Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. can from 6pk, poured into pint sized UK shaped glass. Bottom of can roused and poured as well. Also available on draft. Website shows 5.25% and 20 IBU. I'm sure this is the brewery's best seller.
Looks like hefeweizen. Golden with apricot, hazy with some oily swirls, some yeast particles. Good head retention.
Smells of Vienna malt, biscuity and bready, some pale ale malts, apricot. Not much hop aroma in this sample.
Flavor is same as aroma, but with a wave of bitterness and subtle German hops and tangerine. That Vienna Malt reminds me of Oktoberfests, but this has way more going on. Lightly buttered biscuits with a lil honey. A little earthiness and spice, maybe coriander (I'm pretty sure this is not spiced though).
Very creamy, feels great. A little slick and oily. Very yeasty for Blonde Ale - but not too estery. Lots of subtleties. Easy to drink, but doesnt have the "poundability" like a drier, less complex, less heavy Blonde Ale.
This is an American Golden Ale - sure a "Blonde Ale" - but it leans towards a lesser hoppy Pale Ale, Cream Ale, and Wit. Unique and definitely worth trying. And revisiting.
Serving type: can
09-02-2010 07:59:04 | More by MEsquandoles
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Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
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