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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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84
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502 Ratings
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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 79 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

LadyOfMuchBeer, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

beaverapproved, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of FreshmanPour77
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 3-18-11
Reviewed cold from a can to a glass

A - Poured a nice two fingers of foam, cloudy light orange color, lots of carbonation present. Nice head retention

S - Slight malt wheat combination. Bready aroma with some citrus notes

T/M - Lighter bodied brew with a bready after taste. Slight hop bitterness as well with a lighter malt body

D - Pretty good brew. Very easy to drink a few of these during a sitting, nice spring summer time brew. I would have this brew again and would recommend it

FreshmanPour77, Mar 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

MorSlaught, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

notalumberjack, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

b2rade2n, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

afluentturtle, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of megahurts4
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Southern Star Bombshell Blonde

Appearance: cloudy orange, medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: light hops and grain.

Taste: grains, apples, orange peel, and subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

Overall:
This is a good brew. The texture is nice and the flavors are pleasant. I am increasingly liking canned beer.

megahurts4, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

SBoyar1, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

GoodBrews, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of AustinBeerLvr
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

AustinBeerLvr, Mar 20, 2010
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

beaulabauve, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

vinhgoh, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
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

zrab11, Mar 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ParlayHard8, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

JAramini, Jan 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

PissWarmChango, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

bentwookie, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

RandyPuckett, Jul 14, 2013
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.