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Red Brick Blonde - Red Brick Brewing Company

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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-19-2005

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Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 75
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of Brad007
4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a whitish-gold color with a very thin head into my pint glass.

Aroma is light with a decent amount of breadiness upfront. Some hop bitterness shows as well.

Taste is light with a light breadiness and light hop bitterness to it. A bit chewy as well.

Mouthfeel is full of breadiness and light hop bitterness. Nice.

A tasty blonde ale that is light and easy to drink. A good example of a style that has the right amount of drinkability.

Photo of jvlpdillon
4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I could drink this all summer long. If more beers could be like this.

There are flavors similar to better Belgian Blonde ales. You can taste the coriander and orange peel. This is much lighter version of the style.

I would take this to a bar-b-que and enjoy all night.

Photo of BeerHownd
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of steelreserve69
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of TheBigE5
4.14/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle to a sniffer.

A- Gold color and a little cloudy. Very clear carbonation.

S- Hay/Grain smell with a note of citrus, maybe lemon.

T- Clean and crisp. Bready up front with the citrus coming through in the end faintly.

M- Carbonation carbonation carbonation

D- I actually enjoyed this beer more than my description may show. I like blondes and i think this one is above average. Im also used to blondes being high ABV so its nice to have a 5.7% which helps its drinkability for me.

Photo of superdedooperboy
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a mug. Color was bright, bright, clear yellow with tons of bubbles rising to the top to form a foamy white head that retained throughout the entirety of the brew.

Smell was of sweet grain, with a tiny hint of grassy hop aroma thrown into the mix.

Body was medium-full, with just the right amount of carbonation. At fridge temp, the flavor hit with plenty of sweet malt up front, followed by a metallic hit in the middle and a crisp, dry finish. As the brew warmed slightly to about 50 degrees F, the metallic middle was replaced with a nice combination of bready malt and hoppy bitterness that melded to form a perfectly balanced brew. As the beer warmed further, some skunky flavors began to form in that same middle, forcing me to down the little that remained in the glass.

This beer, when served at a few degrees above fridge temp, is an outstanding brew that could (and should) easily replace bland macro lagers for downing pleasure. Not too many breweries exist within this state, but this brew from ABC makes me a little more proud to be a Georgian.

Photo of jmhart
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Mardukk
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden yellow with a nicely retained white head and some lacing.

A light lemony hop smell all that I can detect.

It has a citrus hop taste with a different mineral taste quality. Actually the more I drink of it the more lemon/citrus I taste with some malt to balance out the bitterness. Leaves slight sour aftertaste.

A medium to high carbonation with a medium to light body. This is one of the nice sessionable beers that have some flavor mixed in the with the smoothness.

I'm pretty impressed with this beer. As someone who likes lighter ales/lagers less than 6% abv, this is a nice one that doesn't kill you with hops or sweet corn overload...great summertime beer.

Photo of -ronin-
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opens with a clear straw color and a foamy white head retention -- pretty typical of Blondes. Aromas show a combination of malty / grainy lightness with a bold lemon, apple estery scent. Flavor surprise a bit with a wholesome pilsner malt sweetness, though remaining light. Yeasty esters of spicy fruits with a complex hop addition. The hops don't dominate the brew, but contribute a grapefruit, orange peel, and lemony character, while allowing some maltiness to rise. Of course it's going to get a bit grain flavored and textured, but these characteristics remain light and let the maltiness come through with a light, but richly textured feel. Finishes with a blend of malt, fruit, grain, and hops. One of the better Blondes that I've ever had. At a late look, the brew holds together well, showing a thin retention and moderate lacing.

Chihuahua test: Cuervo gives it a 3.5

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of grandimperialc
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of tard24
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of gwdavis
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of JottaGibboo
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle served right out of the fridge, so a nice chilled 40-45 degrees, and poured into a footed prima pils glass. I picked this one up down in Atlanta the last time I was through town, before it was available in South Carolina, and this bottle has been in the fridge for a couple months now waiting for me.

A - Poured a very bright, and very light golden yellow. Very clear as well with lots of carbonation visible throughout the entire glass. Chains of bubbles stretching from the bottom all the way through and reaching the surface to replenish the ample amount of foam sitting on top. A huge four finger high head of lace formed on the top with lots of fizzy and bubbling carbonation rippling through it. It settled down after a few minutes to a nice one-inch high layer across the top that pretty much stayed with it though out the remainder of session. Decent enough side glass lace was present during the beginning of the session, but tended to tail off toward the end. Overall pretty classic look for a blonde ale and it was decent enough, albeit a little light, and slightly tilted toward the hey color of the spectrum.

