Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Newcastle Bomeshell

An Englishman’s first love is his brown ale. However in the summer time he often fancies blondes instead. This is a new summer beer from the Newcastle brewers, Bombshell, an English style pale blonde ale, 4.4% ABV.  Newcastle uses a combination of Cascade, Hellertau, and Northdown hops. Also in use here are toasted malts. Bombshell pours a golden color with a very white head that fades very quick, leaving the lightest whip of lacing behind. I found tons of light coming though the glass with finite amounts of slow carbonation bubbles. The aroma is a very light biscuit scent but is slightly sweet. The aroma over is light and you really have to get into the beer to fined any distinctive aromas. The taste is light with a faint malted biscuit flavor, but it a sharp and slightly sweet flavor. I found the flavor on this to be smooth yet plane. The mouth feel is light, refreshing and somewhat crisp. This Bombshell finishes nice and clean with a light biscuit after taste that fades just as quickly as it came. This is a beer you would like to have with you just want t plane beer. So it is receiving D+ here. Not a bad beer, but not my new favorite beer. I think that it need a little more in the flavor department, but that doesn’t mean it’s flavorless. Just need to perk that area up a little. I think this is good for a warm day, and yes it was a bit refreshing. Sometimes you don’t want a big bold flavorful beer, and this is an alternative, but they are better ones out there. So go on out and try this Newcastle Bombshell and see how you like it. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!  

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