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


on tap

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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 11/20
N3lson1 (255) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Not a fan of Newcastles Brown Ale but thought this was much better, especially during a beautiful summer day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Thin bodied Blonde Ale with minimal bitterness, grassy aroma. Easy drinker thanks to a basic recipe. While not a dud, Bombshell did not blow me away.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Thanks to Sean for this. Low hop level, light and thin. Needed just a little more in everything. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2013
The usual Newcastle brown bottle, good label, good cap. Clear, light gold, thin white head. Aroma is a decent mod-UK pale ale aroma - a bit sweaty, the British hops dominate, and the Gemano-american hops are just there to make things interesting. Very light diacetyl. Lightly sweet, zippy, bright but non-aggressive hops. Pleasant bitter and dry citrus finish, medium to slightly light body. Decent summer brew. Thanks to PorterPounder for the informal trade.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pershing (477) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Clear gold with a small white head. Fair amount of carbonation. Grassy aroma with some sweet malt. Nice balanced malt/hop taste without overdoing the hops. Refreshing clean finish. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (893) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours a light golden color with white head. Hop, grass and sweet malt aromas. Light citrus hop flavor and a sweet malty backbone. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
artmcd8 (1787) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap at PGH Beerfest. Malty mess of an aroma. Smells like an old IPA. It at least tastes slightly better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (616) - - JUL 26, 2013
Tap at old Chicago powers cos. very malty aroma with a touch of honey. Pours golden yellow with basically no head. Malty flavor with a hint of honey and a slight hoppy bite on the finish. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (956) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear medium gold with just a thin white head that is quick to disappear. Just some sparse lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma of grain with a little bit of toast and spicy hops. Some honey in there as well. Not bad at all but a little weak. More grain and honey on the taste with some caramel sneaking through. The flavor packs a lot more punch than the aroma and really is pretty good. Spicy/grassy hops punch through with a moderate bitterness that lingers for a long while. Overall, not a bad effort from Newcastle on a light and summery brew. A bit better than I was expecting and i would consider picking up some more of this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocLock (8054) - 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.

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