Suzy B
Southern Prohibition Brewing

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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #394
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Ranked #43,391
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 11.52%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
134
From:
Southern Prohibition Brewing
 
Mississippi, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  44
SCORE
81
Good
Suzy BSuzy B
Notes: Unfiltered, flavorful, drinkable and great for any occasion.
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 134 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of WoodBrew
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
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

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania, Jan 27, 2019
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
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.

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Photo of mothmanscott
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.

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Photo of ordybill
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.

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ordybill from Georgia, Sep 17, 2017
Photo of Buck89
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.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, Jun 17, 2017
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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.

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Photo of dzerri
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 ("

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dzerri from Louisiana, Apr 25, 2017
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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

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TonyLema1 from South Carolina, Apr 15, 2017
Photo of singletary
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.

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singletary from Mississippi, Jan 08, 2017
Photo of jasadewi
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.

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jasadewi from Tennessee, Jan 04, 2017
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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.

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Photo of infinitebruner
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.

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Photo of Squire
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.

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Squire from Mississippi, Apr 22, 2016
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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.

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nbbyrd from Texas, Feb 09, 2016
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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.

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papat444 from Quebec (Canada), Jul 21, 2015
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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.

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SPLITGRIN from Kentucky, Jul 18, 2015
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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 ;)

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BrewAskew from Oklahoma, Jul 07, 2015
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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

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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts, Jun 26, 2015
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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.

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tigg924 from Massachusetts, Apr 20, 2015
Photo of Tilley4
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.

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Tilley4 from Tennessee, Feb 19, 2015
Photo of tone77
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.

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tone77 from Pennsylvania, Dec 30, 2014
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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.

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flagmantho from Washington, Nov 13, 2014
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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

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IchLiebeBier from Virginia, Oct 16, 2014
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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.

RJT

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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana, May 24, 2014
Suzy B from Southern Prohibition Brewing
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 134 ratings