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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4054) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014
Aroma is grains, fruit and mild oxidation/earthiness. The flavor is nutty malts, fruit, citrus and a mildly tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Western Hills Kroger, tasted on June 1, 2013. Medium gold/amber color, medium white head, pungent aroma reminiscent of Little Kings Cream Ale with some fruit thrown in, pungent flavor that’s like a pale lager with an attitude, bitterness not that enticing. A disappointment after trying Newcastle Werewolf.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle:   Bright straw, light carbonation, small foamy white head, little lacing.   Soft malty nose, some soapy straw/hay as well.   Mealy start, a little buttery.   Otherwise soft straw/hay.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but leans thin.   Actually, this one seems thinner than others.   Snoozer of a finish.   Boring, so boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Review sample. Has that slightly sugary smell I get with a lot of blond ales, but this is also upfront with some earthy English hops. Look is just fine, a clear golden yellow ale with a stiff finger-width head. Taste is, luckily, drier than the usual blonde ale. English hops stay at the front, making this largely a lighter version of a session bitter. Nice carbonation helps deliver points of hop bitterness. Full taste for a slighter lighter beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (569) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Draft. A- Toast, cereal. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Malty, watery. P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- A lot more malts than I was expecting. Left a lot to be desired.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
LiMuBai (187) - - DEC 3, 2013
Pours a crystal clear, golden with a medium white head. A completely non-descript aroma and below average palate. I’ve certainly had better blondes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arventresca (566) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Ok beer, but not much going on. Just a New castle taste in a blonde version. Well enough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (902) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
bottle. Poured clear gold with a thin white head. Citrusy hay aroma. Medium crisp mouthfeel, tart finish. Fresh grassy malt flavour with a sour citrus note, peppery bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2494) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours a clear golden orange from the bottle with dissipating white head that doesn’t really lace. Aroma is bready grain and sweet adjunct. Taste follows, nice balance, easy to drink. Good with food, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a good off-white head. Aroma is malty and lagerish, slightly fruity. Malty flavor has a fruity undertone, typical but still refreshing. Decent body and fair fizziness round out a nice blond ale.

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