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Saddleback Ale - Sebago Brewing Company

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 19.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Saddleback Ale is a crisp light all malt beer with roots from an Eastern European lager. The Czech hops balance the pale malt, revealing balance and natural drinkability. Saddleback Ale is the perfect session beer.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: lou50rp on 12-08-2010)
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3.2/5  rDev -2.1%

Rocketman2013, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Gfunk, Mar 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Dicers, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Morakaton, Jan 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

tgeorgf, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

ChrisL24481, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of MaineBrewing
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - poured a very pale yellow, clear, with one finger frothy white head. Lots of copious lacing synonymous with most sebago brews I get in their mix pack, definitely fresh.

S - smelled of fruity Esthers, slight citrus and a mild malt aroma.

T - taste is very crisp. Only a few mellow notes of citrus come through for hop flavor, and the malt character is barely there with some notes of bread and cereal. Doesn't have very much flavor but the crisp taste and dry, bitter finish does lend to some enjoyment.

M - very drinkable, light with crisp abundant carbonation, very sessionable.

O - overall I think it lacks in flavor. I would reach for this if I wanted a beer that wasn't going to stand in the way of my food. I wouldn't if I wanted to enjoy a tasty beer.

MaineBrewing, May 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.8%

trotnixon, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of deebo
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-slightly cloudy pale straw colored with a bit of white foam
S-wheat aroma with a citrus tart nose
T-similar to the aroma
M-high carbonation that hurts the finish a bit. Light bodied. A lingering hop/malt finish
O-nothing stands out with this one. Average

deebo, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Dope
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy straw with a smallish fizzy white head. Fades quickly with a bit of lacing left on the glass.

S: A bit of bready malt. Grainy. A touch toasty.

T: More toasty bread. A little lemon. Grassy hops especially towards the finish.

M: Light bodied, crisp.

O: A simple but drinkable brew. Session beer for sure, especially at 3.9%.

Dope, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
4.03/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aw snap, I bought a blonde ale. The packaging didn't state a style but I wanted something local and it came with a free sticker.

Bright gold with a tight white head. Heavy dish soap retention leaves a big foamy schmear all down my glass.

Aroma is bright and effervescent. Sharp cereal grains and eurostank noble hops.

Wet hay, cereal grain and ample swampy Noble hopping to keep this blonde from being boring.

An impressive take on an unimpressive style. A good pils substitute if you ever really wanted a pils and for some reason were prohibited from buying anything with lager yeast.

donkeyrunner, Jul 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

tedw, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours cloudy pale yellow. Virtually no foam. Very light smell, not much if anything. Very mild hop taste. Very mild taste and a little watery. Thin bodied and very unimpressive. Relatively bland.

A bit disappointing.

KTCamm, Jun 22, 2012
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1/5  rDev -69.4%

Maureen, Jun 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Cavanaghty, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.9/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear blonde color with a fingers worth of head

S: Light malts and hops, bread, maybe some light lemon and spice as well (probably more from the hops, though)

T: Follows the nose, light and bready with nice light hopping and peppery spice. Definitely flavorful for a 3.9% session ale

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Enough carbonation to wash food down, yet still smooth enough to have a slight slickness to it

O: Quite the session ale. Nice and flavorful given the abv, and extremely quaffable. Solid beer for sure

BEERMILER12, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7%

ale207, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.6/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Into a pint glass:

A:slightly hazy straw yellow colored body with a half finger of white head that stays around for a minute.

S: tries to be bready but comes out really bland, malts seem stale

T: same as above with some grassiness and is very bland

M: light, pretty watery, some carbonation is felt

O: the countless times I've had to hopefully try to give this the best review I could possibly give, yet even when I find the fresh stuff, there has always been something that bothers me about this, I just can't get into this one.

BeerKangaroo, Apr 10, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow with a two-finger head into my glass. Very clear. Nothing out of the usual.

Light, buttery, fluffy malt with little hop presence. Certainly a good example of this style thus far.

Mellow and sweet with buttery, crisp malt. Clean. Carbonation a little weak but still there.

Finishes simple, finishes clean. Just as I like it.

The low ABV will please fans of session ales. This is something I could enjoy a few of at once.

Brad007, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%

bakerm3, Feb 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Cmsalzberg, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a finger's worth of white head that stays around for a while before it falls to a nice cap.

S- Bready up front, sweet maltiness, slight yeasty aroma, a little toasted aroma as well.

T- Just like the smell. Toasted and sweet malts, a little grassiness, and bready.

MF- Light to moderate body with a fair share of carbonation.

O- I'm not a huge fan of the style, but ,for the style, this was a very good beer. Not sure I'd get it again, but not bad at all.

LtCracker20, Jan 27, 2012
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Saddleback Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.