Red Brick Blonde - Red Brick Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

148 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2005)
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Reviews by LuthersLager:
Photo of LuthersLager
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

While waiting to for a flight from Atlanta to Florida I wandered into a tavern carrying microbrews from the Atlanta Brewing Company. I opted for an American style Blonde Ale named the Red Brick Blonde. I believe that "Red Brick" is the name of the tavern owned by the Atlanta Brewing Company.

The Red Brick Blonde is an American Blonde done well. With so many macrobreweries (Molson, AB, etc.) destroying this genre of beer I appreciated Atlanta Brewing Company's attention to the beer. The color was golden as one might expect. However it has deeper and less translucent than many macrobrewery attempts, which I correctly assumed would lead to more flavor. The clarity of the beer was superb showing off each bubble of carbonation. The Red Brick Blonde had a mild scent of the grains used to brew this beer which raised my hopes for the taste of this beer. Sure enough this beer has a delightful flavor.

Red Brick Blonde is served cold and finshes crisp. The beer tingled my tounge and throat as it journeyed to my belly. The kind of tingle that make you reach for a second swig. The beer had a low level of hops bitterness and acidity. For those who brew their own beer it was similar to beers that use a hops with an alpha acid of around 4-5%.

I do recommend drinking the beer without food. I ordered a sandwich with my beer and found the beverage much more enjoyable without the food. The downsides of this beer include its head, which I though was on the weak side. This may be more of a confusion than a complaint but the beer was served ice cold which hid some of great flavor not realized until it warmed up a bit.

I did not find that my pallet desired to drink a second one right away. However I would definitely drink this beer again... just not in the same day.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a six pack of this to drink after work not for substance really, but this actually had some subtle nuances.Poured a clear light blond with a large white crown atop that settled pretty slowly,aromas are toasty with a hint of citrus...almost lager-like.Flavors are firmly toasty with light caramel sweetness,a light herbal/citric smack comes thru in the finish.Suprisingly full bodied and it went down easy,couldnt ask for much for from the style.

Photo of steelerguy
2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pale yellow, low carbonation, small head that fades quickly.

S - A little grassy malt, not much else.

T - Grainy malt flavor with a bit of sweetness. Really kind of tastes like corn pops to me.

M - Thin and watery, which makes it one part refreshing and one part boring.

D - If you are hot and thirsty and would rather than a watery beer than a water, this is it.

Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Clarity and good lacing is there. Taffy-like fruitiness, rough grain and some nutty yeast in the nose. Grainy flavor rides quick with the sharpness of the hop bitterness. Clean palate for the most part aside from the husky grain undertones. Hops are a little woody and herbal. Crusty bread and nutty yeast in the drying end.

Not half bad, a bit middle of the road though true to style. I could see knocking a few of these back while doing some bar sports; pool, dart, etc.

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up in Atlanta earlier this year.

This was a gusher, with about a quarter of the beer flying out and onto the table when it was opened. After getting the beer poured into the glass, the beer poured a hazy yellow color with a huge white head.

The beer smells of wheat malt, with a little bit of lemon. The taste follows the smell, with a slight hop bitterness at the end.

Even with the ridiculous amount of carbonation, this was a good beer. Not the best, but nothing to be disappointed about.

Photo of Hugh37
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Fast169
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of nasa60
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Sobertso
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BeerHownd
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of nickthegun12
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

American blonde ale....i guess thats what we call cream ales now days!...

a golden very thin appearance...with very little head....and splotchy carbonation...

smells like the ale version of the American Lager...very light nose...and almost a creamy smell...

taste is smooth...so smooth...with the lightest touch of creamy....

the feel is nice....creamy feel....and nice carbonation...

the drink ability is awesome!....great session beer...that goes down easy...nothing special...but it does have a great taste to sit down and drink a sixer of this

Photo of lcdawg
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of awester462
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I went to the brewery itself to try this one out.

The color was actually a little bit darker than i would expect from a blonde. Looked delicious though.

Couldn't get much scent.

The taste was very very good. Maybe the best blonde I have had.

