Blind Ambition - Southern Star Brewing Company

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82
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Pesci on 02-22-2013)
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Picked this up for the CF art on the bottle, the fact there was beer inside was merely a bonus. $8 for a crock o' beer ain't bad.

It meekly trickles from the crock, forming a thin head on the surface, with a nested cluster of larger bubbles sitting in the center. Clarity is bright, carbonation is visibly brisk. Minimal spotty lace.

Aroma is first musty and somewhat oxidized. Later there's a malt sweetness with a hint of orange peel, slight cooked vegetable DMS.

Malty with papery oxidation, light sweetness, floral soapy botanicals, flabby feel as the carb soon ebbs. Medium bodied, grainy and bready. Overall it's probably aged too long, the flavors are dull and muted, though traditionally a Biere De Garde can be kept for a couple years.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of jheezee
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of jmryan8
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, fruit, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, fruit, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that seems a bit oxidized in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

From a large ceramic flip top bottle, neat looking.

Pours a golden orange color, no head, very little carbonation action, no lacing.

Smell has a very sweet aroma, very honey mead like, no real hop presence.

Taste is similar to the aroma with the sweet malt dominating, still picking up honey, very one note with the sweetness, carbonation is essentially nonexistent and flat, body is also quite thin where carbonation might have helped, slight alcohol presence in the aftertaste.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Blind Ambition from Southern Star Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.