Brewed by Skinners Brewing Co.
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Truro, England


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Cask; Regular. Also available filtered in bottle.
Previously called Summer Blonde.
A combination of the highest quality wheat malt and British and American hops makes this lightly coloured wheat beer deceptively easy to drink with a superb citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23455) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2002
Called Cornish Blonde on it’s rare appearance in Sweden too. Golden coloured. Very hop aromatic, big pear aroma. Light bodied with sparkling mouthfeel, wheat flavour and a quite bitter finish with citrus notes. Excellent and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 Bottle. Called Cornish Blonde in the UK, the first impression is of the incredible hops aroma. What follows isn’t quite as striking but this is still an excellent English wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bodders (4) - - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Not bad. Slightly citrus taste alongside a somewhat lager based main flavour. Drinkable but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13233) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2003
Cask Conditioned, drunk as Skinners Cornish Blonde Wheat Beer. More golden than blonde with thinnish head. Light but packed with citrus and hops, there is a hint of herbs, maybe corriander. A good juicy wheat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2004
The bottle I tried was called Cornish Blonde. A nice hoppy beer that does not possess the overpowering flavour of some wheat beers. Not too cloudy and with a trace of citrus.A nice summers drink but quite pleasant at any time of the year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 Yep, mine was sold as Cornish Blonde too, and its listed in the 2004 GBG under that style. My guess is that the name has been changed, but the website (which still has Summer Blonde listed, but not Cornish Blonde) has not been updated. A rather nice beer in my view. Slightly hazy golden colour. Light carbonation. Plenty of aromatic sappy hops in the aroma. The palate has lemon and spices. Obvious US hop influence. Clean and crisp. All you could really ask for in a summer quaffing wheat beer, but quite nice on a cold March evening too. Just the slight lack of definition in the finish prevents a higher mark. 500ml bottle from orchard-hive-and-vine.co.uk

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2006
1. Cask Stillage at the Memorial Hall, Northwich 20/09/2003 Clear golden coloured and slightly sweet on the palate. Malt and hops in the finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black, Northwich (JDW) 28/06/2005 Clear golden coloured with a fruity aroma and some sweetness. Slightly dry wheaty flavoured finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freddyokel (1) - ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2008 does not count
Hoppy, heady english wheat beer with very citrus overtones. We had over 200 pints of the stuff, lugged on sack trucks by Steve himself to our Glastonbury Festival campsite. Steve said he’d brought something to appeal to both the lager and ale drinkers amongst us. Nice one Steve!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2063) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2005
Bottled Cornish wheat beer; clear, golden, with a rocky white head. Some fruit and hops in the aroma with background sweetish malts. Taste is not too bad; a nicely drinkable, fruity, hoppy, citrusy and spicey blond beer. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Not really a Xmas beer, but you have to be adaptable in this game!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2006
A golden orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A light citrus nose is followed by a sweet biscuity malt aroma. A dry citrus fruit flavour accompanied by the sweet cracker biscuit malty element from the aroma. The finish is dry with a hint of spice. (Cask - The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

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