Today’s guest review comes from Matt. This is Matt’s first ever beer review. I always tell people that I love these type of reviews because they are straightforward and bring me back to why I started the blog – to write in an unintimidating way that is fun to read for anyone (even if they don’t know a lot about beer). Matt hits that goal squarely on the head with his excellent review of a beer from Texas. Take it away Matt!
First, let’s get the obvious joke out of the way: Southern Star Bombshell Blonde Ale does not smell of hair dye – instead it has a slightly hoppy aroma – so I think it’s safe to say that is, indeed, a natural blonde. (Of course, reading the can confirms this. The beer is non-filtered and non-pasteurized, with no additives or preservatives.)
After the pour, it’s cloudy, with a nice orangey color, and a decent head. You can taste a bit of citrus, but not a lot. While drinking, I think the “Bombshell” part of the name becomes more obvious: It actually seems to expand – or blow up – the longer you hold it in your mouth.
Overall, it’s a good summer-type beer and one I’d recommend.