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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Bombshell BlondeBombshell Blonde

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BA SCORE
84
good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 11
Gots: 56 | 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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awalsh

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-12-2013 05:10:14 | More by awalsh
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Isotope

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-06-2013 23:56:25 | More by Isotope
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MrVonzipper

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-07-2012 08:00:40 | More by MrVonzipper
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-15-2013 18:37:20 | More by TheMrFarnham
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ByMySword


3/5  rDev -19.4%

05-21-2012 21:31:52 | More by ByMySword
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-21-2014 23:01:22 | More by Sazz9
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

02-11-2014 02:26:00 | More by Shafaegalo
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -19.4%

05-28-2014 02:43:44 | More by BlueMoon10
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jbdaves72

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-12-2012 03:48:18 | More by jbdaves72
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JohnBender

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-09-2013 15:54:06 | More by JohnBender
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-09-2014 15:28:41 | More by Karibourgeois
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nsiergiej

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-21-2013 14:14:57 | More by nsiergiej
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass on 12/24/09

Slightly hazy & pale shade of medium-light amber. Nearly two finger head seems to hold up well. Pretty good retention & lacing throughout.

Earthy hop aroma with a touch of spiciness. Hints of grain & wheat. Some of the pale malts poke through, though the nose seems muted on the whole. Grassy undertones.

Tastes as the nose would suggest, but stepped up a notch. A decent amount of hoppy bitterness hits upfront; though it tames quickly, spiciness lingers. Moderate malt backdrop via toasted bread. Overall, well balanced & a bit underwhelming.

Lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation; more creamy than prickly. Resin & grainy grit in there. Earthy finish.

Nothing stands out as particularly good or memorable. It's just ok. After this 6 pack, I'm done with this one.

Serving type: can

07-27-2010 02:06:04 | More by Ryan011235
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-12-2012 01:48:26 | More by martyl1000
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spmiller86

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-09-2013 04:41:20 | More by spmiller86
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-10-2014 21:21:27 | More by BlackBeerDown
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.4%

04-05-2013 07:04:41 | More by HumphreyLee
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RDHerm

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a recent trade.

Pours a deep, opaque golden yellow color with yellow highlights. Has a very thick white head that thins out pretty quick, leaving a solid ring that holds for the duration. Decent amount of lacing for a beer of this style.

Light aroma. Strong notes of sweet malts and bread, with a hint of honey and a slight touch of hops.

Taste is rather bland. Initial flavor of sweet malts, balanced out with a slight hoppy bitterness. There is a solid note of citrus throughout, and just a little bit of spice. Taste leaves the pallet almost immediately.

Lighter body. Great carbonation level. Crisp, smooth, and quite refreshing.

This is not a bad tasting beer by any means, it's just on the unimpressive side. Even still, it's light, smooth, and refreshing, and for someone looking for a beer they can suck down a few of on a lazy afternoon, this is honestly a solid choice.

Serving type: can

10-16-2010 03:28:43 | More by RDHerm
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-29-2014 02:32:20 | More by Walkerjgt
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wtkphoto

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-23-2013 13:55:20 | More by wtkphoto
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n2pux

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-04-2014 18:54:32 | More by n2pux
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Cjalbers


3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"I speak two languages: Body and English."

--Mae West

Pumpkin orange with a swirling storm of fine yeasties that remain in suspension. The can reads "Clarity is overrated"... and I couldn't agree more. An airy chunk of bone colored foam looks decent enough and leaves a few stray scraps of lace. The liquid alone is responsible for the above score.

The fact that the nose doesn't impress is more a function of the style than the beer itself. It's mildly earthy and herbal, with a moderate sour fruitiness that might be an issue on the palate. Saphir and Sterling hops don't make much of an olfactory splash.

Bombshell Blonde is not as good as Pine Belt Pale Ale, and that Southern Star Brewing Co. offering was not among my favorites of the style. It doesn't contain much malt and sour fruit plays too big a role in the flavor profile. More ingredients all around is the only way this blonde ale has a chance to seriously compete.

Flavors include pale-to-slightly-toasted grains, unripe peaches, lemon juice... and that's about it. Even though beer of this style isn't (and shouldn't have to be) deep or complex, it needs to bring something more to the table than this. In a word... lackluster.

Using the name as a jumping off point, this SSBC brew is like a moderately attractive movie star with an eating disorder. The body is way too thin and reaches watery long before the finish. Less than committed carbonation doesn't help.

Southern Star Bombshell Blonde should be renamed Pop Gun Blonde. Even that, though, implies more power and personality than this rail thin brew delivers. Each and every one of you, no matter where you live, should be able to find better beer than this.

Serving type: can

09-27-2010 11:27:46 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Frozenmoses

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

01-12-2012 16:15:09 | More by Frozenmoses
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. can served into a pint glass

Pours a golden darkish-straw color. Somewhat hazy. A finger's worth of off-white head yields minimal lacing. Not much to say here; it's a boring looking blonde ale. Average stuff.

There isn't much at all going on in the nose. Biscuity malts dominate. But I also get a floral hop component: some honeysuckle, some dandelion. It's too grainy to really be anything higher than average, though.

Also, this beer bores on the palate. A grainy, bready malt base provides a skeleton. Too bad there isn't much flesh (in this metaphor) to make use of it. I get some white grapeskin flavor and there's a major plant stem characteristic going on.

The carbonation level seems alright; along with the beer's medium body, the mouthfeel is Bombshell Blonde's most appealing characteristic. Ultimately, though, I find this to be a boring, bland example of the blonde ale style. When people say that they don't usually like blonde ales, it's because of snooze-fests like this offering.

Serving type: can

04-14-2011 04:33:04 | More by Reaper16
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.