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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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451 Ratings
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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 11
Gots: 54 | 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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davexisxrabid

California

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade with ottovon, thanks!

Poured into a pint glass. Very cloudy orange color with a nice fluffy 2 inch head. I can see why the back of the can states "clarity if overrated." Lots of visible carbonation. Great retention and lacing during the drinking period.

Aroma is sweet and like cooked mandarin oranges and a pine nut aroma with grassy hops.

Nice caramel and citrus sweet backbone with a touch of buttery flavor and a nice hope bitterness like a dash of lemon rind. Pretty well balanced without letting the sweet malts or bitter hops takeover.

Medium mouthfeel with a slight lingering hop bitterness. Pretty clean, crisp and refreshing. This would be good with a light meal.

Pretty good overall and easily a session beer. The low abv and abundance of flavor make this a cool session brew. Glad I got to try it.

Serving type: can

08-13-2009 18:46:56 | More by davexisxrabid
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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Darkness goblet on 8/12/11

Pours a pretty honey colored orange yellow with a solid finger and a half of foamy white head. Nice appearance but I would like some more lacing.

Smells of sweet malt with a yeast backbone and a nice slap in the face of citrus hops. This is a great blonde, I cant complain about the smell.

Taste is very light on the pallet. A little bit of the sweet malt and some yeast flavors but it hits off with a honey lemon flavor that dominates. I would like some more malt sweetness but it is a great summer drinker.

Mouthfeel is light in the weight and has little or no carb or hop bitter characteristics.

Overall this is a great Blonde. Very well balanced and the citrus flavor makes it a great summer sipper..

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 08:12:32 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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JonathanL7890

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Dig Pub.

A 2 finger white foamy head and a golden yellow color.

Smell: Malty, floral hops, Some type of noble hops.

Taste: Malty, bready, very little bitterness. About the lowest IBU beer I've ever had for this style.

Mouthfeel: good -- although a little more malt or doing a decoction would make this a much better beer.

Drinkability: Excellent. Great for a Texas summer. I expect this will stake out a permanent tap at the Dig and will compete favorably with Firemans #4.

Overall, a very nice beer. I wish it had a little better mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2009 21:15:38 | More by JonathanL7890
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BieresDesMoines

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice blonde color (duh) with a small head that leaves some good lace. The aroma is lots of melon fruitiness and a nice breadiness with some yeasty notes. The flavor is honey with some white grape and baguette plenty of fruity citrus notes and some mild hoppiness. Just delicious.

Serving type: can

12-20-2010 20:40:05 | More by BieresDesMoines
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

05-25-2013 22:58:13 | More by SaranacinTexas
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MisterGrizz

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-13-2013 17:29:16 | More by MisterGrizz
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Fenris244

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Duvel tulip, 1 finger creamy white head, great retention, clear orangey amber in color

Some orange, sweet malt aromas, a hint of hops, small bits of honey aromas

Sweet malts, honey flavors, light hops balance the flavors well and a nuttiness on the finish, starts very sweet and quickly balances itself out with some hops an has the honey and nutty character on the finish.

Very smooth, pretty crisp, ridiculously drinkable and light in body

Overall usually not a big fan of the blonde ales but this one knocked my socks off, big fan of this brew

Serving type: can

05-16-2011 06:02:50 | More by Fenris244
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ReyG006

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-17-2012 10:56:36 | More by ReyG006
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TheStashRide

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

10-08-2012 00:51:14 | More by TheStashRide
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Leschber

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

04-11-2014 19:42:59 | More by Leschber
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markjarema11

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-30-2014 00:18:50 | More by markjarema11
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Sweasty

Texas

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep hazy copper. Off white head. The head is short lived and leaves adequate lacing down the glass.

Smell: Toasty malt sweetness. Thats followed by a bity of yeastiness and some floral hop notes.

Taste: There's a nice malt/hop balance at work here. Light Citrusy/floral hops are followed by a bit of yeastiness and biscuity malt backing. The finish is grainy with more pronounced biscuit notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

Another craft brew in a can - always a welcome sight. This is a nice session brew here. Its easy drinking and perfect for the hot summer months. Keep up the good work Southern Star.

Serving type: can

06-14-2009 02:06:04 | More by Sweasty
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Fnord

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Transluscent yellow. The head is off-white and even. Though it starts large, it dissipates fairly quickly, leaving traces on the glass.

Smell - Not a lot of nose. Kind of a straw-like smell.

Taste - Pleasant bready malt backbone, with a little grassy hops thrown in. A bit of alcohol in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - It's thicker than it first appears. Low carbonation. Just what I like.

Drinkability - Very drinkable, even for a blonde ale. It would be almost too easy to drink a six-pack of these.

Notes - I wasn't impressed with the appearance and smell, but the taste changed my mind. That's what's most important anyway, I guess. A great beer for converting the BMC heathens, or for when you're just thirsty.

Serving type: can

05-11-2009 17:42:47 | More by Fnord
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MurphyMacManus

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. can into pint glass.

A: Somewhat cloudy gold. Big white head with huge bubbles and some stick.

S: Sweet, slightly floral.

T/M: Pale malt, slightly floral, a bit sweet up front, and some balancing bitterness in the finish. Nothing overpowers. Body is slightly heavier than a lager of comparable color.

D: Very much so.

Serving type: can

02-07-2011 03:11:46 | More by MurphyMacManus
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Jasoncpace

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-29-2013 02:28:49 | More by Jasoncpace
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fatmcb1

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - This pours a typical golden color with less than a finger of light head. The head leaves very minimal lacing, and quickly dissipates to a very thin ring. The beer is very cloudy, particularly when held to light.

S - Only feint smells, first of caramel and malt, followed by light hops in the background.

T - Taste is a bit stronger than the smell. This is very malty, with hints of honey tropical fruit. It is void of hops up until the finish, which provides a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M - Creamier than the typical APA, and heavily carbonated.

This is a solid summer beer. I would have liked it to have more hops to balance the flavor.

Serving type: can

07-06-2011 20:12:03 | More by fatmcb1
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Cheesemoose

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass with a solid 3 fingers of head which slowly dissipates into a fine film with no lacing.

A refreshing mild malt aroma, with a slight hoppiness. Earthy and wholesome.

Refreshingly delicious, good bit of maltiness, though not sweet, followed by a nice crispness from the hops. Very smooth, and enjoyable.

Slight carbonation with no alcohol flavors present. All around a very sessionable beer, would pair very well with a light lunch. No strong flavors to overpower any food offerings.

Serving type: can

09-30-2010 23:57:04 | More by Cheesemoose
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chefelf

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one in Austin about a week ago. It was pretty good but I think it was probably also amplified by how badly I was craving a beer after a long day.

I just gave it a 3.0 in appearance given that I had it out of a can. I don't really know what separates a beer from having an "awful" appearance versus an "exceptional" appearance. You know, unless there were little bits of meat floating around in it or something. I suppose that would be pretty awful.

Serving type: can

03-07-2011 18:34:44 | More by chefelf
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profholt82

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-02-2012 02:09:29 | More by profholt82
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afluentturtle

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-25-2013 05:16:00 | More by afluentturtle
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ParlayHard8

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

02-03-2014 16:30:03 | More by ParlayHard8
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ElizabethEleanor

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

05-16-2013 20:25:52 | More by ElizabethEleanor
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jtoledo04

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-11-2014 18:26:34 | More by jtoledo04
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kaelahann

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-02-2014 00:00:13 | More by kaelahann
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vinhgoh


4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-04-2012 08:32:08 | More by vinhgoh
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.