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Southern Blonde - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Southern BlondeSouthern Blonde

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.18% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt Varieties - 2 Row Pale
Hop Varieties - Perle, Saaz
Original Gravity - 11.5*P
Bitterness Units - 28
Packaging Options - 12oz Bottles, 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl

(Beer added by: Gusler on 05-02-2002)
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Reviews by SheepNutz:
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3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. It pours a light gold color with one finger of head that dies off quickly. There is almost no lacing. The smell is light and very grassy. A hint of pale malt in there. It smells like a pils. The taste is malty at first and slightly sweet. The finish is grassy all over. The mouthfeel is light and a touch watery. The drinkability is fair. An average blonde ale. It was good to be drinking an Arkansas beer as my UK Wildcats defeated them. Thanks Kev!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2005 03:28:11 | More by SheepNutz
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-28-2014 00:23:07 | More by Originalkittenmittens
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2.6/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 02:31:40 | More by constantine_272
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-26-2014 21:58:52 | More by ariceclemson
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3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 03:28:19 | More by BryanCarey
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South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev 0%

04-30-2014 01:04:36 | More by Chucker17
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

04-29-2014 23:30:25 | More by Karibourgeois
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2.19/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 18:56:10 | More by mattcrill
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

04-27-2014 02:07:23 | More by Headgoober
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

04-27-2014 01:09:30 | More by MrBuckHigh
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3.23/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.


Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 22:22:39 | More by NickT2121
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

03-05-2014 00:29:40 | More by rtrasr
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

03-02-2014 20:39:38 | More by joseph_french
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

01-21-2014 19:02:40 | More by RichH55
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

01-12-2014 19:16:03 | More by WKrieger
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-26-2013 18:30:47 | More by Tiernan
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

12-25-2013 19:18:47 | More by rorjets
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

10-18-2013 15:06:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

09-18-2013 20:19:41 | More by doowhat
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

08-27-2013 18:55:37 | More by robbee
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3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 10:23:49 | More by scratch69
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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Southern Blonde from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.