Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
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3.41/5 rDev -7.6%
12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Best before JAN 2014 notched.
Pours a hazy deep orange color, a thin patchy layer of white to off white colored head, decent lacing. Lots of carbonation visible.
The aroma is almost entirely malty. Biscuit, bread.
Again, mostly malty, semi sweet, biscuity, bread crust, some caramel. Hints of fruit esters. Finishes with the slightest bit of hop bitterness, but the sweetness from the malt returns in the after taste.
Drinks crisp and refreshing. On the lighter side. Cleans the palate.
Average beer. Good drinkability.
09-24-2013 22:02:23 | More by dogfishandi
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.
Appearance: rich orange hue with a touch of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam which dissipated rather quickly. Not too bad.
Smell: malty aroma with plenty of sweet caramel and a touch of dry biscuit. Balanced more toward the sweetness, I think it works pretty well.
Taste: again, a good balance between sweet caramel and a drier biscuity, toasty quality. Hop character is minimal but there is a bit of bitterness at the end to help balance the sweetness. A subtle beer; pretty darn tasty.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a big, mouth-filling creaminess. I quite like it.
Overall: a pretty drinkable beer for its above-average ABV, this is one of the rare brews with a biscuity character that I actually enjoy. It's a great example of the style; I would definitely have this again.
11-26-2012 00:21:59 | More by flagmantho
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
Had this one at Bierkraft today with a pastrami sandwich (quite the combo). It's an orange/copper ale, with a dense, but quickly diminishing finger of white foam. The nose offered mainly caramel malt and some diacetyl, and the flavor is about the same but with some spicy/floral light hop bitterness.
Typical, but by no means bad–a standard scotch ale. No regrets here.
04-05-2012 02:56:06 | More by ThePortlander
4.08/5 rDev +10.6%
Half-growler from Westmere Beverage in Guilderland. I've had this one on-tap at the brewpub a bunch of times, too. I'm rating this as a Scotch ale, which is what the brewery considers it (a "light Schotch ale.).
Dark amber, small one-finger head that leaves not very much lacing. Beer is almost clear but a titch cloudy, and looks decently carbonated.
Smells like caramel, nut, other malts, lots of Scotch ale-like woody peat-moss aromas.
Tastes like the nose but a bit less robust. Not very sweet. Struck me as a bit hoppy for the style at first, but it goes away quickly. It's listed as an APA here, but it fits the brewery's description of a light Scotch ale.
Mouthfeel is pretty light for all the malt flavors. Relatively lively carbonation. Makes it easy to drink.
A good tasting Scotch ale that's light enough to be easier to drink, at least for me, than a lot of others, while still having a lot of the distinctive malt flavor a Scotch ale has.
04-16-2011 02:50:30 | More by musicforairports
4/5 rDev +8.4%
A - Pours a slightly hazy copper-red color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head reduces down to a thin ring around the glass leaving behind spots of lacing on the glass.
S - The aroma is full of rich sweet caramel malts. There also some nice fruity esters and a touch of floral hops.
T - Starts off with some fruit flavors (apricot and touch of cherry). Some sweet caramel malts and just a touch of ho pin the background. Through the middle some deeper lightly toasted malt flavor comes through. The finish is a blend of some fruit esters and some sweet caramel malt that lingers nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and crisp, though just a touch watery and oily. There is a hint of alcohol warming in the finish which is nice.
D - Very drinkable. Nice blend of fruit flavors and malt. Fairly well balanced. Goes down nice and smooth.
04-15-2011 03:28:52 | More by ngeunit1
3.38/5 rDev -8.4%
On tap at Rattle 'N' Hum. In a word, too sweet. Peach coloured body, some head. Above average mouthfeel, drying finish. Some sugar, not very drinkable. The look is the best. Sweet aromas.Not a good representation of the style.Maybe with some ageing.
03-06-2011 05:25:55 | More by Sammy
Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
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