Homeport Blonde - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +20.8%
As a diabetic, I have to look for beers that are a little lower in calorie and carb if I want more than one. Blondes often fill this bill and this one is the best of the American blondes I have tried.
It poured to an fairly nice head that, while not creamy with a lot of staying power, was still much better than any of the macros.
Smell and taste were not overpowering and it seemed like a really balanced beer.
It was definitely sessionable, (which for me as a diabetic means 3 or 4 in 2 or 3 hours) and would make a great beer for a night of cards.
LOTS of carbonation. Better than ginger ale for burping off a heavy meal.
This will definitely be one of my future regulars.
01-13-2012 15:45:38 | More by SimpleM
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
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
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
3.95/5 rDev +15.5%
22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a smallish-sized, white head.
Smell: Lightly sweet sniff of malted barley with very minor notes of lemon rind and dried herbs and, upon warming, some slight honey.
Taste: Mild maltiness, lightly sweet and with a forkful of biscuit innards and a hint of grain. Faint honey shows up as it takes on a bit of warmth. Flash of fruitiness, including some soft lemon. Low spiciness and bitterness from the hops. Squeezes a little more lemon out on the drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A fine, quaffable, no-frills-needed blonde. Scuttlebutt's simplest beer, for me, is their best.
06-15-2011 20:15:59 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.15/5 rDev -7.9%
Has a nice, strong malty aroma with a firm overtone of orange and hints of yeast and hay. It pours a clear sunny yellow with a thick and fluffy white head that disappears rather quickly. Flavor is malty, crisp and a little fruity, with just a whisper of hop bitterness - not complex, but still refreshing. Texture is smooth and fairly fizzy, a teeny on the thin side.
03-14-2011 00:53:53 | More by Cyberkedi
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
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
3.65/5 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
3.43/5 rDev +0.3%
Picked up bottle from 99 Bottles Federal Way, WA
A: Poured a golden yellow with good carbonation and a nice white head
S: Hops, soime citrus, maybe some honey
T: Citrus and floral notes, hardly any alcohol is detected on this brew. Perhaps some honey in there
M: Very light, easy to drink, drink fast too
D: Good to try bit not one I would reach for again
05-28-2010 00:15:29 | More by barleywinefiend
4.08/5 rDev +19.3%
Poured to a perfect pint with a full finger of thick, jolly lather, exuberant carbonation, and a body of pale yellow with filtered clarity. The aroma is vaguely doughy and the mouthfeel is pleasantly glossy and fat.
The simple, approachable taste shows integrated grains, a mild backdrop of herbal hops, and a bready, yeasted character throughout. An engaging example of an introductory ale style. Well suited to fish'n'chips on a summer's day.
12-10-2009 05:00:05 | More by RedDiamond
3.55/5 rDev +3.8%
Had this on tap at Mac's Smokehouse in sodo, Seattle.
Appearance: dark straw color with a lot of visible effervescence leading to a nice, foamy head.
Smell: light and rather grainy.
Taste: tastes quite good, but, like the aroma, the flavor profile is similarly light and grainy.
Mouthfeel: light-bodied but lots of carbonation so it was rather sudsy, which I personally quite like.
Drinkability: a very good session beer. Had a couple before a baseball game; good times.
09-21-2009 00:15:12 | More by flagmantho
2.78/5 rDev -18.7%
A - Poured a pale golden yellow, slight cloudiness. One-half finger that stayed around.
S - Mixture of hops and malt, slight hint of citrius.
T - Bitter flavor, acidic taste and aftertaste. Not much balance with the hops, slight metallic taste to it.
M - Decent mouthfeel, on the light side.
D - Once was enough.
08-19-2008 04:47:02 | More by tbeck
3.63/5 rDev +6.1%
I bought a bomber of Scuttlebutt Homeport Blonde Ale at a grocery store to taste and review. Poured in to a pint glass.
Pours a rich gold color and is slightly hazy. A fizzy white head forms and is gone in a flash, leaving a brew that looks like apple cider.
The smell is floral with a distinct yeast presence.
The taste is pretty good, a biscuit flavor up front with a little fruity tang, and then a mild bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is good, crisp and clean, moderately carbonated.
Very drinkable. Not a real remarkable beer, certainly drinkable. Nice flavor, good crisp body and low ABV make it a nice sessionable beer, especially on a summer day. I wouldn't go out of my way form Homeport Blonde, but I wouldn't turn it down either.
07-15-2007 23:33:23 | More by RJLarse
Homeport Blonde from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.