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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Zorro on 05-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
861
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
15.71%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
340
For Trade:
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Ratings: 861 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of breadwinner
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't even know how to rate this beer. Is it a 3.0 or 5.0? Why the latter? Because this beer, in just a few sips even, is the obvious culmination of whatever good and noble features BMC has ever dared to attain. It drinks as easy as anything I've tried. It has a perceptible, though perfectly restrained, floral (almost noble) hop snap, apparently from Willamette hops. It has enough malt body, certainly a touch of sweetness, but never sickeningly so. I tell you, this is it: this is what BMC has only dreamed to achieve.

You know what, screw it: this is one of the most entertainingly confounding beers I've had in ages. 5.0 it is.

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Photo of TheFactorsEqual
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Legit. Kinda my go to if I'm having people over for a bbq or party. Hard to buy the right beer for everyone and you end getting stuck with the beer you don't like.

Anyway, the beer is smooth, zero after taste for me, and I can drink 3-4 and not feel like crap afterwards. If you like a real hoppy beer, then you're in the IPA camp and this doesn't fit the mold. Personally, I'm hoping Lagers make a comeback = always looking.

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Photo of xcjose09
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of LeapintoBeer
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of purplerain5799
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of davisdane
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gothost
5/5  rDev +42.9%

I never rate for this beer I do.

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Photo of JakeWik
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of creez
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of Joel_Mena123
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of KKbeer22
4.92/5  rDev +40.6%

Photo of BWW2014
4.81/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikerea1671
4.78/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent tasting beer. My go-to beer on my west coast visits, just wish I could buy in Ohio.

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Photo of Billybaroo68
4.77/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Good tasty smooth drinkable

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Photo of KccoVaper
4.75/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A decent beer with a good taste

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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

Photo of micahbo
4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

awesome beer

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Photo of Danicao14
4.74/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious! My favorite beer! Go central California!

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Photo of Mackbekeza
4.73/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of panoocha
4.68/5  rDev +33.7%
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 dodgerz24
4.6/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good but I wish was sold in greater US

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Photo of Ry-Dog
4.6/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites. Very refreshing and not bitter. Great color and taste crisp and light.

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Photo of GeoffTBreashears
4.6/5  rDev +31.4%

Photo of Garet
4.58/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's a blonde ale. Anyone expecting something in-your-face spectacular is looking at the wrong style of beer. But, for what it is, it is really great. Crisp, clean tasting, and refreshing to drink.

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Photo of BeerGirl9-17
4.57/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Visual: clear golden amber with a little head (small bubbles forming at the top
of the glass).
Aroma: light grains, caramel, slightly lemony, hint of floral/bouquet.
Taste: hoppy and malty, slightly honey-flavored, hint of citrus.
Mouthfeel: strong carbonation. Light to medium body.
Overall: easily drinkable light blonde ale that pairs well with light foods such
as salads and appetizers.

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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