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Skinner's Cornish Knocker Ale - Skinner's Brewery

Skinner's Cornish Knocker AleSkinner's Cornish Knocker Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.41%


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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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-31-2013 03:27:30 | More by Shadman
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-12-2014 15:18:41 | More by harpus
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2014 07:15:14 | More by Exeter
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 03:59:37 | More by leaddog
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FLima

Brazil

3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 20:45:23 | More by FLima
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-12-2013 16:29:14 | More by vinicole
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: cask

10-02-2013 18:57:04 | More by BlackHaddock
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-19-2013 00:14:21 | More by FadetoBock
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-22-2013 04:57:50 | More by Kmat10
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

05-05-2013 05:19:27 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-16-2013 08:00:06 | More by schopenhauerale
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 05:54:46 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-01-2013 20:05:23 | More by Pelicanrocks
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-21-2013 02:16:32 | More by KStark
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 17:44:37 | More by joemcgrath27
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-16-2012 01:44:46 | More by M_C_Hampton
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dogfishandi

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

07-30-2012 22:15:19 | More by dogfishandi
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 21:58:06 | More by jazzyjeff13
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-05-2012 14:27:25 | More by 11millsown113
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JRaburn


3.25/5  rDev -11%

05-22-2012 19:08:44 | More by JRaburn
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 23:10:43 | More by biboergosum
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rarbring

Sweden

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: cask

04-25-2012 18:25:27 | More by rarbring
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear light gold with white head. Not a lot of carbonation.

Smell: Very nice smell with flowers and a bit of fruit. 

Taste: Nice floral hops and malt hit with a bit of sweet fruit in the aftertaste. Even a slight bit of wheat and possibly blueberries. 

Mouthfeel: Certainly not an overly carbonated beer almost on the verge of flat. Not the best mouthfeel.

Overall: The floral tones and slight malt and wheat aftertaste are really nice. Some complex flavors here for sure. Although the mouthfeel for me brings it down a notch. Otherwise a fine beer from the southwest of England.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 15:56:15 | More by jrfehon33
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber/honey body with huge frothy white head with decent lasting powers

Floral notes on the aroma, hints of hops and strong malts.

The malt is the mainstay of the taste biscuity then leading to a slight hop hop-off aftertaste with ever so subtle grapefruit hints not a big taste explosion but amiable and pleasant enough.

Decent enough enough mouthfeel slightly over lively carbonation but nothing major.

Not Skinner's finest hour but not bad, not by half, go on give it a taste it will take you back to Cornwall alright.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 23:31:29 | More by EmperorBevis
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stcules

Italy

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange-gold body with hints of orange honey. The foam is white fairly compact and thin.
The smell is elegant and pleasant, with citrus, white fruit, chamomile (light), and flowers, and a final tending to a very nice peppery. In the mouth you can feel the malt more easily as well as a cereal notes don’t present in the nose. At first sip may seem excessive watery, but later, thanks to the cereal, it becomes more full and round.
The aftertaste is medium long, with the prevalence of the cereal effect (it remembers me the rye, although I doubt there is any), even if, passing the first wave, come back some notes (like citrus, chamomile and pepper) felt in the smell. If you see it, drink it.

Serving type: cask

10-14-2011 19:32:21 | More by stcules
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Skinner's Cornish Knocker Ale from Skinner's Brewery
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