Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company
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3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish shaped pint glass. Pours a cloudy pale gold color with a big fluffy two inch white head. The head settled out but left pretty good lacing on the sides.
The aroma has a moderate bready, grainy malt smell to it with a little citrus and a slightly spicy/herbal aroma from the hops. The taste is malty and slightly sweet with some caramel and bready flavors.
The mouthfeel is on the lighter side with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, the Vienna malt added a nice flavor to it that I enjoyed. It's definitely different then any other American Blonde that I have had before, but it was pretty good.
02-21-2010 22:21:24 | More by billab914
2.79/5 rDev -25%
12 oz can served in a pint glass.
Light amber color; hazy; with a semi-durable head.
Light, watery body with medium carbonation.
Somewhat unappealing aroma with a better flavor.
Still very light flavoring. light citrus. Really needs more malt.
O: no reason to recommend this beer.
09-01-2013 01:56:33 | More by chinchill
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Thanks to Thickerfreakness for this one. Poured from a can and into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a hazy dark orange. It's effervescent with a one finger white head. The head quickly disappears and leaves no lacing.
The aroma is of citrus hops: mostly lemon and some grapefruit, with some earthiness to it. The hops are well balanced by a light caramel malt foundation. The beer smells somewhat yeasty. No alcohol is noticeable. The taste is a hoppy leaning blond. It has a peppery spiciness to it, almost a nod to the
Saison. Citrus is present, some lemon and grapefruit, as well as grassy notes. No alcohol is noticeable in the flavor. The malt is light and bready.
The beer is light-medium bodied with good carbonation.
This Blonde might not be a bombshell, but I'd definitely penetrate her aluminum lining and session her with rock hard resolve. A very solid beer.
04-21-2009 06:33:37 | More by HopHead84
4.1/5 rDev +10.2%
Received in trade from TexIndy, Thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a cloudy pale golden color with a monstrous creamy white head that shows much resilience. Fruity bready aromas waft in front of my nose with some bitter citrus as a supporting player. Taste is creamy rich and malty with lots of fruit citrus and honey. Rich creamy velvety mouthfeel, medium level of carbonation, light to medium body. I am very impressed with this one. Very light and flavorful. I could see downing many of these if I still lived in Houston.
01-29-2010 23:57:50 | More by johnnnniee
4.2/5 rDev +12.9%
Lots of foam and lacing after he pour from this headdy brew. A wheat beer like haze of amber, copper, and sediment. Very attractive looking beer. Toasted bready malts, some pilsner malts give a grainy smell and taste to this brew. While the yeast seems to impart an aroma ofdried apricots and light berries. The yeast seems to vamp up the berry flavors when you take a sip of seems to be exacerbated, but in a good way. The palate is a little powdery, but definetly grainy and full of character. This has turned out to be my favorite blonde I've had so far. I recommend anyone trying this beer.
02-02-2010 08:58:00 | More by scruffwhor
3.68/5 rDev -1.1%
A: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy texture. There was a quarter inch of foamy head, with solid lacing.
S: A big malty aroma, with traces of hops.
T: Tasted of lots of malt, a bready quality and some hops. Not bad, though blondes are rarely noted for their complexity.
M: A decent amount of carbonation and a dry finish. Light-bodied.
D: As this style of beer goes, this is a drinkable example. Solidly made and easy to drink.
05-30-2009 15:42:36 | More by avalon07
2.73/5 rDev -26.6%
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.
02-19-2012 02:19:33 | More by WoodBrew
3.68/5 rDev -1.1%
Thanks again to the legendary woodychandler for yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. This beer exploded out of the can and finally setteled down to have a cloudy golden color with about 2 inches of head. Smell is malty, biscuts, slightly sweet. Taste is also malty and biscuts, some honey, a bit of sweetness to it. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.
06-18-2011 15:43:45 | More by tone77
2.95/5 rDev -20.7%
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.
03-03-2012 19:03:18 | More by OWSLEY069
4.55/5 rDev +22.3%
Good looking package with a bright teal can and blonde cowgirl riding a bomb. Pours a hazy dark gold color with a light cream colored head that does not stay around long but does leave some nice lacing behind.
Smell is wonderfully malty with just a touch of earthy hop aroma. It has a sweet nose with emphasis on candy corns, 3 musketeers and caramel that has been sitting in some moist dirt for a few days.
Taste is very unique and tasty. It has plenty of husky, grainy maltiness and a noticeable hop presence. Sweet toffee and caramel flavors are followed up by a mild bitter finish. The mouthfeel is full and creamy with no lack of flavor power. This blows away all other blonde ales I have had, which to me is a fairly weak style to begin with. I've already gone through 2 sixers and will be buying many more as it will make a fantastic summer beer. Love it.
04-18-2009 00:18:26 | More by twiggamortis420
4.35/5 rDev +16.9%
A: Pours a cloudy golden/yellow color. A small white head forms with good lace down the glass.
S: A sweet malty aroma. Kind of nondescript but enjoyable.
T: Fruity and sweet malt. Orange and lemon flavors. Not very complex, but it hits the spot. A slight hop twang as the flavor lingers.
M/D: A medium body that is perfectly carbonated for my tastes. Very creamy and smooth to drink. An easy choice for a session beer.
