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Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company

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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 74 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

fuzznuts, Jul 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

sd123, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

roodie, Jul 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

DaveHack, Apr 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

bbadger, Jun 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

StArnoldFan, Dec 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

OldTime, Mar 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

BenMartin, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

abex44, Dec 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Kramerbarthomer, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Slightly hazy golden color with practically no head.
Yeasty aroma with hints of smoke and papaya.
Flavor of yeast, lots of grains and hay, papaya with cassis liquor, lemongrass, minerals and medicinal herbal hops. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation
Decent blond ale, though I don't really like the hay and papaya combo.
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FLima, Today at 09:51 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Falien02, Mar 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

CorgiDad, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

aarongbrown, Feb 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

wilfmaster, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

jl28r1, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Weebsjak, Sep 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

djrn2, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of DavidST
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass, non canned date. This pours a near clear light yellow color with a large off white head which has goo retention and leaves a lacing. The smells are of light grassy hops and crisp malts, something closer to a pilsener. The feel is medium to light. The taste is okay, pretty light with a little malts and hops, disappointing.

DavidST, Oct 24, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -11.6%

Reviewed 10/25/2008 (Draft @ Southern Star Brewery, Conroe, TX):

Pours a golden yellow colored amber body, with a frothy white head, good lacing, somewhat diminishing. Somewhat fruity aroma, some pale hoppiness. No very strong. Hoppy dryish taste. Tasty light taste. Creamy-like.

jujubeast6000, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of number1bum
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%

More thanks go out to krisandajt for this can.

Pours a cloudy tangerine-tinted, rich golden color with about one finger of ivory head. I would have expected a lighter color given that they call it a blonde ale. Keeps a thin but nto very full lace and leaves a bit of stick here and there.

Smell is lemony and sweet, with a bready quality to it. This smells an awful lot like a pale ale to me, with the citrus hops and some pale malt sweetness.

Taste stats off with some sweet malt, bread and a bit of grassy hop flavor. Biggest hop flavor is lemon, with a zesty quality to it. The finish is pretty sweet; too sweet in my opinion. Some good flavor here, but I need something to cleanse this sweetness off my tongue...

The mouthfeel on this one is way off from what I'd expect in a blonde or a lighter beer of any kind. It's a solid medium body but has a cloying quality with the sweet finish. Carbonation is pretty low, and it just finishes messy and leaving me want a sip of water.

Meh, I'm not in love with this one. It's decent, but odd. I'm not sure what kind of occasion I'd want to drink this on. It's not crisp or refreshing enough (it's not refreshing at all) to be a go to summer beer in my opinion, and that's the one place I could see it fitting. It doesn't, though. A puzzling little beer. I don't think I'd come back to it.

number1bum, May 30, 2010
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3.33/5  rDev -10.2%

First brew I have ever tried from this brewery. 12oz can...

A: A slightly clear / slightly hazy golden straw color with a small white head that fades quickly to a lace. Decent.

S: A mild, hidden wheat scent upfront with not much else going on. A slight tea scent. Eh.

T: A hint of spicy strong wheat upfront blended with some tea in the middle and almost some mild spice and almost pumpkin flavors on the backend. Very easy and smooth. Good.

M: Medium body with a fabulous carbonation! A nice bready finish. Very good.

O: All in all, this is a solid brew. Not much going on in the scent but a very easy and natural taste. Great to try if you like session brews and have access.

steve8robin, Apr 14, 2011
Photo of teampishko
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%

Right off the bat, I was surprised by the color. For a Blonde, it pours a hazy orange. Initially left a decent white head, but it quickly dissipated to just a thin layer. No lacing present on the tulip glass either. Picked up a grassy, and almost wheaty aroma, with just the faintest floral hop aromas. The crispness I was expecting was there, but hidden behind the light caramel flavor from the Vienna malt.

Overall, seems more like a light pale ale than a blonde, but on a warm night, this would go down easily, again and again

teampishko, May 06, 2011
Photo of Keffa
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%

Bought at Beverage Source in Newark Ohio.

Poured from a 12 oz. Can into a Unibroue tulip.

A- Dark gold, nice off-white head, sticky, rocky, lasting. Turns into 1/4 inch ring. Lacing on the glass stays through the whole glass. Looks excellent. Makes me want to drink it.

S- Caramel malt, yeast, not much else to be honest. Zero hop presence. Not nearly the same enthusiasm to drink after the smell.

T- Slight sweetness from the "Vienna" malt and a slight spicyness from the yeast. Very bready. Almost no hop again. If it weren't for the tiny bit on the finish I wouldn't have said they used hops. Disappointing to say the least.

M- Creamy, smooth. Nice feel, for sure. I wish the rest of the beer was this good.

D- It does give some semblance of drinkability, if a straight forward, malt heavy, non-balanced beer is your style. For me, I tried it. If I were offered it again, I would respectfully decline it.

Keffa, May 25, 2010
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.