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Newcastle Bombshell - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

356 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 356
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 17.13%
Wants: 5
Gots: 56 | 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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3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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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2.66/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Newcastle Bombshell from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.