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:
888
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.95%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
349
For Trade:
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Ratings: 888 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Turtlespeed76
4.94/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A surprisingly smooth ale with a nice clean finish. Red in tone and pleasant for most occasions.

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Photo of RLancaster
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dave_ackbar
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There was a little bit of hype when we finally got it in Hawaii.

It's a typical blonde ale. Nothing surprising, but nothing disappointing either.

I'd like to try it on tap and see how it tastes when it's very fresh.

Drank it in cans.

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Photo of kkenagy
1.75/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Lifit
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 K├Âlsch 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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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 888 ratings.
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