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

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3.73/5
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218 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:
#26,424
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
218
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of dcook11
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
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 BKotch
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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 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 wisegreensoul
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Light, golden blonde body with some chill haze. Two finger fluffy, white head.
The aroma is papaya, grapefruit, berries with hints of grass and pine.
The taste follows the nose with some citrus and grassiness. Nice pine in the finish. A nice herbal/mintiness comes through as it warms giving a numbing sensation.
Light body, light mouth feel, slightly slick. Cola like carbonation.

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

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a clear golden color with a nice head. Citrus in the nose, along with some bread. The mouth gets some of the citrus fruits (grapefruit) with a nice malt base. Sessionable!.

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

Photo of Jonterman
4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
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 Lagerquestrian
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden color with a large, fluffy, white head. Smell is grapefruit rind, pine resin, and sweet malts. Taste is citrus, particularly lemon and pink grapefruit, with a mild amount of malt flavor. Mild bitterness. Clean, crisp, light body. It's what they advertise, beer for drinking. Easy drinking, good flavor, low abv, highly crushable.

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Photo of leefx
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkermitj
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

a good session ale.
excellent for it class its not an IPA but a don't pass it up esp at 4.8% abv whit plenty of piney hops and a clean crisp flavor
light staw color thin head

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

Photo of Tom_Banjo
3.47/5  rDev -7%
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 rodlavers
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of miwestcoaster
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beejay
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
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 rangerred
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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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Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 218 ratings