Southern Blonde - Diamond Bear Brewing Company
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2.6/5 rDev -20.2%
A: Bright clear golden color. Highly carbonated leaving a continuous thin white layer of foam.
S: Strong carbonic mineral. Mild bit of yeasts and wheat. A fair bit of musk..
T: Again like the smell, mineral. Lots of carbon, tin, copper and iron. Sweet wheat and mild malt laced with skunks musk. Overly sweet greasiness finishes. Not a fan.
M: Sweetness leaves a long standing aftertaste and traps some of the yeast. It's thin except for the fatty aftertaste.
O: Not my style. Way overly cloyingly sweet destroys the finish. I wasn't a huge fan of the mineral taste, but I can enjoy that if it weren't for the syrupy sweetness.
07-02-2014 02:31:40 | More by constantine_272
3.34/5 rDev +2.5%
Yellowish in color with a hazy body and frothy white head, Southern Blonde features a nose of grain and light citrus. The scent isn’t very pronounced, but the beer does leave some lace as you drink even if the head does diminish to almost nothing in a matter of minutes.
This beer has a flavor profile that is cracker- like, a little grainy, and a little citrusy. There is some toffee in there as well, with some underlying nuttiness and some grassiness. The flavor of green apples even makes its presence known at certain points, mixing with the lemon/citrus flavor in an interesting way.
Southern Blonde is the first beer I have ever tried from Diamond Bear Brewing and one of the very few craft beers I have ever tasted from the state of Arkansas. It’s a decent beer overall. I don’t know if I would consider it a stellar example of a German style pilsner, but it does have enough going for it to recommend.
05-21-2014 03:28:19 | More by BryanCarey
2.19/5 rDev -32.8%
Aroma: Soft crackery malt notes up front. A little bit of corn-like sweetness and mild flowery hop nose. Very muted.
Appearance: Hazy golden pour with a moderate white cap. The head falls quickly and lacing is noted on the glass.
Flavor: Mild corn-like sweetness followed by some earthy hop bitterness. A little bit of apple flavor but not estery. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is lingering and slightly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Moderately high carbonation with a medium-light body. No alcohol heat or astringency.
Overall impression: Meh. Too much malt character for a German Pilsner. Kind of misses the mark all the way around.
04-27-2014 18:56:10 | More by mattcrill
3.23/5 rDev -0.9%
A - poured into a pilsner glass I had.. Color is a very pale straw color with a soapy 1 finger white head that left rather quickly. Left good lacing tho. A lot of carbonation
S - is a grainy malt lemon citrus Smell not a lot
T - just like the smell a malty biscuit lemon taste. Kind of bland but refreshing
M - Light bubbly dry finish
O - it's an alright decent beer that I could see drinking on a hot day but I'm not gonna pick this up regularly.
03-08-2014 22:22:39 | More by NickT2121
3.28/5 rDev +0.6%
I poured a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance- Clear golden color with a fingers worth of head. Very little lacing.
Smell- Sweet malty aroma with some grain and grass.
Taste- Malt sweetness with a note of grain and just a hint of citrus.
Mouthfeel- Light bodied with an average amount of carbonation.
Overall- A decent beer but it's nothing spectacular.
08-21-2013 10:23:49 | More by scratch69
Southern Blonde from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.