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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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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocLock (7824) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear hay colored with 2-finger white clingy head. Nose is caro syrupy pale malt, bready citrus, hops. Tastes of bready pale malt, somewhat cloying, with notes of honey, noble hops, and some finishing pilsy bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCametron (1777) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle. Golden with White head. Malt is undeniably roasty which undoes the style a little bit. The hops are earthy and sweaty. It doesn’t really come together that well. I was exited when I saw the familiar Newcy Broon branding but the beers were a bit underwhelming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foyle (232) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: thin white head dissipates rapidly with very slight lacing. Clear light golden appearance and heavy carbonation present. Aroma: fairly mild with some citrus and earthy hops in the background of sweet malt. Mouthfeel: light, watery, refreshing, crisp, with a dry finish. Flavor: pleasant combination with the sweet white bread malts along with a tangy, earthy hops. Overall: since this is a summer beer, I actually was pleasantly surprised at the hop characteristics. By no means is this a hop-bomb, but it has a nice bitterness that sets it apart from so many of the super sweet summer ales that are so popular at present.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Tap at Union Jack’s. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cracker and meal malt, earthy hops and sweaty notes. Flavor is malt and hop balanced with a dry finish. Light body and moderate bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Pours clear golden tan with a small lasting head. Very little aroma. Flavor is well balanced with a crisp, clean mouthfeel. This would be a great session ale for a hot summer day.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seymour (1410) - 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 (2846) - 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 (1251) - 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 (2427) - 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 (83) - 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.


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