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


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamP01 (658) - 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 (3234) - 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 (7019) - 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 (1621) - 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 (2118) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5646) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Skunk, pecan, grassy noble hops, and a touch of honey on the aroma. Clear golden, thick head. Pecan initially, honey at midpalate, peanut butter finish. Light body, low bitterness. Interesting transitions and very nutty for the style. Fair amount of character. Lower quality than a typical British golden ale, but not really that far off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Golden amber color with small head. Bready aroma. Bready and sour taste with a light overall flavor. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3406) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, white head, with slight lacing, over a clear, light gold (SRM 4) body.....nose is toasted malts with cereal, biscuit, toast, light herbal tones from the hops, no esters....taste is cereal forward, with toast biscuit notes, dry throughout, light herbal hop and final mild bitterness, no esters.....mouth feel, medium body, minimal acid, crisp finish. Balance throughout is towards the gentle malt back bone, with toasted cereal dominating. The hops are a soft balance to the malts. This is a crisp, very light refreshing beer. The style is mild, light, and minimally hopped, with a low alcohol level. As such it will be poorly rated by the average taster. BJCP 8/3/15/5/7

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Had at Foamfest in Fayetteville. Pours golden yellow. Light floral aroma slight malt. Slightly hoppy. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Clear pale gold pour with a 2 finger, soapy to creamy bright white head. Aroma is sweet cereal, a little apple, butter, fruity and spicy hops. Flavor is butter and cereal most of the way until a finish that folds some spicy hops, fruit and a little earthy foliage into the mix. Light to medium body, slightly slick on entry, light, spritzy carbonation and off dry, sort of mineral water finish. Meh.

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