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 Englishmanís first love is his brown ale. However, in the summer he often fancies blondes instead! With this inspiration, weíve created Newcastle Bombshell, an English style blonde ale. The combination of Cascade, Hellertau and Northdown hops balance this golden coloured aleís light aroma and bitterness with toasted malt to ensure a silky smooth finish. After one sip of this brew, weíre sure youíll agree sheís a real bombshell.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a golden amber color with a small soapy white head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was tart lemon, Windex, perfume and was a bit skunky. The aroma was dry, tart and sour with notes of chalk, lemon pez, cracker and an astringency throughout. Medium length tart and sour lemon pez and lingering astringency. Light body. Pretty awful.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Squizzle (151) - Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2013
This beer is palatable but pretty boring. Honestly the picture of the cute chick on the cover is better than the beer. On sale at Shop n Kart

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Clear Gold Color, Medium Frothy Head, Lots Of Thin Lacing. Grassy Aroma. Slightly Sweet, Light peppery hop bitter with sour finish. Light, slightly buttery. Simple style, therefore OK for what it is. Drinkable, Refreshing, just not interesting enough. Just OK for me. Pass it...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a straw yellow color with a short-lived white fizzy head. Aroma of sweet cereal grain and malts. Taste starts off very grassy, some bready and biscuit notes, grainy, and the finish lingers on with the grass. Fairly light bodied, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BVery (6965) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle. Clear bright yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Skunky smell. Some cracker character. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
355mL. Pours clear golden. Medium, soapy white foam. Little to no lace. Nose is a tad vegetal, odd hefty parsnip, bizarre. Taste is watery, some lemon, candy corn, small citrus hops. Thin, somewhat soapy palate. Somewhat refreshing though. Not so bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a beer mug. A: Pours a clear golden color. About two fingers of white shaded head is formed, with acceptable retention and a nice texture. A lot of lacing is left on the glass, which honestly kind of surprised me. Canít fault much here - it looks good in a mug. S: Letís see...thereís a touch of crackery malt...and an ever-so-brief whiff of earthy hops. This is bland. REALLY bland. T/M: Taste (and mouthfeel, really) are a bit more expressive: crackery malt at the forefront, followed by notes of black pepper and buttered popcorn. The general flavors arenít entirely desirable to me. Still, the clean, crisp finish and lighter body helps it go down quite easily. O: Sorry, I prefer brunettes and redheads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagobears (424) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Golden pour into pint glass. Nose hints at some honey and hops. A good session beer that is lighter without tasting too watery. Some honey and cereal in the flavor. The carbonation is lively and finishes well with some citrus bitterness. I was hesitant to buy this one but am glad I took a chance. I would buy again for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (1839) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
I donít know why I keep trying all these other Newcastle beers since none of them are anywhere near as good as the nut brown. Itís a beer but thatís about it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
dlihcsnatas (343) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2013
This is a bombshell alright. Light Amber brew with little head that died quick. Aroma is slight caramel with a musty old character to it. Taste is bland and off with mostly a toast flavor, as in bread in a toaster. Just needs some butter flavor and itís breakfast.

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