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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & BreweryDavidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
BA SCORE
89
very good

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 17.68%
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 404
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

184 Glen St.
Glens Falls, New York, 12801
United States
phone: (518) 743-9026

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Reviews by TangTKE402:
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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%

I live almost literally across the street from Davidson Brothers Pub and Brewery, so needless to say I'm a bit bias. As far as I'm concerned, this place is part of what makes Glens Falls unique, and I can honestly say it may be the heart of this quiet, bristling foothills town. I love everything about this place, and just to have a brewery in downtown GF is a treat, and I will continue to patronize this place until I leave this beautiful part of the world.

Now on to the critical part:
Davidson Brothers beer is good. Not great. Good. It suffers from an intangible quality that creates a universally creamy texture and flat flavor across all beers brewed here. Perhaps they put too much yeast in, or ferment it for too long, but the great flavor of the beers is lost in a sea of funky texture. A good example of what's wrong: compare an IPA from the tap to one out of the bottle. The DB IPA brewed and bottled by Harpoon (I believe) tastes much more crisp and bright than the DB IPA from the tap at the brewery. This is my only complaint about the place.

As far as what they do well, I love their rotating stock. They take criticism extremely well, and I have more than once received a 25% off card in the mail for filling out one of the review cards that came with the check. In the 3 years I've frequented the place they have changed up their menu and their look to reflect the suggestions of people who frequent the place. Rick Davidson is always on hand to ensure quality in service and atmosphere in the restaurant. They reward repeat customers by changing up their brewer's choice beer every chance they get, and even create special beers like the Strong Ale and the yuletide Belgian Trippel, which is quite a treat. Only locals benefit from this as the only beer they bottle is the Dacker and the IPA (I believe no longer the brown.)

All things considered, this place is a gem in the middle of a town on the grow, and I hope people visit just to say they've experienced true North Country hospitality, and had some good beer with it!

TangTKE402, Apr 26, 2010
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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery in Glens Falls, NY
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.