Homeport Blonde | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Washington, United States
scuttlebuttbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,171
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
83
pDev:
13.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company "Homeport Blonde"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without production codes or freshness dating
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: A nice head of fluffy white has risen over its clear golden body as I've poured it. It's at least two fingers thick but it didn't try to climb out of the glass. It's settling quickly though, and not leaving any lacing behind which is not good. I've definitely got a "beer clean" glass by the way, so it's not that. Slightly hazy. Nice deep golden color. On to the aroma... hmmm, not much there, some sweetish, almost perfumey malt & fruitiness. There's nothing off though, and it's fairly welcoming. The flavor backs that up, although there is a slight tartness to it. It's grainy, a touch floral and fruity, and gently sweet but then dry in the finish although the bitterness never stands out. This is a beer for the masses. It's not bland, but it's not exciting, and it's certainly accessible. Looking back there is some very nice lacing left behind - nice. As an American blonde ale I think it hits all the right notes, although that slight tartness is concerning to me. Ahh, I see there's some yeast in the bottom of the bottle, perhaps it's just from yeast, but as there's not dating on it I have no idea where it's really coming from. In the end it's OK anyway so who cares? In the mouth it's light bodied and gently crisp. It finishes dry and fruity with a light bit of acidity that helps to balance it in lieu of bitterness - although I'm still suspicious of that sourness, I'm not sure it's not intended to be there. Overall it's OK, I won't really knock it, but it's not great.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden/yellow with significant head.
Smell is slightly sour with some pear to it.
Taste is sour fruit with some lemon that accentuates thru the finish.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours amber with a nice head that lasts awhile. Some lacing as you enjoy it. Some hops in the nose, along with a bit of malt. Refreshing taste!

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Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shadman
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moneytree
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

S: 麥味帶一點甜味及鐵味
T:淡麥子及淡啤酒花

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Photo of mactrail
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a yellow color with plenty of foam in the Pilsner glass. Watery body, though refreshingly so. Sudsy mouthfeel. There is just a touch of sweetness and a little malt. Surprisingly lemony tasting.

This is a decent example of the style. A little resiny bitterness in the aftertaste but pretty faint oon the aromatics. From the 12 oz bottle with a lovely mermaid on the label, a newer style than the one shown in the photo here.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmat10
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Elguero1
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
2.9/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, nice to see another Washington state brewery represented up here in Alberta.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with one very anemic finger of mostly just wanly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some sparse and varied sub-atomic particle lace around the glass as things quickly move southwards.

It smells of canned pear syrup, slightly overripe apples, bready and crackery pale malt, white breakfast biscuits, ephemeral yeast, weak white pepper spice, and even tamer earthy, leafy hop bitters. The taste is lightly toasted and grainy pale malt, white saltine crackers, zippy rainbow peppercorns, a none-too-subtle oily nuttiness, and some well-enhanced leafy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly low-fi and uneventful in its coddling frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and generally smooth, the overall maltiness doing well to protect the fort, as it were. It finishes off-dry, both the biscuity graininess and weirdly attendant hoppiness battling it out.

Wow, at first sniff, there wasn't much to really talk about here, but things slowly morphed into pseudo-ESB territory, as alluded to earlier. An agreeable, surprising, and overall easy to drink blonde ale, even if my reasons for liking it have nothing to do with that.

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Photo of Rickus
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a cold 35cc bottle into a tulip glass.
L: A pale lemony blond. Delicate, persistent lacing. Head collapses rather quickly.
S: Iron on a background of yeast and sourness.
T: Fresh, irony, a bit of hoppy bitterness. Maybe a lingering sweetness?
F: Rather harsh, a dry aftertaste. Not unpleasant.
O: Weird! This beer might be classified as an ale, but it tastes and smells very much like a strongly carbonated Belgian lager. A bit surprised that other reviews are rather negative. Nothing extravagant, but a very pleasant and well-balanced beer, best drunk cold on a nice summer evening.

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Photo of timontheroad
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Semi hazy yellow color, little head or lacing. Faint cracker aroma, and just a bit of flowery aroma. Light malt flavors dominate the taste, with very little bitterness, not much else. Rather thin and flat mouthfeel. Not much going for this beer, not overly impressed.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Metaltildeath
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M477
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of delta490
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer doesn't lack in carbonation. Perhaps that should be an indicator. It doesn't have much of a smell or a flavor that can be written about. It is also blonde in color with a huge white head that leaves volumes of sticky lacing.

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Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of therubicon
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Winston3737
2/5  rDev -41%

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Homeport Blonde from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 83 ratings