Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
2.53/5 rDev -31.8%
12oz can poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass. Generously provided as an extra by Exiled, thanks Jason!
A - Pours a hazy, unfiltered goldenrod color with 3 huge fingers of soft white head. Insane retention as well, due in part to the creaminess and thickness of the head. It's lavish and almost like a pillow in the way it is rocky and mountainous. Lacing as well brings a very nice welcome with a thick, generous coating of foam all around the glass.
S - The nose opens with a pleasant breadiness as well as some yeast esters. Somewhat fruity throughout with a slight bitter hop presence in the finish. Overall fairly clean.
T - The flavors begin with a biscuit-like malt flavor, paving the way for the backbone to come. However, some band-aid phenols make themselves known almost immediately this, which kind of spoils it for me. In fact, the flavor, or lack thereof, is nearly completely barren after the start. It has a faint citrus flavor in the finish, but overall, everything is quite faint and disappointing after the great appearance and nice aroma.
M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with surprisingly light carbonation. Another detriment to this beer is the sub-par carbonation, which really needs to be beefed up. Still, it finishes clean and semi-dry.
D/O - Drinkability is low. Great look, promising smell, but the taste and mouthfeel stick the nails in the coffin. A pleasure to admire from far, but not the best beer to actually imbibe.
09-06-2011 00:27:27 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
Busternuggz scored this in a trade.
This beer is way too dark to be a blonde. More of a light amber. Toasty, sweet hazelnut, and honey in the nose. Similar taste, very much like a bizzare amber. The dry, toasty, hazelnut finish lingers long after you swallow. Very unexpected flavors in this beer. Pretty nice.
07-31-2010 03:19:20 | More by brownbeer
4.28/5 rDev +15.4%
Pours a golden orange with a nice, one-finger white head. The beer is slightly hazy. The aroma is wheat, lemon, malt and some honey. The flavor is very nice, with some citrus and honey and biscuit malt. I also get a little caramel characteristic in the flavor. The mouthfeel is medium and very creamy. Medium carbonation. A great blonde ale and it is nice to see a brewery actually try and pack flavor into a beer of this style, instead of just brewing a watered-down beer, calling it a blonde ale and targeting BMC drinkers.
01-18-2010 22:53:27 | More by Mora2000
3.78/5 rDev +1.9%
Taken from notes 11NOV2010
Can purchased from Homewood Whole Foods and poured into a pint glass.
The creamy mouthfeel on this bubblegum bomb make for one easy drinker. "Clarity is over rated" on the back the can doesn't lie.
Not the quintessential blondie, but damn drinkable.
04-15-2011 02:17:57 | More by PGHeppJr
3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
Poured into a pint glass pale straw yellow with a nice thick white head. Lacing all the way down the glass. Smell is very fruity, suprisingly strong. Taste is very malty, with hints of various fruit flavors. The hop bite at the end leaves a slight dry feel, which is the only downer. This is going to be a great Texas Summer beer.
04-24-2009 00:47:28 | More by whoneeds8
4/5 rDev +7.8%
I didn't know what to expect from a Texas Blonde ale, but this one pours a slightly hazed honey golden hue with a bright white head. Aroma is pretty mellow layers of grassy herbal hops and sweet honey drizzled bread notes. Flavors more grassy herbal hops lending a slight bitterness with a nice honey dipped breadiness full all grain malts going on. No rough offness just a clean drinkable golden ale. Satisfying maltiness and even carbonation with a light to medium body straight from the can into my favorite mug. Overall experience so far with these Texan canned beers have been nothing but positive, if you see them grab some especially fresh pale ale or any form of the Buried Hatchet Stout.
04-27-2011 00:09:16 | More by WVbeergeek
2.79/5 rDev -24.8%
12 oz can served in a pint glass.
Light amber color; hazy; with a semi-durable head.
Light, watery body with medium carbonation.
Somewhat unappealing aroma with a better flavor.
Still very light flavoring. light citrus. Really needs more malt.
O: no reason to recommend this beer.
09-01-2013 01:56:33 | More by chinchill
4.18/5 rDev +12.7%
Received as an extra in a trade with screach. Thanks for the chance to try another craft beer in a can, and another Texas brew.
Appearance- Poured pretty aggressively into a pint glass, Bombshell Blonde produces a very sexy, 2-finger cream colored head that stuck around for quite awhile before settling into a comfortable 1/2 finger of creaminess a top the body. Beautiful lace left behind, especially on the second half of the glass. The body itself is a full, dirty blonde hue. A very good looking beer.
Smell- The sweet aroma of the Vienna/American malts are quite pleasing. There's also slight citrus notes resting on top of some biscuit aroma. Not very overpowering, but a nice combination nonetheless.
Taste- Pretty straight forward biscuity goodness with a kiss of floral hops and nuttiness. Not very complex, and I don't really want it to be. It quenches my thirst and is malt forward in the right way. It almost reminds me of a blonde take on a nut brown ale.
MF- Much creamier than I'd expect from a blonde ale, but that is a good thing. Nice middle ground carbonation, and finishes slightly dry.
Drinkability- Not my favorite style, but I'll be damned if I couldn't drink a lot of this on a hot day, or even right now sitting in a 68 degree house. It doesn't taste or smell as good as a kickass IPA or RIS, but that shouldn't be what it's held up against. It's a blonde ale, and I can't think of another beer of the same style that I'd rather have. Great job Southern Star.
05-03-2009 22:00:22 | More by Reino
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
The color is a hazy though somewhat less hazy than expected blonde (yes) yellow. A small white head forms and has fairly good staying power before fading to a sturdy foam. Light to moderate lacing is left behind.
A distinct herbal note is the first smell I notice, followed by a light honey-like sweetness mixed with a distinctive yeast note and rounded out by a fresh hops, then finished off by a balancing malt it. I could do with a little more strength and something about the yeast threw it off. Otherwise it's quite good.
The taste follows suit, with the hops making for a heady herbal, earthy flavor. The honey-like sweetness takes a moment to come out but lingers for a good, long time. Like the smell, it's tasty and well-rounded and would be better if it was stronger. The flavors are there, but I'm just on the verge of calling it "flavorful."
As claimed, this beer does have a smooth, creamy body, light to medium in depth with a nice nip of crispness to it.
There's plenty of drinkability to this one, though if it was stronger I'd be more inclined to it. All round a tasty brew, though.
04-19-2010 18:08:39 | More by Brenden
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
wow, this beer really surprised me>>>im not really big on blonde ales>>except belgian blondes>>>the smell straight out of the can reminded me of a nati light>>>>i wasn't really expecting much>>>but that first taste was awesome>>>i really like it>>>>you can def. taste the sweet malts>>>the hop presence is not there as expected>>>def. drinkable>>def. worth checking out>>>>a texan beer that is actually pretty decent
10-21-2010 22:34:32 | More by nickthegun12
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.