Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale - Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat AleSea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale

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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 18.37%
Wants: 16
Gots: 114 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

Our unique contribution to the fruit ale category features the nutty quench of wheat ale combined with the delightful aromatics and subtle fruit flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries.
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Ratings: 846 | Reviews: 351
Photo of stickydankhop
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Order from Orlando fl location. Served in pint with a couple blue energies.smells like blue berry. tastes kinda like berry. On the sweet side though.

Photo of daygleaux
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A light, sessionable beer with an extra kick of sweetness. The blueberry is apparent on first whiff, but even more apparent on first sip. It's a natural blueberry instead of a more candied flavor, which is pleasant. Much more carbonation than I was expecting, but it actually balanced out nicely and was easily drinkable after the first few curious sips. The overall flavor isn't too deep, but it's interesting enough to be worth a try or two.

Photo of illpass78
2.85/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

14 oz. on draft at Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs, appropriately.

Appearance: It's a heavily carbonated, somewhat cloudy rusty gold. Very little head. Looks like a lot of "meh" fruit beers tend to look like.

Aroma: Smells like a wet Entenmann's blueberry muffin. Little tiny bit of wheat. Not very strong in the nose.

Taste: Kind of a flat pale ale with an essence of blueberry. The blueberry gets a little more forward as it warms. Tastes more like a blueberry muffin than like fruit. That bit of wheat is also there, a little.

Mouthfeel: Thin. "Summery" might be a charitable way of putting it.

Overall: I'll admit, first of all, that I tend to think fruit beer is dumb. But I like some other Sea Dog stuff and this seemed like a decent sunny day beer - plus Maine is known for its terrific blueberries and blueberry desserts. This beer, however, does not deliver. It's wildly popular and there's worse stuff out there, but it doesn't have the flavor nor the depth for me to consider having it again.

Photo of MeganLamar
4.03/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not too sweet. nice and simple.

Photo of lwillitz
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12-oz bottle into craft pub glass

A - 2 fingers of white quickly-receding foam over a fairly-clear body of gold, low to moderate visible carbonation

S - sweet blueberry muffin

T - sweetened blueberries and wheat, bitter and spicy notes in the finish

M - light/medium body, medium/high amount of prickly carbonation

O - All right for a fruit beer. Nothing spectacular.

Photo of MacSon1982
4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Strong blueberry nose, light crisp taste with hints of blueberry. This beer got me into craft beer, it will always hold a place in my heart.

Photo of KayAvocado
4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells amazing, very noticeable (and sweet) blueberry flavor

Photo of Way2Fresh_Slim
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Not heavy on the blueberry note, very lite in color...smells amazing, taste is decent! Would buy again, if in a pinch.

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold pour with quickly disappearing white head. Blueberry pie aromas. Sweet blueberry taste lite mouthfeel. Cloyingly sweet.

Photo of iwhoopedbatman
4.17/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell is outstanding. Popped one open, left the room, came back the whole room smelled like blueberry muffins. Taste is good. The blueberries are out front and delicious. It's not the greatest crafted brew I've had and the taste devolves/diminishes shortly thereafter, but its stays alright. Not a great fruit beer, but definitely a good one.

Photo of DuffDaddy
2/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Winter Haven Beer Crawl - Ave Bar

Photo of munnster76
4.46/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Gulp, Gulp Gulp...ahhhhhhhh. Daddy likes. The perfect beer for the perfect day by the pool. Just not a winter beer. For blueberry beers, it's only avg.....which is still very very very good.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

let me just say, there is a time and a place for this one, and when it is the time, and you find yourself in the place, this really can be pretty awesome beer. now i know its not the next great west coast ipa or barrel fermented sour ale, not even close, but we have to step back and appreciate this one for what it is. the fruit is genuine, not over the top, and has some tartness with its natural sugars. the wheat base beer is light, well enough crafted, if a big generic, and in combination with high carbonation levels, a clean finish for the style, and a real low abv, this is pretty cool beer in a warm weather context. its excellent with seafood, especially of the fried variety, and is honestly a pretty underrated beer. ive heard it goes off pretty quick with age, and that the bottles are better than the cans, but my first and only impression of this is resoundingly more positive than the other reviewers here on BA. honesty better than not bad, which i dont think its scores reflect very well. refreshing and worthy of taking up a few spaces in my refrigerator, not ashamed to say so.

Photo of ryancbowen
2.23/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It was okay. Light blueberry taste and smell. Not too bad.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 3.60 overall rating is correct.

