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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours hazy golden with two finger head. Reminiscent of a light beer. An easy drinker. Good summer sipper but that’s about all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours pale gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Sour malt aromas. Soft with sour cooked vegetables and caramel front to back. Nasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5053) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at my parent’s home. Poured a totally clear golden yellow color with a medium sized, foamy white head. aroma was light malt, touch of sweetness, a little bit of earthy character to it. Flavor was sweet light malts. Crisp, drinkable, but I’d rather just drink their brown ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bob_Boudahili (14) - - JUN 25, 2014
Easy drinking blonde pale ale. Pretty light on the hoppiness but an easy drinking summer brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into and pint glass. The label lists the abv at 4.4% and there is a short description of the beer on the back. Appearance: The body has a nice clear golden yellow color with about a finger thick white head on top. The head faded quickly leaving a nearly naked beer in the glass. Smell: In the nose I get a mild grassy hop presence with a slight touch of lemony citrus hops and very light sour dough bread notes as well. Taste/Palate: Bombshells flavor starts with a base of sourdough bread like maltiness with a thin grassy and flat earthy hop presence for balance. I also picked up some light toasted notes and even a very slight oxidized flavor in the finish. Notes: Overall this one just didn’t impress me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamP01 (588) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
A nice golden colored ale with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity, grass notes and grains. Taste is sweet toasted grains, grass with a bitter ending. Palate is medium body, crisp with good carbonation. Finishes with a toasted grain flavor, grass notes, fruity with a moderate hops bitterness bite and a bit of a nutty aftertaste as well. Overall nothing really stand out but still an ok summer brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
A nice blond ale. Typically I hate English beer, but this was a nice surprise.Aroma was pretty weak. Light grain, grass and malt. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger head and plenty of rising bubbles. Taste was delicious. Sure, it wasn’t very big but for this ABV packed a ton of flavor. The flavor was mostly cold bubbly water in the front but a nice light malt and toffee backbone. Toffee?? In this light of a beer?? Very odd but nicely refreshing. A little caramel in there is well. Not sweet in the least. Nice carbonation. Will drink again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - JUN 12, 2014
12oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours clear golden with a medium sized frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma is bready, grassy and honey. Taste is grassy, bready, spicy hops and citrus
Decent, but wouldn’t order another

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Finhead (1214) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Clear, light gold pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has earthy hops and mild grain. It has a light, soft texture with average carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter with a somewhat dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blklab2007 (2009) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle poured a light golden in color with a coating of off white head. Aroma has flowers, light skunk, cereal, and a touch of fruit. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation on the low side. Flavor has pale malt, flowers, grassy hops, and again light skunk.

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