Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Every single one of these Newcastle seasonals are absolute crap and I am officially done with them. Done.
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours brassy gold with a slight foamy white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a light hop mix. Med minus body. Flavor is a rather old malt with some citrus and grass - but the malt is roasty, and that’s somewhat interfering with the hop aspects. It’s drinkable, but not really working for me.
scooterbub (871) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a one inch white head that lasts. Good amount of carbonation. Taste is of malt, grass, grain, floral and hops. Mostly clean aroma. Has a decent body with a slightly dry and bitter finish. Very easy to drink, refreshing and rather enjoyable.
ppbkwrtr (7) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A crisp summer brew with a light body, slick texture, and long finish. Medium bitterness and lightly sweet. Enjoyable overall.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, golden color with decent frothy foam, metallic aroma with metallic fruit flavors, rounded finish
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. A solid yellow color with a short lived head of white foam. The nose reminds me of a euro lager. The flavor has a mild bitterness paired with a little butter and grain. Overall, thin and flimsy on the palate, lacking character and flavor.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is grains. Taste is light, bisquity, grassy. Ok beer. I am glad I sampled it at the store rather than buy a bottle. I like the commercial way more than the beer though.
ronaldtheriot (1340) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Newcastle Bombshell has a medium-to-thick, creamy, white head and a clear, bubbly, golden appearance. Lacing is pretty nice. The aroma is pungent, with a relatively strong, sweet & sour, beery smell, and the flavor is a white-wine, grain, lemon, and lightly-toasted barley mix. Actually, it tastes much more of alcohol than the 4.4%, but it all works. There is a fairly strong, somewhat sour aftertaste. Also, there is a nice, hefty bitterness present. Mouthfeel is light to medium and somewhat oily, and Newcastle Bomshell finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and quite drinkable. This is not a dull beer, and can go toe to toe with any other summer ale. Overall, it’s delicious, and I strongly suggest try it. RJT
beerbrains (26) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much of an aroma and not sickening sweet like some other blond ales. Not a huge head but a great taste....light.
odannyob (77) - Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 From a 12 ounce bottle into an english pint glass and for some reason, thinking the ale should be a bit more darker, but of course not, this is a pale blond!
a nice,quick hop hit mixes well with words.
T’ain’t bad and I enjoy the marketing that goes into Newcastle’s "limited editions", still.