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


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RATINGS: 141   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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5244) - 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 (6558) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (3326) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
355 fluid ounces bottle courtesy of Rune - clear yellow, bubbly off-white head, biscuit malt aroma, malty flavour, very easy to drink, bit of fruit, clean finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (310) - 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 (1881) - 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 (1946) - 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 (4530) - 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 (485) - 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 (1042) - 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 (1999) - 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.

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