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

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Added by Zorro on 05-22-2012

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#43,086
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
949
pDev:
15.8%
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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BorisNorris
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange-amber in color with dense off-white head, crystal clear. White bread, clean malt, floral aromas. Sweet grain flavor with light orange citrus showing up in the middle and back; light citrus zest/pith flavor in the finish. Well carbonated, light body that just wets the palate and leaves. Finishes dry and quick. A simple sipper of a beer that is screaming for warm weather, but handles the cold just fine.

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Photo of norinco
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billservo
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbundang9
4.02/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vinicole
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Can. Golden amber. Scum like head.
Little aroma. A bit of caramel and spicy yeast.
A somewhat earthy flavour with mixed peel.
High carbonation and rather thin.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is kinda bland although fine. I just look for something else when I see it.

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Photo of M_chav
2.66/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoneGoofed
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TroubledMonk
2.19/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Man, I was surprised how disappointing this beer was.

I'm a huge fan of Firestone beers. Love the Pivo Pills and the Double Jack. Some of the finest beers on the market IMHO.

All their marketing dollars go into the 805, so I figured that it would be on par with their others. Man, no way.

Thin, low on lacing, low head, just missing on taste. Too much carb and too much water. Bleh. I found it hard to finish a six pack over a week.

Maybe they're aiming for a sessionable beer for California's hotter weather. I guess it could work.

It's worth trying to see if your opinion differs, but I'm never going back to it.

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

Lots of carbonation in this gold, clear beer with a bubbly, quickly-dissolving head. Light to medium hints of wheat, orange-peel and pineapple. Not much on the front palate, malty finish. Light to medium weight. Not a ton going on with this beer, but it's balanced and smooth.

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Photo of kitekid
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmaracastexasX
4.94/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ESchweers
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattknueven
3.21/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yenny
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ajm5108
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Anonymous and pedestrian but fine for what it is - crisp wheat malt, yeast adds a little depth with some pepper spice...not much beyond that but a harmless beer.

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Photo of AmishLightning
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 949 ratings