Sagamore Ale | Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

Sagamore AleSagamore Ale
13 Ratings
Sagamore AleSagamore Ale

Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of edthehead
2.25/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of msondel
3.03/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.85/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of civicm87
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of potownbill
3.49/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ordered this beer on the Veranda of the Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing, on the shores of Lake George.
Appearance: Pale yellow, good white foam, whitecaps, mountains in the background, gentle breeze, my sweetheart sitting next to me....
Smell: Hops, Pine, deep mountain lake, Steaks on the grill
Taste: Hops, mild funk,
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, smooth
Drinkability: Didn't want it to end. Ordered another.
Sorry, hard to be objective on this one. Drinking a Sagamore at the Sagamore is a real treat!

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Photo of jimbotrost
2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 12-25-03 and taken from notes. Purchased in Ithaca, NY. Pours a clear gold with a soapy head and medium to full carbonation. Aroma is one of oxidation and showing its age. Flavor comes off stale, oxidized around the edges and that deters from the hoppy flavor in the background. Has a very light body with a finish that leans towards the hoppy side and then dryness. I would like to try a fresh sample of this.

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Photo of ecoboy
3.24/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall, a slightly empty middle (not in mouthfeel, but in flavor) and some unnecessarily tangy notes keeps this from approaching excellence.

That said, this certainly is an attractive blonde ale: the fluffy long-lasting white head is pretty darned sweet. It actually adds to the "drinkability" score, as I believe any freshly poured glass of the Sagamore would be lunged for by a BA.

The taste and smell are comparable to a Shipyard Export in my history. Some graininess and "funk" are detected through a decently warm malt presence. Neither malt nor hop predominate, as this seems a better refresher than taste experience.

Crisp is an overused word, but it applies to the mouthfeel here.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12ounce brown glass bottle. The Main dark green label has a silhouette of coniferous trees with the words ‘Sagamore Ale’ with the words ‘experience your own private island’. Has a twist-off crown cap which proved a little tougher to remove than usual. The main label has a Best Before “nicked” Date of April 2004. No listed strength.

Appearance: Nice looking Golden body with a white fluffy head that quickly forms yet slowly settles down to a ¼” covering which leaves some light lacing as it relaxes. Has a typical macro-lager look to it. Gently tipped and righted it exhibits a nice level of finely dissolved carbonation.

Nose: Very delicate aromas. Some crusty funky lightly toasted malts with a hint of sweetness and a lemony bitterness in the back. You have to breathe deeply to get them though.

Taste: A light to medium body host a toasted malt beginning that is delicate and sometimes over taken by the spritzy carbonation. The middle has a funky hoppiness which is also light in character. Immediately after the swallow, there is a toasted malt tingle that precedes the dry finish.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a little too much at times, but that doesn’t really bother me too much, it just adds to the vitality of the Sagamore Ale for me, and given that its taste profile is average, it lends a helping hand to the overall feel of the Sagamore and edges it up half a point.

Drinkability: Even though it has a light body, somehow the Drinkability falls off a little here as the interest factor starts to wane a little.

Medium body with a rather average taste profile but this is a very nice Golden thirst quencher, perfect for a warm summers evening on the West Coast.

Cheers to McCall for shipping this one Westward.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light, fluffy, bright white head that faded so fast you can see it happen. The beer is light golden in color and transparent with small carbonation bubbles rising through it. The aroma is hard to detect, maybe a pinch of lemon, or some floral hops, I can't really tell. The flavor is very thing, some mildly sweet light maltiness along with some skunky hopness. I guess this beer is supposed to light in flavor and body, but it's not something I would drink all that often. The only time I could see drinking this is outside when it's too hot for anything else, but then I think I'd just go inside.

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Photo of WesWes
3.7/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a clear gold color with a lacey white head. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale malty scent much like a lighter golden ale. The yeast used helps establish a fruity essence. The taste is average. It has a slight malt flavor, but it is quite watery. It finishes cleanly and refreshes. This beer is highly drinkable.

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Photo of Gavage
3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color with a thin head that quickly disappears into a spotty residue. The aroma is average, as some floral tones barely noticable. The flavor is slighlty unbalanced as sweet malt is the major component, and very little bitterness or other flavors can be detected.

Dry mouthfeel, and the malt is noticable onthe tongue for a second or two after swallowing. Little carbonation and light bodied. Drinkability suffers due to the averageness of this brew. Overall this brew is dull and not too interesting.

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Sagamore Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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