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Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer - Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Sea Dog Apricot Wheat BeerSea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
71
okay

241 Ratings
THE BROS
56
awful

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 21.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer is a crisp and quenching wheat ale with a subtle essence of fresh apricots.

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-06-2006)
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1/5  rDev -67.2%

Lob, Feb 27, 2012
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1/5  rDev -67.2%

robertjskelton, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of HappyBivouac
1.3/5  rDev -57.4%

Picked up in a mixed 6-pack on a whim.

a- looks like orange kool-aid with carbonation and a boring white head. completely transparent. no redeeming qualities here whatsoever it seems.

s- smells of dried apricot, and I am struggling to find anything else. Very very faint bready wheat also shows up when I try really hard.

t- wheat bread and apricot turned into a flavor extract of some sort and mixed with carbonated water. This does not even taste like a beer in any way and tastes terrible regardless of what you would call it. Bad stale apricot taste left behind.

m- watery light mouthfeel and weak carbonation. I don't know what else to say.

d- well I guess if you don't really like beer and don't want to be filled up this might be okay. I myself am pouring the rest down the drain, not out of snobbery of any sort, but because my mouth and belly will be happier if I stop drinking this right here.

Well when you pick out beers sponateously and without prior knowledge of any sort you have to expect this kind of thing to come up. I'm glad I picked out a few greats in my 6 pack to go along with this.

HappyBivouac, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of jwalker37
1.48/5  rDev -51.5%

Bought a 6 pack while in Maine along with a 6 pack of Gearys. The Gearys beer is clearly a better beer. I thought that the sea dog apricot had a perfume flavor to it. I was not impressed with the flavor, but the bottle looked cool! FFFjkdfsaflsajflasd
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jwalker37, Jul 28, 2010
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1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

bcsbeer, Mar 26, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

rderedin, May 26, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -42.6%

Selderkin, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of bishopdc0
1.83/5  rDev -40%

If you like apricot candy you will love this beer. i however do not. I was hoping for less of of an apricot and more beer but alas. This is overwhelmingly apricot aroma, like that of a jolly rancher. The appearance is average for a wheat light golden in color. The taste is sweet and dry but has to much of fruit flavor with no finish. This could be very drinkable for some but to much for me.

bishopdc0, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of guityler83
1.84/5  rDev -39.7%

A: Almost non existant head when poured into a standard pint glass. The foam that is produced is a bright white ring around the edge of the glass made of fine bubbles. A peachy orangy yellow color thats near crystal clear.

S: The nose is ripe with strong sweet apricot not real fruit smelling but more candy or bubble gum. thats it.

T: Very sweet artificial flavor from the apricot. A wheat flavor is detected but subtle, no hop bitterness or flavor that i pick up. Very one sided flavor.

M: High carbonation leaves a prickly mouth feel as you drink the beer. The body is light but the carbonation makes it more filling and less drinkable you might think for a 4.6% beer (even with the sweetness)

O: An overly sweet artificaly flavored fruit beer. I don't mind fruit beers on occasion but they need to be balanced and still taste like beer. this feel far from that mark.

guityler83, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of praufs01
1.93/5  rDev -36.7%

Appearance – Clear dark yellow color with a frothy white head.


Aroma – Apricot muffin smell that was a bit over the top.

Palate – Lively carbonation.

Flavor – Sweet apricot flavor up front leading to a slight grassy aftertaste. The taste then flattens out leaving me with a very disappointing experience.

Final thoughts – One word: Anti-climatic

praufs01, Nov 10, 2007
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2/5  rDev -34.4%

Apex, Mar 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -34.4%

mobrockman, Apr 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -34.4%

DmanGTR, Feb 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -34.4%

LostHighway, Nov 28, 2011
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2/5  rDev -34.4%

PeteRiz, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of seedsofchaos
2.05/5  rDev -32.8%

Alright... What the hell is this thing? Is this supposed to be a wine cooler or a beer. This thing smells of a fruity urinal cake with over-the-top apricot and floral and citrus perfume. The smell is so pungent that it's as if someone left apricot and peaches to ferment and then put them in a sock and duct-taped it around my nose. I could almost imagine "the ladies" enjoying this one. The taste is artificial and a complete chemical apricot mess. Hello, malt beverage from Club Jersey Shore...

If this were a malt beverage with simply low alcohol, I'd say they NAILED it... For a fruit beer... Oh god, KILL IT! KILL IT, NOW!!

seedsofchaos, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of aquatonex
2.05/5  rDev -32.8%

I'm an avid fan of fruit beers, but this one is a bit iffy...

Pours a light orange, decent carbonation, some lacing. Smell up front is dominated by a jolly rancher-like apricot, then it evaporates into a subtle apricot nose that you can actually get near enough to drink. Taste follows similarly, at first is way too sweet, almost fake. Then, the crazy fake apricots subside leaving a slightly sweet and tart apricot flavor. Too bad the flavor is too sparse. After a few minutes it makes to be an easy drinker but not very flavorful.

aquatonex, Jul 14, 2006
Photo of AJFitz
2.08/5  rDev -31.8%

Poured from a bottle.

Appearance: golden with reddish/orange hues. decent head but fades away very quickly to nearly nothing in under a minute. minimal lacing.

Smell: apricot, that artificial apricot flavor though, not too much else.

Taste: not much other than the fake apricot taste. very little taste of the beer.

Mouthfeel: thin, but with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: easy to put down, can drink a lot but not sure I'd want to.

AJFitz, Jun 26, 2008
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2.1/5  rDev -31.1%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color with plenty of evident carbonation. The head is a creamy one finger off-white shade. It doesn't fade so much as slowly settle after a while.

S: I do get a little bit of apricot...but I also get something else. BUTTER. More specifically, buttered popcorn. Hey, this is brewed by Shipyard, so I guess it's not really a surprise. While I don't like the aroma, I can't help inhaling this - it's like a car crash for the olfactory senses.

T: Can you say diacetyl bomb? It really opens the brew up in a not-so-pleasing manner. Give it a few more sips, and the buttered popcorn flavor gradually turns into a generic apricot one. About the only good thing here is that it's not (massively) cloying. All that diacetyl doin' it's job, I s'pose.

M: Carbonation is strong, but not harsh. It still makes me gassy, though. Nor did I expect it to be this dry - or maybe I should say less dry than the typical fruit beer. Like I said, at least it's not cloying.

O: This one is no good, but not horrible enough to drainpour. Basically a case of right idea, wrong execution. Next!

ThisWangsChung, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Arithmeticus
2.2/5  rDev -27.9%

A: dark yellow with a slight head
S: very heavy on the apricot; clearly, a syrup has been added
T: tepid wheat beer with an infusion of apricot syrup
M: watery, not lively

You might want to drink some apricot soda instead. Add a shot of vodka and you'll improve on this beer.

Arithmeticus, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of TheSarge
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

This is one of the most boring beers I've had in a long time. The appearance of this brew is golden amber, and produces very little bright white head. Less than half way through this session, the head had totally dissipated. This is ultra filtered, and is totally clear. I can only taste the apricots. No grains or hops. There is not much substance here and is easy to gulp down without much appreciation.

TheSarge, May 14, 2007
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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Danny1217, Jun 30, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

KevMo84, Jun 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

PorterBoy14, May 02, 2012
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Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer from Sea Dog Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.