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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
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501 Ratings
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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 dchew85
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Yet another quality beer from Southern Star. Pours golden with a 1/2 inch pillow of white head that fades rather quickly to a thin layer. Smell is of sweet maltiness and a hint of hops but just a hint. The taste is just like the smell, sweet and citrusy and balanced extremely well. The carbonation is perfect giving this beer a creamy texture. Truly a great session beer.

dchew85, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of adrew
4/5  rDev +7.8%

adrew, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Vilash
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Vilash, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of rvelectric
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

rvelectric, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of MoDunc
2/5  rDev -46.1%

MoDunc, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of sparkdinko
4/5  rDev +7.8%

sparkdinko, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of shanenoel90
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good beer for those who like American Blonde Ales. I am not particularly a fan of this style but wouldn't mind drinking this one if there were no other styles available.

Good taste when you drink it but the aftertaste is not to my preference. The fact that it comes in a can is not optimal, I think that bottle would help the way this beer is drank.

shanenoel90, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of kantsurf
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

kantsurf, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of jeremy2027
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can to Sam Adams Perfect Pint

Light brown, good head at first then dissipates.

Toasted caramel, slightly nutty flavor. A very interesting Blonde Ale not like any I have tried in the past.

Tastes of roasted malt and caramel.

light mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

A different take on a Blonde ale that works very well. This is my second offering from Southern Star and so far I am diggin their brews. One of the great Texas craft brews that I should have discovered a while ago.

jeremy2027, Jul 01, 2011
Photo of spmiller86
3/5  rDev -19.1%

spmiller86, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of bulldogg007
5/5  rDev +34.8%

bulldogg007, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of txbrew81
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into pint glass

A: Deep hazy golden color. Nice fluffy two finger head that settles fairly quickly.

S: Sweet, carmel and honey.

T: Tasty brew. Follows the nose with a little unexpected banana. Mainly sweet malty goodness but has a touch of hop spice. Almost buttery.

M: Thick compared to most other blond ales I have had. medium carbonation.

O: Great beer from southern star. Since it comes in a can I can see myself quaffing alot of these by the pool.

txbrew81, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of longmire
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

longmire, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of jcloud
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jcloud, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of ApacheAggie
5/5  rDev +34.8%

ApacheAggie, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of spd3350
5/5  rDev +34.8%

spd3350, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Lundgren
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Lundgren, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of PGHeppJr
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes 11NOV2010

Can purchased from Homewood Whole Foods and poured into a pint glass.

The creamy mouthfeel on this bubblegum bomb make for one easy drinker. "Clarity is over rated" on the back the can doesn't lie.

Not the quintessential blondie, but damn drinkable.

PGHeppJr, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of GoodBrews
4/5  rDev +7.8%

GoodBrews, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of fuzznuts
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

fuzznuts, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of mmcary
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being from Houston, I am proud of the Texas craft brews we get, Shiner, Saint Arnold, Roar. All make serviceable brews, and in one instance, Saint Arnold Christmas ale, even exceptional. A recent discovery of mine is from Conroe and it is Southern Star. I am a big fan of the Pine Belt pale ale and just this weekend picked up the Bombshell Blonde ale.

A- First off the can is awesome, the artwork is simply great. The beer pours cloudy and is the color of hay, thin head and some lacing are left on the glass. You can tell this is un-filtered.

S- Smells bready and malty. Some spice and fruit come through as well.

T- This is the best part of this beer, it has a smooth taste, not too strong, not too light. A bready malty taste with some fruit, a little hop after bite. A really good summer beer, this hits the spot after some yard work in this humid area.

M- Very smooth again. It does not leave much aftertaste, some dryness is left, overall it is nice.

D- I could have several of these, very easy to drink, low ABV, but very flavorful.

Overall this is a great offering from Texas, anyone who enjoys Blondes should like this. I know it is slowly being distributed to other states, if you can not get this, drop me a line maybe we can trade!

mmcary, May 03, 2009
Photo of ryanmac06
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - It looks just like a ABA should look like with the welcomed addition of potential for a 1-2 finger frothy head. Pored a hazy golden color.

S - The smell of this beer is very subdued. It doesn't lend anything to the taste of this beer. There is a faint bland malt smell

T - If there was any nose on this beer it would definitely help the taste. The beer comes in with a very bread dominated taste. Unfortunately the beer is not as well balanced as I would like and is overly malty. I realize this is a Blonde Ale but it comes across a bit bland.

M - The beer comes off thick and does a great job at coating the mouth. It starts think and finishes clean. The amount of carbonation exactly right for me.

D - This is a very easy drinking beer that is refreshing. If there were more balance in taste I think it would definitely add to it's drinkability.

ryanmac06, Aug 02, 2010
Photo of mikool_451
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

mikool_451, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Obijuan483
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

Obijuan483, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of dhq65
2.8/5  rDev -24.5%

dhq65, Sunday at 05:39 AM
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.