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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: 14.02%
Wants: 13
Gots: 80 | 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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Ratings: 502 | Reviews: 200 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

vmdominguez, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

dozier77, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

WesM63, Jun 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

spence524, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jcloud, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Wsherry1, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

CFDalton, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

fooziex, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

PaulUH, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of John_M
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a slightly hazy, honey gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty nice on this one, showing honey, warm wheatberry bread and a little orange citrus. Flavors tend to replicate the nose, though this beer is very light. Granted the alcohol is low, and this beer is not trying to be an imperial anything, but I still think a bit more flavor intensity would have been nice. Mouthfeel is almost light, and there's something of a watery quality in the finish. Drinkability is OK - it's apparent that the abv. is not very high - but there just isn't enough flavor to keep me interested in drinking a lot of this.

A nice enough beer for uncritical drinking on a warm day. Can't think of too many other situations where I would be interested in drinking a beer like this.

John_M, May 20, 2010
Photo of icehawk
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can Appearance: Clear golden yellow with bubbly white head Aroma: Fairly muted yeast Taste: Toasted bread Palate: Cleansing palate, light body, minimal, clean aftertaste Overall: Very drinkable, while still having good character. Good, clean, drinkable beer.

icehawk, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a solid 1 inch ivory head that lingers, eventually dissipating into a nice pool of foam.

Aroma is light, fairly grainy, with a touch of corn and slightly sweet malt. Floral hops are subtle.

Flavor reveals more complexity, though grain still dominates. There's also a substantial corny aspect to the profile. Slight hints of green apple are somewhat offputting, carrying into a lightly bitter finish.

Body is a touch heavier than expected, with significant carbonation helping to keep the flavor fresh.

Overall, a very sessionable brew. Wouldn't pay 3 bucks a can for it again, though.

barczar, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce can into a standard pint glass
Cloudy gold in color with a moderate head of white foam
Aroma-Buttery biscuit, bread
Taste-Sweet malt, buttered biscuit, creamy, with a bit of a funky, earthy finish.
Overall, not too bad coming from a can, certainly drinkable and creamy, if a bit unbalanced in the finish

hosehead83, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of DoktorZee
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass. No canning or best before date on it.

A - not quite what I was expecting as it's midway between gold and amber in color and a bit hazy. Was expecting it to be a bit lighter in color and body. Very little head and almost no lacing. Just a bit of obvious carbonation.

S - the nose has a solid sweet bready malt element to it; no real hops to speak of

T - similar to the nose: just a hint of bitterness resolving into some big bready malt; not overly sweet, so it's still satisfying. Reminds me a bit of a maibock. Another thing to note is the abruptness of the finish - it's over very quickly.

M - medium body but with very little carbonation; no booziness.

D - nicely drinkable - a good all weather beer.

Solid beer, but not quite what I was expecting for a Blonde; is a bit more malty than I was expecting.

DoktorZee, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of chickencoop
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first point and really only valid point i'll make here is cans are much easier to jam in your suitcase and survive the trip, no broken bottles that leak all over your chones, nuff said.
I liked this beer, refreshing, not much of an aftertaste, citrusy and clean. Can is retro and all so way to go with that if you like that stuff, pick some up.

chickencoop, Dec 18, 2009
Photo of Jimmys
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into tulip. no canned on date.

A: a lot of haze on a orange/blond body. head is bright white and bubbly. way too much haze for the style.

S: a slight oxidation. a lot of chewy pilsner malt. a little bit of sweet, bubblegum-like fruitiness.

T: similar to the nose, an obvious oxidation, but not to the point of un-drinkability. some grain. certainly in the finish. very limited bitterness.

M: average carb on a light body.

D: all-in-all not too shabby. eliminate the haze and the oxidation and you have a solid drinkable blond from this Texas brewery.

Jimmys, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of gawnphishin
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter.

A- Pours a hazy copper to yellow with a small frothy head that recedes quickly. No lacing.

S- Good wheat and bread and a slight overall sweetness. Little to no hop aroma.

T- Slightly astringent, with a lot of wheat/bread and a small amount of spicy hops.

M- Very dry but not thin.

D- It is a good beer for a hot day, there is little complexity. I really liked the small amount of hop spice, I just really wish there was a lot more.

gawnphishin, Feb 22, 2011
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.