Shoreditch Blonde
Redchurch Brewery

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Style:
Blonde Ale - Belgian
Ranked #47
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,860
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 6.96%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
11
From:
Redchurch Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As both of us warmup, this blonde could be a saison ... were it not for the modest ABV and the tropical hops.
Murky, flat Looks deceive its great Smells of a barley/wheat mash and an unusual abundance of citrus hops. Tastes follow closely and is well-balanced with modest bitter hops. I should have saved this for dinner as its balance will help tonight's leftovers. (In fact, I will.) Abundant bubbles will clean the palate. (P.S. With leftovers, had Shoreditch Blonde alongside St. Stefanus Blonde and there was no comparison. Hands down, Belgians win... and it is still in the yeast.)

I went on Redchurch's website. And it is more clever than informative about themselves, their niche, taproom. But, they have been open for eight years and have been boosting London's alternative beer scene ever since.

May 18, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a really tasty and inspired beer, layered and nuance and different enough to stand out from any crowd of blondes, but also mellow and balanced enough to be real drinkable at the same time, i thought this was awesome, and really was one of my favorites of the lot we had from redchurch. its a belgian yeast fermented blonde ale, has more than just pale barley in the mash, and has a neat southern hemisphere sort of new school fruity hop profile to finish, quite surprising complexity for a beer just labeled a blonde! almost clear from the bottle and with a lively little head on it. the aroma is lightly estery, pear and peppercorns to me, summery and farmy without being wild or tart or anything in the least. the grain is earthy as can be, giving a rustic almost saison element, wheat for sure, and fluffy feeling. the hops have nmotes of melon, orange, and white grape, but no bitterness, and go away on the dry finish as fast as the rest of it does. i love the high carbonation too, and this drinks real refreshing when its ice cold. it warms up more like a saison than a blonde, but in a good way. overall a really well done little beer, perfect for a hangover, a hot day, or just about any time! really dug this one.

May 17, 2019
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2018, so it's just out of date. Purchased a little while back from Waitrose. Label doesn't give much away.

A: Poured into a tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright, hazy golden hue with fine suspended sediment and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of fruity Belgian yeast with hints of subtle esters, earthiness, faint spice, grainy pale malt and a delicate leafiness. Balanced but a tad bland.

T: Tastes of earthy yeast with notes of mild fruity esters, subtle spice, grainy malt, vague leafiness, faint stewed husks and a touch of cardboard in the background. Very dry, followed by an understated bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body for the strength. Slightly astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of earthy yeast, mild fruity esters, subtle grain and faint stewed leaves.

O: OK but nothing special. Looks alright, with nice haze, while the aroma and flavour are yeasty and understated. Good body with well-judged carbonation. Drinkable and refreshing but the impression doesn't linger. No need to hunt it down.

Mar 02, 2018
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joflondon from England

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a glass bottle into a standard pint glass.

Cloudy pineapple juice, not much head at all that quickly disappeared. Some sort of sediment left on inside of glass once drunk up, mainly at bottom.

Smell quite subtle nothing distinctive to pick up.

Clean, with a pineapple, citrus and a hint of bitterness in the follow through. Very nice for the style.

Coats the mouth nicely, not too much carbonation. After taste quickly gone.

Overall, recommend to try. Taste good, looks very good, could be very nice session drink. Would be nice to try with a slice of sponge cake and dollop of cream.

Nov 25, 2017
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EmperorBevis from England

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
slightly hazy golden body with minimal white head
skunky bad body odour aroma
Tart lemon and very light aspirin note on the flavours

Oct 07, 2017
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Spike from England

4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 330ml bottle.
L: A hazy, pale yellow/gold colour. Large foaming head with lots of carbonation. Only disappointment is the head disappears in double-quick time.
S: Light & lemony.
T: Spice, wheat, pineapple, lemon. Sweet with a dry finish.
F: Big, foamy mouthful. Lots of spice and carbonation on the tongue. Gassy like a good, yeasty, Belgian pale ale.
O: Delightful, light, smooth, low ABV version of a Belgian-style pale ale. Lovely.

May 17, 2017
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sfprint from Germany

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: bright pineapple juice color, opaque with no visible rising carbonation and a single finger of sudsy foam.
S: Also pineapple-ish, much like a pina colada, with a sweet but cutting yeast.
T: On the bitter side, not sweet. grassy hops (German hops?), there's even peanut butter in the aftertaste.
M: a bit of foaminess that certain drinkable yogurts have, which is different and nice. smooth but dry.
O: Nice, the closest thing I've had to this beer is the Kakabellen, and this one is also quite nice.

Jan 09, 2013
Shoreditch Blonde from Redchurch Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 11 ratings