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: 179 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

19.2 ounce can - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a softened yellow body, a bit hazy, with a well-frothed, white head that steadily evaporates.

Smell: Smooth, delicate aroma of lemon-leaning citrus, tropical fruit and mint leaf with the malts yielding no more than faint touches of grain and crustless loaf bread.

Taste: A maltiness hinting of white bread, wet grains with a paper thin veneer of treacle sweetness. Very minute amount of husky astringency bleeds into the hoppiness and its tastes of soothed lemon, muskmelon, and calamint. Restrained bitterness though it's sufficient enough to balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation, cracklingly crisp.

Overall: They aimed for very simple, very easy drinking and they executed it quite nicely.

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Photo of bankboy66
2.23/5  rDev -40.5%
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 Czequershuus
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a pale straw with a solid head. The aroma is crisp and clean, with black pepper, cracker malts, mint, and white berries. The flavor is semi sweet, with dominant floral qualities, black pepper, french bread, white grape, and a hint of fig jam. The mouthfeel is quite full, with foaming carbonation. Overall this is a quite nice beer - much sweeter and more floral than I was anticipating, but nice and unique.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So, like other reviewers, I find the comparisons to Dayblazer and 12th of Never are kind of obvious. Shiny siver tall (er) boy. I am not sure I have had a 19.2 oz. serving of beer before so that's kind of cool. Pretty straw color and big white head. Nose is tropical fruit, and grassy hops. Fragrant for the style.

Plenty of fruity sweetness but finishes reasonably clean and the texture holds everything together well despite being thin and delicate. This would be an excellent summer barbecue/pool party beer.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smoky54
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Txmtnbiker
4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

pretty good beer drank 3 of these while mtb riding some dorba trails in Dallas with riding buddies, goo taste better when super ice cold though I would keep these in my boat cooler similar to sam adams 76" buzz wise these are not too strong at all

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Photo of arizcards
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at the Bell Road BevMo 4-22-18 for $1.99. Canned on 2-27-18; cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured gold with a decent white head with the intial pour.

Nose has light hints of passion fruit and lemon.

Taste initially was lemony, with hints of passion fruit. Grassy, it finishes nicely balanced with a touch of pine.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and refreshing.

Overall a very sessionable, likeable beer that would be good at the pub or at a tailgate.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -26.7%
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 -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mojohawk21
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
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 +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmarko579
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
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 -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
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 +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
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 -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chris826
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 179 ratings