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


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   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 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
dlihcsnatas (286) - 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 it’s breakfast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2013
bottle - Pours clear gold with minimal head. It smells mainly of grainy malt. The flavor has mild, bland hops bitterness and sweet cereal malt. I suppose it’s refreshing but it’s watery and thoroughly mediocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
JWatIV13 (1) - South Dakota, USA - SEP 3, 2013 does not count
Bought this based off my love of Newcastle Brown Ale, but this is a pure disappointment. The taste is awful and leaves a bad aftertaste. Try as I might to finish off the case, I may end up pouring them out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stevoj (2064) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Slightly sour, cereal taste to this beer. Aroma and taste of wet paper. Chalky, watery Mouthfeel. Much better golden blondes to be found in the UK

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
damzz (253) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is citrus hops. Palate is medium body with citrus and a hop mild bitterness. Lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (7942) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
330ml bottle picked up at Nina’s Mini Market. Shared with Scottish friends. Clear golden body. Low white head. Fresh grassy hops to the nose. Smooth malt-fruity taste. Discreet fruit bitter ending. Medium to thin bodied. Average for the style (Edinburgh 09.08.2013).

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12floz/355ml bottle into a shaker. Served cold. Aroma: White bread. Paper. Appearance: Crystal clear, bright yellow body with a very sparse white head. Taste: Pretty strong malt balanced by hop bitterness. Palate: Light-moderate body. Finish lasts a little bit and ends on bitterness. Overall: I haven’t been crazy about any of Newcy’s seasonal offerings, but this one is quite preferable to the old Summer Ale, and a nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6181) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (cracker, cookie, cereal, husks), lightly hoppy (stale flowers/herbs), with a note of metal. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic. Pretty typical Newcastle quality. Fairly metallic in both nose and aftertaste. Industrial and just barely drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4892) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear gold body with a nice looking frothy one finger white head. The nose is kinda off to me, some pale doughy maltiness, some light fruitiness, then this weird white grape like note. The flavor is similar to the aroma, overly sweet with an odd white grape juice note on the finish. Minimal to no hops present. Lighter bodied, yet a touch clingy and sticky. Wouldn’t ever recommend this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
draft at Buffalo Brew Fest. blonde golden pour, sweet malts, mild bitterness, touch of biscuit notes. lighter bodied. ok summer beer

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