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: 117 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of meatyard
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I dig the marketing campaign and name: Beer For Drinking. In a culture of beer where nerds stand in line and take copious hipster notes instead of enjoying the great outdoors, Sierra Nevada strikes back in their usual form: by making good beer, for drinking (not collecting, trading, etc. . . ).

Pours a standard blonde color that is light bodied, professional grade clarity with 1/2" white head on the top. The aroma is majority grain, and minority light floral hops.

Taste follows the nose, you get mild barley, barely toasted, light floral hops. IBU level around 25 I would guess. Carbonation on point as always with these guys. Look, this isn't a double barrel aged pastry stout or proprietary hopped beer in a can you stand in line for. No need to 1oz Chicago pour the beer. No auction trade boards. The nice thing is I can bang this around the pool or grill, or give it to someone who isn't into nerd beers as much as I am. Like Sammy Hagar sung on one of the more underrated Van Halen songs, this beer is "The Best of Both Worlds".

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 SABERG
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can dated 2/28/18 into the test glass
A - Excellent clarity, fine carbonation feeds a full white cap
S - Slightly herbal, nice grain base, some hints of grass, lemon rime and physythelia
T - Follows the nose well, add elements of adjunct, some sweetness,
M - Light in body, crisp carbonation, the semi sweet start, turns to enough bitterness to balance the offering.
O - I can see this, crisp, herbal, light in body, with enough flavor to keep one interested.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.65/5  rDev +23%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TwoBeers
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
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 krome
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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 brenn79
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can- Pours hazy straw golden with a large white head that reduces. Aroma is spicy hops, lemon, grains, grass. The taste is lemony, wheat, grainy, crisp and refreshing with a dry medium bitter finish. Yes, this is a beer for drinking, and i could drink a lot of it.

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Photo of Brolo75
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
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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Photo of frasergrove
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves lots of sticky lacing

S: Some spicy and herbal hops up front along with a solid bready maltiness with a moderate sweetness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the spicy and herbal hop notes with a light bitterness and goes into the bready maltiness that balances the light bitterness with a moderate sweetness. Finishes with lingering hop notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very drinkable and flavorful blonde with plenty of hoppiness to keep things interesting. Definitely worth checking out, especially during the warmer weather

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Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 117 ratings