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

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3.75/5
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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:
#26,345
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
178
pDev:
9.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
31
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deansellers
3.19/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrc1093
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
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 +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bushwack
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.11/5  rDev -17.1%
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 -23.2%
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
BEGINNING GRAVITY 11.4° plato
ENDING GRAVITY 2.6° plato
BITTERNESS UNITS 33

YEAST Ale yeast
BITTERING HOPS Simcoe
FINISHING HOPS Polaris, Comet
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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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a small foamy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like grassy hops, biscuity malt, grapefruit, and pine.

This is very simple, but it 100% accomplishes what it set out to do. It's super drinkable, while remaining interesting enough. It's moderately hoppy, with a fresh grassy bitterness, and a lightly sweet bready malt backbone.

This is very light bodied, but super crisp and drinkable, with a typical level of carbonation.

This is very nice- I could drink quite a lot of it.

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Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shelby415
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcook11
3.45/5  rDev -8%
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 -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of j0hnc2468
2.63/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of barnzy78
3.15/5  rDev -16%
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 +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonterman
4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
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 +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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 +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IBUBrew
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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