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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Bombshell BlondeBombshell Blonde

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BA SCORE
84
good

501 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 78 | 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: 501 | Reviews: 199 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dhq65
2.8/5  rDev -24.5%

dhq65, Sunday at 05:39 AM
Photo of Weisseguy1
2.86/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A slightly cloudy, some lacing and two finger head down to a pencil sized head after settling
S bread like smell with a dank-banana aroma
T musky taste up front then to bread then lingering alcohol, bubbles throughout
O overall i feel this beer is great for someone who is not familiar with craft beer and is transitioning from adjunct lagers to the craft world. I feel I could use more malt to balance the back ends excitement.

Weisseguy1, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.95/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lightly hazy yellow to orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, a small dry malt and a note of dry hops. In the taste, a small pine like hop and a dry malt. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry pine hop in the aftertaste. A bigger hop than expected, but just ok, kind of average.

OWSLEY069, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Kappakoosh
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Kappakoosh, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of awalsh
3/5  rDev -19.1%

awalsh, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Isotope
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Isotope, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of MrVonzipper
3/5  rDev -19.1%

MrVonzipper, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -19.1%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of ByMySword
3/5  rDev -19.1%

ByMySword, May 21, 2012
Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Sazz9, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Shafaegalo, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of BlueMoon10
3/5  rDev -19.1%

BlueMoon10, May 28, 2014
Photo of jbdaves72
3/5  rDev -19.1%

jbdaves72, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of JohnBender
3/5  rDev -19.1%

JohnBender, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of nsiergiej
3/5  rDev -19.1%

nsiergiej, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Ryan011235
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass on 12/24/09

Slightly hazy & pale shade of medium-light amber. Nearly two finger head seems to hold up well. Pretty good retention & lacing throughout.

Earthy hop aroma with a touch of spiciness. Hints of grain & wheat. Some of the pale malts poke through, though the nose seems muted on the whole. Grassy undertones.

Tastes as the nose would suggest, but stepped up a notch. A decent amount of hoppy bitterness hits upfront; though it tames quickly, spiciness lingers. Moderate malt backdrop via toasted bread. Overall, well balanced & a bit underwhelming.

Lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation; more creamy than prickly. Resin & grainy grit in there. Earthy finish.

Nothing stands out as particularly good or memorable. It's just ok. After this 6 pack, I'm done with this one.

Ryan011235, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of martyl1000
3/5  rDev -19.1%

martyl1000, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of spmiller86
3/5  rDev -19.1%

spmiller86, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Boneswally
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Boneswally, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of BlackBeerDown
3/5  rDev -19.1%

BlackBeerDown, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of HumphreyLee
3/5  rDev -19.1%

HumphreyLee, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of RDHerm
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a recent trade.

Pours a deep, opaque golden yellow color with yellow highlights. Has a very thick white head that thins out pretty quick, leaving a solid ring that holds for the duration. Decent amount of lacing for a beer of this style.

Light aroma. Strong notes of sweet malts and bread, with a hint of honey and a slight touch of hops.

Taste is rather bland. Initial flavor of sweet malts, balanced out with a slight hoppy bitterness. There is a solid note of citrus throughout, and just a little bit of spice. Taste leaves the pallet almost immediately.

Lighter body. Great carbonation level. Crisp, smooth, and quite refreshing.

This is not a bad tasting beer by any means, it's just on the unimpressive side. Even still, it's light, smooth, and refreshing, and for someone looking for a beer they can suck down a few of on a lazy afternoon, this is honestly a solid choice.

RDHerm, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of Walkerjgt
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of wtkphoto
3/5  rDev -19.1%

wtkphoto, Mar 23, 2013
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.