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

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Beer For Drinking (BFD)Beer For Drinking (BFD)

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 246 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of JoeyJellico
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the tall boy can in a tall Budvar glass.

Beer fer' Drinkin???? I'm game.

This nice session brew pours a typical golden with a very nice long
lingering head of white foam that settles to a thick ring and layer with some nice
sudsy lacing. Nose of heavy citrus and light pine notes touched by honey malts.
Flavors hit the perfect note fer' a beer fer' drinkin. Citrus notes abound with pineapple
and orange zest that are touched with herbal and pine hop flavors with a sweet honey
malt and subtle grain note. Crushable. Nice mouth feel; medium light body, medium
carbonation is near perfect, and a citrus heavy finish with subtle bitterness and nice
balanced sweetness.

Overall, Beer For Drinking is really a BFD.

Need more for the next time I grill.


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

Photo of mojohawk21
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a straw like golden color or if you like a very light golden color with a decent two fingers of foamy white head. Seems a bit hazy in appearance as well. Decent lacing on the glass as well.

The smell is very piney with a faint hint of some dank hops way in the back. Smells a bit soapy as well.

The taste really shines! Picking up a bit of lemon zest with pine. Almost like a very clean water taste as well. Kind of like a clean light mouthful of flavors described.

Leading to the mouthfeel! This has a light body and a pretty tart and crisp finish to it.

This beer is most like a sessions IPA to me. I pick up a lot of pine in the nose and mouth from the hop cones. Seems to smooth out a bit in the mouth with that bit of lemon zest like zing. The nose does lead one to believe the hops will be more powerful in the mouth and may be a bit decieving. That mouth feel is something else. It is light and with that tart crisp finish finish makes you go back for more. At 4.8% ABV a person could crush several of these 12 oz. cans real easy. I have not researched it but I hope they market this like New Belgium Brewing Dayblazer in something like thier fifteen pack. To me I like the BFD over the Dayblazer.

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Photo of monk2021
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmarko579
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Paid $1.99 for a tall boy can. Worth every penny. Drank it after doing a few hours of yard work, and I did not have high expectations. Could be the best lawnmower beer I’ve ever had. Nice straw color with a white head. Great hop/malt balance. I will be back at my beer store tomorrow to buy more.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 epyon396
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 568 ml. can dated 4/27/18. Sampled on July 4, 2018.

It is a blonde ale and it looks like one for sure with its heady, golden-yellow appearance.

The aroma emits characters of toasted corn bread, barley grain, and lemongrass.

The body is light and about where it should be for the style.

There is a clean and sweet taste to it above all else. An almost citrusy hop finish. Doesn't linger much. Overall refreshing.

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Photo of tedho21
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chris826
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 jrc1093
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 4/5/18

Pours a light straw color with a soft, white head; small bits of lacing left behind.

Smells of light grain and earthy hops.

I'm getting bits or tropical fruit and light bitterness on the tongue alongside undertones of grainy corn; imagine the lightest session IPA you've ever had, combined with more refined elements of an adjunct.

Feel is soft and easy, with mild carbonation giving it some heft.

A solid sessionable beer here. Nothing terribly memorable, but nothing is offense and every element of this beer has its place to shine through. Effortless, and about as much as expecteed

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

Photo of bushwack
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 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

YEAST Ale yeast
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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Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 246 ratings