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

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3.73/5
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246 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:
#27,394
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
246
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 246 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of RBorsato
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of keithmurray
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - clear pale straw color body with white head

Smell - citrus - lemon/lime, grapefruit

taste - citrus - lemon/lime/ slight grapefruit

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, citrus upfront, hoppy finish

overall - easy drinking beer here, would be nice on a hot day.

price point - $1.99/19.2 oz can

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Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bright gold color. Two finger head with a good amount of lace.
Floral, grassy aroma. Sweet.
Taste follows the nose. Some lemon shows up also.
Light-bodied and quite refreshing.

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Photo of EMH73
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden yellow with a one inch white head that left a good amount of lacing. Smells of floral elements, grass and some sweet malts. Tastes follows the nose with additional notes of lemon, light bitterness and some earthy notes. Light bodied, light to medium carbonation, refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear golden in color. The head is white and foamy with decent retention. There is also a nice amount of lacing going on.

The nose is bitter with floral hops with very little malt sweetness. Pretty fragrant.

Floral and citrus bitterness in the taste. Also getting a lemon type sourness through it. Finish is bitter floral and lingers. A little different from most American Blond Ales Iv'e had.

The mouthfeel is clean and dry with bubbly carbonation. Its alright.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.49/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.34/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WJL2112
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased 19.2 oz can at Publix in SC low country; dated 060818.

Look: nice color, good-sized head upon pouring, lasting quite a while.
Smell: gentle hop scents.
Taste: very nice testing hoppy ale.
Feel: feels good in the mouth and going down smoothly.

A very nice tasting ale with great hop flavors. Not quite as heavy as most of SNs other offerings, but that's what makes it a BFD!

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Photo of SicemWT
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kendo
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the 19.2 oz can into a specialty IPA-type glass. Body is clear yellowish-golden with a 1.5-finger foamy white head.

S: Nose is OK - some grainy malt, and some grassy, floral noble-type hops. Distant hint of skunkiness.

T: A bit of cereal grain malt, some straw, then a bit of earthy, grassy hops, with modest lemony citrus and basic fruitiness at the finish.

M: Definitely light, with a modest carbonation.

O: Not bad; like an ale/pilsner hybrid. Easy to drink without thinking about it.

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

Nice easy drinking no-fuss golden ale.

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Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Blah blah blah
All this talk about being obligated to leave a valid and thoughtful review.

Geeesh. . .

Not the best most well crafted brew but it is a solid 4 across the board. The 19.2 oz can is a valid and thoughtful package.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a standard yellow color with plenty of head and carbonation. Smell is typical SN, piney. The initial taste is hoppy but mellows out and sweetens up at the end. There is only slight lacing on the glass. The feel is crisp and mildly hoppy. definitely a middle of the road brew.

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Photo of jr5639
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is what it says it is. Beer for Drinking. Plain and simple.

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

Canned 3/13/18, a bit old but I haven't had it that long so it was old in the store I guess, shame on me, good beer for drinking while brewing on a hot day

Pours a mild fizzy head that fades at a med pace, bubbly lacing and small bubbly retention, crystal clear with a slight chill haze honey blond color

Nose not bad, some decent grassy floral noble like hops, a touch of fruity hops and citrus, faint faint malt

Taste brings a bit of bitterness out front, a little grassy earthy hops, then a mild citrus and generic fruity hops, a touch of sweet grainy malt, bitterness fades a bit as malts kick in, then bitterness ramps a bit more on the finish

Mouth is lighter bod, nice carb

Overall not bad, def a nice light session beer with a decent hop character that I could def drink gallons of at a party or something, much better than most light session beers out there

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

Photo of Unclevince
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of babaracas
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold with one finger of soapy white foam, fades to a thin ring with not much sticking. Smell: lightly citric, pine and floral notes with crackery, lightly grapey, and otherwise generically fruity malt backdrop. Taste: lemon-lime, cereal grains, dilute lemonade, finish is grainy and tangy, sticky and slightly metallic.

Dunno, this is messy for a blonde ale. Definitely not something I'd pick to drink a lot of. Maybe instead have freshly brewed Summerfest available during actual summer instead of it being 5 months old by June?

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Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PMakowski
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

19 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - Very pale looking, light yellow. Decent foam head slow to dissolve leaves lacing on glass
Smell - Right when i poured it out of the can could smell the dank hops, some bitter tropical fruits - lemon, pineapple.
Taste - I knew based on the ABV, this would be a fairly light offering. It is certainly light-body watery. Get some of the hop flavor but left wanting more. Tastes like a hoppy lemon ale, which isn't a bad thing, i would just prefer a more robust beer. Certainly drinkable, refreshing and better than an average beer that's for sure. Only medium carbonation.

I think BeerAdvocate gets the score exactly right on this one, a very light beer which is great for certain times but not something i would want often and the flavor isn't exceptional.
I will give this a grade of B+

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours almost clear straw/honey yellow with a thick white head that dissipates quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is bready with some citrusy hops. Flavor is very lemony, not much else. Feel is clean, lightly carbonated. Easy to drink, great lawn mowing beer, but unimpressive flavor wise.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer For Drinking (BFD) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 246 ratings