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Jan. 2, 2015
Consumed: Jan. 19, 2015
Misc.: Best enjoyed by Feb. 2015

Poured a copper, pale, clear color with one finger of off-white head, that dissipated quickly. Few streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Minimal lacing. Minimal retention. (Sight - 2.88)

Smelled blueberry, raspberry, blueberry muffins, artificial sugary notes, boysenberry and blackberry. (Smell - 3.75)

Tasted pretty close to the nose. Blueberry, blueberry muffin, blueberry pancakes, light sugary caramel, bready malts and Blue Raspberry Blow Pop. (Taste - 3.63)

Light body. Thin-to-oily texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, fruity finish. (Feel - 3.00)

A pretty decent fruit beer overall, although I’m a sucker for them. Would be nice in the summer. (Overall - 3.63)

3.60 | 82 | B

Photo of matty
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like blueberry nut bread..good stuff

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Sampled this evening on 12/29/14. Had this once before about 2 years ago but had to retry it and do a good review on it. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a flute glass.

Pours a golden-amber in color with a white foamy cap that doesn't last a real long time. Some sheets of spotty lacing is seen when sipped that slides back down the glass. The aroma is very pleasant and is like a fresh blueberry tart. The taste is pretty much the same with the blueberries and wheat right up front. Not as sweet as you might think though. Very smooth with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. A very refreshing brew with a great flavor for most anytime of the year, though the warmer months might be a tad better. I liked this one.

Photo of JNForsyth
2.09/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Light effervescent fake blueberry taste, no thanks.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.02/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sea dog Blueberry

Look 7/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 16/20

Overall 82/100

Very nice and refreshing blueberry beer. Was a gift and it really my style. That and the fact that it's 5 degrees outside is making it rather hard to enjoy.... Seems like it would most likely make a great refreshing treat on a hot summers day. I would reconsider this fruity delight again on a bit day... It's rather smooth and drinkable, a bit watery to earn elite status.

Photo of biboergosum
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle - I presume that this brew is made by Shipyard, since it arrived in our liquor jurisdiction at the very same time as the Shipyard products?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden amber hue, with two chubby fingers of tightly foamy, and somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves pretty much nil in terms of persistent lace as it quickly blows off.

It smells of sugary blueberry, a bit of strawberry candy, a hint of sharper cherry juice, an equally saccharine bready caramel malt, and faint earthy, weedy hops. The taste is thankfully much less sweet overall, though the flavours remain the same - blueberries, underripe strawberries, a doughy caramel malt, suggestions of neutered grainy wheat, a bit of earthy yeast, and still quite tame weedy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is fairly understated, barely seeming to fulfill its base support duties, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, in a plain juicy sort of way. It finishes off-dry, and not as sweet as I was initially led to believe - the fruit is more or less balanced, and some edgy old-school hops round things out.

An enjoyable enough fruit beer, the blueberry guest allowed to run rampant in many of its forms - confectionery to start, all the way to a decent intersection of fruitiness and acid by the finish. Easy to drink, I could see having a few of these in the sun of a seaside summer patio.

Photo of EstebanH
1.5/5  rDev -56.3%

a travesty of blueberry-flavored beer and an uncalled for fiasco in my mouth, this blueberry wheat ale is lacking in taste when compared to many others--and the taste that is present is... kind of bad.

Photo of jillo
4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

Found this beer while visiting Maine. Best blueberry beer I have had! Not too hoppy, very smooth with a sweet blueberry flavor.

Photo of justintcoons
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Pale gold with a short head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Blueberry, raspberry, and Splenda.

Tastes like blue-raspberry soda with the addition of some bready grains and caramel.

Medium-light bodied, clean, and refreshing.

It's a nice blueberry beer.

Photo of seedyone
4.07/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

08/25/11 I am liking this one a lot. Spot on summertime taste. Not to much of anything, just a good balance of the wheat ale with some very upfront blueberries.

The folks at Sea Dog say: "delightful aromatics and subtle flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries." I found the blueberries to be right out front, not that I minded that one iota. Not to sweeten but to balance the tang of the wheat. Great for a hot summer's day.

Photo of thefullmontiii
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Could have sworn this was called Blue Paw, but nothing came up under the search. Maybe the bar had it mislabeled on their menu.

Hazy color, no head when brought to my table. Very intense blueberry smell bursts off the top. Tastes about as sweet as it smells, a little on the sweet side, but not what I'd call overwhelming. Doesn't have that syrupy taste of some other fruit brews I've had. I have to say, the blueberry tastes like it's well blended in the malt, doesn't taste artificial or like it was added after the brewing process. If you're looking for hops, though, look elsewhere. I personally enjoy this one, I'm a bit partial to blueberries. Great choice of a dessert beer, or paired with fruit.

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Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.