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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 12
Gots: 69 | 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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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%

A 12 ounce can I received as part of turfy's "Taste of Texas LIF!" Drank on 09/03/2011, and reviewed from notes taken then.

A large, 4-finger white, bubbly head develops with good retention. A hazy yellow and straw colored body is accentuated by an endless stream of bubbles emanating from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is of wheat, straw, hops, lemon, orange, a slight funk, a bit of spice, and a bread/biscuit finish. It tastes of bread, straw, lemon, orange, some hops, and a bit of funky yeast. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and crisp on the finish. Overall, a delicious, refreshing brew.

11-07-2011 01:31:52 | More by eclipse54
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charlesalbert


4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

08-20-2014 05:50:42 | More by charlesalbert
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kemoarps

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%

From the can: "Clarity is overrated."
This beer pours a hazy straw colour with a beautiful off white head that dissipates quickly but leaves a nice fine... layer? Is that really the best word I could come up with for it? Anyway, it leaves a nice ___ on the top, which contributes to the lacing. I love watching the bubbles come up through this opaque brew.

The nose is almost fresh cut hay, Like straw harvested maybe a few days early. A bit of bready malt as well. Think a picnic in a barn on a warm summer afternoon/evening.

The straw characteristics carry through to the palate, alone with the mellow bready malts. Maybe a hint of hops on the finish, but not readily identifiable, almost like an afterthought.

kind of thick and chewy, but drinkable. I would continue with the farmhouse comparisons (man, I'm getting all nostalgic over here for childhood summers playing with hay bails). I'm not generally a big fan of blondes (at least not when it comes to beer...), but I really like this brew. I'd love it on a lazy summer afternoon. The fact that it is in cans also makes it that much more accessible to bring camping/hiking or to the beach or to a hayfield somewhere for a midsummer picnic. Grab a sixer if you see one and like the summer months. Well crafted and immensely enjoyable.

02-07-2012 21:48:03 | More by kemoarps
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%

Thanks to tsatem for this!

A - Murky and cloudy amber/yellow. Thick white head with huge bubbles vanishes before my eyes.

S - lemon, black pepper, tomato, sweet malt.

T - Clean and crisp malt, some vanilla, touch of lemony zest.

M - smooth and creamy, quite light. A touch drying.

D - well this is very drinkable. tastes pretty good, pleasant, and not heavy.

02-07-2011 21:28:45 | More by ColdPoncho
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%

A- Solid looking, unfiltered, deep golden body with an impressive film of head leaving sheets of big-bubbled lace.

S- Gentle, lightly nutty and grainy. Hints of caramel and butter on top of carbonation

T- Very smooth, light malt flavor with a decent pinch of bitter hops. Hop flavor and aroma is minimal but does have a fresh feeling to it. Caramel and butter become more noticeable as the beer warms

M- Very substantial for a blonde ale. Carbonation is moderate and pinches a bit.

D- Damn speedy drinking and canned for easy delivery.

06-01-2009 01:37:07 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-27-2011 07:32:36 | More by dcevans
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Dello

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-16-2014 21:37:27 | More by Dello
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-08-2011 17:35:36 | More by valkyre65
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Garrettshu

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

10-25-2013 02:42:17 | More by Garrettshu
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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-10-2012 23:09:52 | More by hsus0225
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BeardedRiker

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

I enjoyed Southern Star's Pine Belt Pale Ale enough to warrant grabbing a 6-pack of the Bombshell Blonde. This blonde is excellent.

It pours slightly a slightly hazy and golden, with the unfiltered particulates floating about even in the beer, and makes a frothy but bubbly white head.

The smell is of citrus, its bready from the wheat and yeast, and slightly spicy from hops.

The Bombshell Blonde tastes great. I would prefer a more full-bodied feel, because that's what I always like, but there are some great flavors. The yeast is there, as is the citrus tang, but what I think makes this beer stand out is the lingering flavor of the hops that adds bitterness and gives the beer full flavor.

It's like a German hefeweizen mixed with a light pale ale. A good beer here!

02-25-2011 18:50:40 | More by BeardedRiker
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-15-2011 02:56:52 | More by jheezee
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shoky01

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-26-2011 16:20:12 | More by shoky01
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-22-2011 06:24:35 | More by Beertracker
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JamLand

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-30-2013 15:58:42 | More by JamLand
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kathryn320


4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-23-2014 01:56:35 | More by kathryn320
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-28-2011 02:32:44 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-25-2012 16:36:56 | More by Hopmodium
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beaverapproved

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-12-2013 01:53:17 | More by beaverapproved
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

03-28-2011 03:08:16 | More by FreshmanPour77
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MorSlaught

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-07-2013 03:48:57 | More by MorSlaught
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notalumberjack

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-25-2012 22:14:45 | More by notalumberjack
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b2rade2n

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-09-2012 23:55:07 | More by b2rade2n
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-31-2013 18:55:35 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.