805 Blonde Ale | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

805 Blonde Ale805 Blonde Ale
BA SCORE
31.5%
Liked This Beer
3.47 w/ 897 ratings
805 Blonde Ale805 Blonde Ale
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zorro on 05-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,672
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
897
Liked:
283
Avg:
3.47/5
pDev:
15.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
349
Trade:
1
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nyrblue2
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on tap in a tall weizen glass at Perry's in San Francisco airport.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a tiny bit of haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a thin layer of ivory foam; not too bad.

Smell: a malty sweetness with a little dose of carbon dioxide. Not a ton going on here, but at least free of flaws.

Taste: sweet and grainy with a very light fruitiness. It's a pretty standard American blonde ale; serviceable but without much to distinguish it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an OK carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a drinkable blond, though unremarkable.

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Photo of mbjb0720
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hit728
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Turtlespeed76
4.94/5  rDev +42.4%
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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dave_ackbar
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
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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1.75/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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

Photo of BergBeer
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jame515
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MouldyCrow
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fryeguy52
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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4.35/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
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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3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
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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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 31.5% out of 100 with 897 ratings
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