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

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
178 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:
#26,337
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
178
pDev:
9.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of ronniebruner
2.4/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jdwpgh
2.47/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Skabiski
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHickman
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crushable by design, this was a nice light, crisp summery beer that flowed down easy but had enough flavor to keep my attention. Tastes of sweet malt, light caramel, honey, lemon, biscuit, herbs, floral hops and very mild peppery spices. A nice change of pace brew from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of kuhndog
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
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 Luscious_Malfoy
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
2.96/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In the world of imperial this and barrel aged that, to make a boring beer is kind of a big deal. Sierra Nevada is betting that the beer world needs a proper German styled lager to offset the creativity, imagination and sometimes wacky flavors that plague the current beerscape.

Beer For Drinking pours with the classic bright straw appearance while streaming with champagne-like carbonation. Its cottony white froth billows to the rim before emitting a spicy, grainy and bready fragrance. Sweet on the tongue, a sensation of fresh baking bread, light honey and a wafer-like softness set the tone of part grain and part malt.

As the lager encroaches on the middle palate, its sweetness begins to recede and the rougher edges of grain provide a husken bite and a light vegetative character of hay. What begins with a mild floral aroma trends spicy, grassy and slightly lemony as the flavors proceed. Its snappy bitterness decorates the late palate while aspects of lemongrass, green apple and peppercorn come into play.

Medium light on the palate, the beer's quick tenure to dryness provides a great sense of drinkability and refreshment. A quick finish of peppery hops leave a medium length aftertaste of dried parsley, corn husk and mint lingering onward.

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Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BFD old school was Big Effn' Deal! Now Beer for drinking. Fizzy yellow beer with medium body mild herbal hops and light maltiness. Easy drinking good carbonation and lightly dry finish.
Overall a summer beer winner.

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Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tigerbrau
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobv
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moderate pour yields a 5/8 inch white head over a bright and clear, golden blonde body with a little lacing. Nose of grass with some floral notes and very faint dank hops. Taste of more of the same with a crisp and ever so slight sweetness on the finish. Okay feel and overall a real good example of the style, but never my thing. Cheers to Chico!

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Photo of GreenMind
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a crystal clear pale golden color with a two finger, creamy, filmy white head. Retention is above average and there are many soapy chunks of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is floral, grassy, herbal, and spicy with a touch of pale malts and a kiss of sweetness to round it out

Taste follows the nose. Lightly hoppy with floral and grassy notes up front followed by the spice and herbs providing a moderately bitter finish.

Feel is light and smooth. I wish there was a bit more carbonation and crispness to it though. Very crushable.

Overall a solid beer at a solid price. Great beer for a session that is more flavorful than your typical AAL, but still very straightforward and easy drinking.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can in Vegas - great session beer

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalflood
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
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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Photo of TrojanRB
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 178 ratings