Homeport Blonde - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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Reviews by Roguer:
3.75/5 rDev +9.6%
Darkly translucent golden ale with copper undertones. Solid two-finger white head, with good retention and nice layered lacing.
Soft aroma, hints of some bright but not strong hops, and some biscuit and bread malts. Very light. Smells kind of like a Belgian IPA.
Slight undefined hops; dry, rye malt; slight banana and lemony sweetness; very light, mouth-forward grains. Straw, wheat, and a light sweetness reminiscent of Belgian yeasts; I don't know if they actually used Belgian yeast (only classified as an American Blonde Ale, with no bottle description).
Light mouthfeel with a cloying stickiness. No sting, slight foaming, no aftertaste, and a good balance among the earthy malts.
This is a surprisingly tasty beer from a brewery of which I have never heard. It's extremely drinkable, and at 4.6%, extremely sessionable. I feel like it's just on the verge of something even better, but not quite there yet.
No bottle date.
09-06-2013 21:47:12 | More by Roguer
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev +9.1%
Poured into an imperial pint glass a slight chill hazed lighter golden with a pretty well formed white head that held pretty well,light toasted grain and a bit of sweet biscuit in the aromas,light bot pretty nice.Flavors again are of toast grain and mild caramel/biscuit sweetness,a smattering of leafy hops in the finish.The feel is a little grainy but not to light and it goes down real easy,not a bad quaffer after work.
01-17-2011 22:48:19 | More by oberon
3.48/5 rDev +1.8%
Appearance This Blonde Ale is gold in color and a bit hazy. The head is modest but retentive just like its supposed to be.
Smell The malt aroma here is light and a bit grainy with maybe a wisp of bread or biscuit. The hops are lighter still and remind me of a mild green tea smell.
Taste The grain really steps things up at the taste. Theres a mild sweetness in the middle that reminds me of cornbread. The hops are kind of European tasting. I wonder if they use those UK Goldings like they do with their IPA.
Mouthfeel This is shy of medium-bodied and has a clean, crisp mouthfeel helped along by some light dryness and explosive carbonation.
Drinkability I was parched when I opened this, so it went down quickly. Its a solid summer ale that delivers on its modest expectations.
07-17-2005 01:08:59 | More by RoyalT
3.65/5 rDev +6.7%
From a mixed 6-pack gift from my boss. She got it at Brennan's in Oconomowoc, WI.
A - Dark dark golden yellow color. TONS of thick creamy white head. Took me forever to just get this whole thing in a pint glass.
S - Not great, kind of skunky.
T - Pretty good. Smooth, little bit of citrus. Not too much aftertaste.
M - Good
D - This beer went down pretty easy.
01-07-2011 23:57:08 | More by richkrull
3.03/5 rDev -11.4%
Pours a dark gold, almost no head. Smell nutty caramel, fairly strong for a blonde ale. Taste is malts first, a bready taste with almonds, caramel, a substantial mouthfeel and drinkability is average, the taste is pleasant enough but a fairly flat sweet brew. Not my thing.
07-06-2010 07:44:21 | More by appenzeller
3.5/5 rDev +2.3%
A- Pours a clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head that eventually fades away completely.
S- The aroma is grainy with biscuity malt and very little hops.
T- The taste like the aroma is grain up front with a very moderate amount of hops in the finish.
M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with some carbonation.
D- Overall, this beer is not going to knock your socks off in any way but it is a beer that would be very quaffable in the summer when you just want a light bodied and refreshing beer.
02-16-2011 03:38:26 | More by cjgator3
4.33/5 rDev +26.6%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. No readable freshness date.
A- From a gentle pour comes a towering 4 inches at least of white head. The beer itself is a crystal clear light gold. It takes four separate pours to get all the beer in the glass without making the head overflow. The head rises above the glass's edge with a jello-mold-like wiggle and shape. I see specks and wisps of sediment in the body now that the entire contents of the bottle are in the glass. Obviously bottle-conditioned.
S- Smells of green apple with a hint of hops. Also perhaps some spice?
T- Smooth yet tasty. Has that green apple flavor that's not very tart but has a snap of bitterness that works well with the heavy carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, easygoing. Everything you want in a blonde.
M- Spritzy and alive with bubbles due to the high carbonation. Quenching with a fullish body.
O- Although I'm not really a session beer kind of guy, I really enjoy this. Very well-balanced and fun to take big gulps.
01-04-2012 23:19:49 | More by Immortale25
3.85/5 rDev +12.6%
A pretty straight forward blonde ale, but delicious and refreshing nonetheless. Glowed a deep gold after pouring into a pint glass, with a lasting head leaving a moderate amount of lacing. Smell is very fresh. . . "spring-like," appropriate for this May day. Taste is tangy and malty, well balanced with a crisp hop presence. The carbonation pairs well with the fresh demeanor this beer has. Enjoyed it.
05-18-2013 23:35:11 | More by AEArider
2.98/5 rDev -12.9%
First had: on tap at their brewery
A decent blonde ale, which is not really my thing. Poured into a sampler glass, a clear golden yellow with a small white head that didn't stick around long. Sweet malts and grains in the aroma, mildly herbal. Pale malts in the taste, bready, lightly toasted, with grassy hops in the finish, for a slight drying effect. Light body and pretty well balanced. Again, not my style, but quite drinkable if it is your style.
06-17-2011 22:21:03 | More by Rifugium
4/5 rDev +17%
Appearance: yellow in color with a 1" head that lingers around a while. Nice carboantion bubbles. Light lace develops.
Smell: light grass is all that is detectable.
Taste: bready malt, grass, lemon zest, and very mild bitterness. Pretty flavorful for a blonde ale.
Mouthfeel: crisp from start to finish. Clean aftertaste. Lighter in body.
Drinkability: a great summertime refreshing beer. This hits the mark on flavor and refreshment. Give it a try.
07-28-2006 00:29:43 | More by Gavage
3.1/5 rDev -9.4%
565th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
Thanks to my father in law for the birthday present.
Purchased at Total Wine, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
App- Bright golden yellow with a two finger head and some nice cling. Lots of dancing bubbles from the bottom.
Smell- I get lots of lager yeast, some faint malts, zero hops. Not offensive just a little light and unassuming.
Taste- It's a grainy, lemony, honey, spritzy and herb taste. They don't all play well at the same time but try. It's a run of the mill blonde ale that will help some people drink craft but won't draw a ton of people in.
Mouth- Light bodied and highly carbonated. Leaves a bit of herbal, citrus zest not.
Drink- I applaud my father in law for trying and not just getting me a gift card for beer. This will appease some with some better this macro flavors but not by much. I probably won't come back to this one.
06-17-2011 03:27:05 | More by FosterJM
Homeport Blonde from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.