Newcastle Bombshell - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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3.11/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured from an undated 12 oz. bottle: light and clear golden hue with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates leaving some attractive lacing.
The aroma is faintly lemony and fruity; somewhat underwhelming.
The ale has a surprisingly sharp bitterness up front; unfortunately, the hop flavor is faint and muddled. There is a little fruitiness present and some tangy flavor in the aftertaste. As the ale warms, there is a slight butterscotch flavor. The label states the ale has "toasted malt"; I do not detect this in the flavor profile, but this is a light summer quencher after all.
Light bodied with a thin, watery and sharp mouthfeel. The zesty carbonation does keep this one refreshing. Very little lingering flavors on the palate.
While not very distinctive, it is refreshing and quaffable for another humid summer day in the nineties. I am pleased to see Newcastle expanding their product line.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2013 23:51:31 | More by jkrich
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