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Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale | Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Dacker Authentic Adirondack AleDacker Authentic Adirondack Ale
BA SCORE
3.61/5
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55 Ratings
Dacker Authentic Adirondack AleDacker Authentic Adirondack Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerTruth on 01-28-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,027
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
55
pDev:
14.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Sammy
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Rifugium
2.55/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mdfb79
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev +10%
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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Photo of plaid75
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Suds
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dacker pours a clear copper color with a thin, wispy head: a reticent appearance. The aroma is predominantly pale malt, with a little caramel, biscuit, and toffee character. Hops are pretty restrained, but there's a little resiny hop goodness hidden deep in the smell. The taste is the real gem in this beer. It's forward, almost bold, in its malt flavor. There's quite a lot of fruit in the flavor as well. A little citrus and meaty stone fruit as well. Hops come out with a little more strength in the taste also. Together, the flavors are very well balanced, and the beer is a real pleasure to drink. Medium in body, this would be a fine session brew. Solidly good.

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Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sulldaddy
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am sampling this brew at room temperature pouted into a pint glass. The beer pours a clear chestnut hue with a thin wispy surface layer of off white head.
Aroma is mild but some grainy cereal maltiness comes through and hints of light fruit and caramel as well. No real hop presence on the nose.
First sip reveals a fine fizzy carbonation and average body.
Flavor is mild sweet caramel and again grainy and husky malts that roll quickly to grassy and herbal hops that continue to the finish. I also get a little pine for good measure and this lingers a bit and dries out the finish.
An easily drinkable brew that is enjoyable and well balanced.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of agreenman19
3.07/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rorjets
3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper-red color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head reduces down to a thin ring around the glass leaving behind spots of lacing on the glass.

S - The aroma is full of rich sweet caramel malts. There also some nice fruity esters and a touch of floral hops.

T - Starts off with some fruit flavors (apricot and touch of cherry). Some sweet caramel malts and just a touch of ho pin the background. Through the middle some deeper lightly toasted malt flavor comes through. The finish is a blend of some fruit esters and some sweet caramel malt that lingers nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and crisp, though just a touch watery and oily. There is a hint of alcohol warming in the finish which is nice.

D - Very drinkable. Nice blend of fruit flavors and malt. Fairly well balanced. Goes down nice and smooth.

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Photo of edthehead
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.72/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Dacker Authentic Adirondack Ale from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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