Suzy B
Southern Prohibition Brewing

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Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #422
Ranked #45,809
3.56 | pDev: 11.52%
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Mississippi, United States
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Notes: Unfiltered, flavorful, drinkable and great for any occasion.
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying this beer at the Water Tower Taproom in Montgomery, Alabama. It poured a hazy dark yellow with creamy white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had grain and subtle floral spice. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with grain base and subtle lemon highlights. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

Jul 30, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Southern Prohibition Brewing "Suzy B"
12 fl. oz. can, coded T0820 09/28/18"

Look: A hazy golden body displays fast rising bubbles beneath a short head of white foam. Average head retention and lacing.

Smell: Slightly "green" or yeasty in the nose. Limited or basically "thin" aroma. Basic malt. No discernible hops.

Taste: Some of green character remains, but not too much, and the grainy, sweetish malt comes through nicely. It's balanced by a moderate bitterness that's just enough to leave it slightly sweet but still finish fairly dry. There are some mild hop flavors to it but nothing particularly stands out. They're more "generic" in character. There's almost a note of vanilla to it.

Feel: Medium-light in body and gently crisp-then-smooth.

Overall: It's certainly a readily accessible and easy to drink beer that could be enjoyed throughout multiple servings. Unfortunately a minor fermentation flaw does hamper it.

Review# 6,452

Jan 27, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Blue Canoe on March 28, 2018. An easy drinker, yet full of flavor, our unfiltered ale is perfect for any occasion. This dirty blonde has a nice malt backbone and a balanced bitterness, set apart by its pleasant hop aroma from our hop back.

Apr 07, 2018
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost clear but dusty with fine particulates pale gold, producing 2.5 fingers of frothy, white, somewhat lasting head that leaves rings & wisps of lace. Aroma is cracker/biscuit malt & wheat with notes of caramel, apples, floral & a fruity tropical hint in the background. Taste is sourdough bready, grain & biscuit malt, wheat with apple sauce, spice, pepper, lemon & grass hints. Drying late in the finish fades to a pale malt, thin caramel, pepper & lightly hop bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, moderately carbonated, crisp & prickly with a dry aftertaste.

Nov 19, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy gold color with a large white head. The aroma is hoppy. The taste is hops and some blended hops.

Sep 17, 2017
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Buck89 from Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Martin's. Hazy golden color with a modest white head that left quickly. Faint herbal and floral aroma with some bready malt. The taste was similar - more bitter and interesting than most blondes. An easy drinker.

Jun 17, 2017
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can - The Nest at Kennesaw, Georgia.

Canned 03/08/17.

Appearance: Pours a darkish, fairly opaque (some suspended floaties), gold body with a collapsing, white head.

Smell: Lightly sweet-scented, a bit bready and a touch of gently toasted grain. Some slender fruity esters as well as some lightly citrusy hops.

Taste: A sweetish taste of golden barley, lightly bread with a hint of grain. Slight fruitiness, also some citrus (lemon). Modest bitterness. Lightly drying, near crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Just a hair over medium carbonation.

Overall: Basic but sufficient blonde ale.

Jun 03, 2017
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dzerri from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

IDK, I like this beer.
canned 2 months ago (20-2-017).
I like this on the colder side. There seems to be a discernible centennial hop flavor, i don't like the feel in my mouth very much, but my mouth was a bit dirty + i had pepsi and cheap berninger cabernet, together, before this. Colder, maybe fresher, may be better. I've had it before this and there isn't a great convenient selection of beers of this style at certain hours. If they have the bell's smitten, buy that rather. For my other southern cuties ("

Apr 25, 2017
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: golden color, some head and lacing
S: light hop and malt
T: I get some fruitiness, light malt
F: very refreshing, goes down easy
O: had it on a hot day with fish tacos, could have done worse

Apr 15, 2017
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singletary from Mississippi

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It pours a yellowish orange color with a citrus hop smell, with a good foamy head. Taste is of a citrus with a bit of hop flavor to it. Overall a nice offering from SoPo. This may be my favorite from them.

Jan 08, 2017
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jasadewi from Tennessee

3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Beautiful frothy, foamy white head with bubble dimples that leaves light lacing down the glass. Bright goldish orange color that is a tad cloudy.
S: Crackerish, bready malt aroma with a tease of light floral hop aromas.
T: Crackerish malts, lightly hopped, very balanced with hints of lemon zest.
M: Light bodied, slick, medium carbonation, and highly sessionable.
O: A very fine, mostly balanced blonde ale. Certainly worth a try if you're looking for something from Mississippi.

Jan 04, 2017
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orangish yellowish color with white head. Cereal grains, malt, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more cereal grain and a little sweetness.

Oct 17, 2016
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infinitebruner from Arkansas

3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

March 24, 2016

12 oz. can, pilsner glass

A – Medium gold and mostly clear, with just a touch of chill haze. Thick foamy cap, almost pure white, with substantial retention.

S – Cracker and bread dough malt aroma, quite prominent. Herbal, slightly spicy aromatics of noble hops.

T – Cracker, grainy sweetness, lightly baked bread dough. Some fruity esters that don’t seem fully developed. Herbal, noble hop aromas.

M – Carbonation is moderate to moderate-low, with a medium body. Very sweet throughout, perhaps not as well-attenuated as it should be. A touch of bitterness that strengthens on the aftertaste.

