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: 218 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of HoppyBastard
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 19.2 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, "PKGD" date "042718".

APPEARANCE: pours a slightly hazy, light golden color with one-finger white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass, lighter carbonation.

SMELL: earthy bread and slight citrus note.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, a sweet citrus note up front and then bread and an earthy hop profile on the finish.

PALATE: light bodied and less than average but adequately carbonated.

OVERALL: just as advertised, it's basic, no frills beer in a can made for drinking, it's an above average lawnmower beer, I have never had a bad beer from Sierra Nevada, I consistently buy their beers and everybody knows they are one of the top brewers in the world. Sorry Belgium. USA! USA! USA!

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Photo of Stignacious
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickSMpls
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy straw-colored pour, with light froth for the head. Trace of lacing. You can catch the aroma of bread yeast but not much else. The taste is a light ale, a little flat. It has a gentle touch on the hops. Not a bad beer, but if I'm hankering for a light drinking, summer beer, I will go for a better crafted lager.

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Photo of TLA
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lic217
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$1.99 can from the corner store.

Pale gold with the slightest haze, copious foam and drippy lacing.
Aroma of grain hulls and grassy hops, a vaguely fruity yeast ester.
Smooth feel with a light citrus twang and mellow grassy bitterness.
Light and easy drinking, carb level is medium and has a low carbonic bite.
Overall it's a fine easy drinking beer, refreshing in the summer.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Crisp golden color with rich white head and good lacing.
N: Mild grain, malt, and some citrus.
T: Follows the nose, very light and full flavored beer with good malt, grain and citrus mix.
M: Light
O: Love this beer, great taste and so easy to consume without feeling bloated and tired. Outstanding!!!

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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold, semi-cloudy, chunky white head
Light whiff of hops with some citrus sweetness. Lemon, ester, apricot
Lemon, malt, bread, grain, grass, ester
Really light refreshing feel
I could see this being a good festival beer. Not very bold flavor-wise but goes down smooth

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Delicate tropical fruit, lemon, a little mint, a firm grassy hop note. Clean, fresh, refreshing, on the palate with light honey, lemon, melon and mint. Remarkably clean and bright, this beer is light in body and drying on the finish. Excellent.

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Photo of DBosco
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Knapp85
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -40.2%
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 +1.6%
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%
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 -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smoky54
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Txmtnbiker
4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
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 +0.5%
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 -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
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 -26.3%
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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Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 218 ratings