S - The aroma was light, as you would expect given the style, but if you gave it a few minutes to warm up it became remarkably complex for such a light ale. The first notes coming through were of the grain and bready like tones, cereal grains, which were present right away in front of you, were now taking center stage. Soon though some subtle hints would start to come out as well. A nice subtle touch of Banana was apparent, as was the slightest little bit of a hop note. It was hard to discern what kind as it was very subtle, but I would guess a little citrus or fresh grass flavor, not very heavy and just more of background lightness then anything else. Some light yeast tones in there as well, probably were the Banana notes were coming from. Overall pretty classic for the style and a nice bit overall.

T - The flavor followed the aroma almost perfectly. Really being a very ale, very crisp, very clean, very refreshing, with nothing being heavy or filling about this one at all. Predictably, the first flavor that came through was the grain notes that were so prevalent in the aroma, but quickly these faded, or rather mingles in with some light fruit notes, some yeast showing their muscle. Giving me hints of Banana, some light lemon almost, very nice with a little bit of a kick. The kick probably coming from a little bit of the hops that were poking their head around in there. Light grass now mixing in. There was a definite earthy quality to the whole thing, really becoming quite clean and complex at the same time. To be honest one of the better I have had in the style, a style to which I am not the biggest fan of, however this was very good.

M - The feel was proto-typical of what you would expect coming out of the Blond ale. Just a very very light, very crisp, very clean feeling, which really is the hallmark here. The carbonation profile was huge, with almost an effervescent like quality to it. The finish was quick, not really letting anything linger for a long time and cutting off the flavor after just a few seconds.

D - I could have downed a keg of this one to be honest with you. It was just that good. I would have loved to have had more of it, but I only had the one. It was just so refreshing, so crisp and clean that it was almost the perfect session ale for a hot day. I would definitely go for more.

Overall I thought this was very good. As I said I am not the biggest fan of the style, it being just a touch light for me, however this has some complexity to it, some more flavor then I would typically see in this that made me want to go out and hunt some more down. I would say if you are out on a hot day, this would be the way to go, hands down. If you like the style I would definitely go and search this one out.

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Big bleach white sudsy head. It fades quickly but leaves some lacing. The beer is, well, blonde. Perfectly clear, light yellow with some effervescence.

S- Very floral. There is a slight hint of lemon and light malts. Some what weak, but pretty appealing.

T- A nice bite of lemony hops right up front. The middle becomes malty sweet just enough to balance it out. The finish is a bit watery but some zesty hops stick around a tad.

M- Prickly carbonation, smooth, light body and dry finish. This is crisp, clean and refreshing.

D- Finishes very clean and goes down with out a fuss. This is totally a sessionable beer.

Photo of Bluegrassified
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice, smooth, light. Would be good Summer beer. Very nice beer from southern brewery, brewed only for the south in Atlanta, GA. Being Georgia native, I am a little partial to this beer as well as others such as Terrapin. Fresh aroma. Color very light with nice white head. No unwanted bite in mouth and a pleasant after taste. 5.7% alc. as their slogan says, "Beer from around here." Definitely not ashamed to be from where this beer comes from!

Photo of whiplash3825
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from a "Box of Bricks" mix-pack. No date to be found.

Pours a very pale straw color, slightly cloudy, with a huge rocky four-finger head. Even with a careful pour it took two tries to get it into the glass!

Smells grassy and grainy, along with sweet malts and just a hint of noble hops.

Taste is sweet and fruity malt initially followed by a bitter-sour, with a nice dry finish that begs another sip. Peppery. Seems simple at first, but there's a lot of very complimentary flavors going on here. Light, but at the same time flavorful.

Nice creamy mouthfeel... silky but doesn't seem to be overly filling.

Seems to be about the perfect summer brew! Maybe even better than my usual hefeweizen as far as beating the heat and going down super-easy.

My first American Blonde Ale, so I can't attest to how well it keeps to the style, but it's really good nonetheless. Terribly refreshing!

Photo of WeezyBoPeep
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Live review. Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Looks like that hot blonde college chick's hair, the one who sat in front of me in math class. Good.

S: Nice wave of floral hops blasts at first, followed by a nice touch of crackery malt. Notes of vanilla and honey in the background.

T: Malty mostly, with a decent hop presence. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Hints of that vanilla come through in the finish, along with a light floral taste in the finish. A little more bitter than I'd like, personally, but good blonde ale.

D: Scary good. I could pound a 6-er for sure.

Value: $8.99 a sixer. Good value.

Photo of nickthegun12
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
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 Mavajo
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

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