O – A serviceable blonde ale, but not something I could recommend.

Apr 25, 2016
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Squire from Mississippi

3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy (intentionally so) light yellow color with good white cap and lacing.

Aroma of citrusy hops, something like grapefruit but not so strong and just a hint of malt.

Flavor on entry is mildly hoppy, more of a lemon zest tone to it, oddly the hop taste is less intense than the aroma and seems to be a different fruit. It's not disjointing, actually rather pleasant, just noticeable that it smells of one yet tastes of the other. Malt joins in mid palate and rides to the end, but hops stay on top of things and linger in the aftertaste.

Medium texture which is surprising considering the overall lightness of the brew, perhaps that's malt shining through, with balancing carbonation.

The brewer says this unfiltered full flavored ale has a honey malt background with balanced hop bitterness. I suggest a little more malt and little less hop presence if that description is to be met. If, as they say, this was intended as an easy drinker the hops should be cut by about 20%. As for malt this is one of those dishes where you can't tell if the meat is chicken or pork.

Apr 22, 2016
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nbbyrd from Texas

3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass. Six pack holder says 4/03/16, assuming that is the enjoy by date.
Look: A hazy amber orange with a finger of fluffy white head that fades rather quickly leaving light lacing. "Dirty blonde" ale is a fitting name! Looks tasty.
Smell: Sweet and grassy with juicy oranges and hints of fresh lemon. The wheat and honey malt showcase the subtle cascade hops nicely.
Taste: Follows the nose more or less, sweet crackery backbone, hints of honey, with that lemon and subtle orange zest from the cascade. Oddly almost a tiny bit soapy? But very crisp and refreshing.
Feel: Medium carbonation and nice crisp mouthfeel, soft blonde ale cascade bitterness falls off the back of the tongue
Overall: Perfect for a day on the boat or at the ball park. An everyday easy drinker for sure. Very refreshing and light with full flavor. Well done by SoPro! Keep up the good work.

Feb 09, 2016
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papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fresh can direct from the brewery.

Gorgeous orange body but retention and lacing are pretty ordinary. Crisp orange flavor; taste is light but refreshing and inviting. Perfect for summer drinking.

Jul 21, 2015
SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Light golden body with a short off white head. Nose is zesty, wheat based with a hint of lemon. Flavor follow closely with the wheat playing dusting on the mouth. Hope play as a balanced but don't shine. Quite drinkable. Solid blonde.

Jul 18, 2015
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Skywave from Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours to a creamy head that lasts and laces a bit, hazy gold color. Aroma is sweet,grainy and a hint of hops. Flavor is clean, smooth and biscuity. Mouthfeel is very good for style. Well done. A "dirty" blonde because it is unfiltered but otherwise luscious and satisfying. Love my Suzy B ;)

Jul 07, 2015
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BeerAdvocate from California

3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #88 (May 2014):

Grainy, Dry, Refreshing, Grassy

This is not your typical Blonde Ale, a little bit rough around the edges yet still clean at the same time. Grainy and slightly bitter with a refreshing quality that makes us come back for more. No problem crushing these tallboys, great job SoPro!

STYLE: American Blonde Ale | ABV: 5.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Jun 26, 2015
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste is sweet, honey, toasted malt, with light grass. Super clean, nice, and light--a bit on the sweet side. This is very good for the style. Overall, I would get a six pack of this, especially if I wanted a light sessionable beer. It certainly keeps me curious about the brewery.

Apr 20, 2015
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Tilley4 from Tennessee

2.3/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I guess I am in the minority on this one. This is dreadful to me. Buttery with hints of sweetness. Sounds good if I'm eating bread. It doesn't work here. Finishes sharp and off... This is the second southern prohibition beer that I have had that something was not right. Something just tastes off here to me. Especially when compared to others of the same style. This is seriously lacking.

Feb 19, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, biscuits, some fruits. Taste is malts, bready, a touch of fruit, highly drinkable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a very refreshing and sessionable beer.

Dec 30, 2014
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flagmantho from Washington

3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate haze and a light effervescence. Head is a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam. Not bad!

Smell: lightly grainy aroma with a little bit of sweetness and fruitiness to it. Not bad for the style.

Taste: quite malty with a bit of sweetness, fruitiness and graininess. Quite well balanced, actually. Not much in the way of hops, but nice nonetheless.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a drinkable and quite tasty example of the style. It's a hard style to get right, and this one errs on the side of more flavor and less crispness. I like it, though.

Nov 13, 2014
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IchLiebeBier from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Appearance: Golden orange body with, I assume, yeast sediment slowly swirling to the bottom and spreading out; big frothy white head, long lasting, good lacing

Smell: Overall faint notes of malt and citrus

Taste: Nothing jumps out at me as noticeable; malts are present and hops are fairly light; nothing overly special, but it is a pretty easy drinking beer overall

Mouthfeel: Juicy with a medium body; pretty smooth and drinkable

Oct 16, 2014
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Suzy "B" has a thick, foamy, slightly off-white head, a hazy, bubbly, gold appearance, and a bit of splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint bread, and the flavor is of faint bread, hop oil, and citrus fruit. Mouthfeel is mostly watery, and Suzy B finishes easy going and dull.


May 24, 2014
Suzy B from Southern Prohibition Brewing
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 135 ratings