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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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BA SCORE
83
good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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2/5  rDev -45.7%

redbarnbikes, Jun 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

mlefebvre7, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

malfunxion, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

djrn2, Oct 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

probert, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

Sammy, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of dogfishandi
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

dogfishandi, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Drknight, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

moscow2042, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

brentblack1, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of WesWes
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

WesWes, Aug 25, 2009
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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

plaid75, Aug 02, 2010
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3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

pjkelley82, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TeddyStriker, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mdfb79, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

thekevlarkid, Jun 21, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first in a line up on a sampler tray of six, this pale ale is a clear gold with a thin off white head that fades to lacing. The patchy lacing gives off a light aroma of crystal malts and floral hops, very nice... might have been a bit cold for the nose to really come through. the taste delivers on the malt end very well, there's a nice array of malt flavor and of course the sweetness... actually very sweet, but the other adirondack ales I had this weekend were pretty malty too. the mouthfeel was a little on the heavy side, but right off the tap, it was a very drinkable beer

almychristopher, Aug 12, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jeanphony, May 06, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

A) 3.5 For a Scottish ale it pours a little pale. More like a pale ale orange with a lightly yellowed head. Not much lacing but it stays covered as I consume.

S) 3.5 A lovely aroma. Lots of sweet caramel, toffee, and biscuity, bakery bread. Some alcohol peeks out of the sugar and lays the foundation for a classic fruity yeast ester. Some light pear and a hint of banana bread.

T) 3.80 Taste is very malty. Lots of sweetness with a large toasted malt. Must be Maris Otter malt from the biscuit flavors. Smooth yeasty breadiness and fruit esters adds complexity and leads to an earthier hop finish that is firm and clean.

F) 3.80. Feel is crisp for the style as it is lighter than the norm with smooth carbonation that somehow gives a more quenching quality

O) 3.95A big malty brew that nonetheless is a go to candidate for thirstiness. Lighter with a high drinkability. Enough hops to satisfy the dry beer crowd while just sliding under the wire for a true Scotch ale

scootny, Aug 24, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

eporter66, Jan 15, 2009
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale has become Davidson Brothers most popular at the brewpub and for good reason. Dacker pours a clear copper hue with thin khaki colored head that seems to die down soon after the pour. A somewhat caramel aroma with very subtle citrusy smell. A full bodied ale that is dominated by malt with very little hop character. Dacker is well balanced with rich and sweet malty flavors that makes it quite drinkable. Rick and John once again do a wonderful job with this Ale, keep it up guys!

BeerTruth, Jan 28, 2007
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Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
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