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:
888
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.95%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
350
For Trade:
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Ratings: 888 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of pat_mcd19
4.45/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpyle
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold color, very clear. Pours nice creamy long lasting head.

Some initial corn like aroma. DMS seems unlikely, so cause unsure. Gentle lemon ester. No hop

Gentle malt flavor up front with some caramel. Not much hop flavor...very neutral and boring. Quite fruity - fermentation esters? Some hints of Belgian character.

Light med body and quite high carbonation. Carbonation detracts from experience for me.

Not sure what beer is supposed to be upon drinking. Seems malt and fermentation driven, without much overt hop presence. Pleasant but boring.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sephyrott
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint glass on tap at the Mac's Club in San Jose

L: Pours a clear light gold with a minimal head. A little bit of lacing on the glass as the beer went down.

S: Light nose with grain and a little floral presence.

T/F: Grain and malt are the most prominent flavors. A little sweet, not much hop presence. The finish is nice and dry, with good carbonation to add a little crispness.

O: Decent, easy drinking beer, although I find there are better options for lighter beer. A little too sweet for my everyday liking.

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Photo of tubeyes
3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Toynk
3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Had one after a 30 mile bike ride and man did it hit the spot. Would have liked to have tested the sessionability of this one, but unfortunately there was only one left. Refreshing, but not at all bland. Will definitely try again.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average beer.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My neighbor was most kind to bring this brew back from his Cali...and I like it. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent is faint yeast. The taste is evenly balanced and quite drinkable. There is a biscuit like base to make it interesting. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of Bulabeers
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brob245
2.92/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid or solidest of blondes

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Photo of Kamahl16
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 5

Photo of arizcards
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single from Kings Convenience in early April for $ 1.49. Packaged on 2-2-16.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is grainy with light floral hops.

Taste is grainy with a nice balance floral hop.

Feel is light and refreshing.

Overall this is a nice beer that is very easy to drink

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdgogiants
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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