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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 74 | 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: 495 | Reviews: 199 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

StArnoldFan, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

from a can, six pack recently picked up in SC. freshness is hard to figure out, code as follows 40509D3CD016 BD4213 Could have been canned in January or July

slightly hazy yellow, light carbonation,small head, leaving just a ring. Thin lacing. Slightly musty odor ,with some lemon. Lemon came through in the tasste, veryclean and simple taste. Very chuggable, the hotter the day, the better it would be. Slightly dry finish.

Decent blond.

MikeWard, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Walkerjgt
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ilikebeer03, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of videofrog
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

videofrog, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

WritersBlock, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

EnojysAnyBeer, Jun 01, 2009
Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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

MrVonzipper, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev +7.8%

BJasny, Jun 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

MaddDogg84, Mar 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

vcoggins, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of ColdPoncho
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

ColdPoncho, Feb 07, 2011
Photo of zbooks
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

zbooks, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of Dogleg
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Dogleg, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ExaltedNecrosis, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of brownbeer
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Busternuggz scored this in a trade.

This beer is way too dark to be a blonde. More of a light amber. Toasty, sweet hazelnut, and honey in the nose. Similar taste, very much like a bizzare amber. The dry, toasty, hazelnut finish lingers long after you swallow. Very unexpected flavors in this beer. Pretty nice.

brownbeer, Jul 31, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of cavedave
2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Exiled for this.

Pours an almost clear gold, topped by a two finger off-white head. Nice look, better than the other two in this style I've tried. Only good feature of this beer.

Smell is all about the yeast, really strong yeast in the nose, not in a good way, with hints of sweet breadiness and grassy hop.

Medium flavor, full of rounded, and also strange, yeast flavors, followed by a bit of bread, finally some light hay flavors. Almost no hop to this, just some stale maltiness and languid sweet in what is a mostly innocuous but hardly delicious brew.

Mouthfeel is brightly carb.'ed, light bodied, not much offensive to the feel with a poor to non-existent finish.

Drinkability is not so good.

Impression: A mostly forgettable beer that I would not recommend unless offered as a freebie.

cavedave, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of DavidST
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass, non canned date. This pours a near clear light yellow color with a large off white head which has goo retention and leaves a lacing. The smells are of light grassy hops and crisp malts, something closer to a pilsener. The feel is medium to light. The taste is okay, pretty light with a little malts and hops, disappointing.

DavidST, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

nheinzie57, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

martyl1000, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of zhanson88
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one courtesy of atxdelivery as an extra in a trade. Thanks!

Appearance: Blonde Bombshell pours a light golden color with slight orange highlights and 1.5 fingers of white head. Retention is pretty nice, and lacing is very nice. Good looking beer.

Smell: Lots of sweet, bready malts and slight citrus and piney hops. Hops are very light, but that's not surprising considering the style. Still, not bad.

Taste: Bready malts and some sweetness are prevalent up front, with a light kick of hops on the back end. Finish is bready and slightly citrusy.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Light bodied, but the carbonation is really nice. Pretty smooth going down. This is a really well-done blonde ale, and very drinkable. It has just enough flavor to make it sessionable and give you a desire to have several.

zhanson88, Mar 04, 2011
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.