Saddleback Ale
Sebago Brewing Company

Saddleback AleSaddleback Ale
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From:
Sebago Brewing Company
 
United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #382
ABV:
3.9%
Score:
77
Ranked #29,282
Avg:
3.25 | pDev: 17.23%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
34
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 20, 2021
Added:
Dec 08, 2010
Wants:
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Gots:
  6
SCORE
77
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Saddleback AleSaddleback Ale
Notes: 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
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Rated: 3.44 by MAUEX_MFA from Alaska

Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Sep 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 07, 2019
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.26/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Tried a pour from their Portland location. Pour ad a bit of a head that left some foam on the side of the glass. Coloration was quite pale straw yellow that was pretty opaque. Smell was pretty clean, as expected with malty notes coming across. Taste was pleasant with malt throughout that lingers as more subdued than expected from the smell. Feel was considerably fuller than expected for something with such a low ABV. Found it enjoyable and could see myself enjoying it during a baseball game.
Aug 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by Arg914 from New York

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut

Apr 13, 2017
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Reviewed by hoppymcgee from Maine

2.99/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Had on draft at Sebago Brewing Co. in Scarborough, ME.

L: Very light, dull yellow with mild carbonation.

S: Boiled corn.

T: Up front is semi-dry, faint yeast. Finishes like an American adjunct lager.

F: Best part of the beer. Has good body for 3.9%.

O: This is at best a summertime beer, otherwise try their Lake Trout stout on nitro; it is a Guinness killer.
Dec 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.02 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by nickfl from Florida

Aug 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.62 by coombski from Maine

Jul 04, 2015
 
Rated: 2.94 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by rderedin from Maine

May 30, 2015
 
Rated: 2.6 by mitch3114 from New York

May 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.03 by thegerm87 from Massachusetts

May 02, 2015
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Rated by DinoBlueShoes from Maine

2.46/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Underwhelming ale, not nearly as good as other offerings by Sebago
Dec 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by spycow from Illinois

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.2 by Rocketman2013 from Texas

Sep 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Gfunk from Maine

Mar 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dicers from California

Mar 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Morakaton from Michigan

Jan 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by GraduatedCashew from California

Sep 23, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by tgeorgf from Maryland

Sep 03, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by ChrisL24481 from New Hampshire

Jul 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jun 25, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jun 01, 2013
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Reviewed by MaineBrewing from Maine

3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
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.
May 27, 2013
 
Rated: 2 by trotnixon from Maine

Apr 24, 2013
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Reviewed by deebo from Michigan

3/5  rDev -7.7%
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
Dec 24, 2012
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Reviewed by Dope from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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%.
Aug 05, 2012
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Reviewed by donkeyrunner from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +24%
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.
Jul 22, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by tedw from Maine

Jul 02, 2012
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -14.5%
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.
Jun 22, 2012
 
Rated: 1 by Maureen from Maine

Jun 16, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by Cavanaghty from Maine

Jun 16, 2012
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
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
Jun 02, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by ale207 from Maine

Apr 19, 2012
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Reviewed by BeerKangaroo from Alaska

2.61/5  rDev -19.7%
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.
Apr 10, 2012
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Reviewed by Brad007 from Vermont

3.86/5  rDev +18.8%
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.
Apr 08, 2012
Saddleback Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 51 ratings