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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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BA SCORE
82
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
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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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Howlader, Thursday at 06:27 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

dogfishandi, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of stcules
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

stcules, Oct 14, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

FadetoBock, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

JRaburn, May 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

innominat, Jun 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

M_C_Hampton, Oct 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

williamcrane, May 23, 2014
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
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
Photo of rastaman
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice one, nose is sweet malty, with some aromaatic hops. Thin texture, but nice fresh and floral, fragrant melon flavours, some lemony hops in the finish, enoyable. Delicate sweetness. Slight drying bitter hops right at the finish, quiet an enjoyable little beer.

rastaman, Sep 25, 2003
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
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
Photo of jrfehon33
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

jrfehon33, Apr 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -2.8%

11millsown113, Jun 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Kmat10, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

harpus, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Shadman, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

schopenhauerale, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from the Waitrose Supermarket, coming in a 500ml brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned; BB 17/02/11, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass. Note: the label says this ale was voted twice as Supreme Champion Beer of the South West.

A: golden in colour, great clarity and low carbonation, topped with a creamy off-white froth slowly retreating to a blanket to last.
S: lightly sweet pale malts, moderately aromatic, balanced with orangey fruity English hops, light lemony aroma, and light floral scent not unlike flowery cordial (elderflower?). A good swirl serves to bring up sweeter and more "dense" nose almost like honey. But overall the sweetness is certainly not overwhleming.
T: the mild level of soothing carbonation accompanies a mouthful of mildly floral hoppiness upfront, backed by a deepening aromatic flavour of pale malts that contributes an aftertaste slightly like boiled lotus roots, very nice ones in fact. The finish retains the clean palate throughout the drink, with a somewhat chewy palate and a very moderate level of bitterness as far as an English Bitter is concerned.
M&D: the mouthfeel is consistently pleasant, faintly spritzy but refreshing still, against a light body but never thin palate; this is a well-made golden ale, not as hoppy as the back label makes of it, but overall very pleasant as a summery drink. I prefer more bitter or aromatic-hoppy stuff, so this is not exactly what I can call a session ale.

wl0307, Mar 13, 2010
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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Amber-yellow beer; frothy head; lots of lacing.

S: Honey, floral.

T: True golden ale flavor with a bit of honey, very mellow yet flavorful.

M: smooth and just slightly syrupy; moderate carbonation.

D: Very enjoyable. I've only seen this beer in Cornwall, so I'm not sure how wide their distribution is, but I'd definitely recommend giving it a go.

fullsweep, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of Sigmund
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml brown bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 4.5%. Clear golden to amber colour, moderate but lingering head. Lovely hoppy aroma with distinct notes of flowers and tropical fruits. Moderately malty flavour with "dusty" / biscuity and citrussy hops. Moderate bitterness, fairly dry. Moderate carbonation, easy drinking.

Sigmund, Dec 28, 2006
Photo of rarbring
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

rarbring, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of leaddog
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Pelicanrocks, Feb 01, 2013
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Skinner's Cornish Knocker Ale from Skinner's Brewery
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