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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
13.7%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.28.14.

A: Yellow with a 1/4 finger head.

S: Banana, bubblegum, citrus, orange. Smells like an otter pop.

T: Peanut butter dominates. Lemon, orange are there too.

M: Smooth.

O: I think that I got an old beer. There was sediment on the bottom. Maybe it was unfiltered, but it was so uninteresting, I don't care about checking. They don't date the bottle, so whatever. It had very strange flavors for a blonde. I would not recommend this one.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Donkster46! Props.

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured for appearance

Appearance : Pillowy four fingered head, recedes at a moderate pace, good retention. Leaves licks and flicks of lacing around the glass. Body is honey colored, about half and half opacity/transparency. Solid.

Smell : Holy pears. Wow! It's like I opened a can of pears. Some light wheat, granny smith apple, fruity spice. This is so aromatic and exciting.

Taste : Fruity apple and pear are there, with a slight sourness. I could do without the sour but the beer's taste overall is fantastic. It starts with the fruit, then a huge wrecking ball of sourness, and ends with a quasi-potpourri, air-dried apple...taste. As the beer warms it begins to take on a medicinal taste but it's a blonde - so drink it cold.

Out of the bottle it's a huge hit of carbonation with the pear and sour ale flavors.

Mouthfeel : Creamy, smooth, carbonated, ending slightly stiff. Shows character.

Overall : Again, I am impressed with Scuttlebutt's offering here. If I ever had a reason to go to Washington state, it would be to visit Seattle, and then buzz over to Everett and load up on Scuttlebutt. These guys know how to make a solid beer.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Jamstone714
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Sammy
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance has a light gold yellow color supporting a fair head leaving nill lace. Smell is grainy, malty and hop. Taste of the grain, lightly sweet in the malt and mild hop flavor. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Overall a nice easy drinking session ale.

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Photo of PhillyNole
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of ApplePi
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Kastler
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dertyd
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MisledTitan
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of trytoketchup
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Darkly translucent golden ale with copper undertones. Solid two-finger white head, with good retention and nice layered lacing.

Soft aroma, hints of some bright but not strong hops, and some biscuit and bread malts. Very light. Smells kind of like a Belgian IPA.

Slight undefined hops; dry, rye malt; slight banana and lemony sweetness; very light, mouth-forward grains. Straw, wheat, and a light sweetness reminiscent of Belgian yeasts; I don't know if they actually used Belgian yeast (only classified as an American Blonde Ale, with no bottle description).

Light mouthfeel with a cloying stickiness. No sting, slight foaming, no aftertaste, and a good balance among the earthy malts.

This is a surprisingly tasty beer from a brewery of which I have never heard. It's extremely drinkable, and at 4.6%, extremely sessionable. I feel like it's just on the verge of something even better, but not quite there yet.

No bottle date.

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Photo of Gaffattack
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of AEArider
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pretty straight forward blonde ale, but delicious and refreshing nonetheless. Glowed a deep gold after pouring into a pint glass, with a lasting head leaving a moderate amount of lacing. Smell is very fresh. . . "spring-like," appropriate for this May day. Taste is tangy and malty, well balanced with a crisp hop presence. The carbonation pairs well with the fresh demeanor this beer has. Enjoyed it.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this average beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice normal beer color and poured a nice big head. The beer had a slightly hoppy smell. The beer was a little cloudy and don't know why. At first I thought I was going to like the beer. In fact i wrote "yes" on my notes which means I would buy it again. But by the time I finished the beer I changed it and wrote NO. It just started tasting bad. i will not buy again.

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Photo of sam_bliss
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into plastic pint glass

This looks a little darker than the average American blonde. Not that much of a head topping the clear, light copper liquid. Smells hoppy and citric with crisp pale malts. The taste is of lemon and herbal hops. Some ripe cherry and green tea are present as well. It took me to the bottom of the glass to identify it, but the prevailing flavor in this one is raw wildflower honey. It does not add too much sweetness but the honey notes play very well with the fruitiness. Mouthfeel is thin, which is expected in a 4.6% ABV blonde ale. There's some carbonation but not as much as other light beers.

This is surprisingly flavorful and entirely sessionable. This is tastier than most ales of this alcohol content that I have tried before. Great for a porch sit. I'm sure a well-paced day of drinking this beer could be accomplished without complete inebriation.

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