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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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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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2846) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Review sample. Has that slightly sugary smell I get with a lot of blond ales, but this is also upfront with some earthy English hops. Look is just fine, a clear golden yellow ale with a stiff finger-width head. Taste is, luckily, drier than the usual blonde ale. English hops stay at the front, making this largely a lighter version of a session bitter. Nice carbonation helps deliver points of hop bitterness. Full taste for a slighter lighter beer.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
EdinaJambo (1) - SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
Still have an unopened bottle of this from 2014 so haven’t yet tried it. Some interesting comments here though.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdInSaltLake (703) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Apple-ish fruity English yeast, sweet, caramel malty aroma and flavor. Subtle floral character. Lingering sweetness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6775) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear yellow pour with white head aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some grass and earthy hops, not much in there. Taste is a bit of corn, grass, some floral notes into slight cereal, finishing slightly sweet, dry.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rondphoto (2377) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillWyce (769) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jake65 (2754) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (6000) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bork (355) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6544) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11237) - 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.


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