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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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244 Ratings

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 20.98%
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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Photo of TR0219
3.75/5  rDev +23%

TR0219, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
3/5  rDev -1.6%

jbaker67, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Phramboise
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Phramboise, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of khargro2
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

khargro2, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -1.6%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

ItsBeer4Me, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Stamped 0234P. Sampled on September 5, 2013.

The pour looks like it should with a pale yellow tone and a white fizzy head. Good clarity.

The aroma is all apricot and little to no wheat. There might be a slight clean crisp hop note in there as well but the fruit is the main thing.

The body is light and refreshing which seems to fit the style.

The taste is like the aroma - mainly of apricot and the slightest pale malt note. I pick up little to no wheat here either. Basically a routine fruit beer. But it keeps selling around here so there must be a big enough following.

puboflyons, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of guityler83
1.84/5  rDev -39.7%
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.

guityler83, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of JayEvans813
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

JayEvans813, Sep 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.6%

Cooker_stp, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Adkins1203
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Adkins1203, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.46/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a hazed gold color with a small, rapidly diminishing white head. Not much retention or lace.

Nose smells exactly like those sugar coated Haribo gummi peaches. Isnt necessarily a bad thing, those candies smell freaking delicious...though artificial as hell.

Taste is a little more beery, with a light grain bill fleshing out some serious dried apricot flavor. Pretty tasty actually...kind of like a Nehi Peach soda blended with a crisp American Wheat. Not sure if Id buy it again, but I enjoyed my 12 oz sample well enough.

twiggamortis420, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

micromaniac129, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of json83
3.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

138 calories per bottle at 4.6% ABV. The initial smell is very strong apricot but not too much to be unsatisfying. The taste is buttery with a medium compliment of apricot but the aftertaste is quite different - I get a sense of old warm apricot. That's the main thing that has me rank this so low. I could probably drink this 5 straight before getting sick and might try again sometime, it's just not a real favorite in my personal opinion. The buttery popcorn taste might be the reason? unsure...

json83, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of sgregory
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

sgregory, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.1/5  rDev -31.1%
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!

ThisWangsChung, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

csmartin6, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4/5  rDev +31.1%

jngrizzaffi, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of CraftBeerFanatic_07
4.75/5  rDev +55.7%

CraftBeerFanatic_07, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of EarnestEating
3.75/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

We paired this beer with our Shrimp Po'Boys with peach, mango salsa. The beer was perfect for our intention, to compliment the salsa and tone down the spiciness of the shrimp. I would definitely recommend pairing this bear with similar summer style salsas but would limit my consumption to one of two beers, the flavor can begin to overtake the flavor of the food.

EarnestEating, Jul 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18%

beernads, Jul 03, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Danny1217, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of keeganfrank
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Golden beer with a very thin, bubbly head that's gone almost immediately. Aromas of apricot, florals, and faint traces of vegetable. Pleasing apricot flavor with some notes of breads and florals. Like the raspberry version, this is an easy drinker but nothing extraordinary.

keeganfrank, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
3.73/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tolerate this style better than most beer drinkers. I love a change of pace with a little fruit but still having a great beer taste. This is pretty typical of fruit beers.

The color is weak and beer like. It is pretty clear. The aroma is a distinct sweet (apricot) smell, with beer.

The taste works, is is a great blend of fruit with wheat ale. The aftertaste is odd, but appropriate. Beer plus fruit. Overall, this is like manhy others. I have several other Sea Dogs to try this week. I hope I don't get sick of them.

schoolboy, Jun 03, 2013
Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer from Sea Dog Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.