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Bombshell Blonde | Southern Star Brewing Company

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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:
#29,948
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
603
pDev:
13.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 603 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of chinchill
2.77/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can served in a pint glass.
Light amber color; hazy; with a semi-durable head.
Light, watery body with medium carbonation.
Somewhat unappealing aroma with a better flavor.
Still very light flavoring. light citrus. Really needs more malt.
O: no reason to recommend this beer.

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Photo of bonk0076
2.77/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a very ambitious head that leaves a nice lacing behind. Aroma is slightly sweet, corn, honey and wheat notes. Taste is predominantly sweet, the result of bread, wheat and corn flavors. No bitterness whatsoever in this beer. Features an extremely short finish with no aftertaste at all.

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Photo of dhq65
2.8/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of augustgarage
2.83/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Courtesy of lnashsig (thanks!) - poured from a 12oz can into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Hazy orange peel body with faint golden-amber highlights and a lasting small stand of ivory foam. Sandy quick running lacing, average retention.

Smells much like a loaf of fresh (mass produced?) wheat bread - very doughy and sweet with the suggestion of butterscotch as well.

If this were a home-brew I would seriously wonder if a bag of Werther's Originals had been dumped into the wort, as this has a distinctive butterscotch/toffee sweetness similar to granny candy. Hops are AWOL unless they are contributing the faintly medicinal note I'm getting? Vienna malt adds a very delicate breadiness which is nice, but the finish is bordering on cloying. Hard to rate, as I appreciate that it is flavorful, but don't like said flavors...

Medium-light bodied, creamy, and well carbonated.

Partly refreshing, but then much too sweet with a constant butterscotch note (not diacetyl though) which grows very tiresome (although my girlfriend enjoyed it much more than me so YMMV).

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Photo of CanadianGinge
2.91/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lightly hazy yellow to orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, a small dry malt and a note of dry hops. In the taste, a small pine like hop and a dry malt. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry pine hop in the aftertaste. A bigger hop than expected, but just ok, kind of average.

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Photo of Ryan011235
2.99/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass on 12/24/09

Slightly hazy & pale shade of medium-light amber. Nearly two finger head seems to hold up well. Pretty good retention & lacing throughout.

Earthy hop aroma with a touch of spiciness. Hints of grain & wheat. Some of the pale malts poke through, though the nose seems muted on the whole. Grassy undertones.

Tastes as the nose would suggest, but stepped up a notch. A decent amount of hoppy bitterness hits upfront; though it tames quickly, spiciness lingers. Moderate malt backdrop via toasted bread. Overall, well balanced & a bit underwhelming.

Lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation; more creamy than prickly. Resin & grainy grit in there. Earthy finish.

Nothing stands out as particularly good or memorable. It's just ok. After this 6 pack, I'm done with this one.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Isotope
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of ByMySword
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Sazz9
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Devil_Doc
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jbdaves72
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 603 ratings
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