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Homeport Blonde - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2003)
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Reviews by sam_bliss:
Photo of sam_bliss
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into plastic pint glass

This looks a little darker than the average American blonde. Not that much of a head topping the clear, light copper liquid. Smells hoppy and citric with crisp pale malts. The taste is of lemon and herbal hops. Some ripe cherry and green tea are present as well. It took me to the bottom of the glass to identify it, but the prevailing flavor in this one is raw wildflower honey. It does not add too much sweetness but the honey notes play very well with the fruitiness. Mouthfeel is thin, which is expected in a 4.6% ABV blonde ale. There's some carbonation but not as much as other light beers.

This is surprisingly flavorful and entirely sessionable. This is tastier than most ales of this alcohol content that I have tried before. Great for a porch sit. I'm sure a well-paced day of drinking this beer could be accomplished without complete inebriation.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of RoyalT
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This Blonde Ale is gold in color and a bit hazy. The head is modest but retentive just like it’s 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. There’s 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. It’s a solid summer ale that delivers on its modest expectations.

Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of richkrull
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of appenzeller
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dertyd
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of cjgator3
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

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.

Photo of cantfindme
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4.33/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.28.14.

A: Yellow with a 1/4 finger head.

S: Banana, bubblegum, citrus, orange. Smells like an otter pop.

T: Peanut butter dominates. Lemon, orange are there too.

M: Smooth.

O: I think that I got an old beer. There was sediment on the bottom. Maybe it was unfiltered, but it was so uninteresting, I don't care about checking. They don't date the bottle, so whatever. It had very strange flavors for a blonde. I would not recommend this one.

Photo of ApplePi
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of AEArider
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Rifugium
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at their brewery

Review #500!

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.

Photo of PGVG
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Jamstone714
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Donkster46! Props.

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured for appearance

Appearance : Pillowy four fingered head, recedes at a moderate pace, good retention. Leaves licks and flicks of lacing around the glass. Body is honey colored, about half and half opacity/transparency. Solid.

Smell : Holy pears. Wow! It's like I opened a can of pears. Some light wheat, granny smith apple, fruity spice. This is so aromatic and exciting.

Taste : Fruity apple and pear are there, with a slight sourness. I could do without the sour but the beer's taste overall is fantastic. It starts with the fruit, then a huge wrecking ball of sourness, and ends with a quasi-potpourri, air-dried apple...taste. As the beer warms it begins to take on a medicinal taste but it's a blonde - so drink it cold.

Out of the bottle it's a huge hit of carbonation with the pear and sour ale flavors.

Mouthfeel : Creamy, smooth, carbonated, ending slightly stiff. Shows character.

Overall : Again, I am impressed with Scuttlebutt's offering here. If I ever had a reason to go to Washington state, it would be to visit Seattle, and then buzz over to Everett and load up on Scuttlebutt. These guys know how to make a solid beer.

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of FosterJM
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

565th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
22oz

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.

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Homeport Blonde from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.