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Sea Dog Apricot - Sea Dog Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
71
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115 Reviews
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Reviews: 115
Hads: 274
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 06-06-2006

Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer is a crisp and quenching wheat ale with a subtle essence of fresh apricots.
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Reviews: 115 | Hads: 274
Photo of HappyBivouac
1.32/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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. (1,112 characters)

Photo of jwalker37
1.51/5  rDev -50%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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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Photo of bishopdc0
1.84/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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. (393 characters)

Photo of guityler83
1.88/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

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. (874 characters)

Photo of praufs01
1.93/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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 (358 characters)

Photo of seedsofchaos
2.04/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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!! (629 characters)

Photo of aquatonex
2.06/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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. (536 characters)

Photo of AJFitz
2.08/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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. (450 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.11/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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! (1,129 characters)

Photo of TheSarge
2.25/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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. (405 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
2.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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. (276 characters)

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.3/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Swing and a miss here. Tastes like sort of apricot juice/soda mixture which isn't a good thing to be thinking while drinking a beer. Just tastes way too fake and reminds me of a terrible Magic Hat #9 (really makes you appreciate good beers like that after this one). Steer clear of this guy. (291 characters)

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
2.31/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12 oz. brown bottle at home. Cool dog on the label.

The color poured a nice amber, maybe a little red in there. Little to no head. Some apricot in the aroma, as expected, with a little grain. The taste was similar, but a little too sweet. The apricot flavor seemed candy-like, almost artificial, eventually fading into a grainy aftertaste. Very thin mouth-feel with a biting carbonation. Think fruit–flavored seltzer water. Drinkability was average. Again, too sweet for me.

I’m not the biggest fan of fruit beer, but I have had some very good flavored beers in the past. However, this is not one of them. (621 characters)

Photo of Jason
2.32/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz brown twist off bottle with a "Best Enjoyed Before" freshness date on the label.

A- Crystal clear walnut stain color, quick to froth but quicker to dissipate into nothing. Almost looks like a wine-cooler.

S- Apricot hard candy, faint grain in the back. Sterile ... uneventful aroma.

T&M- Light refreshing crispness, light bodied. Basic fruit flavor of apricot on top of a bland beer base. Finishes dry with only a memory of the fruit and a slight astringent grain.

D- Bartles & Jaymes anyone? Boring, just an other bland fruit beer. They must of broken out the cookie cutter for this one. What is the next flavor of the week going to be? FYI, Apricot is so yesterday. (684 characters)

Photo of orangemoustache
2.32/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This pours a pitiful gold with some slight hazzieness and a white head that leaves in the blink of an eye.The smell is of peach and apricot jelly,but sort of artificial.The taste is similar to the nose,but not much better,its fruity and sour with no real beer qualitys,it tastes like a Clearly Canadian.The mouthfeel is beyond thin and could use a lot more carbonation as well.This is'nt deserving of the word beer on the label,sorry dawg!!! (441 characters)

Photo of JRed
2.34/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Transparent mellow gold in body with absolutely no head to share the glass. An eyesore for sure. Bland and boring looking. A sweet aroma of apricot, artificial candy sweetener and a far away cry for help by the wheat in the background. Tastes of artificial apricot flavoring, some wheat, some light cereal notes towards the finish. This is light beer without the fizz and with some Capri Sun added. No complexity, no real natural flavors. Neat, light, boring. (459 characters)

Photo of brentk56
2.37/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear(!) golden color with a head whose bubbles disappear as if it were a ginger ale rather than a wheat

Smell: Distinctively apricot, but smells very artificial; almost floral

Taste: A mouthful of artificial apricot from start to finish; little wheat bear character; more like an alcopop

Mouthfeel: Light and fizzy

Drinakability: Not at all enjoyable, and I kind of like certain fruit beers (415 characters)

Photo of russpowell
2.42/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

BBD of Jan 08, picked this up on a whim, let's see how it rolls:

Pours a spritzy golden with 3+ fingers of white head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Fruit juice (apricot & peach juice), maybe a hint of honey & not much else

T: Peach & apricot juice with some metallic twang up front. Slight lemon notes. Finishes a bit dry with too much juice

MF: Slick with thin/medium body & low/zero carbonation

This is a one & done, just tastes like juice with a splash of beer spilled into it, possibly one of the worst beers I've had in a year or so (545 characters)

Photo of mcann2pu
2.44/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: clear light gold color with rapidly disappearing head.

