Bombshell Blonde | Mission Springs Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mission Springs Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by 49degrees on 01-19-2003

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by 49degrees:
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2.09/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Though the Blonde Draft is reportedly Mission Springs top seller beer, it is most definitely its weakest offering. Uneventful in every way, it lacks any unique characteristics so much to the point that it nearly mimics the bland lager/pilsener offerings of most of the mega-brewers.

Sold year round in traditional 650ml bottles, its tagged as "a lighter style ale, mildly hopped and very refreshing" and is based on pale and what malts and hallertau hops.

Depsite a modest white rocky head on the pour, it quickly disappates to little more than a thin white collar on the edge of the glass. Very little lacing on the glass, and what it there reminscent of cirrus formed clouds.

A very very pale toned ale, similar to that of a heartless Belgian wit, but lacks the cloudiness and bountiful character that typical follows the Belgian styled offerings.

On the aroma side of things, this one is exceptionally mellow with virtually no personal character at all. Lifeless and boring, you can pick up just hints of the wheat malt and a slight hoppy tinge.

Taste wise. Ugh. Disappointing is the easiest thing to call it. This ale has no life in it at all, consider it a Coors Light minus the skunk hit. The minimal amount of carbination combined with its hit of malt give this beer a flat feeling in the mouth. Thankfully my beer is still relatively cold while drinking it otherwise I'd probably be set to pour down the drain.

I'll chalk up its popularity on the fact that its being sold to first time craft beer drinkers who are sold on the fact that if they can handle a Coors, Labatt, Molson or whatever favorite they may already have - then this is a great starter down the road to craft beer fanatiscm. However, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, craft beer lover or not.

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Photo of 1stOffender
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of souvenirs
2.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

650ml bottle bought at Viti Wine and Lager Liquor Store in Vancouver. I paid $7.40 + deposit. From the label:
"This Kolsch style beer is nutty, spicy and very refreshing. Crystal and Munich malts are combined with European hops for a beer perfect for thirst quenching and pairing with spicy pastas or brick oven pizzas."

Pours a slightly cloudy light gold colour with minimal head. Smell is malty sweetness, but the taste is reminiscent of the nameless beer you might find at a beer garden - the sort of generic beer you drink quickly to get drunk. It's perhaps more sour than bitter and lacking in depth.

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Photo of Rutager
3.65/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours a slightly hazy, pale straw with two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell. Sweet, lightly toasted grains an a little floral hops.

Taste. Again, lightly toasted grains with a little sweetness and a little sour. Some grassy hops in the end. This tart/sour quality is kinda nice, actually.

Mouthfeel. Light body with strong, bubbly, slightly prickly, strong carbonation. I think I can actually taste the CO2.

Overall. Not boring like I was half-expecting. Interesting and as it says on the bottle, "Mildly Hopped & Very Refreshing!"

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Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of bumchilly25
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.02/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BDTyre
2.91/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't think this beer is horrible, but its not the best. Cloudy dirty orange colour with a nice white head.

Bland malt smell with hints of caramel and faint hop bitterness. Smells sort of like cinammon bread, but only a little bit.

Taste at first is almost like a candy apple: fruit and caramel combined. After taste is bitter hops and slightly sour malt.

Decent carbonation and alright. Taste is a little raw for a session, but I personally don't think this is as bad as some make it out to be.

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Photo of trevorwideman
2.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a very light golden straw colour, looks very lager-like. Mild, lazy carbonation forms nary a 1/8 inch head, even with a vigorous pour, but retains a nice lacing. Nose is musty with a very light spiciness in the back, some grass and earth makes me think this was hopped with saaz. Light bready malt in the back.

Taste is no more exciting that your average euro-pils (I know it's a blonde ale) Cellar dankness, some spicy and herbal notes, lemon sourness, and a messy malt profile that a little nutty but mostly just boring. Mouthfeel is carbonated about right, but the body is downright watery, which in turn makes this one a bit of a chugger. Good for a hot day but not much else, and drink it fast. There's way more interesting beers out there.

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Bombshell Blonde from Mission Springs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.83 out of 5 with 9 ratings