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

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3.79/5
Very Good
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
Photo of ronniebruner
2.4/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jdwpgh
2.47/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
2.63/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ER527
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of marcov
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of barnzy78
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

19.2 oz can, PKGD 022718, shared with my father-in-law. Golden body with slight haziness and a frothy off-white head. Nutty, biscuity grain and grassy hops. Sweeter grainy malt up-front followed by grassy and herbal hops and some mild citrus. Lighter body, moderate carbonation, with a semi-dry finish. It's overall flavor is too sweet for me. This was a disappointment.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - The beer pours a lightly hazed yellow-amber color with a fizzy white head. The head fades very fast leaving just a trace of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell - The aroma is a mix of cracker and lemon grass with some hints of herb and floral notes.
Taste - The taste begins with a slightly sour lemongrass and cracker taste that create a base flavor for the brew. The lemongrass grows slightly stronger as the taste advances bringing more bitter and sour tastes to the beer. Along with the lemongrass increasing, there is a hop flavor of an herbal and citrus nature as well as some light floral tastes, leaving one with a slightly sour cracker taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel - The body of the brew is slightly thicker for a brew of only 4.8 % with a carbonation level that is rather normal. I think I would have preferred a slightly more crisp body, but overall the feel was OK.
Overall - An alright brew, but I am not a big fan of the big lemongrass flavors. OK, but nothing that I find to exceptional.

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Photo of Zorro
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear golden ale with a slight chill haze. Tall puffy white colored head.

Smells of fresh cut pine tree. Woody and herbal but it is all pine.

Starts out mild and slightly savory with a taste of pine board. Light flavored with a taste of minerals and water. Lightly bitter and highly carbonated.

Mouthfeel is on the light and highly carbonated side.

Overall, an OK beer but I would just as soon drink a SN Pale Ale instead.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and easy drinkin.

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Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

.5l can from Brewers Haven. Bright golden, foamy head fades to dense creamy cap. Light aroma, grassy, grainy. Flavor is nice and smooth, bready, clean. Tastes good. Not big or bold, very simple.

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Photo of dcook11
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Good session beer but I might not have too many as mine tasted slightly sour

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Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can into a tulip glass. Smooth, balanced, easy drinking beer. Liked it quite a bit and would purchase it again.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Zazzi82
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 19.2 oz can into Seidel Mug. Canned February 27th, 2018.

L: Light gold, quite clear, finger and a half head has average retention.

S: Smells like light grains and herbal hops, with a touch of citrus.

T: Again, light grains and herbal hops with a touch of citrus.

F: Light, crisp, clean.

O: Meh.

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

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 RonaldTheriot
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BFD has a thick, white head, a hazy, bubbly, lemon-yellow appearance, with heavy lacing. Aroma is of pineapple and white bread. Taste is similar, with a somewhat odd, "twangy" hop oil bitterness. Mouthfeel is low medium, and BFD finishes mostly dry.

RJT

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