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Newcastle Bombshell - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 18.07%
Wants: 7
Gots: 61 | 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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4.01/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In Laurel MS.
Pours a very light pale yellow with an abundant white frothy head that has outstanding retention and great lacing.
Smell: Bready malts, and some tart lemon hops.
Taste: Bready malts lead, chewy, a little sweet creamy maple syrup that gives way to some dry hops at the finish.
I liked this beer.

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3.96/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad offering New Castle, rivals there Brown Ale.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

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2.99/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look- Thin frothy head with a dishwater color.
S- Very nice buttery smell with fruitiness.
T- Nothing really jumps out. Little hop, little funk, little spice and funk.
O- I wasn't expecting much from this and got exactly that.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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1/5  rDev -68.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.08/5  rDev -4%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.64/5  rDev +13.4%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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1.96/5  rDev -38.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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1/5  rDev -68.8%

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5/5  rDev +55.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.68/5  rDev +45.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.42/5  rDev +6.5%

Wife's out at the bar with friends, I'm home drinking crafts. I guess I really am a homebody enjoying the finer things in life instead of getting sloppy and listening to loud and terrible music with people falling over each other.

I digress..

Appearance (3.75) : A solid center pour yields a fluffy 2 finger eggshell white head. The body is pale golden color naturally, and very clear. Lacing is left behind in rings as it recedes slowly.

Aroma (3.75) : Yeast, spiced black jelly bean, candy jelly bean, malt, some fresh grass, pancake batter. It does smell good despite the oddities listed here. It's very fresh and appealing. Bouquet is weak to medium strength.

Taste (3.25) : Bread and butter come out almost immediately... which is really good but there's prominent hops and they destroy that luscious flavor. See, I like blondes that taste like liquid bread. That goes for beers, too. So when it's almost there for me and something gets in the way, it's a bit frustrating. I can't say much else other than the yeast being bready, and the diacetyl being buttery. The hops come in and put moderate bitterness on all of that. I don't mind a balance, but I wish it had a more yeast-malt only flavor. Get thee behind me, hops!

This one actually tastes better out of the bottle.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Light bodied, carbonated, lightly creamy. Ends hoppy and semi-dry.

Overall (3.42) : Glad I didn't purchase a six pack of this. It's not a bad beer, but at $2 a shot, well...whatever. Their flagship beer is better. On to the next one! Getting crunked tonight!

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2.72/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.52/5  rDev +9.7%

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Newcastle Bombshell from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.