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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:
#29,912
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
603
pDev:
13.82%
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I enjoyed Southern Star's Pine Belt Pale Ale enough to warrant grabbing a 6-pack of the Bombshell Blonde. This blonde is excellent.

It pours slightly a slightly hazy and golden, with the unfiltered particulates floating about even in the beer, and makes a frothy but bubbly white head.

The smell is of citrus, its bready from the wheat and yeast, and slightly spicy from hops.

The Bombshell Blonde tastes great. I would prefer a more full-bodied feel, because that's what I always like, but there are some great flavors. The yeast is there, as is the citrus tang, but what I think makes this beer stand out is the lingering flavor of the hops that adds bitterness and gives the beer full flavor.

It's like a German hefeweizen mixed with a light pale ale. A good beer here!

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One of my favorite go-to beers. It all was tastes fresh...

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Reviewed on 3-18-11
Reviewed cold from a can to a glass

A - Poured a nice two fingers of foam, cloudy light orange color, lots of carbonation present. Nice head retention

S - Slight malt wheat combination. Bready aroma with some citrus notes

T/M - Lighter bodied brew with a bready after taste. Slight hop bitterness as well with a lighter malt body

D - Pretty good brew. Very easy to drink a few of these during a sitting, nice spring summer time brew. I would have this brew again and would recommend it

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12 ounce can into a shaker pint glass. No freshness date, but not to worry, as it's brewed just right down the road in Conroe.

A: Much darker than what you would expect for a blonde ale, as the body is a amber/copper color with lots of bits and pieces of stuff floating around, hence their logo "clarity is overrated." Not much head retention, but a little left, and some pretty good lacing on the glass.

S: Toasty malts dominate the nose, with the paler malts more evident upon a few more smells. Nice citrus character from the hops along with a bit of esters shine through as well.

T&M: Starts off with a earthy toasted sweetness, and a cleaner more refined texture than what you would generally expect from an ale. Their website states it is fermented colder than most ales, which explains the more lager like characteristics. That said, some fruity ester flavors do make themselves present as the beer warms a bit. This is the most complex "blonde ale" I have ever had, as the taste transitions from the toasted malt flavors to a nice citrus bite from the hops in the end that is nicely accommodated by a trail of residual sweetness. Hint of alcohol in there as well. Mouthfeel is very rich for a blonde ale, arguably just a bit much for the style.

D&Notes: This is actually a good brew, but odd as it may sound, may just be a bit too rich and flavorful for what somebody expects for the style. It really doesn't taste much like a blonde ale, as in a blind taste test, I would say one could easily take it for a light vienna lager or amber ale. That being said, with a semi-complex flavor, moderate ABV, and the fact that it's canned, this is a great anytime, anywhere session beer for a beer geek.

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