Blind Ambition | Southern Star Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Southern Star Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Pesci on 02-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +52.4%

Photo of charlzm
4.34/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Consumed April 3rd, 2015. Poured from a swing top bottle.

Beer is a clear coppery color, more golden than brass. A one-finger off-white head forms after a pretty vigorous pour and disappears before I get to the bottom of the tulip glass.

Aroma is proper for style: toasty malt. There is also a strong honey note that takes over as the beer warms a bit. Very nice.

Flavor is complex: slightly sweet with honey, toasted malt, peach, pear and white grape notes. Slightly bitter at finish.

Beer is moderately dry on the palate and medium-bodied.

Two years was kind to this beer. I enjoyed it and would enthusiastically urge the brewers to bring it back.

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4.03/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goblue3509
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.68/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of PaulUH
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

From a large ceramic flip top bottle, neat looking.

Pours a golden orange color, no head, very little carbonation action, no lacing.

Smell has a very sweet aroma, very honey mead like, no real hop presence.

Taste is similar to the aroma with the sweet malt dominating, still picking up honey, very one note with the sweetness, carbonation is essentially nonexistent and flat, body is also quite thin where carbonation might have helped, slight alcohol presence in the aftertaste.

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3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, fruit, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, fruit, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that seems a bit oxidized in the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.2/5  rDev -2.4%

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Blind Ambition from Southern Star Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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