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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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463 Ratings
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 11
Gots: 60 | 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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PissWarmChango

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-03-2011 06:33:07 | More by PissWarmChango
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Daveychu

California

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-30-2011 20:26:02 | More by Daveychu
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tsludge

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-30-2011 02:53:03 | More by tsludge
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zander4dawin

Texas

3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy dark golden beer with a fluffy white head. Smells and tastes bready and rich. Very creamy body, smooth, buttery. Totally not filtered. Best "all-purpose" beer made in Texas. Very little hops added, but comes off as distinctively balanced.

Serving type: can

11-28-2011 18:01:25 | More by zander4dawin
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dcevans

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-27-2011 07:32:36 | More by dcevans
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A cloudy gold with a nice bready head, bubbles rising through the glass, slight reddish tint.

Smell: A great blend of hops and bready notes, very well balanced and very fresh smelling.

Taste: Both the hop flavoring and the bread notes hit you right away in a gentle wave, developing into a full-fledged flavor that bitters as you swallow it. A great after-taste that gives off hints of spices.

Mouthfeel: Gives you the impression of a lack of carbonation, but I feel it works to effect. The beer sits in your mouth and nothing really hits you in the face. The carbonation is very soft, the hops are very pleasant, and the breadiness and spices bring a full sense of flavor to the palate.

Overall: This is one hell of a refreshing beer, and Southern Star have achieved it without sacrificing flavor. This is a great beer to drink, and it is very complex. There is no other Blonde ale that I drink the way I drink this one, it is in another league.

Serving type: can

11-26-2011 21:12:54 | More by Siriusfisherman
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-22-2011 06:24:35 | More by Beertracker
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BeersCriteria

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy yellow with a white head.

S- Malty and bready along with a wheaty aroma.

T- The taste was malty and bready, like drinking brioche bread, it sort of reminded me of drinking a Boddingtons, the breadiness quality of it. It was a good blonde ale overall.

Food Pairing- I had this with pizza and it was a great combination.

Serving type: can

11-20-2011 18:05:17 | More by BeersCriteria
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spd3350

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-19-2011 05:41:14 | More by spd3350
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BEERnBUD

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21%

11-17-2011 23:59:41 | More by BEERnBUD
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ATXRyan

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-17-2011 19:26:48 | More by ATXRyan
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-17-2011 06:37:54 | More by LSUPT
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paulmcm

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-15-2011 17:54:30 | More by paulmcm
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +34.4%

11-15-2011 17:39:08 | More by PhatAtUT
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-15-2011 03:51:02 | More by IpeeA
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-15-2011 03:29:16 | More by Texasfan549
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-15-2011 03:03:26 | More by Exiled
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bentwookie

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-14-2011 17:32:49 | More by bentwookie
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sparkdinko

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-14-2011 16:25:23 | More by sparkdinko
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce can I received as part of turfy's "Taste of Texas LIF!" Drank on 09/03/2011, and reviewed from notes taken then.

A large, 4-finger white, bubbly head develops with good retention. A hazy yellow and straw colored body is accentuated by an endless stream of bubbles emanating from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is of wheat, straw, hops, lemon, orange, a slight funk, a bit of spice, and a bread/biscuit finish. It tastes of bread, straw, lemon, orange, some hops, and a bit of funky yeast. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and crisp on the finish. Overall, a delicious, refreshing brew.

Serving type: can

11-07-2011 01:31:52 | More by eclipse54
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elNopalero

Texas

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

In the mood for something hoppy, crisp, and portable. So I cracked open a can of Southern Star’s Bombshell Blonde Pale Ale. Poured half of it into a small Mason jar to review, finished the rest from the can. To mimic real-world conditions. Here’s what I thought about it.

It pours a clear golden, true to its name, with a good amount of foam. Light nose, a little sweet malt. The sweetness carries over to the first taste and the clean finish. Smooth.

It’s a well-crafted golden ale, a light beer for the craft set.

Serving type: can

09-17-2011 22:49:26 | More by elNopalero
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange with a big white head that is surprisingly viscous.

Smells of some sweetness, some bready malt, slightly floral/soapy character.

Floral hop notes up front that meld into a slightly sweet/honey like character with a clean, almost no bitterness finish...some yeast character

Light bodied with a higher amount of carbonation make this one quite easy to drink.

I like this beer even though there isn't much going on...some floral hop and biscuit notes. It's one of the better blondes I've had.

Serving type: can

09-14-2011 22:00:20 | More by TenHornsProud
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz can poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass. Generously provided as an extra by Exiled, thanks Jason!

A - Pours a hazy, unfiltered goldenrod color with 3 huge fingers of soft white head. Insane retention as well, due in part to the creaminess and thickness of the head. It's lavish and almost like a pillow in the way it is rocky and mountainous. Lacing as well brings a very nice welcome with a thick, generous coating of foam all around the glass.

S - The nose opens with a pleasant breadiness as well as some yeast esters. Somewhat fruity throughout with a slight bitter hop presence in the finish. Overall fairly clean.

T - The flavors begin with a biscuit-like malt flavor, paving the way for the backbone to come. However, some band-aid phenols make themselves known almost immediately this, which kind of spoils it for me. In fact, the flavor, or lack thereof, is nearly completely barren after the start. It has a faint citrus flavor in the finish, but overall, everything is quite faint and disappointing after the great appearance and nice aroma.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with surprisingly light carbonation. Another detriment to this beer is the sub-par carbonation, which really needs to be beefed up. Still, it finishes clean and semi-dry.

D/O - Drinkability is low. Great look, promising smell, but the taste and mouthfeel stick the nails in the coffin. A pleasure to admire from far, but not the best beer to actually imbibe.

Serving type: can

09-06-2011 00:27:27 | More by nhindian
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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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HopsKeepDroppin

Texas

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

A- Pours a golden straw color with some yeast floating in the beer. Thin white head that hangs around for a while.

S- Very bready and grassy.

T- The taste is dominated by the malts. A lot of biscuit flavor and not a lot of hops unless you look for them.

M- This beer is very easy to drink and the carbonation level is just right. Really like that they can their beers.

O- This is a great session beer and a perfect beer to take to the beach or fishing. Keep up the good work Southern Star.

Serving type: can

08-11-2011 18:04:14 | More by HopsKeepDroppin
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.