Brewed by Caledonian (Heineken UK)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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An Englishman’s first love is his brown ale. However, in the summer he often fancies blondes instead! With this inspiration, we’ve created Newcastle Bombshell, an English style blonde ale. The combination of Cascade, Hellertau and Northdown hops balance this golden coloured ale’s light aroma and bitterness with toasted malt to ensure a silky smooth finish. After one sip of this brew, we’re sure you’ll agree she’s a real bombshell.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
It looked ok coming to the table at the CharlesTown Casino. But the first ara left me unhopeful. New Castle Brown being my least favorite beer ever I was hoping this would be palatable. Barely. I think they made a blonde as close to their brown as possible. Pass

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (707) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Clear gold pour,thick white head. Nose is light roasted malt, hint of hops. More sweet than bitter. Middle is, for lack of a better term, syrup sweet. Finish has just a hint of drying hop bitterness. Decent summer offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (2277) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was basically a light to semi-dark yellow/blondish color. Light transparency allows some carbonation to be seen rising at a moderate pace. There was some light lacing trickling into the beer. The smell had an earthy dry light nutty aroma to start but ended up letting in a fairly aromatic fruitiness surrounding it. The taste was mainly sweet with a fair allocation of the fruitiness to coincide nicely. There wasn’t any aftertaste nor finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The sessionability was there. The carbonation was good. Overall, I say this was a decent golden/blonde it’s just not a standout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 30, 2014
Clear gold with a white head. Aroma is citrus and toasted malts. Light biscuit flavor with a slight citrus finish. Light and easy going. The citric notes were a bit too intense without the required bitterness to help it fit in. A bit sweet in the back end. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajnepple (2564) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2014
12 oz bottle. Orange and clear appearance with a small, frothy white head and light, lingering lacing. Pretty mild aroma, toasted malts, light hops and light toffee notes. Similar flavor, crisp, lightly bitter and easy to drink. Average body. Not too bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tac (129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Dark golden body, good white head and nice lacing. Strong aroma of malt, some hoppy grass aroma and cardboard. Taste is dry, somewhat bitter with very strong malt notes almost whiskey like.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
giancarloh (53) - - JUL 15, 2014
I would rate as an OK beer have had worse, very light won't say is a bombshell will drink again if I only have a limited option of choice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ryanscourt (798) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Boring and a little bit of a stale finish. Nothing here to make me want to drink this again. Not even anything in the way of refreshign either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Never seen or heard of this brew in the UK, so when I saw it on the tap list in the Burger Bar, Las Vegas I thought I had better get myself a pint and I did! A thin white head sat on top of the light amber body of the beer, it looked OK rather than awesome. Malts lead the way in both the aroma and taste with the hop content happy to balance out any true sweetness. Easy drinking and non offensive summertime brew, nothing to get excited about and although I enjoyed it, my taste buds were not required during the drinking of the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1291) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Yellow/gold in color with thin head that quickly dissipates. Nose is of bread, moldy orange, and corn (but not horrible). Easy drinking. Hops are a bit muted. Nice carbonation.

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