Smell: very strong apricot smell, the apricot odor was so strong that I couldn't smell anything else.

Taste: the apricot taste is very strong, and I couldn't really even taste any beer under it, it was also a very sweet taste that made the beer seem more like a wine cooler, that said at least the apricot taste was not a strong artificial taste.

Mouthfeel: clean and light, but maybe too light.

Drinkability: its very easy to drink at least one, but I doubt that I would ever want more than one of these, maybe its tastes better on tap. (609 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yellow beer with no signs of apricot in it, very thin white head that immediately leaves this realm. Smells of apricot and sugar.

Apricot and cereal flavors, with added sugar in the taste. Not terrible, but tastes so unlike just straight up apricot the fruit. Can't finish dry or clean, that sugary kids cereal mouthfeel just hangs on throughout the beer. Not my cup of tea, like most of the Sea Dog offerings, this one is just a straight up unitiated chick beer. (465 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
2.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had to try one out of a six-pack I bought my girlfriend.

The color is a pale golden pils yellow with sparse bubbles and a light egg white head that lasts for all of one minute. The aroma is a great and inviting pilsner malt with some mild apircot . Smells like a great summer beer. The taste leaves a lot ot be desired. Tastes like good apricots at first, then quicklty goes to crappy pilsner adjuncts and wet cardboard. Thealate is just flat and undefined lacking a lot of good wheat beer qualities except the carbonation. I don't recommend this beer. (556 characters)

Photo of mstngturk10
2.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours with nice golden color. Little head that disappears quickly. Smells strong of apricots and thats about it. Very sweet taste, almost to sweet for my liking. Its not a bad beer, but its nothing to go crazy over. Good for one maybe two in a night. (250 characters)

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
2.57/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Pours a medium yellow/brown color with no head and very little tracing. Carbonation is medium but fairly apparent.

Smell- Very strong apricot in the nose, very sweet and fruity smell, hint of malty bitterness below this.

Taste- Initially very sweet, ripe apricot, and orange flavors up front, these quickly subside to a base of more wheaty flavors, no hints of vegetables here unlike in some other examples of this variety. Mildly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Mouth is very watery here, poor palate coverage and only lingering flavors are rather unpleasant.

Drinkability- An interesting beer to try once, but I wouldnt buy more than a single. (659 characters)

Photo of cvstrickland
2.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12-ounce bottle poured into a weizen glass yields a clear golden straw body briefly capped with a finger of white foam that fizzes out quickly and

The smell of the drink is apricots, big and little, fake and real.

The taste of the drink is fake-ass perfumey fruit, with apricot preserves, ruining an otherwise passable wheat beer. I keep thinking of 'suntan lotion'. Ick.

I'm not even going to pretend I drank all of this one. (430 characters)

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
2.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear, pale amber, with a small finger of head that vanished quickly.

S: The apricots are definitely there, up front an pleasant. Malted grain is distant in the background. There's not much else -- no depth/complexity to the aromas.

T: Mildly sweet malt, with mild, slightly tart apricot flavors. Maybe a little hops bitterness, but just enough to notice. Basically, it's pretty meek in the taste department, with no strong flavors, pleasant or otherwise.

M: Moist at first, with decent carbonation and crispness. The finish was rather dry.

O: A fruity version of the session beer, best drunk cold and quickly. It wasn't bad in the sense of unpleasant flavors, but it was just so bland. I wish the brewers would have had the guts to put some real apricot and beer flavor in it -- they might have had a much better product. (829 characters)

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