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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
880
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.67%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
345
For Trade:
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Ratings: 880 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of Jame515
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MouldyCrow
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fryeguy52
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLK7299
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TwoBrosBrew
4.35/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a bow-tie glass. Rich golden color, with a decent white head that fades into a thin ring. Very malt forward on the nose and palate. Quite a bit of sweetness, with a medium body and an almost tannic dryness and a touch of pleasant, spicy hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, a very good and easy-drinking beer.

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Photo of CraftBeerApprentice
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good summer beer. Highly sessionable and tasty enough. However, this isn't what I'd consider an outstanding beer. It's not bad, but I'm not gonna stuff my fridge full of it.
Your typical American Blonde Ale fermented with what tastes like a Kölsch yeast strain, featuring fruity, perfume-like aromas and flavors with a very mild hop bitterness and bready malt backbone. Hearty CO2 levels. This beer was meant for non-craft beer people, and it definitely delivers on that objective. However, more discerning craft fans may feel there is more to be desired, especially from Firestone Walker.

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Photo of chris1411
4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dshansen1184
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellow with good head and lacing. Smells wonderful, nice dank hops and some sweet honey notes. Taste is fantastic, full of hops and notes of honey, floral, and a very nice balance of flavors overall. Had this out of a fresh keg so it was very fresh, was happy with this one and would drink again. This is a mild to light medium beer.

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Photo of Droinx
4.39/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akolb
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dukeandduke
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

5/14/17 (Las Vegas, NV). 12 oz bottle poured into clear plastic glass. Blond pour, light white head, minimal carbonation. Light wheat aroma, light taste, easy drinking. Overall OK beer, though I expected a bit fuller taste.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottyBongo
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spamspam
2.06/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

double meh. it this beer makes you happy you would be better served burying your heart in a 24 oz can of PBR.

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Photo of Jortonsbeer
3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Meh. Didn't like it too much. From tap. Didn't have a particular odor or taste. It was alright

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Photo of brentk56
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a modest head that fritters away rather quickly; splashes of lacing gather around

Smell: Sweet and bready, with a hint of honey

Taste: Opens bready, with just a hint of honey and banana; very modest bitterness, through the middle and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Nice and refreshing but a sip or two is enough for me

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Photo of Act25
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from SFO Uncorked.

A) Clear apricot-yellow blonde body, with 1 finger white dense head that lasts and laces.
S) Clean with lots of flowers and perfume laid over grainy crackers and noble hops that offer a mild grassiness and earth tones. Marred by being a bit soapy.
T) Follows smell but more ample. Gets better as it warms. Juicy flowers, refreshing, clean, balanced. A great session beer but too perfumy for me. Blonde is a better direction, I think, than most session IPAs. Again - too much perfume and soap for me.
F) The minerally finish works given the amount of perfume and flowers in the experience. Medium bodied, not watery, crisp finish, wheat crackers make it a nice food beer, with oysters, appetizers, salads.
O) Light, blonde. Try 6.

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Photo of TH28
3.09/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. 3/27/17 can date. Appearance: Brilliant, crystal clear golden color with a lingering moderate white head. Aroma: Sourdough bread, lightly toasty, some cereal, with a touch of fruity yeast. No real hop aromas here. Taste: Fairly one dimensional malt sweetness, that has a bit of toast and corn to it, and light to moderate perceived bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a touch thin, and moderately carbonated. Finish: Bitterness more pronounced long after the swallow, mostly herbal in nature. Overall: Beautiful appearance, nice aroma for the style, but then the taste is disappointing. Mostly due to the fact that it’s a one dimensional flavor that really lacks the hop and yeast subtlety of the style. Comes across as lightly toasted and corny. Aroma suggests there is some nuance, but it doesn’t come across in the flavor

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Photo of davisdane
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 880 ratings.
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