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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
Ranking:
#41,823
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
915
pDev:
16.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 915 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dukeandduke
3.14/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

5/14/17 (Las Vegas, NV). 12 oz bottle poured into clear plastic glass. Blond pour, light white head, minimal carbonation. Light wheat aroma, light taste, easy drinking. Overall OK beer, though I expected a bit fuller taste.

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

Photo of ScottyBongo
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spamspam
2.06/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

double meh. it this beer makes you happy you would be better served burying your heart in a 24 oz can of PBR.

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Photo of Jortonsbeer
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Meh. Didn't like it too much. From tap. Didn't have a particular odor or taste. It was alright

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Photo of brentk56
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a modest head that fritters away rather quickly; splashes of lacing gather around

Smell: Sweet and bready, with a hint of honey

Taste: Opens bready, with just a hint of honey and banana; very modest bitterness, through the middle and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Nice and refreshing but a sip or two is enough for me

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Photo of Act25
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from SFO Uncorked.

A) Clear apricot-yellow blonde body, with 1 finger white dense head that lasts and laces.
S) Clean with lots of flowers and perfume laid over grainy crackers and noble hops that offer a mild grassiness and earth tones. Marred by being a bit soapy.
T) Follows smell but more ample. Gets better as it warms. Juicy flowers, refreshing, clean, balanced. A great session beer but too perfumy for me. Blonde is a better direction, I think, than most session IPAs. Again - too much perfume and soap for me.
F) The minerally finish works given the amount of perfume and flowers in the experience. Medium bodied, not watery, crisp finish, wheat crackers make it a nice food beer, with oysters, appetizers, salads.
O) Light, blonde. Try 6.

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Photo of TH28
3.09/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can. 3/27/17 can date. Appearance: Brilliant, crystal clear golden color with a lingering moderate white head. Aroma: Sourdough bread, lightly toasty, some cereal, with a touch of fruity yeast. No real hop aromas here. Taste: Fairly one dimensional malt sweetness, that has a bit of toast and corn to it, and light to moderate perceived bitterness. Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a touch thin, and moderately carbonated. Finish: Bitterness more pronounced long after the swallow, mostly herbal in nature. Overall: Beautiful appearance, nice aroma for the style, but then the taste is disappointing. Mostly due to the fact that it’s a one dimensional flavor that really lacks the hop and yeast subtlety of the style. Comes across as lightly toasted and corny. Aroma suggests there is some nuance, but it doesn’t come across in the flavor

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Photo of davisdane
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nmann08
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of chossboss
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsbirnba
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.12/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I wish i had something good to say about this beer but i just can't find anything. It's super light with very, very little flavor and the flavor it does have is hardly pleasant. This is more watery and flavorless than a standard light beer. I see some people saying they're surprised at the low rating but i'm surprised it's rated as high as it is.

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Photo of goopy
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of G_Shoe
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Can from the Linq Las Vegas

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Photo of SGR1220
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ToddCommish
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kuges
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice easy drinker I'd categorize as a Belgian pale as opposed to a blonde - much more flavor than a typical blonde. Bready floral slightly sweet. Really pretty delicious. Surprised at the low ratings on this one.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpcarr17
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 915 ratings
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