805 Blonde Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Zorro on 05-22-2012

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Reviews:
119
Ratings:
931
pDev:
15.85%
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Photo of Jakepeterson
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bought a 12-pack cans $13.88 Safeway
Clear golden color
Medium-light carbonation
Light mouthfeel
Sweet malts with some bitterness from hops
Overall an ok beer. Nothing exciting. Not worth a premium price.

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Photo of beertunes
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24oz can (seriously brahs?) poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a clean, clear light gold color with over an inch of fluffy white head that had retention and light-moderate lacing.

The aroma had the grain/yeast/light hop scent of a basic "American beer". Flavor profile was pretty similar, nothing stood out, nothing detracted. The body was crisp and light, with a dry finish. Drinkability was good, for what it is. Overall, eh, good enough. Try it for the tick, but it's nothing worth seeking out.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ntanner83
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like a good AAL. I understand why this is so popular in CA, it might become one of my go-to beers this summer. Light enough to chug, but interesting enough to keep me coming back for more.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light amber, sparkling clear. Light head and lacing. Very vague aroma, just beery in a nice way. Tasty with an almost lager-lightness. Malt-forward, light mouthfeel and great carbonation. FW is well known for some pretty potent brews, nice to see them with such an enjoyable ale. This would be a great choice for a summer weekend afternoon lunch.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BorisNorris
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange-amber in color with dense off-white head, crystal clear. White bread, clean malt, floral aromas. Sweet grain flavor with light orange citrus showing up in the middle and back; light citrus zest/pith flavor in the finish. Well carbonated, light body that just wets the palate and leaves. Finishes dry and quick. A simple sipper of a beer that is screaming for warm weather, but handles the cold just fine.

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Photo of norinco
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billservo
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbundang9
4.02/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can. Golden amber. Scum like head.
Little aroma. A bit of caramel and spicy yeast.
A somewhat earthy flavour with mixed peel.
High carbonation and rather thin.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.38/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dctarga
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is kinda bland although fine. I just look for something else when I see it.

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Photo of M_chav
2.66/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoneGoofed
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TroubledMonk
2.19/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Man, I was surprised how disappointing this beer was.

I'm a huge fan of Firestone beers. Love the Pivo Pills and the Double Jack. Some of the finest beers on the market IMHO.

All their marketing dollars go into the 805, so I figured that it would be on par with their others. Man, no way.

Thin, low on lacing, low head, just missing on taste. Too much carb and too much water. Bleh. I found it hard to finish a six pack over a week.

Maybe they're aiming for a sessionable beer for California's hotter weather. I guess it could work.

It's worth trying to see if your opinion differs, but I'm never going back to it.

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Photo of joedvegas
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lots of carbonation in this gold, clear beer with a bubbly, quickly-dissolving head. Light to medium hints of wheat, orange-peel and pineapple. Not much on the front palate, malty finish. Light to medium weight. Not a ton going on with this beer, but it's balanced and smooth.

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 931 ratings