Style: Blonde Ale

ABV: 4.7 IBU: 11.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Firestone Walker 805

What the brewers say

“A light, refreshing blonde ale created for the laid-back California lifestyle. Subtle malt sweetness is balanced by a touch of hops, creating a versatile beer with a clean finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Sweet and clean with a touch of citrus and floral hops. Sweet malt and even a whiff of banana and pear.”

Flavor: “Still malt-focused with bready malt up front. Moderate sweetness morphs into slight bitterness. A bit more floral hops and more lemon and orange fruity esters join the mix. Dry finish that ends quickly without any lingering bitterness. Refreshing.”

Overall: “Nice balance of malt, hops, and esters. Clean, light, and refreshing. It’s a slightly sweet and fairly simple light ale. Finding balance in a beer this simple can be difficult, but the brewer has crafted it in a way that shows that basic beer doesn’t have to be boring. From the start of the sip to the finish, it provides everything you want from this kind of light ale.”

What our editors thought



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