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Homer Red Knot Scottish Ale



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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Named for a migrating shorebird. Using flavorful Scottish ale yeast and cask conditioning makes for an amber-colored, malty-sweet, “user-friendly” ale. Red Knot is loved by the masses and is our #1 selling beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
[Bottle] Had at the Salty Dawg Saloon in Homer. Apparently the brewery bottles this into Sobe bottles and slaps their own label on top. Pours a muddy brown color with a soapy looking head. The nose is of caramel and sweet toffee. The taste is very similar. Sweet breads and mild cinnamon notes. Distinct grainy notes as well. Not much of a ’scottish’ feel to it. Light palate and undercarbonated (maybe cause it’s in a Sobe bottle??). Not bad, but not great either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at Christo’s Palace, Seward. Murky medium orange-brown body, thick to medium puffy tight beige head. Caramely nose with toast and sweet berries. Sharply carbonated body; tangy, bitter, and cerealy, with toasted Cheerios and brown sugar notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 15, 2009
On tap @ Duggan’s. Cloudy amber with a small head. Almost no aroma. Mostly sweet flavor with some very light sourness from the yeast. Medium to light body, watery thin mouth feel and average carbonation. Somewhat bland to the senses overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
23-Jan-08 (Draft: Homer Brewing Co. in Homer, AK) Described by the brewer as a "user friendly beer", Red Knot is a very easy drinking beer and their best seller. Malts are dry, toasty and slightly caramely in flavor, and hops are very light and far in the background. Slightly caramely nose with no hops, but a lightly spicy yeast aroma comes out too. On the palate, the beer is medium in body with soft carbonation. Foamy, off-white head rises to a quarter-inch before settling to a filmy and bubbly layer with a small ring. Some patchy lacing. Definitely a beer targeted for the general public, and for that purpose, it’s more than adequate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 17, 2006
The Homer Brewing company is one of my favorite local breweries. Almost every single beer it produces is excellent. I’m usually not a huge fan of red beers, but this is one of my faovites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2006
had during a trip to alaska. was hoping for more alcohol in this one. some fruit and hops. nice but needs more bite for these cold alaskans!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsquire (3340) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2006
On tap at the ’06 Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival. Muddy orange beer with a thin tan head. It has a sweet grain nose with something almost smikey in it. Watery beer with some smoky grains and a faintly lactic acidity to it. It disappears on the palate. It was not a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3237) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Basically, I’d sum the beers of Homer Brewing Co. with: "Boring, but not bad, but always a very nice palate." Or something like that. This was the worst example I had from the brewery. Had almost no aroma and too much bitterness, but it was drinkable so thats good enough for me I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2005
First had one in a brewery-filled Sobe bottle at the Salty Dawg in Homer. It tasted good with a sweet caramel malt base and a tangy palate, but it was flat and came across as an average beer. Later that night I had it on draft at the Land’s End Resort and what a difference ... Opaque red-brown with a thin but creamy head. The draft was chunkier and fuller-bodied, which kept the flavors in better as well. This place needs to NOT do the Sobe bottle thing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Poured from the tap at the brewery into a take home bottle. Dark orange appearance with a very thick mocha colored head. Sweet, malty aroma with some molasses notes. Flavor has some molasses notes with an underlying fruitiness. Detect a faint trace of chocolate in there as well. Good, solid thick mouthfeel, overall a decent Scottish Ale from a small microbrewery.

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