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

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seymour (1401) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Tasted from 12oz brown bottle into Geordie Schooner glass, of course. It poured a crystal-clear golden amber colour with weak white head. Very predictable blond ale characteristics. A bit mushy and watery. Hoppier than standard Newcastle Brown obviously, but still nothing dramatic. The label says Cascade, Hallertau and Northdown, three hops I enjoy, and while I guess I believe them, I certainly didn’t pick-up any of their distinct hoppy traits in this beer. Bland but drinkable, a decent summery refresher. It struck me as an American Cream Ale.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
bottle. Golden with small head. These are some of the worst tasting hops that I’ve ever had in a beer. The last few Newcastle seasonals have been an abomination.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tmongoose (1208) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2013
12oz bottle poured out yellowish color with white head. Sweet malty aroma. The flavor was more sweet than what I liked. Not a fan favorite of this one. Take it leave it and I left it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Draft. Pours a dark gold with a finger of white head. Aroma of biscuit and a little dank hops. Taste is light bitter. A little grape skin and some herbal and citrus hops with a bit of biscuity malt. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. A little light for my taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jay_Dubbz (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle. Very tasty and smooth. Nice little hop bite. Decent mouthfeel for a session beer. --you've been Dubbed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours like any other anonymous macro ... clear, golden, smelling of corn and sugar, bright white head. Drinks with a distinct, toasted malt character. Not quite as cracker-smacked as some macros, presenting instead with a solid malt backbone and a decently interesting smack on ths finish. (#5089, 7/1/2013)

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Every single one of these Newcastle seasonals are absolute crap and I am officially done with them. Done.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours brassy gold with a slight foamy white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a light hop mix. Med minus body. Flavor is a rather old malt with some citrus and grass - but the malt is roasty, and that’s somewhat interfering with the hop aspects. It’s drinkable, but not really working for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (815) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 23, 2013
12ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a one inch white head that lasts. Good amount of carbonation. Taste is of malt, grass, grain, floral and hops. Mostly clean aroma. Has a decent body with a slightly dry and bitter finish. Very easy to drink, refreshing and rather enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ppbkwrtr (7) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
A crisp summer brew with a light body, slick texture, and long finish. Medium bitterness and lightly sweet. Enjoyable overall.


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