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:
#27,467
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
247
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.49/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of bankboy66
2.23/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Disappointed really. Take the awesome Pale Ale and make it hoppier and watery. Not for me.

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Photo of ronniebruner
2.4/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jdwpgh
2.47/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jr5639
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is what it says it is. Beer for Drinking. Plain and simple.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
2.63/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bryan12345
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

If I wanted a light beer I'd get a Miller Lite. This tastes like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (which I love) was cut with an equal amount of water.

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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 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 kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

19.2 fl oz pull-tab can purchased at Junior's in Austin, TX. Silver with black and gold flair. Packaged 02/27/18. The label does not identify a style or list ingredients.

ALCOHOL CONTENT 4.8% by volume
BEGINNING GRAVITY 11.4° plato
ENDING GRAVITY 2.6° plato
BITTERNESS UNITS 33

YEAST Ale yeast
BITTERING HOPS Simcoe
FINISHING HOPS Polaris, Comet
MALTS Two-row Pale, Acidulated, Munich, Pilsner

APPEARANCE: Clear vibrant copper body. Off-white foamy head. About 60% head 40% body in my pint glass. Generally appealing.

AROMA: Hops dominate, actually. Floral , vaguely tropical, herbaceous. Pale malts keep it balanced. Pilsner malt leavens it.

Aromatic intensity is mild.

Suggests a very assertively hopped beer for its relatively low 4.8 % ABV.

TASTE: Hop profile is assertive but uneven; I'm not real keen on the hop flavours in play here. Pale malts and pilsner malts keep the bitterness in check to an extent, but the balance in this is pretty shaky.

Floral, herbaceous, grassy. Finishes with a touch of crackly pilsner malt graininess.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, well-carbonated, and unrefreshing. Approachable.

Not oily, gushed, harsh, hot, boozy, astringent, or otherwise problematic.

OVERALL: A hum-ho middle-of-the-road brew that's inoffensive and lives up to its meagre ambitions. It's drinkable and affordable, but it's not up to par with Sierra Nevada's best widely distributed offerings. I wouldn't knowingly buy this again unless I was really struggling to find a decent beer somewhere lacking.

C (2.88) / AVERAGE

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Photo of ER527
2.96/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of marcov
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Large 19.2 oz can in SC.
Pale, slightly hazy golden body with a decent white head.
The aroma is much more hoppy and fruity (citrus) than the flavor. although hops do linger on in the aftertaste. Mildly bitter.
Light body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
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 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 deansellers
3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
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 -13.4%
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 Unclevince
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Part of a 24-pack variety Costco $25.99
Clear golden color
High carbonation
Light mouthfeel
Slight sour taste, a touch of bitterness
Overall nothing special. Sierra makes a lot of better beers so no sense buying this one unless it went down to a macrobrew price point.

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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 khargro2
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | 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 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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Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 247 ratings