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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 11
Gots: 61 | 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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CSQ1111

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-28-2012 19:43:48 | More by CSQ1111
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Cjalbers


3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-23-2012 00:20:36 | More by Cjalbers
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scm2787

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

08-22-2012 01:35:02 | More by scm2787
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slowdaddy

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-19-2012 16:36:37 | More by slowdaddy
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +21%

08-19-2012 01:27:29 | More by jmbraxton
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-09-2012 13:00:39 | More by jhhollier
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barczar

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a solid 1 inch ivory head that lingers, eventually dissipating into a nice pool of foam.

Aroma is light, fairly grainy, with a touch of corn and slightly sweet malt. Floral hops are subtle.

Flavor reveals more complexity, though grain still dominates. There's also a substantial corny aspect to the profile. Slight hints of green apple are somewhat offputting, carrying into a lightly bitter finish.

Body is a touch heavier than expected, with significant carbonation helping to keep the flavor fresh.

Overall, a very sessionable brew. Wouldn't pay 3 bucks a can for it again, though.

Serving type: can

08-07-2012 05:30:48 | More by barczar
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vinhgoh


4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-04-2012 08:32:08 | More by vinhgoh
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-04-2012 01:51:34 | More by kbuzz
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-02-2012 23:51:08 | More by Jmick28
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Pegasus

Texas

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

Appearance: Clear depp gold, with moderate, dense white head, which retains well. The lacing is thick and glass-coating, The carbonation moderate.

Aroma: Somewhat sweet a bit like honey, with grassy and lesser grapefruit rind notes.

Taste: Quite malty, the opening of the test is like fresh-baked bread drizzled with honey. As the taste progresses, there are floral hop notes, and towards the close, some mild medicinal hops. The taste finishes rather cleanly.

Mouth fee: Smooth, soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: An excellent, refreshing summer beer, very well done.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce aluminum can, served in a Chimay chalice.

Presentation

Serving type: can

07-29-2012 13:51:49 | More by Pegasus
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tubeyes

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Not much head, minimal carbonation, deep amber, somewhat hazy yellow cloudiness
S- Little nose, dog park, grassy, clean
T- Some citrus, estery, wheaty
M- Light, crisp, nice aftertaste
O- Subtle after bite after swallowing, little lacing. Had in shaker pint at OSDH in Denton, paired with Mellow Mushroom's Red Skin Potato Pie pizza. They were both delicious.
[from note, drank 7/1/12]

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2012 01:22:19 | More by tubeyes
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-13-2012 20:57:37 | More by ScubaSteve00
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superJoy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-13-2012 01:24:40 | More by superJoy
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

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

a hazy golden pour with a finger of foamy white head and good lacing. smells of lemon, grass, banana, bready. tastes sweet up front with a lemon zest. hints of pepper, a bitterness in the finish that tastes very grassy/earthy and a nice bready backbone. this is all over for a blonde ale!
fizzy on the tongue, creamy on the palate, light body and pretty refreshing. for a beer style that's so plain (blonde ale) this is pretty excellent. great tasting and perfect for the summer!

Serving type: can

07-07-2012 01:12:47 | More by facundoCNB
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fuzznuts

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

07-05-2012 13:48:55 | More by fuzznuts
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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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spentplanet

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is THEE epitome of a Texas Blonde.
Screw Firemans #4.
Southern Star Bombshell Blonde is barely $7 a 6 pack from my neighborhood Specs and goes down easy on these 106 degree days. Even when the Texas heat cools this beer down it is supported by a great malty backbone where most other beers fall flat, literally.

LOVE THIS STUFF.

Serving type: can

06-28-2012 01:20:28 | More by spentplanet
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-22-2012 18:42:05 | More by BeerHunter76
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-21-2012 02:18:00 | More by Danobold
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reyna311

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-20-2012 15:02:34 | More by reyna311
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-16-2012 23:59:26 | More by WesM63
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Pacostacos


4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serve it cold. I repeat, serve it cold. There is something terrific about this beer in a can served ice cold on a hot summer day. Granted, a lot of low quality beers taste pretty decent if you really get them cold. But this beer is different and doesn't fall within that category. It has some body, texture, and a satisfying breadiness.

I've had it served on draft at many bars and they routinely don't get the temperature correct and it just doesn't taste right to me.

Serving type: can

06-12-2012 01:51:36 | More by Pacostacos
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-11-2012 14:21:07 | More by Etan
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Kentucky

Pours an opague apricot with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness, pear, some steely hops

T: Follows the nose, plus white grapes up front & a touch of lemon too. More fruittyness, slight bready sweetness & faint lemony hops as this warms, Finishes with pear & lemony hops mixed a slight breadyness

MF: Fluffy body, slight carbonation, decent balance

Drinks eay, a slightly off-centered Blonde IMO, but more interesting than most of this style

Serving type: can

06-06-2012 01:36:53 | More by russpowell
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.