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Airdale Bombshell | Airdale Brewing Company

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Airdale BombshellAirdale Bombshell

Brewed by:
Airdale Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by seaoflament on 07-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by womencantsail:
Photo of womencantsail
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Strong Ale

A: The pour is a nice golden color with perhaps some hints of orange and a nice big white head.

S: Lots of sweet, light fruits to the nose. I get some sweet apples, pears, and some bananas. A nice bready, yeastiness to it as well, and some mild spice esters.

T: The flavor is quite sweet, mostly from the fruit character. Good sweet pears and apples pair nicely with the spice esters from the yeast. The maltiness is moderate and slightly bready with just a touch of bitterness. A bit of a sweet citrus and a fair amount of tropical fruits start to come through as the beer warms up.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is fairly high.

D: This was one of the surprising beers of the day. I really enjoyed it and found it very enjoyable and easy to drink.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of djaeon
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of armock
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Downtown Johny Brown in San Diego, CA

A - Poured an ornagish color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of fruit with Belgian yeast spices

T - Follows the nose with fruit upfront and a spicy Belgian yeast finish

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it

O - A pretty average beer for the most part nothing really makes this a memorable beer for me but tickin ain't easy its worth a shot

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of seaoflament
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had the opportunity to try this beer at La Bella Pizza last night, thanks for sharing this one Danny.

First, a description from the website:
"Airdale Bombshell, is a crisp and refreshing Belgian golden ale, made from all Belgian ingredients. Pilsner malts, candi sugars, and an aromatic golden ale yeast were combined to give us a pale blonde ale with aromas of cloves and bubblegum, and a distinctive Belgian "funk"! At 8.3% alcohol, this beer packs a punch while remaining light and refreshing; perfect for the summer months. Available during the months of July thru September, Bombshell is great paired with many mainstay summer foods!
8.3% ABV / 28 IBU's / 5 SRM"

From a 12zo bottle, the beer poured a golden color with a quarter inch of foam. A bit of retention but not that impressive or what I would expect from a Belgian-style golden.

First I could smell sweet banana notes followed by some pilsner malt sweetness, Belgian sugar crystal, a touch grainy and chalky mid-way, powdered sugar, light citrus and white pepper. Later on there were also smells of sweet orange and lemon.

Lemon and citrus twang initially. The tanginess kind of took me by surprise as I was expecting something a little sweeter. Then there were some banana, spices, pepper, and yeast flavors. Hints of grain and wheat sweetness.

The mouthfeel was thick and slightly syrupy on the palate. Low carbonation and a bit heavy on the tongue, not bad though but then again it wasn't creamy and effervescent as others I've had from the style. Overall this was just ok, I wouldn't mind having it again but it's not something I would crave for.

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Airdale Bombshell from Airdale Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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