fresh and inviting. Floral, spicy, herbal and lightly citrusy hops mix with gently sweet and grainy malt.
Taste: A bit of lemon appears alongside the floral, spicy, and mild herbal and grassy hops. It reminds me of some of the kellerbiers that I've enjoyed in Germany - but amped up! The grainy malt balances the hops, and is in turn balanced by the hops in both flavor and through a median bitterness. For a beer of 4.8% abv it packs a lot of flavor.
Feel: Medium-light in body and gently crisp-then-smooth across the palate with a fine-bubbled, moderate to medium, seemingly natural carbonation.
Overall: Really quite nice. Very "crushable" but also very satisfying. Superb! And at a great price.
Review# 6,031

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Photo of prototypic
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent bright gold with 3+ fingers of pearl colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Bready

T: Follows the nose, dry, grassy, just a touch of lemon up front. More dry breadyness & lemon as this warms, a little grainy bitterness as well, a little white grape & sweetness. Finishes dry, sweet with a little pear

mF: Medium body, slight carbonation, good balance

Easy to drink, a good representation of the style

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Crystal clear with lots of rising bubbles. A vigorous pour yields a large white head with long retention, and lots of lacing.

S: Nice lemon and apple qualities; gentle cracker malt, soft fruitiness, pear, subtle grass, and clover.

T: Cracker malt, lemon, green apple and pear; really crisp and lager-like with hints of orange peel. Slight grass on the finish. Very well-balanced.

F: Light, but not watery. Crisp, clean, lightly dry, and very well carbonated.

O: A really nice, pleasant blonde ale. An easy drinker/crusher with a lot of flavor.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BKotch
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SFNC
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-A very clear golden golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has hop and citrus hints
T-Taste follows the nose with hop and citrus flavors
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent Blonde Ale

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Photo of TheGent
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought in on a whim while grabbing some things to make red pozole. Cracked it while cooking. Pale, malty, somewhat sweet, light, refreshing. Basically, this is a nice chugging beer while cooking, especially pork-ladened red puzzle.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 19.2 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of lemons, light malts. Taste is lemons, malts, some floral notes, refreshing, this big can is emptying quickly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a light pale straw color with a white head, slight retention and lacing, cloudy, light bodied appearance.

A: Slight spice, herbal notes, berries, light tropical note like guava, fairly straightforward, it's almost two months old and still has a good amount of aroma.

T: Like the nose, subtle spice and herbal notes, touch of berries and a light spice/herbal bitterness with a touch of guava in the finish, spice notes reemerge and linger in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied with a slightly dry finish, easy to drink.

O: The label says it all, Beer For Drinking, and I could have a few of these on a hot summer southern CA day, it's flavorful yet light on the palate and easy to drink.

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Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 120 ratings