Southern Star Blind Ambition

I get so excited when I get to add a new brewery to my “categories” list for the blog. After doing a little bit of research on the website, I can honestly say that I’ve never seen any of their regular or special beers before, so I have no idea what to expect from them. It looks like most of their regular beers are offered in cans and after doing a search to locate the closest store to me to get their beers, there aren’t any places within 100 miles. After looking at the map, the closest place is South Carolina. Well, let’s see how this went.


ABV: 7.6%

Style: Biere de Garde

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Blind Ambition is the third edition in the Alchemic Ale series. A matte black ceramic bottle with a screenprinted design by CF and a blonde Bière de Garde by Southern Star Brewing Company of Conroe, Texas.”

Random: According to their website, they said this was distributed to New Jersey as well, but I’ve never seen any Southern Star beers in Jersey. Interesting.

This beer poured with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark amber color with very little carbonation visible and lots of detritus visible. The nose had a lot of yeast to it with honey and bread. The taste was sweet too. There was definitely some sweet malt with caramel along with yeast. I also got honey to it as well, but very little hop. The body was on the thin side with almost no carbonation. It had a moderate long finish with honey. This beer was alright, but definitely one that I purchased because I liked the bottle. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0