I had this at the Oktoberfest party. This and Real Ale are the two standards for the style IMO. Easy to drink, a good flavor, and not too heavy. Hard to beat on a hot day, or anytime.
10-26-2008 04:33:40 | More by champ103
3.68/5 rDev -1.1%
The color is a hazy though somewhat less hazy than expected blonde (yes) yellow. A small white head forms and has fairly good staying power before fading to a sturdy foam. Light to moderate lacing is left behind.
A distinct herbal note is the first smell I notice, followed by a light honey-like sweetness mixed with a distinctive yeast note and rounded out by a fresh hops, then finished off by a balancing malt it. I could do with a little more strength and something about the yeast threw it off. Otherwise it's quite good.
The taste follows suit, with the hops making for a heady herbal, earthy flavor. The honey-like sweetness takes a moment to come out but lingers for a good, long time. Like the smell, it's tasty and well-rounded and would be better if it was stronger. The flavors are there, but I'm just on the verge of calling it "flavorful."
As claimed, this beer does have a smooth, creamy body, light to medium in depth with a nice nip of crispness to it.
There's plenty of drinkability to this one, though if it was stronger I'd be more inclined to it. All round a tasty brew, though.
04-19-2010 18:08:39 | More by Brenden
3.15/5 rDev -15.3%
Thanks to TexasStout for this can in a recent trade. Really enjoyed the Pine Belt Ale, looking to go 2 for 2 on Southern Star.
Poured into my New Belgium snifter and bubbles up with a big blond wig to go with the rather nice blond body. Smells a bit pale & grassy.
Bombshell doesn't quite live up to her name. The malt turns it very biscuity, with a background of cut grass in plastic bags that have just started to get wet. Ever so slight hop presence, as if they're just along for the ride. Pretty gentle. Easy to drink.
Decent enough beer. Once you get beyond her looks, there's not much to her.
10-20-2009 02:24:03 | More by maximum12
3.58/5 rDev -3.8%
Kind of an odd pour. Very dark, very cloudy orange with a large head. From across the table it looks like an APA but when get closer it looks a bit paler near the bottom, dark black on top, bubbles cascading upward.
Smells like a Vienna lager, oddly enough. Decent dose of hops, pale and Vienna malt, big nodes of bready yeast.
Tastes exactly like it smells, like a cross between a Vienna and an American blonde with a big, biscuity yeast finish. Hops pervade all throughout, and all around it's a damn good balance between sweet grain and bitter hops.
05-21-2009 01:01:41 | More by mynie
3.35/5 rDev -9.9%
Big thanks to Rbald42 for sending me this beer. Great guy.
Pours from the can with a big fluffy white head that hangs around for quite some time. The beer was a touch darker than I had expected. A light amber color with lots of gold highlights. Kind of a dull finish. Clinging lacing everywhere.
Aroma is a dough, light malt with a lot of yeasty notes.
Flavor does follow the aroma and was doughy to me. Almost undercooked...(tasting) There is a yeast flavor and a little chalk. A touch grassy.
Body is light again a little chalk grit.
Drinkable but not complex. You don't beg for another. Lawnmower beer.
Glad I had the opportunity to try this.
03-14-2010 23:59:06 | More by Reagan1984
4.15/5 rDev +11.6%
I got this brew for winning SNF Squares - Week 5 from kiltedtxn and aggieboudreaux, Thanks Chris and Jason!
12oz can served in a pilsner glass.
Hazy brass color with a good sized head of white that left trails of lacing on the glass.
Smell is earthy, I also got some sour fruit smell - apricot & white grape.
Taste is like sourdough bread with light fruit flavors and bitterness on the back end.
Lighter bodied, crisp and refreshing.
Goes down real easy.
10-20-2009 01:30:25 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
3.38/5 rDev -9.1%
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.0 A: Moderately hazed golden brownish color. One finger of frothy white head. Retention is a touch below average and no lacing is left.
3.0 S: Grassy/hay and lemon. Light biscuity maltiness and yeasty breadiness. The nose is pretty faint overall though.
3.5 T: Grassy hops with hay, lemongrass, and lemon zest. Pleasant biscuity sweetness with a light yeastiness. As good as the nose, but more powerful.
3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp despite the yeastiness and smooth. Could use some more creaminess though.
3.5 D: Fairly tame, but tasty and easy to drink.
03-02-2012 01:36:00 | More by DavoleBomb
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Thanks to my main man in Texas jasonjlewis for the extra hookup! I love Pine Belt Pale so let's give their blonde a whirl.
A-Slightly hazy (clarity is overrated) orange-copper with a medium off-white head that reduced to a thin ring and left decent lace.
S-Biscuit malt a touch of cornbread and a nice, light fruitiness.
T-Good biscuit malt base with a spicy hop zip, bit of lemon zest and a mellow apple fruitiness. A surprising amount of flavour for such a "light" beer.
M-Medium-light bodied fairly sharp and crisp with good lingering spicy notes.
D-Southern Star does it again. A very nicely done, sessionable American Blonde. Plenty of flavour, light and easy to drink. This one would stand up nicely at a Texas BBQ on a hot, dry summer day deep in the heart of...
12-24-2009 15:01:26 | More by Deuane
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.