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Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerTruth on 01-28-2007

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 17
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

im not sure this would fit the style guidelines all that well for a scottish ale, but nevermind that, its a real tasty beer and maybe my favorite i had from these guys. its definitely malt driven, but its also really dry, unlike many scottish styles going. its also rather light in body, probably not big enough for what it claims to be here, but i think it adds to drinkability, and the crispness is really nice in autumn in upstate new york. creamy sort of feel with dryer red and caramel malts as the base. hops are lightly done, but add just a little honey oil character on the back end. finish is really quick and carbonation is high, its a different type of refreshing, but refreshing nevertheless. the lower abv for the style is also an aid for sessioning. i think this is certainly the most unique beer ive had from davidson brothers, maybe the best.

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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

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3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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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.

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Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
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