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Skinner's Cornish Knocker Ale - Skinner's Brewery

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Skinner's Cornish Knocker AleSkinner's Cornish Knocker Ale

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82
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Skinner's Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 09-25-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

stephenlee, Sunday at 04:08 PM
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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Howlader, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

beerman999999, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

hopley, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

innominat, Jun 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

williamcrane, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

harpus, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Exeter, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

leaddog, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

FLima, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Shadman, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

vinicole, Oct 12, 2013
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3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

BlackHaddock, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

FadetoBock, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Kmat10, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

MrTinnedPEach, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

schopenhauerale, Apr 16, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

DaftCaskBC, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Pelicanrocks, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

KStark, Jan 21, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

joemcgrath27, Nov 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

M_C_Hampton, Oct 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

dogfishandi, Jul 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jazzyjeff13, Jun 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

11millsown113, Jun 05, 2012
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Skinner's Cornish Knocker Ale from Skinner's Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.