Newcastle Bombshell
Heineken Nederland B.V.

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Pale Ale - English
Ranked #452
Ranked #48,839
3.21 | pDev: 18.07%
Heineken Nederland B.V.
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Reviews by Slatetank:
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up as part of a mix-a-six the idea was to get some wheat and other 'lighter' beers to have as lawnmower beverages. Enjoyed chilled from the brown bottle in a willybecker.

The color is pale golden with very good clarity and thick white rocky cap with fine bead, the lace sticks well and retention is very good. The smell is slightly fruity with mild yeast ester which combines a slight hint of pear and mild malt aroma. The feel is good with mild malt body and moderate carbonation and subtle sweetness with semi-dry finish a smooth mild bitterness and light yeast adds to the feel with nice balance.

The flavor is mildly malty with some light toasted grain in the taste with some light hop notes adding to the flavor with subtle sweet elements from the malt and mild yeast fruitiness but in general it has a somewhat gentle flavor profile befitting the style. I like this and would enjoy it again, but it would not be the first choice unless I was having for a lawnmower is pretty well suited for a quenching thirst slaking ale of that type.

Jul 31, 2013
More User Reviews:
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mhaugo from California

3.5/5  rDev +9%

Aug 25, 2013
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PookieBear22 from Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Mar 05, 2014
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bnes09 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +9%

Sep 22, 2014
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irthesteve from California

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Jul 07, 2014
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fx20736 from New York

2.61/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Bought a single bottle from Beers of the World on 6/21/14. Poured into a Nonic at fridge temp.

appearance: Old Gold tinted amber. White head. good lacing.

smell: a little sweet. corn syrup, perhaps. mild hop aroma more Noble than Fuggles/ Goldings.

taste: thick malt flavored by apple cider vinegar. finish is not crisp, clean or refreshing but leaves a thick malty coating on the tongue.

mouthfeel: good, full bodied.

overall: not good at all.

Jun 22, 2014
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AleHunter805 from California

3/5  rDev -6.5%

Jul 25, 2014
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wrightst from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Sep 24, 2014
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Pro_Magnon from Texas

2/5  rDev -37.7%

Sep 18, 2014
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MickeyMonk from Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

May 24, 2014
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apr 19, 2016
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - A very dirty blonde indeed with more of an amber rather than yellow. Some pillow like head but not much stickiness.
S - Not bad I do get some decent hop presence but to me it smells very herbal of tea leaves.
T - It taste like they blended this with there brown because I swear I taste some brown malt mid palate. Far from disgusting you get you classic tea leave taste from English bitters and some sweet malts in the finish.
M - Light to medium, far more body than one gets with other light summer ales.

Overall not going to get this one again but it was easy enough to knock back even from the bottle.

Jun 18, 2013
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Notacraftdrinker from Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

Sep 27, 2014
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valkyre65 from Texas

3/5  rDev -6.5%

Nov 09, 2014
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split_element from Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +40.2%

Jun 27, 2014
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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
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TheRealBroccoli from California

4.75/5  rDev +48%

Apr 26, 2014
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jabo134 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +9%

Aug 27, 2014
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kilobees from Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Jun 21, 2014
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JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.59/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Clear pale straw color. White foamy head leaves little film, but has light lacing.

Aroma: Sweet cereal grain and malts.

Taste: A nice grainy, toasted malt body. A nice tang of hops to finish. Faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light, crisp.

Overall: the more I drink it, the more citrus comes out. It's a fairly easy drinker.

Jun 09, 2013
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RegularSam from North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

May 11, 2014
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ejh06752 from New York

3.5/5  rDev +9%

Oct 29, 2014
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.42/5  rDev +6.5%

Wife's out at the bar with friends, I'm home drinking crafts. I guess I really am a homebody enjoying the finer things in life instead of getting sloppy and listening to loud and terrible music with people falling over each other.

I digress..

Appearance (3.75) : A solid center pour yields a fluffy 2 finger eggshell white head. The body is pale golden color naturally, and very clear. Lacing is left behind in rings as it recedes slowly.

Aroma (3.75) : Yeast, spiced black jelly bean, candy jelly bean, malt, some fresh grass, pancake batter. It does smell good despite the oddities listed here. It's very fresh and appealing. Bouquet is weak to medium strength.

Taste (3.25) : Bread and butter come out almost immediately... which is really good but there's prominent hops and they destroy that luscious flavor. See, I like blondes that taste like liquid bread. That goes for beers, too. So when it's almost there for me and something gets in the way, it's a bit frustrating. I can't say much else other than the yeast being bready, and the diacetyl being buttery. The hops come in and put moderate bitterness on all of that. I don't mind a balance, but I wish it had a more yeast-malt only flavor. Get thee behind me, hops!

This one actually tastes better out of the bottle.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Light bodied, carbonated, lightly creamy. Ends hoppy and semi-dry.

Overall (3.42) : Glad I didn't purchase a six pack of this. It's not a bad beer, but at $2 a shot, well...whatever. Their flagship beer is better. On to the next one! Getting crunked tonight!

Oct 18, 2014
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Cubsfan1087 from Iowa

3/5  rDev -6.5%

Jun 18, 2014
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JosefBerger from Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.5%

Jul 10, 2014
Newcastle Bombshell from Heineken Nederland B.V.
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 401 ratings