Bombshell Blonde | Southern Star Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
596
Reviews:
212
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.71%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
176
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 596 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of videofrog
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet malts and soda bread are present in the nose.
T: a The taste is similar to the smell and also has notes of doughy bread.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and is quite flavorful for a blonde ale, making it a good representation of the style.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Capitals82
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of nsiergiej
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Stinger80OH
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Hops4Pops
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can.
A: Aggressive pour into a Southern Start pint glass. Good carbonation. Not too much. One half inch head quickly receding into a partially covered surface. Small amount of lacing on side of glass that disappears quickly. Medium golden amber color. Unfiltered and a bit cloudy.
S: Small amount of malt, bread note and barely detectable hops.
T: Light tasting. Tastes just like it smells.
M: Light and creamy with a smooth crisp finish and just a slight bitterness.
O: The gateway beer into the Southern Star craft brewery. Its nice. Certainly nothing out of place here. Very balanced. Could be a good choice for the beach or pool.

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Photo of greenspointexas
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of dozier77
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of megahurts4
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Southern Star Bombshell Blonde

Appearance: cloudy orange, medium head, and good lacing.

Smell: light hops and grain.

Taste: grains, apples, orange peel, and subtle hops.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

Overall:
This is a good brew. The texture is nice and the flavors are pleasant. I am increasingly liking canned beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of strangebrew1981
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of brurevu
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blonde Ales are not usually something I drink but I found I really enjoyed this one. It poured a golden amber with a big frothy white head and plenty of fruity malt in the aroma. For a lighter beer it had a nice full creamy mouthfeel with hints of fruit and apricot that I found appealing. This is not a complex in your face beer, but something that is light and refreshing with enough body to keep it interesting. A great beer for our hot Texas summer days.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Garrettshu
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of patpbr
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured into a pint with a full head and hazy amber color.
S - Malt and Bread, a little hops.
T - Similar to the smell. Notice grass, lemon. Its a little sweet and the hops are mild. Its creamy
M - Medium body and higher carbonation.
O - It was served Ice cold, will try it again on a hot day.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of Jimmys
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into tulip. no canned on date.

A: a lot of haze on a orange/blond body. head is bright white and bubbly. way too much haze for the style.

S: a slight oxidation. a lot of chewy pilsner malt. a little bit of sweet, bubblegum-like fruitiness.

T: similar to the nose, an obvious oxidation, but not to the point of un-drinkability. some grain. certainly in the finish. very limited bitterness.

M: average carb on a light body.

D: all-in-all not too shabby. eliminate the haze and the oxidation and you have a solid drinkable blond from this Texas brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 596 ratings.
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