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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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451 Ratings
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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 11
Gots: 54 | 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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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-29-2014 15:45:45 | More by GoodBrews
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AustinBeerLvr

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into a shaker pint glass. No freshness date, but not to worry, as it's brewed just right down the road in Conroe.

A: Much darker than what you would expect for a blonde ale, as the body is a amber/copper color with lots of bits and pieces of stuff floating around, hence their logo "clarity is overrated." Not much head retention, but a little left, and some pretty good lacing on the glass.

S: Toasty malts dominate the nose, with the paler malts more evident upon a few more smells. Nice citrus character from the hops along with a bit of esters shine through as well.

T&M: Starts off with a earthy toasted sweetness, and a cleaner more refined texture than what you would generally expect from an ale. Their website states it is fermented colder than most ales, which explains the more lager like characteristics. That said, some fruity ester flavors do make themselves present as the beer warms a bit. This is the most complex "blonde ale" I have ever had, as the taste transitions from the toasted malt flavors to a nice citrus bite from the hops in the end that is nicely accommodated by a trail of residual sweetness. Hint of alcohol in there as well. Mouthfeel is very rich for a blonde ale, arguably just a bit much for the style.

D&Notes: This is actually a good brew, but odd as it may sound, may just be a bit too rich and flavorful for what somebody expects for the style. It really doesn't taste much like a blonde ale, as in a blind taste test, I would say one could easily take it for a light vienna lager or amber ale. That being said, with a semi-complex flavor, moderate ABV, and the fact that it's canned, this is a great anytime, anywhere session beer for a beer geek.

Serving type: can

03-20-2010 17:56:22 | More by AustinBeerLvr
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-29-2012 20:45:34 | More by beaulabauve
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-15-2012 05:07:28 | More by ChaseTheAce
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vinhgoh


4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-04-2012 08:32:08 | More by vinhgoh
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zrab11

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a Nice Golden Color with a 2 finger head

S-Has a pleasant smell of cirtus and yeast.

T- Has a nice yeast flavor with notes of citrus and spices

M-Light Bodied with nice carbonation

D- I really enjoyed this beer alot. VEry drinkable and very cheap. Will be picking this up to throw in my disc golf bag to drink on the course. Give this one a try if you havent

Serving type: can

03-20-2011 19:11:18 | More by zrab11
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ParlayHard8

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-03-2014 16:30:03 | More by ParlayHard8
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JAramini

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blondes are not one of my favorite styles, but this might be converting me.

A hazy blonde color ("Clarity is overrated" on the can). Good lacing all the way down even though the head faded fast.

Fruity aromas and flavors. Very smooth and creamy. Nice mouthfeel and flavors. Much creamier and richer tasting than the ABV would lead you to expect.

Very drinkable, very smooth. I will have to drink more blondes because I just might like this style.

Serving type: can

01-29-2010 03:14:53 | More by JAramini
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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-03-2011 06:33:07 | More by PissWarmChango
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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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RandyPuckett

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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bkrbdan

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Jayli

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired this from gramatton so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!

A: This beer pours a hazy orange color with two finger of white creamy head. Head retains nicely leaving a thick coating of sticky lacing.

S: Nose is of pale malts, grain, touch of citrus and floral hops.

T: Taste starts with a bit of lemon citrus hops. Malt character quickly takes over - pale malts, grain and a hint of biscuit fill through the middle. Finish then has a fruity nature of some apple and banana in the finish coupled with a hint of floral hops.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, with a light but creamy feeling on the tongue.

D: Well balanced, nicely blended, decent representation of style, goes down very easy and definitely one to sit with for a while.

Serving type: can

03-23-2010 00:03:32 | More by Jayli
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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-07-2011 16:28:09 | More by kjkinsey
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Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.