805 Blonde Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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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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#39,847
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139
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1,019
pDev:
15.52%
 
 
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Photo of beersampler6
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fairly nice ale that was surprisingly tasty and light. Pours a clearly golden color with a little foamy white head and spotty lacing. Smells of malt, caramel, vanilla and a trace amount of hops. Taste follows the nose, except also with some toasted nuttiness and grain. Smooth thin mouthfeel, good carbonation. In a way, almost reminds me of a really good lager.

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Photo of flyinhawaiian
2.87/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of riderwbd
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjl329
3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of themayorkoch
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of babaracas
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Talboy. Pours a clear gold with one finger of soapy white foam. Smell: a bit pils-y with a little stone fruit sweetness, floral, mildly lemony and herbal. Taste: pale malt, white grape skin, mild and clean bitterness, a bit piney and citric. Light bodied, crisp. Nice easy drinker. Canned 10/10/2018.

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Photo of Vylo
4.54/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of onewayboogie
2.47/5  rDev -29%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerBobber
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with two fingers of large soapy bubbles on top that quickly popped away to a thin skin of white bubbles sprinkled across the top of the beer. Nice visible carbonation.

Smells grainy and a bit sweet. Nice malty smell to it.

Very malty and a bit of sweetness to the taste. Picking up like corn and a bit of grains in the flavor. Taste is really following the nose, nice consistency.

Mouth leans towards medium with a bit of a slick wet finish. Plenty of carbonation on the tounge.

This seems to be leaning more towards a lager than an ale in my taste. Seems similar to several AAL's. I think the finish and the consistency between the nose and the taste however definitely point towards a craft beer. I kind of like the extra layer that the malts lays onto the beer without making it a total malt bomb. Seems to be well balanced and something I may purchase again. Like the bottle says, "Properly Chill", and enjoy this beer. Cheers!

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chitoryu12
3.89/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark gold, half finger of white head.

Smell: Sweet malt, a little fruitiness.

Taste: Floral hops predominantly, with sweet malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thicker than average. Decent carbonation.

Overall: A surprisingly complex blonde.

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Photo of Micheal_McCann
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MGibbons
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dope
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of depechemode1983
2.74/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours deep gold in color. The head is white with minimal retention. Not seeing any lacing.

Sweet corn and metallic quality. Smells a lot like an AAL.

Its malty. Lots of corn sweetness again. A hint of grains. And a chemical taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.11/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2018-10-10 in Bolingbrook, IL at Bulldog on-tap.

Good dollop of Pils malt accented with honey graham and Noble spice. Smooth feel. Really suits my palate.

A - Clear gold with a 1-finger white head that leaves moderate lace.

S - Honey graham cracker, mild noble spice. Pleasant but not very strong.

T - Good dollop of Pils malt and lightly toasted sourdough bread swiped with honey; complimented with light grassy/noble/herbal spice. Mild but present bitterness in the finish.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Smooth feel. Really suits my palate.

O - My impression on the first sip was "WOW, this is good". An excellent Blonde Ale. Glad this made it as far East as Chicago. Hope it continues on to Pennsylvania.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 07/24/18

Poured into a DFH glass a pretty nice dark golden orangy color, with some nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, bready. The taste is malty, bready, nice little sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely. Overall, a tasty brew, a nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing exceptional here, basically California's version of Founders Solid Gold. There should be some hops here and some malty back bone, but it just tastes like a rich mans bud light.

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Photo of rfreed
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morrowd3
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngEo
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjdevel
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look - Super clear light / pale yellow in color. 1-2 finger head upon pouring out of the squatty 12oz. bottle. Flattened very quickly and not much on the carbonation side thereafter.
Smell - Not much on aroma. Some malt and some herbal notes from hops. Some slightly toasted bread.
Taste - Bready and malty. Decent amount of sweetness - some hop bitterness right at first, but trails off with some peppery notes towards the end. Dries out only slightly.
Feel - Not much carbonation - quite flat in feel. Light bodied as expected.
Overall - A solid beer. Enjoyed the flavor. I bought this as a single, but I could see myself buying a pack of these for a hot summer day. Very refreshing.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 1,019 ratings