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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
It’s not a unique idea, but one that everyone on the Central Coast understands… Call something “805” and it means local. As a regional craft brewer we have always known that the closer the beer is to where it was brewed, the fresher it is. In fact since 1996 our brewery has been built on fresh, local beers for the Central Coast…. so we created a beer just for our locals in the “805”.

Hope you like it… FW

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a clear hay color with white foamy 2 finger head. Aroma of straw, caramel, yeast. Very sweet front, fruity apple and slight bitterness towards the end with a hint of citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
RafeAU (477) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle in LA. Easy drinking ale, hint of hop aroma. When pale lagers are the alternative this is better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2015
22 oz. bottle from a San Diego-based retailer that sells online and whose name escapes me. Pours a surprisingly dark shade for a golden/blonde ale - kind of a rich-hued orange-gold with a large off-white head that settles into a thin lasting cap and leaves a few small ropes and spots of lace. Aroma of soap, florals, straw, wheat, and dry, grainy malts. Flavor of bready and somewhat sweet malts, straw, apple, light soap and florals. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, dry, malty mouthfeel. Not what I expected for the style, and not much to it, but it’s not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madchemist83 (188) - USA - SEP 13, 2015
Aromas of toffee and caramel. Clear copper with nonexistent head. Refreshing but that’s due to it being watery. Needs more body and some malty backbone.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
On tap, butterscotch blonde ale. Could not get ver butterscotch. Ruined a beer that should be crisp n clean. May be the fold in the other hot area of CA the 805 like it, me I’ll stick with the jack series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1364) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle to taster Aroma of corn and wheat and a simple with a touch of banana. Clear amber with effervescence and a white frothy ring. Taste is swwet lemon, grains, with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Draught (4.7%) @ Whole Foods, Hillcrest, San Diego as "Blonde Ale". Rated on 23.08.2015. Aroma is quite nothing with toffeeish malt. Flavour has minerals, toffee and some fruits. Very bland, nothing offensive here though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (5218) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ Whole Foods 7th Ave Pub, San Diego, CA

Pours clear yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of caramely malts, fruits and fruity notes. Taste is smooth, sweetish and fruity with some caramel and toffee. Finish is sweet and stuffy with some caramely notes. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Tap @ 7th Ave Pub, San Diego.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. What aroma, some grassy notes, malty notes. Great and herbal flavor, some wheat notes, yeast and faint spices. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6390) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Mariposa, Ca - Savoury’s Restaurant - 12 oz bottle. Sparkling, light golden pour, nice bubble action, tight snow-white head, nice film of lacing. Grainy aroma, hint of honey. Smooth flavor, some buttery accents, a bit of honey sweetness. Crisp clean mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
spokeydonkey (44) - somerville, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Malt forward, dark copper beer. Malty and grainy with a little hop background. Just not enough interesting malt character to stand out--comes off as watery and one dimensional.

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