Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale - Sea Dog Brewing Company
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3.64/5 rDev +20.1%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of raspberries, not overpowering. Taste is tart, raspberry, some wheat, very refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.
07-30-2013 13:34:51 | More by tone77
2.89/5 rDev -4.6%
Another Sea Dog offering - another beer that was simply okay.
Its appearance was okay, your run-of-the-mill amber color, but the smell did surprise me. Very strong, and sweet smell of raspberry, but unfortunately, nothing else. It sloshes around your mouth thick and syrupy, light carbonation, but it does leave you with an aftertaste that I didn't like too much. Its taste was just a little under okay - very overwhelming raspberry flavor, but like the smell, nothing much else. Overall, I rated it okay, it's a nice after dinner brew.
07-20-2013 22:21:04 | More by jjamadorphd
3.7/5 rDev +22.1%
The smell is almost as heavy as Wild Red, and very sugary. But once it is poured, you can tell there will be a big difference between the two. The swallow has an incredibly creamy mouthfeel, especially for an ale, and the taste is exquisite. At first, it tastes like your average lager, with just a little more bitterness, but as the beer moves from front to back on the tongue the raspberry flavor reaches your palate and stays, until the end, which is crisp and only leaves the slightest film in the mouth. It's like candy in a glass, but without all that extra sugar that usually comes in a cider. Definitely a sessionable fruit beer if I've ever had one.
07-02-2013 02:24:06 | More by Runs_with_beer
3.23/5 rDev +6.6%
Golden beer with a thin, bubbly head. Strong aromas of perfumy berries, can't detect much else. Flavors of sweet berry and bread. I was hoping for more tartness from the raspberry, but it's very sweet. This brew does go down smooth and easy, though.
06-25-2013 20:10:34 | More by keeganfrank
4.04/5 rDev +33.3%
I don't know why this brewery gets so much slack. I must like bad beers.
This is by far the best raspberry beer I've had... hands down..
A big thing for me in fruit beers is it not to be overpowering and the raspberry and blueberry were neither. The apricot on the other hand was like drinking the actual juice.... but anyways....
Had a nice appearance and wonderfully smell to it... again not overpowering. The taste was smooth, clean and crisp with raspberries at the end dancing around on the front of your tongue. Not aftificial tasting at all... very clean crisp finish...
Picked up a Growler after eating at the restaurant... If you are a fruit beer fan just go out there and try it. It will not disappoint.
06-10-2013 04:50:12 | More by pjkelley82
3.9/5 rDev +28.7%
12 oz. bottle, with the label notches saying best before October 2012, so we're a little late to the party but oh well. Another random find off the mix a six pack shelf at the local beer store. My bottle is a little different than the one pictured, and says only Sea Dog Raspberry, with the bottle claiming at 4.70% abv rather than the 4.5% listed by BeerAdvocate. "Beer with natural flavor added". We'll see. This is review #200 for me!
Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Pours a nice bright golden orange colored body with about three fingers of tall fluffy off-white head; slightly cloudy. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Fluffy lacing.
S - Nice raspberry iced tea bag type smell; the raspberries don't smell completely natural, although they don't smell sick or medicinal either. Has a berry juice concentrate type of smell to it. Bit of a grassy wheat presence in there also.
T - Taste is comprised of bready malt and wheat with a hint of raspberry tartness. Raspberry is subdued and isn't overwhelming, which may be because this beer is beyond it's prime. Either way, it works for me, and there is enough juicy fruit presence to keep things interesting, and the raspberry tastes authentic enough. Has a metallic / coppery sort of aftertaste.
M - Feel is crisp & carbonated, but not overly so. Sugary, a bit tart, & some metallic aftertaste.
Overall, it impressed me well enough, considering I was expecting cheap medicinal swill, like I have run into before. A pleasant surprise from a brewery that was previously unknown to me. Nice and light-bodied, with an easy sipping 4.70% abv, this would go good on a hot summer day. Definitely a beer I would have again, and I am interested in trying more from Sea Dog Brewing Co.
Sea Dog Raspberry ---4/5.
04-23-2013 19:55:57 | More by mfnmbvp
Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.