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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

512 Ratings
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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 88 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

TheBeard89, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Bombshell Blonde Ale from Southern Start is ok. The beer pours a nice clear golden color with bubbly white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell is underwhelming, some faint lemon/lemon grass zest. The taste is very sharp, starts with a lemon flare then turns to a grainy/bread finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer.

WoodBrew, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

bulldogg007, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jaredseaman77, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of kemoarps
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

kemoarps, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of peensteen
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you to LadyOfMuchBeer for this fine looking can.

Hazy golden orange/blonde colour, one finger of white head with some lacing on the glass. Smell is mostly bready malt, crisp hops, earthy with some cut grass notes, grainy and crackery as well. Taste follows the nose with grainy bready malt, mild bitterness throughout, grassy, light lemony flavours, earthy finish with a long malt driven aftertaste. Medium carbonation, dry and medium bodied with a nice overall feel. Nice easy drinker here, good balance and tasty as well, could drink a few of these in the backyard on a summer day.

peensteen, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

adrew, Jan 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Frozenmoses, Jan 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

MrVonzipper, Jan 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

klmcmachen, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

chrishou1970, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

shoky01, Dec 26, 2011
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2/5  rDev -46.1%

cfergusn, Dec 25, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

TexAggie011, Dec 25, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

zbooks, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

duff247, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jheezee, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

drummermattie02, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

WritersBlock, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 07, 2011
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.