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Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Dacker Authentic Adirondack AleDacker Authentic Adirondack Ale

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerTruth on 01-28-2007)
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New York

2/5  rDev -46.2%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

06-02-2014 00:18:04 | More by ElijahRivera
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-09-2014 00:58:42 | More by TeddyStriker
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2013 14:41:27 | More by BeerMeister8
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New York

3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 22:02:23 | More by dogfishandi
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-08-2013 14:37:40 | More by crisis44
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-26-2013 00:44:27 | More by petermethot
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-28-2013 15:08:26 | More by Drknight
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-06-2013 00:49:43 | More by GreesyFizeek
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

01-23-2013 18:27:04 | More by phishbone23
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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 00:21:59 | More by flagmantho
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-20-2012 17:54:03 | More by djrn2
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-19-2012 18:37:10 | More by mdfb79
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-03-2012 12:35:14 | More by brentblack1
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-06-2012 22:04:16 | More by jeanphony
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New York

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2012 02:56:06 | More by ThePortlander
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +21%

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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-23-2011 02:52:27 | More by Amalak
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

04-16-2011 02:50:30 | More by musicforairports
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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 03:28:52 | More by ngeunit1
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Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2011 05:25:55 | More by Sammy
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New York

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium to dark copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and little lacing.

The smell featured some sweet caramel, an herbal hop and some diacytl.

The taste consisted of an earthy malt with a moderate hop spice and diacytl.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a complex and spicy ale.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2010 15:23:07 | More by plaid75
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Off tap at the brewery this beer (a recipe from a 4th generation Adirondacker, Duncan Kincaid) was a clear golden color with some tangerine highlights. The white head retained itself poorly and consequently left little lacing to speak of, just some spots occasionally. The aroma was of caramel malt, hints of sourness and nuts. The flavors were truly spot-on as described, a 'light Scotch Ale!' I tasted slightly toasted malt, pale malt, wood, nuts, a slight 'tang' I couldn't quite place (yeast selection?) and a tiny touch of smoke on the finish. Dry and unusual but in an interesting way. The body was medium, the carbonation a little too low and the mouthfeel also a little thin.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2010 15:09:11 | More by thekevlarkid
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New York

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale and light crystal malt scent along with some fruity yeast esters and light hop nose. The taste is decent. It has a smooth, pale and crystal malt flavor with loads of yeast esters in the finish. It has a light hop character, but only enough to balance the malt profile. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a medium/full bodied beer with a little too much carbonation. This is a pretty good APA. I think it's closer to an English pale though, especially with the Ringwood yeast character.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 00:32:06 | More by WesWes
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New York

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass

Beer pours an amber color, 1 finger foamy head that quickly dissolves away. When held up to the light it takes on a more golden color. Aroma has a strong malt presence, along with an interesting buttery scent, and the hops coming through in the background. Taste is fairly mellow, I expected more of a hop bite. A good mix of hops and malt. Still get a slight bitter flavor in the back of the mouth, and a slight sweetness to the malt. Average mouthfeel and well carbonated. Beer is very drinkable, not overwhelming and a decent ABV to boot.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 00:46:37 | More by eporter66
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Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
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