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

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3.78/5
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117 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:
#22,328
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
117
pDev:
8.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
22
Trade:
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Tigerbrau
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobv
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -5.3%
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 -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dvmin98
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
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 +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaxon53
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

19.2 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 3/13/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon, orange, peach, melon, pineapple, citrus peel/rind, mint, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, lemon, orange, peach, melon, pineapple, citrus peel/rind, mint, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange, peach, melon, pineapple, citrus peel/rind, mint, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an outstanding hoppy blonde ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Very flavorful and never watery for the ABV. Was not expecting so much hop presence, but it's not overdone. Awesomely vibrant and dank hop complexity; with a solid pale/Munich malt backbone. A highly enjoyable offering and spot on style example. Will be an amazing beer for the Summer.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a splotchy cap; very little lacing;

S: lemon, grass, a little spice;

T: lemon and grass from start to finish; very mild bitterness at the end;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: easy drinking;

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Photo of Dave1999
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 pint 3.2 fl. Oz. Can. Ale.

I poured (most) of this can in a fat dimpled Bavarian mug.

It's clear, golden and bubbly. Cryatal white, rocky and sticky foam cap is tall. Recedes slow.

The aroma is subtle, but it has earthy grains, dried wheat, herbs and spices, herbaceous style old world hops, buttery and herbal golden malted barley. An ale with many lager like aroma's.

A light, bright, sessionable golden ale thing, reminds me very much of a light golden lager without the bready, honey, sour funk of lager malts and yeast. This is much more "cleeean" easy-breasy but strangely full of flavor. Crispy, light with an interesting balance of herbalized, earthy hops and grainy, style golden malts. An ALE through and through....with some descent complexity and high ended drinkability. This tastes much like I would imagine an American pub ale would be like in, oh, maybe 1950. Corn, wheat, herbs, grains, clean and effective overall approach. Meant to keep you coming back for "one more pint" at the end of a 14 hour work day.

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

easy to drink. tastes like hop hunter light, not bad at all.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The name doesn't lie, these are dangerously drinkable. Nice bready flavor, hint of hops, and nothing much more. But you don't need anything else at the end of the day. Half of my first one was gone in what felt like 15 seconds. 15 packs of these would be swell.

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Photo of Squire
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light yellow color with white cap.

Aroma of light grain and herbal, flowery, citrus hops.

Taste is a mixture of the hop scents in about equal amounts with enough grain presence to support them. Aftertaste brings a touch of ripe fruit without actually tasting fruity.

Light medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Pleasant, clean, nicely balanced brew that should be suitable for a wide range of uses whenever a beer is called for.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was substitute teaching at a local elementary school yesterday & since it is in proximity to Country Garden 6-Pack, I decided to pop in on the way home to see what they had shaking. I made a couple of purchases, including this one & since it is going to 2OT in the Kings/Knights game, I figured that I would review it.

From the CAN: " Family Owned, Operated & Argued Over"; "Casually Crushable"; "Please Recycle".

Gotta give it to Ball! A 19.2-fl. oz. Slimline CAN! That is a B.F.D. as the price for recycled aluminum is back up to $0.40/LB & climbing. They're keeping recyclers like me in business.

I Crack!ed this bad boy open and CANmenced my first inverted Glug in quite some time. I watched in horrified amazement it rushed out & into my awaiting glass, forming over three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with good retention that left behind nice lacing as it fell. Color was solid Gold, baby (SRM = 5)! This brought forth The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon at a speed hitherto not encountered. Easy, boys! Nose was very pleasant - biscuity, slightly grassy & even kind of yeasty, like standing in the midst of the FV farm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, very soft & caressing in the mouth & on the tongue. The taste mostly followed the nose with a biscuity grassiness, but the yeastiness became a mild white grape-fruitiness, almost like a Kölsch. Wow! When they said that it was "Crushable", they were not kidding! I had run through a good quarter of it without even a hint of hesitation. Finish was semi-dry, very clean, light & refreshing. This could easily work as a lawnmower beer or a CAN with which to fill a beach-bound cooler. I am glad that I picked it up.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent bright gold with 3+ fingers of pearl colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Bready

T: Follows the nose, dry, grassy, just a touch of lemon up front. More dry breadyness & lemon as this warms, a little grainy bitterness as well, a little white grape & sweetness. Finishes dry, sweet with a little pear

mF: Medium body, slight carbonation, good balance

Easy to drink, a good representation of the style

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 19.2 oz can into Seidel Mug. Canned February 27th, 2018.

L: Light gold, quite clear, finger and a half head has average retention.

S: Smells like light grains and herbal hops, with a touch of citrus.

T: Again, light grains and herbal hops with a touch of citrus.

F: Light, crisp, clean.

O: Meh.

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