Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Bombshell BlondeBombshell Blonde

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517 Ratings
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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 14
Gots: 93 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A rich, creamy golden colored ale fermented at a cool temperature to give a clean finish. Hints of yeasty bread and a touch of hops combine to make a beer that is truly more than the sum of its parts.

20 IBU

Malt: Rahr Special Pale, Wyermann Vienna
Hops: Saphir, Sterling
Yeast: California Ale

(Beer added by: armock on 10-25-2008)
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can only say good things about this beer as it has served me so well after many tastings! I have had many cans of this delightful brew from Southern Star brewing out of Conroe, TX. Pours a hazy yellow/orange, smells deliciously sweet and drinks the same. Drinkability is extremely high as I could have one of these daily! Light on the hops and malts are balanced very well with the sweetness of this brew. Truly a delight!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Popped a can from a 6-pack, poured it in to a pilsener glass. The beer manager at the Whip-In in Austin recommended this one, and he delivered exactly what I asked for.

A- Golden, cloudy, looks like ambrosia to me. An ample, creamy head leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.

S- Mmmm. Delicious, yeasty bread. Biscuits. Citrus lurking in there, too, for sure.

T - Subtle and incredibly delicous. Biscuits! YEAST! Bread! BEER! Water! Almost savory. Not too sweet, just a hint of citrus and honey. Yeasty like unfiltered hefeweizen but with none of the typical hefe banana/pear/clove flavors (which I personally dislike). Just enough hop bitterness to complete the flavor. Very clean finish. Incredibly refreshing. Devotees of extreme beer should look elsewhere, but thirsty folks looking for a delicious brew to drink any time at all should snap this up on sight.

M - More body than your average beer with such a gentle flavor, for sure. The sediment adds a creamy thickness, and there's just the right amount of carbonation.

D - Goes down like water, if water was much, much more delicious. The definition of a session beer. Not too much carbonation, so it won't make you all bloated and belchy. And the mild, tasty flavor combined with clean finish means that every sip just leaves me wanting another.

I love this beer, and it's one that beeradvocate has the right idea about. Many times, I think that the BA reviewers are blind to the charms of beers with a milder flavor, but apparently this one bridges the gap. Positively delightful, and an incredible bargain to boot.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Good looking package with a bright teal can and blonde cowgirl riding a bomb. Pours a hazy dark gold color with a light cream colored head that does not stay around long but does leave some nice lacing behind.

Smell is wonderfully malty with just a touch of earthy hop aroma. It has a sweet nose with emphasis on candy corns, 3 musketeers and caramel that has been sitting in some moist dirt for a few days.

Taste is very unique and tasty. It has plenty of husky, grainy maltiness and a noticeable hop presence. Sweet toffee and caramel flavors are followed up by a mild bitter finish. The mouthfeel is full and creamy with no lack of flavor power. This blows away all other blonde ales I have had, which to me is a fairly weak style to begin with. I've already gone through 2 sixers and will be buying many more as it will make a fantastic summer beer. Love it.

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4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have Southern Star beers on tap all the time and don't really get a chance to review them as it may be "Big Ass Beer" night at Molly's in the Woodlands or something and I will have had plenty...with no palate left for reviewing. I finally have some of the Blonde that I bought for friends to hopefully "convert" them. Anyway, on to the review...

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy yellow color with a slight orangish hue to it. There was a 1/4" head of loose bubbles right after the pour, and after about 30 seconds that mutated into about a 1/2" thick creamy looking head...nice. There are plenty of bubbles rising to keep the head thick even a few minutes after the pour it was still as thick as ever.

Aroma: I initially get a fresh hop bouquet with a pronounced bready malt background. These aromas are very distinct and separate. After the beer sits, the malt gets quite a bit more bready and takes on a wheat-beer like quality. As it sits further, there is a honey malt coming out to play with the other aromatics that are still present.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma pretty closely with the fresh floral hops and the bready malt. The beer is significantly creamier than any other examples of this style that I have had, and this is quite pleasant. The carbonation is a little on the high side, but this does the beer well in the drinkability category as it slips across the palate rather quickly and ends up being a very quick one to go down. The finish is clean and refreshing with no alcohol noticeable. The creaminess and the carbonation carry the beer into the finish rather quickly. There is only enough bittering hops to keep the beer from being sweet, but the malt in the dominant player in the finish.

Opinion: I might be jaded as this brewery is just minutes from my house, so I am getting the beer as fresh as it can be. This is a session beer, and I think that it is a very good example of the style. I like the complexity to the malt on the palate and the fact that the hops are noticeable, but play a supporting role in the finish. All this combines into what I would call one of the best examples of this style. I would definitely recommend it!

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Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.