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


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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagobears (424) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Golden pour into pint glass. Nose hints at some honey and hops. A good session beer that is lighter without tasting too watery. Some honey and cereal in the flavor. The carbonation is lively and finishes well with some citrus bitterness. I was hesitant to buy this one but am glad I took a chance. I would buy again for sure.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rondphoto (2272) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber, 1" head cover, sheets of lace. Aroma of malt and margarine. Taste is oily oleo malt that moves to a medium finish without change. Not appealing, but, possibly in the early stages of skunkiness. Not recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillWyce (740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours clear golden color with a 1-finger white head. Aroma of corn, with a lemony note and maybe some yeast. Body is light and somewhat watery, with a brief finish. Flavor has notes of grass and lemon, with a biscuit malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle: Golden color with a finger of white head. Nose is moderate, sort of reminds me of the brown, a nutty and roasty base with faint hops. Sort of has that same nutty and malty taste as the brown, but less of it. It would be safe to say I’ve had better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent pale golden orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of mild but pleasant hops and yeast. Tastes like it smells, but blander. Average on the palate. Not bad, but not good either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Sub-par watery beverage brewed with low quality malts and skunked hops. Fair amount of adjuncts for lightness and cost-savings. Spend your money elsewhere, this one’s bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355? ml
Aroma mild honey, tad vinous feel, sweet malty behind. Slight dryness on top.
Appearance :
Top: lighter white cap, sparse lace.
Base: golden clean look.
Palate : soft yet with dry character.
Taste: mild, malty straight feel. Pleasant to have but not overly complex.
other notes pleasantly refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1812) - - SEP 19, 2014
transfer from BA review on 7-24-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a two finger billowy white head. The head fades moderately fast leaving a nice level of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma was a nice balance of lemon citrus and cracker notes. The lemon was the strongest of the aromas but other aromas of a light pear and graininess were there as well giving a refreshing smell overall. Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and grainy flavor with some lemon flavors upfront. As the flavors advance they gain a grassy and rather earthy hop flavor. As the taste moves to its end the earthiness gets stronger and with a slight increase in the lemon a lightly bitter and crisp taste is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather light with a carbonation level that is a little above average. The two are good for the citrus and earthy flavors of the brew as well as for creating a more crisp feel to match the lower abv of the beer. Overall – The lightly bitter grass, lemon, and earth flavors at the end of the taste was actually rather nice for the brew and made for a nice drinking summer beer with a bit more earthiness then most.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Boring and a little bit of a stale finish. Nothing here to make me want to drink this again. Not even anything in the way of refreshign either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stellaaaa (257) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a light yellow with no head or lacing. The aroma is of rich yeasty wheat rolls with little hops. The taste is of bitter pine sap and wheat. Yummy yummy!

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