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Newcastle Bombshell - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 17.76%
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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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

SHAKZULA, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

ZachKelly, Jul 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

MatthewD4, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

jmw4437, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 12, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Smell is lemon and tart strawberry.

Fizzy ave retaining head. Looks between a macro n a Hellas n color.

First sip much better than anticipated. They dry hopped this just enough to balance all that fruitiness n the nose. Wow. Impressed. Not that this is mind-blowing, but much better than many sissy blondes I've tried throughout the yrs.

Don't get me wrong - its light - but that hoppiness and just enough mouthfeel and linger to keep me coming back.

Taste is lemon, then hallertau hops. Finish is a bit watery, but come on...its a blond macro seasonal.

verdict - extremely poundable summer beer if your looking for a lighter slightly hoppier summer ale. Not bad at all.

witster18, Jul 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Bighorn, Jul 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 10, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: very bright brew. a shade darker than blond. head is bright white and frothy. good retention and spotted lacing.

S: a lot of grist here. light toast. bread. fermentation aromas aid to the breadyness of this brew. unfortunately struggling to find much hop aroma.

T: a mild caramel flavor starts the body off with some grist. spicy or minty even. rye? a mild bitter twang in the finish is quick.

M: average carb on a light body.

D: light, refreshing while providing a decent amount of malt complexity. wouldn't have minded a greater hop presence but im not exactly sure how old this bottle is.

Jimmys, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Rognvaldr, Jul 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

HopChef44, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

slatetupelo, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

KStark, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

bigbeerfan, Jul 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Aeroscorp, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

mmink27, Jul 04, 2013
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3.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear golden color with almost a fingers worth of head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Malt and grass aromas with a hint of hops.

Taste- Same as the nose with a touch of citrus.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and crisp with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Easy to drink but it is not memorable in any way.

scratch69, Jul 03, 2013
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2.55/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sorry this is so short, but this is all I wrote in my notes:
Clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer.

Grassy, musty horse blanket taste, very little malt taste. A little breadiness, but really, I expected more from a Caledonian beer. Somewhat thin, could had a little more to the mouthfeel, but overall, quite disappointing.

boddhitree, Jul 03, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy or hay aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and earthy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly flavorful but has a slightly better smell in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

jheezee, Jul 02, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Ryan & Casey Brewfest in Greenfield Mass. in June '13, now bought a twelvepack on sale for $8 in NH.

a: Gold with an inch thick white head which receded to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Light bread/biscuit malt and definite light fruit, mainly pear.

t; Follows the nose less much of the fruit. Dry finish.

m: Light. Decent body, lots of carbonation tingle.

o: Not as good as I remember from a year ago, but an ok summer refresher with enough flavor to enjoy.

scotorum, Jul 02, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a clear golden yellow, with a white head that leaves medium lacing. Dissipates fast, though.

S - Some citrus, hops, honey, a little coriander, maybe. Minimal.

T - A little breadiness, some citrus and hops. Earthy. A bit weak, honestly.

M - Light, maybe too light. Carbonation's on the higher end, without much aftertaste.

O - Worth trying since I'm a blonde ale fan, but this doesn't match up to Newcastle Brown or its blonde ale brethren.

punky796, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

drinkAK, Jun 30, 2013
Newcastle Bombshell from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.