Homeport Blonde | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
13.7%
 
 
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1
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Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
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 dmorgan310
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass a slight chill hazed lighter golden with a pretty well formed white head that held pretty well,light toasted grain and a bit of sweet biscuit in the aromas,light bot pretty nice.Flavors again are of toast grain and mild caramel/biscuit sweetness,a smattering of leafy hops in the finish.The feel is a little grainy but not to light and it goes down real easy,not a bad quaffer after work.

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Photo of mactrail
3.31/5  rDev -3.5%
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 Rifugium
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at their brewery

Review #500!

A decent blonde ale, which is not really my thing. Poured into a sampler glass, a clear golden yellow with a small white head that didn't stick around long. Sweet malts and grains in the aroma, mildly herbal. Pale malts in the taste, bready, lightly toasted, with grassy hops in the finish, for a slight drying effect. Light body and pretty well balanced. Again, not my style, but quite drinkable if it is your style.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a smallish-sized, white head.

Smell: Lightly sweet sniff of malted barley with very minor notes of lemon rind and dried herbs and, upon warming, some slight honey.

Taste: Mild maltiness, lightly sweet and with a forkful of biscuit innards and a hint of grain. Faint honey shows up as it takes on a bit of warmth. Flash of fruitiness, including some soft lemon. Low spiciness and bitterness from the hops. Squeezes a little more lemon out on the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A fine, quaffable, no-frills-needed blonde. Scuttlebutt's simplest beer, for me, is their best.

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Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of GClarkage
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

06/18/05- Had on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Billings, MT.

Presentation- 22oz bottle poured into a 8 oz plastic cup. YEHAW! Didn't check the bottle for dates.

Appearance- Light golden in color, a small ultra white and creamy head. Light lacing.

Smell- A tad fruity scent, but overall nothing special.

Taste- Mild hops and grains. Maybe some citrus rind in the mix. Rather blah.

Mouthfeel- Slightly watery and thin. Medium to lower carbonation level.

Drinkability- Have had several better blondes than this...beers included :)

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Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: yellow in color with a 1" head that lingers around a while. Nice carboantion bubbles. Light lace develops.

Smell: light grass is all that is detectable.

Taste: bready malt, grass, lemon zest, and very mild bitterness. Pretty flavorful for a blonde ale.

Mouthfeel: crisp from start to finish. Clean aftertaste. Lighter in body.

Drinkability: a great summertime refreshing beer. This hits the mark on flavor and refreshment. Give it a try.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Mac's Smokehouse in sodo, Seattle.

Appearance: dark straw color with a lot of visible effervescence leading to a nice, foamy head.

Smell: light and rather grainy.

Taste: tastes quite good, but, like the aroma, the flavor profile is similarly light and grainy.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied but lots of carbonation so it was rather sudsy, which I personally quite like.

Drinkability: a very good session beer. Had a couple before a baseball game; good times.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cjgator3
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle

A- Pours a clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head that eventually fades away completely.

S- The aroma is grainy with biscuity malt and very little hops. 

T- The taste like the aroma is grain up front with a very moderate amount of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with some carbonation.

D- Overall, this beer is not going to knock your socks off in any way but it is a beer that would be very quaffable in the summer when you just want a light bodied and refreshing beer.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up bottle from 99 Bottles Federal Way, WA

A: Poured a golden yellow with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Hops, soime citrus, maybe some honey

T: Citrus and floral notes, hardly any alcohol is detected on this brew. Perhaps some honey in there

M: Very light, easy to drink, drink fast too

D: Good to try bit not one I would reach for again

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Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- From a gentle pour comes a towering 4 inches at least of white head. The beer itself is a crystal clear light gold. It takes four separate pours to get all the beer in the glass without making the head overflow. The head rises above the glass's edge with a jello-mold-like wiggle and shape. I see specks and wisps of sediment in the body now that the entire contents of the bottle are in the glass. Obviously bottle-conditioned.

S- Smells of green apple with a hint of hops. Also perhaps some spice?

T- Smooth yet tasty. Has that green apple flavor that's not very tart but has a snap of bitterness that works well with the heavy carbonation. Crisp, refreshing, easygoing. Everything you want in a blonde.

M- Spritzy and alive with bubbles due to the high carbonation. Quenching with a fullish body.

O- Although I'm not really a session beer kind of guy, I really enjoy this. Very well-balanced and fun to take big gulps.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dertyd
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

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Homeport Blonde from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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