I had 2 of these and would definately have more.

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice little hoppy blonde, with sessionable ABV. Pours with some foam. The malt was in the aroma, and the pleasant surprise was in the hoppiness. Smooth and average mouthfeel. Average carbonation feels like more.On the drying side in the aftertaste.

Photo of cjgator3
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Pours a pale golden yellow with a white head that leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

S- The aroma is grainy malt and hay with just a touch of hops.

T- The taste starts out with some grain and finishes with a quick bite from the hops. Not bad, it's got a good amount of flavor for a Blonde Ale.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- This would be a great session ale. It is light bodied and easily consumed with a nice amount of flavor. This beer would be a fine tailgating beer! Recommended!

Photo of steelreserve69
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Mavajo
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale straw yellow with a voluminous white head and minimal/no lacing. Nose is wheaty with a hint of citrus. Taste follows suit - wheat, lemon/citrus. Thin bodied and generous carbonation. Not an overly complicated beer, but generally enjoyable. Fairly drinkable, but the high carbonation could start to take a toll.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.33/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass... Straw-yellow color, almost transparent with some cloudiness to it. A thin white head that a minutes later only barely covered the surface.

The nose has a slight honey and dry hay smell. Not pronounced or particularly appealing.

The carbonation attacks the tongue.. but quickly lets up, still moderate throughout. The body is light. The taste is lacking taste. There is a slight malty flavor at first, quickly followed by an astringent bitterness. Not horrible, but...

Knowing that Blonds are not the most flavorful beers, this one was still a let down. Too carbonated and no identifying profile.

Photo of jmhart
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of TylerHagler
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of UncleFlip
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hits the glass VERY pale yellow, with a big fluffy white three finger head that really holds on. (Mmmm....marshmallow fluff...D'OH!) SLIGHT haze there...

The smell is light, spicy, and a bit yeasty. There's a little lemon there.

Imagine a creamier BMC. Therein lies the flavour. It's a little more complex and spicier, but still has that basic flavour.

Mouthfeel is rather dry, with a healthy but not overbearing carbonation. Liquid is below medium.

Nice and drinkable, but not complex or demanding. It'd be a good session beer, if you weren't out for something really captivating.

Be well
-UF

Photo of AMG1971
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm not sure why the ABV is reported as being 5.7, unless it's been changed. The bottle I purchased today (1/17/13) is marked 4.6. That's a significant difference, and should be noted by those who are reviewing current bottles.

This is my first review here, and was prompted by a desire to correct the ABV amount. This beer is innocuous and forgettable. Light-bodied, light-flavored, and if served cold would be even more lacking in flavor. I have mine at roughly 65 F. I thought at first it would be a good summer afternoon cookout beer, but now that I'm almost finished with it, I would instead say avoid and look elsewhere. There are far more satisfyingly "gluggable" beers for such occasions.

Photo of HalfFull
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear deep straw into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Offers a fleeting head and minimal lacing.

Nose is light and somewhat metallic in nature, rather thin.

Taste improves a bit but never gets going. Touch of bready texture but otherwise rather thin and flat. Carbonation settles out too quickly to a flat cider like offering. There's enough carbonation to lift the feel a bit but not make me seek another. Unimpressive, at best, and with no distinctive flavors.

Photo of beveritt
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes.

Presentation: Poured from a brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label depicts a 50's era blonde holding a tray with beer on it. Box says consume by 9/1/09.

Appearance: Pours with just over 3 fingers of nearly pure white head. This settles to a pillowy foam cap, leaving behind nearly complete lacing coverage. Beer itself is pale yellow with a slight haze. No sediment.

Smell: Slightly bitter smell with hints of lemon.

Taste: Mild malt with wheat twang. Mild bitterness in the middle. Bitterness lingers well with hints of lemon and floral. Bitterness mellows as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation. Body is good.

Drinkability: A strange mix of attributes. Looks and feels like a hefe with the huge head, wheat twang, and citrus notes. However, strong bitterness detracts. Maybe an American wheat?

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Red Brick Blonde from Red Brick Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.