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


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
An Englishmans first love is his brown ale. However, in the summer he often fancies blondes instead! With this inspiration, weve created Newcastle Bombshell, an English style blonde ale. The combination of Cascade, Hellertau and Northdown hops balance this golden coloured ales light aroma and bitterness with toasted malt to ensure a silky smooth finish. After one sip of this brew, were sure youll agree shes a real bombshell.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foyle (416) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Aroma - some fair caramel and dough malt, some faint hops possibly Fuggles or Kent Golding Appearance - pale yellow body, very minor nucleation. Head is white and about 1/8" and settles into a foam. There is some light lacing. Taste - caramel/dough malt and subtle hops possibly Fuggles or Kent Goldings. Palate - body is light, texture on the thin side, carbonation is average, the finish is abrupt with little to report on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of sweet malt and spices. Taste, light bitterness, light toasted grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (791) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
12 oz bottle. Poured a light amber with a thin white top and lacing on the glass. Taste of toasted malts, grass, with a small citrus hop finish. Lively carbonation, thin texture, light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ordybill (1649) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a yeasty malt aroma Appearance- A pale yellow with a large white head. Taste- disappointing to me, has a yeasty to bread flavor with malt that doesnt come across well to me. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, not that spectacular Overall- I gave this an average rating, it did nothing for me. I would drink this again if handed one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Apple-ish fruity English yeast, sweet, caramel malty aroma and flavor. Subtle floral character. Lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rondphoto (4352) - 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 (1062) - 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 (3511) - Meridian, 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 Ive had better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (8671) - 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.

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