Newcastle Bombshell | Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Newcastle BombshellNewcastle Bombshell

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Heineken Nederland B.V.

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

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Ratings: 401 |  Reviews: 55
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4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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Photo of oberon
3.4/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Corner Slice in Greensboro last night.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear light golden color with a nice looking sticky one finger bone white head atop.Toasted malts mainly in the nose,a hint of sweetness but not much.Crisp feel and toasted crisp flavors with a bit of iron as well on the palate.It's light and I didn't expect much but it went down real easy.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of generallee
3.03/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.89/5  rDev +21.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.72/5  rDev -15%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

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1.73/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Newcastle Bombshell from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 401 ratings