Bombshell Blonde | Southern Star Brewing Company

Bombshell BlondeBombshell Blonde
BA SCORE
3.69/5
601 Ratings
Bombshell BlondeBombshell Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States
southernstarbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

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

Added by armock on 10-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,373
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
601
pDev:
13.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
177
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 601 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of Falien02
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of CorgiDad
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of TheBen5
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SuperNova777
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass

A:Poured a golden color with small frothy head that quickly resides with no lacing at all

S:Has a sweet malty smell along with bread notes in the mix as well

T:Pretty mellow, small malt sweetness, and not as much bread notes as detected by the smell. Finishes out fairly smooth with nothing great going on with the aftertaste

M:Ligth body with not much carbonation

D:Not a horrible brew for the style. Decent creamy body with a smooth finish and easy drinkability

Probably will not have this one again thou...

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Photo of aarongbrown
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of wilfmaster
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of jl28r1
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Weebsjak
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Mortarforker
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Martyrob
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Tiernan
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can. A darker blonde color. Darker than most blondes. Aroma is mild. Smells like a soft blonde ale. Flavor is more intrigung but not by much. I dont pick up much hoppiness. It is mostly a mix of cereal, yeast and biscuit. Not a beer that stands up to competition; this was one of several beers I sampled in a short period of time. This one came off as boring and the whole "Let's equate our Blonde Ale to a blonde chick" schtick makes me want to run into traffic.

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Photo of mghoward10
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of godawgs
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavidST
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of number1bum
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gilgar
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mtn
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KJV1963
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of klub24
3.32/5  rDev -10%

Photo of S-Taylor
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teampishko
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 601 ratings
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