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Newcastle Bombshell - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 17.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 05-18-2013)
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Reviews by thecheapies:
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3.48/5  rDev +8.8%

Excellent clarity. Light copper color. Coarse head fizzes out quickly. Not much remains on top after one minute.

Dark apple fruitiness with some pleasing English toasty maltiness at work. Light earthy hop with mild floral aromas. Reminiscent of a decent English pale.

Taste is similar with some herbal hop bitterness. More pomme fruit and toastiness. Light citrus, seemingly from the hops. Sensing Hallertau hops on the tongue. Tasty, yet light. Just like any decent blonde. Less traditional in the way that many are very summery. Certainly approachable. Has some mild bitterness and some metallic notes, too. Still plus execution.

Drinks a little watery. Carbonation is medium, slacks as much as it stings. Puts away easily.

Not many really good blonde ales out there, but this one is very respectable. But, this is in fact an English Pale. Not as promising, style-considering.

thecheapies, Jun 02, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.39/5  rDev +5.9%

Had on tap at the Corner Slice in Greensboro last night.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear light golden color with a nice looking sticky one finger bone white head atop.Toasted malts mainly in the nose,a hint of sweetness but not much.Crisp feel and toasted crisp flavors with a bit of iron as well on the palate.It's light and I didn't expect much but it went down real easy.

oberon, Jun 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

mojohawk21, Aug 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

tbryan5, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

markallmon, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of generallee
3.03/5  rDev -5.3%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into and pint glass. The label lists the abv at 4.4% and there is a short description of the beer on the back.

Appearance: The body has a nice clear golden yellow color with about a finger thick white head on top. The head faded quickly leaving a nearly naked beer in the glass.

Smell: In the nose I get a mild grassy hop presence with a slight touch of lemony citrus hops and very light sour dough bread notes as well.

Taste/Palate: Bombshells flavor starts with a base of sourdough bread like maltiness with a thin grassy and flat earthy hop presence for balance. I also picked up some light toasted notes and even a very slight oxidized flavor in the finish.

Notes: Overall this one just didn’t impress me.

generallee, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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Newcastle Bombshell from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.