Travis, my good friend and co-writer, was kind enough to bring over a few beers from neighboring Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I’m fairly certain he didn’t mind the short trip over, because I sent him home with two Saint Arnold Pumpkinators, score! Anyway, back on topic… he brought over two four-packs of beers from a relatively new brewery in Hattiesburg known as Southern Prohibition Brewing. The beer I’ll be reviewing tonight is called Suzy B – Dirty Blonde Ale. Here’s some basic info from the brewery:
As I pour the beer, I notice the beautiful dark golden color, it has a medium head (it dissipated a bit by the time I took the picture), that has average retention with very nice lacing.
The aroma is very under-toned, but I suppose that’s to be expected from a blonde, but you can pick up subtle hints of the hops, along with some of the maltiness.
The taste on Suzy B is very well-balanced. I get a bit of the hops, along with a nice balance of the malty backbone. It’s somewhat sweet, but not overly sweet, and I pick up hints of a floral taste as well.
The mouthfeel on Suzy B falls somewhere between a light and medium body, with a medium carbonation. It finishes very clean, with light bitterness.
Suzy B isn’t anything new, but it is a really well done blonde ale. I can see this one coming in handy to replace the well-known national beers on tailgate Saturdays and Sundays in the south. This isn’t all Southern Prohibition has rolled up their sleeve, I’ll have a review on another beer of theirs, “Devil’s Harvest” up soon.