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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#38,904
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
997
pDev:
15.52%
 
 
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Reviews by allenson21:
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Photo of tzieser
4.48/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottles 2/16/16; poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.


L- light amber/blonde in color, crystal clear with a fluffy white head that slowly dissipates into a thin lacing. A great looking beer.

S- malt forward aroma with notes of toasted bread, biscuit and grassy hops.

T- malted barley; more notes of bread and biscuit. subtle herbal hop bitterness keeps everything perfectly balanced. Refreshing, quenching and flavorful without being filling. An excellet yet difficult beer to brew. Well done

M- perfect mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish, almost zero aftertaste

O- probably the best "session ale" on the market. I rated this a bit higher to combat some of the moronic reviews here that think all beers should hop bombs. Pathetic that this beer does not get more respect. Recommended if you like beer that tastes like beer, not just hop tea.

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Photo of beertunes
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24oz can (seriously brahs?) poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a clean, clear light gold color with over an inch of fluffy white head that had retention and light-moderate lacing.

The aroma had the grain/yeast/light hop scent of a basic "American beer". Flavor profile was pretty similar, nothing stood out, nothing detracted. The body was crisp and light, with a dry finish. Drinkability was good, for what it is. Overall, eh, good enough. Try it for the tick, but it's nothing worth seeking out.

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Photo of CMerrill
4.19/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's a very drinkable beer. A slight sweet bite at first taste with a sweet aromatic finish. I really enjoyed this beer while visiting Cali this past weekend. A big plus to find a beer that is what it is, Just a decent local beer. It not usually a fan of blonde ales but this one makes me want to try more.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I don't know why I've waited so long to review this beer since out here on the west coast this is the go to blond ale. Pours a nice amber/yellow with a quickly dissipating head. Smells slightly fruity and tastes of very light hops, more pleasant malts with slight citrus flavours. Goes down way too smooth. Prost!

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Photo of jwc215
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle:

Pours deep golden with a fluffy lasting white head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of grain with a floral touch.

The taste is of sweet grain with a touch of floral dryness in the semi-sweet soft finish.

Light-bodied. Crisp. Smooth.

Pretty much a no-frills basic American blonde ale. Easy enough to drink.

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Photo of panoocha
4.68/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good carbonation. Wheat-grainy taste. Nice blond color. One of my faves.

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Photo of dave_ackbar
2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
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 elNopalero
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light crisp easy drinking with just a kiss of hopping. It's an exceptionally well made blonde ale from folks whose beers tend to be exceptionally well made. But it’s still a blonde ale, so, eh?

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Better than pivo pils IMHO as far as FW lagers go. Light, smooth, just a touch of malt and hops, but mostly just easy drinking goodness. No off flavors at all, which is key for such a light style. Can't understand why some of the reviews are so low. If you don't like the style, don't rate the beer. Great beach, lawnmowing, etc beer.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.07/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz shorty into tulip glass. Bottled on October 12th 2016.

L: Golden color with good clarity, very pretty, two finger width white fluffy head with moderate retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Rich malt with a sweet fruit boquet. Also a hint of honey.

T: Lightly toasted biscuits dripping with a light honey. Delicious. Clean flavors. Hints of citrus and pine hops. On the malty side but not too overbalanced. Delicious. Very delicate flavors. Not much pizzazz though.

F: Light bodied and easy on the tongue with a clean finish.

O: This beer is well crafted and the only complaints I can make are that it could use more carbonation and some pop, it just lacks that X factor. some tweaking and they could have an excellent beer here.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Nesingleton
4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz can. Good beer for a party.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Billybaroo68
4.77/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Good tasty smooth drinkable

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of tbryan5
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SanFranJake
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briang01
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of freshflesh
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of bubbypc
4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mverity
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 997 ratings