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Newcastle Bombshell - The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited

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74
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355 Ratings
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Ratings: 355
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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3.5/5  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
Photo of scratch69
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
Photo of boddhitree
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
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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
Photo of scotorum
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
Photo of punky796
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
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

markallmon, Jun 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Damian74Shensky, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Kunstman, Jun 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

dcollinsOX, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

davek72, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

dmilewsk, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

njable, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

sd123, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Paul_Apsley, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +24.6%

Dkizzle79, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bright gold, perfectly clear, white head leaves a lot of lace. Aroma of noble hops and toffee. In the flavor, hoppy, some mineral. Bready malts. Honey lemon tea comes to mind. Faint mint notes. Refreshing. Light bodied with a low carbonation level, this drinks like water. A good session ale that hits the spot in the summer.

Stinkypuss, Jun 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

lostinfla, Jun 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

zeff80, Jun 23, 2013
Newcastle Bombshell from The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
74 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.