Firestone Walker 805

Firestone Walker 805Looking for an easy-drinking beer?
Firestone Walker 805 is a light and refreshing ale brewed on the Central Coast. In the 805, living where the mountains fall into the sea, the character is deeply etched by the rugged, authentic beauty of the Central Coast. The land sets the pace, 805 beer goes down like life in California. Balanced. Real.

805 is driven by the lifestyle and ethos of the people from California’s Central Coast. These folks are free-spirited and rooted in rugged individualism. 805 has become an expression of these people and of all who share that same spirit and enjoy our beer.

A light, refreshing blonde ale. Subtle malt sweetness is balanced by a touch of hops, creating a versatile beer with a clean finish. The aroma is sweet and clean with a touch of citrus and floral hops. Sweet malt and even a whiff of banana and pear. The flavor is malt-focused with bready malt upfront. 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.

805 has a nice balance of malt, hops, and esters. Clean, light, and refreshing. It’s a slightly sweet and fairly simple light ale. 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.

To learn more about ales and lagers, check out our article on the Anatomy of a Beer.

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