Newcastle Bombshell
Heineken Nederland B.V.

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From:
Heineken Nederland B.V.
 
Netherlands
Style:
Pale Ale - English
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
74
Avg:
3.2 | pDev: 18.13%
Ratings:
401
Status:
Retired
Rated:
May 22, 2018
Added:
May 18, 2013
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  83
SCORE
74
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3.35 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 22, 2018
 
5 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts on Oct 22, 2017
 
2.75 by JayKay412 from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2016
 
3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Apr 19, 2016
 
3.53 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Jan 27, 2016
 
3.14 by rfgetz from New Jersey on Jan 20, 2016
 
3.25 by Zylod from West Virginia on Jan 02, 2016
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2.27/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle from Albertsons. Slightly sour, cereal taste to this beer. Aroma and taste of wet paper. Chalky, watery Mouthfeel. Much better golden blondes to be found in the UK

Dec 29, 2015
 
3.41 by Napkin_Pope from Oklahoma on Dec 22, 2015
 
2.5 by jpuetz from South Dakota on Aug 07, 2015
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1.73/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5
by Jeffreysan from Virginia

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden, yellow color with an eighth of a finger of while-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer. Looks like a BMC beer.

Aroma: Strong aromas of bready, toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked bread, biscuits and cereal. I also get notes of caramel, honey and honey-suckle and some faint notes of corn or rice-like adjuncts. Smells a little bit like a BMC beer.

Taste: Disappointing. Some bready, toasted malt up front, followed by some caramel, and a lot of the aforementioned corn or rice-like adjuncts which give off a slightly sour/vinegary flavor. Tastes like a BMC beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin and pretty smooth and creamy as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 4.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a disappointing beer, made for BMC drinkers. Not recommended.

Jun 12, 2015
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3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
by Libeertarian from Montana

Golden yellow, with mediocre whitish head. Interesting smell. Grains, bread,...tequila? Yes, definite, distinct agave notes. Note sure what that's from. The taste has all the same qualities. Yes, tequila again, but it's better in the smell. But some lemony tartness and rindy bitterness. Low to medium carbonation, watery, light bodied, and a little astringent.

May 25, 2015
 
2.87 by godawgs from Louisiana on Apr 26, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by sunny289 from California

Average english pale ale . ok

Apr 25, 2015
 
3.43 by JDAGZ84 from New Jersey on Apr 06, 2015
 
3.65 by cheapswiller from Virginia on Mar 18, 2015
 
2.75 by bmeGT from Georgia on Feb 25, 2015
 
3.13 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Feb 14, 2015
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3.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, bready. Taste is malts, some sweetness, a bit of fruit, light hops are present. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a smooth and refreshing beer.

Jan 26, 2015
 
3.05 by mamaraza from Texas on Jan 25, 2015
 
3.19 by B-Land from Oklahoma on Jan 23, 2015
 
3.39 by 1Nrwyscotch from Wisconsin on Jan 15, 2015
 
3.23 by mlacanne from Michigan on Dec 27, 2014
 
3 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by jadpsu from Georgia

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.

Dec 18, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DarthVorador from Pennsylvania

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

Dec 17, 2014
 
3.75 by double2chin from California on Dec 16, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

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.

Dec 07, 2014
 
2.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Dec 06, 2014
 
3 by pwdiamond from Connecticut on Dec 02, 2014
 
1 by Alpha309 from California on Nov 27, 2014
 
3 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Nov 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a yeasty malt aroma
Appearance- A pale yellow with a large white head.
Taste- disappointing to me, has a yeasty to bread flavor with malt that doesn't come across well to me.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, not that spectacular
Overall- I gave this an average rating, it did nothing for me. I would drink this again if handed one.

Nov 19, 2014
 
3.08 by corywalston from North Dakota on Nov 11, 2014
 
3.25 by Myotus from Texas on Nov 11, 2014
 
3.64 by Manbear from New York on Nov 11, 2014
 
3 by valkyre65 from Texas on Nov 09, 2014
 
1.96 by WholeLottaTricks from Louisiana on Nov 09, 2014
 
3.5 by Mobius from Florida on Nov 09, 2014
 
3.75 by Beermazter310 from Nevada on Oct 30, 2014
Newcastle Bombshell from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 401 ratings