Bombshell Blonde - Southern Star Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
Dark, honey blonde with a massive rocky merengue like head of cream colored foam that lasts for days. Honeysuckle, pale malt and a touch of floral hops in the nose. Plenty of pale and Vienna malt flavors with a touch of honey and decent hop bittering in the finish. Creamy bodied with mild carbonation. A nice beer but not one I would go out of my way for.
03-14-2010 20:22:30 | More by biggred1
4/5 rDev +7.8%
A-Pours a Nice Golden Color with a 2 finger head
S-Has a pleasant smell of cirtus and yeast.
T- Has a nice yeast flavor with notes of citrus and spices
M-Light Bodied with nice carbonation
D- I really enjoyed this beer alot. VEry drinkable and very cheap. Will be picking this up to throw in my disc golf bag to drink on the course. Give this one a try if you havent
03-20-2011 19:11:18 | More by zrab11
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.
04-14-2011 02:36:41 | More by steve8robin
4/5 rDev +7.8%
a - poured a four-fingers thick fluffy white head into a nonic that settles into a thing ring with good lacing. the body is bright golden and clear.
s - bready and grainy with a hint of pale malt sweetness.
t - bready malts with a hint of spicy hops.
m - medium and slick.
d - great session beer.
06-25-2010 01:12:11 | More by GPHarris
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
A: A hazy blond color with a thick off-white colored head.
S: Somewhat of a boozy smell. Smells sweet and malty with a floral hop aroma.
T: The initial taste is of very sweet bready malt and a bit of yeast. There isn't too much hop flavor and bitterness, very slight in the finish. There is an overall tang to the beer though that seemed like it didn't belong.
M: Light and not overly carbonated.
D: The taste is good and the beer is light and refreshing with low carbonation. Makes this beer good and drinkable.
06-15-2010 23:46:51 | More by Kromes
4.13/5 rDev +11.3%
A thick and murky amber-gold pour with a creamy head. Bits of would-be sediment float motionless, only a wispy collection of which few make it to the bottom on the glass. This isn't a beer that advertises too much with it's aroma. Pleasant smelling, but a bit weak.
Sweet, bready malts dominate the profile. Just enough faint hops to keep you from asking questions.
Mouthfeel and drinkability are both top-notch. Smooth, silken texture that sticks around just long enough to show off a pleasantly sweet aftertaste.
09-05-2010 01:51:39 | More by deadliest
3.68/5 rDev -0.8%
A-Pours a hazy orange with a white one finger head that quickly dissipates.
S-Carmel and bready malt notes with a hint of orange.
T- Orange citrus hops upfront with a bready malt backbone with an orange and lemon aftertaste and a bit of grain.
M-I would put the carbonation in this one on the heavy side of medium carb. It's almost light-bodied, yet it's very smooth.
D-Pretty easy drinking as most bloneds tend to be. This one has very full flavor though which I've really not experienced with this style before.
02-13-2010 23:19:05 | More by samie85
4.4/5 rDev +18.6%
Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. This beer is definitely unfiltered and opaque. "Clarity is overrated" is printed on the can and it couldn't be more right.
Smells of sweat carmel malt, yeast, biscuits, graham cracker and a little bit of citrus.
The taste is following the nose almost to the T with a little something extra that I think tastes like Nilla Wafers or a freshbaked cupcake with no icing. Its blowing up my taste buds and makes me happy that I have 5 more in the fridge. Has great depth and is VERY refreshing.
Mouthfeel is creamy and light to medium bodied. Crisp and clean with the perfect amount of carbonation to go with the body. Gives a very subtle drying after taste.
This blonde does it all without doing too much or trying to hard. Very refreshing and has a lot of depth to it. I cant wait to put a six pack in my cooler and go play a round of golf or go to the lake. Its a home run of a blonde for sure
04-26-2011 22:54:29 | More by dcloeren
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
04-14-2011 04:33:04 | More by Reaper16
Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.