Skinner's Cornish Knocker Ale - Skinner's Brewery
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3.74/5 rDev +3%
Appearance - Pours a cloudy dark gold with a finger width of bubbly white head.
Smell - Bready and biscuity malts, wheat, lemon peel, light citrus hops, caramel.
Taste - Bready, biscuity malts and the caramel stand out up front, along with a touch of wheat and the light citrus hops provide a little bit of bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall - A refreshing golden ale that could easily be sessionable. Good solid base of malts and caramel.
02-09-2014 03:59:37 | More by leaddog
3.89/5 rDev +7.2%
Golden color with a two finger head with medium retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma of English hops with notes of caramels, flowers, white grapes and bread.
Flavor of bread malt, citrus, English earthy hops, guaraná and white grapes. Hints of tea and lemon. Dry aftertaste with an elegant bitterness.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
What a pleasant English beer to drink, very tasty, but also light, refreshing and balanced. Extremely sessionable. Worth the recognition from CAMRA.
11-17-2013 20:45:23 | More by FLima
United Kingdom (England)
3.36/5 rDev -7.4%
Hand-pulled pint on 27th Sep 2013 in a local club.
Golden body with a good, full white crown.
The nose was both floral and mildly malty, as as the taste. A dry bitter finish comes along after the initial malty caramel notes that linger for a while in the mouth.
Pleasant rather than wonderful, a good solid beer with subtle flavours and smells that show you don't need strong, overpowering brew to make a fine beer.
10-02-2013 18:57:04 | More by BlackHaddock
British Columbia (Canada)
3.3/5 rDev -9.1%
A: Orange-amber liquid with a very slight white head.
S: Grassy and sweet, almost tea-like.
T: Tastes like sweet tea, some caramel, grassy hops, and lemon. Definite English hard water in this ale.
M: Medium viscosity and a very low level of carbonation.
O: Almost tea-like, similar to Tetley's in this respect. Easy drinking but not very memorable.
02-18-2013 05:54:46 | More by DaftCaskBC
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
Completely random purchase, no expectations going in
A - Clear golden, thin head dissipated quickly to a few random islands
S - Tropical fruit and bubblegum are strange but enticing, some grain
T - Its grape bubble gum, plain and simple, with some leafy hops and mild grain in the background, it’s a little odd but it seems to work
M - Light with medium carbonation, finishes lightly dry and minerally
O – the flavour is definitely not what I was expecting but it works for me, this would make a nice light summertime sipper
11-23-2012 17:44:37 | More by joemcgrath27
United Kingdom (England)
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
A 500ml bottle with a BB of June 2012. Acquired from Waitrose a while ago. The label has a flasher theme going on, though the beer claims to have won several awards so it can't be all bad....
Poured into a tulip pint glass. A hazy golden-amber hue with medium carbonation and some chunky floating sediment. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that hangs around for several minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Evidently this is bottle conditioned. Aroma of grainy malt, earthy yeast and notes of grass and citrus.
Tastes of light crystal malt with a dry finish. Notes of earthy yeast esters, grass, citrus and subtle stewed hops. A slightly spicy aromatic hop character followed by a mild, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry, tingly and full-bodied. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of yeast esters and aromatic hops.
Rather nice - would be perfect for quenching a thirst on a hot day. A pleasant aromatic hop character with light malt and plenty of yeast (probably due in part to the age of the bottle). A nice balance of flavours that goes down too easily. Worth sampling.
06-13-2012 21:58:06 | More by jazzyjeff13
4.08/5 rDev +12.4%
500ml bottle, BB this time next year. Interesting-looking 'miners' populating the cartoon scene that spans the label - they look more like English Inspector Gadget flashers.
This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden colour, with a measly half finger of bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few broad strokes of island group lace as it quickly bleeds away.
It smells of bready pastry malt, a wee bit of caramel, and nice leafy, somewhat grassy, earthy hops - ahhh, quietly enticing. The taste is a pleasant, logical extension of the nose - more soft English biscuit pastry, and somewhat grainy malt, a bit of soft, innocuous citrus, and a redux of the sturdy, well-offsetting spicy, leafy hops.
The bubbles are rather restrained, but you can still sense their caring support, the body a supple medium weight, and pretty well smooth, with the slightest of tacky textures, that I should really just gloss over. It finishes off-dry, the biscuit malt carrying on without any overt worldly cares, as does the perfectly matched, um, 'zingy' leafy, grassy hops.
A full-flavoured blonde ale, well-hopped, everything present and in balance. However, I'm not certain how this got the 'American' moniker, as this clearly has good Anglo character, way down past the root cellar, grumble, grumble. Maybe it's the lack of any golden ale category on BA for the English side of things. At any rate, very much worth trying, if only just to see how this general style can be turned out.
05-05-2012 23:10:43 | More by biboergosum
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
The ale is hazy light amber, has a white small head, little lacing, small curtains.
Smelling fruity, lemon, apple and a dash of honey.
Starting sweet, white bread, some nuts and lemon juice. Grape-fruit peel.
Little carbonation, refreshing texture, yet a dry finish.
Invigorating and enjoyable, very sessionable.
04-25-2012 18:25:27 | More by rarbring
Skinner's Cornish Knocker Ale from Skinner's Brewery
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