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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Ranking:
#39,252
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
1,009
pDev:
15.52%
 
 
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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

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

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.19/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AuntBea
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of sdubz
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. 07/17/18 printed on bottom left corner of label.

Appearance - Large barely offwhite head with moderate retention and patchy lacing. Clear gold body with decent carbonation. 3.25

Smell - Dank corn and faint sweetness. 2.75

Taste - Cardobard and corn. 2.75

Mouthfeel - Mostly smooth with a bite and an astringent finish only slightly balanced out by its malty stickiness. 4

Overall - This is the fourth bad beer I've rated in a row tonight. My patience is gone. Please, stop making bad beer, people. Please. Think of the beer geeks. 2.5

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Photo of chikinhammr
4.26/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I prefer this beer well chilled in a 24oz can. Goes exceptionally well with Mexican food and real California tri-tip.
Great craft blonde ale alternative to mass produced Mexican lagers.

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

Photo of Mr_Caviezel
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Solid mass market offering. A old-school grand-daddy of California craft beer.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.39/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Decent fading head and bright amber color. I agree with the reviews that this is a very subtle brew, unlike most craft offerings today. However, I find its reserved character refreshing. There is a light carbination that dances across the tongue. Hop bitterness is similar to a pilsner, but is more than balanced by the creamy, nutty malt. Excellent light bodied brew.

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Photo of Mayhewbc
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 1,009 ratings