Newcastle Bombshell - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
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Reviews by watermelon:
2.66/5 rDev -16.9%
12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass(only clean glass I had).
A: Poured a golden straw color with a white soapy head which left some lacing.
S: I would say the main smell is vinegar, there is a bit of sweetness but not much. Something about the smell almost triggers my gag reflex.
T: the taste is a bit bitter and I taste vinegar. There is a lingering aftertaste that isn't exactly pleasant.
M: The carbonation is a good level and this beer has a silky mouthfeel. I would say if it weren't for the smell and taste this would have high drinkability.
O: I was pretty unimpressed with this beer, If one could return alcohol I would have. However this is a summer beer and I am trying it in October. I was unable to find a date on it, but If I assume it was bottled in April, May, or June then that would put the age at around 6 months. Perhaps I got a bad batch. The style is also not my first choice. Alas I may pick this up again next late spring/early summer and give it another shot, after all everyone deserves a second chance.
10-07-2013 23:42:41 | More by watermelon
More User Reviews:
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.
06-19-2013 20:14:07 | More by oberon
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.
10-16-2013 02:33:10 | More by generallee
Newcastle Bombshell from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.