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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

730 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 9
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -3.2%

Disgustingly sweet soda pop. Artificial essence blueberry. This beverage is often mixed with something else. Not so drinkable to me, but perhaps more appreciated by fruit beer lovers or children. Watery and light colour. Overly carbonated which may not be the fault at Underground Bluz in Orlando, but hey! it sells in Florida, not the greatest beer afficiando part of the world.

01-07-2005 04:11:21 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-01-2013 05:13:59 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev +15.8%

On tap at Bier Academy in Canyon Country, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a 1 inch white head that fades to an oily film. Small spots of lacing slide back into the remaining beer on the drink down. The smell and taste of this beer is basically of whole wheat blueberry pancakes. A very bready/biscuit-like blueberry infused combo. Good carbonation level makes for a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very tasty fruit beer that lives up to it's solid B average. I have had this one in the bottle and there is basically no variation from the smells and tastes that the beer has on tap. Good stuff.

08-21-2011 20:53:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

08-31-2013 05:45:33 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +5.6%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours surprisingly clear--certainly a good hint that this isn't going to be he really tasty type of blueberry beer. Light head. The smell isn't too artificial, bringing forward some straight blueberry notes without much else. The taste might add a bit of malt sweetness, although blueberry is about it. This doesn't taste too artificial and is actually fairly refreshing.

10-24-2010 20:45:50 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Bottle at Kent Ale House, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high head that died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of blueberries in the nose. When you hold your nostrils close to this beer is feels like you are smelling a freshly baked blueberry pie.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of blueberries—these seem natural and do not have apparent sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This would be an excellent selection for someone who likes fruity wheat beers. There’s nothing overly remarkable about the taste but it is quite easy to drink.

07-16-2012 00:53:58 | More by metter98
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.55/5  rDev +4.1%

Bright brassy amber with multiple, vigorous bubble streams leading up to a head of lemon-tinted eggshell white. The cap is small and doesn't have much character as it deflates over several minute's time. Unfortunately, there's almost no lace.

I got a huge whiff of blueberry on crown cracking that smelled mighty good. It's a little less impressive now that I'm concentrating on it for real, but it's still better than the nose on the typical blueberry ale. Most importantly, it smells like fresh berries rather than artificial. A little spice would have been nice, but isn't essential.

This is good stuff. It has just the right amount of berry flavor mixed with what tastes like a decent base beer. If I wanted to be picky, I'd like even more fruit. The beer doesn't seem very wheaty to me. There's a little tangy sourness, but I attribute that to the berries more than the wheat.

Blue Paw is more bitter than sweet. Still, hop flavor is in relatively short supply. Blueberry echoes persist for a bit on the finish. Again, I find myself wishing that the delicious berry flavor was even more prominent.

The mouthfeel isn't as lush as it could be, perhaps because of the still kickin' carbonation. It wouldn't be so bad if it was fine-bubbled, but it edges over into frankly fizzy... and shows no signs of calming down as I enter the final third of the bottle.

SDBCBPWBWA is a pretty good version of the style that needs to be slightly more flavorful and a tad less fizzilicious. It can't hold a candle to my favorite blueberry ale (from another Maine brewer, Atlantic Brewing Company), but it's still a worthwhile brew that would be a good summertime quencher if I lived in the Pine Tree State.

03-05-2006 15:07:19 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10%

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a decent head (after a hard pour) that descends rapidly and fails to provide much in the lacing department

Smell: Both wheat and blueberry pancake aromas waft upwards from the glass; the blueberry aroma is rich and resonant

Taste: The blueberry and wheat flavors swirl around the mouth from the first taste; after the swallow the blueberry flavors combine with the hops to keep the overall tone well-balanced; at the finish the blueberry flavor return to prominence

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with plenty of carbonation - works perfectly for a summertime fruit beer

Drinkability: A decent fruit beer for those who enjoy the style; very drinkable

05-29-2006 17:00:51 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev -10.6%

My impressions going in is not that good. The label makes me think cartoons, while I'm always skeptical of American made wheat beers with fruit added. Let's see...

No evidence of fruit in the appearance as the beer falls into the glass with a near fizzy look. Straw colored, timid head formaiton, retention, and lacing. This beer looks similar to most Blonde Ales. And, where's the wheat- the beer is quite clear.

Very fragrant blueberry aromas turn out to be very inviting and encouraging. Though a sweaty, wet dog character does emit, the bluberry aromas prevail. The fruitiness doesn't stop there- a Fruity Pebbles scent continutes the invitation- maybe from the yeast?

Flavor become much more one dimentional. The base beer proves to be too timid to make any meaninginful impact. Light graininess, light maltiness, but still no wheat character or significant body or malt boldness. Fruitiness takes on the blueberry taste but begins to leave the yeasty, complex fruitness behind.

Light textures approach a watery feel with some grainy texutres. Not bitter, malty, or creamy; the beer's body lacks quite a bit. The promised wheat doesn't give any body to the beer.

A basic Blonde Ale with ample fruitiness and an added blueberry punch. Though the fruits do as promised, the base beer falls short.

06-20-2009 02:08:29 | More by BEERchitect
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-02-2013 23:21:36 | More by kjkinsey
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

10-20-2013 21:00:22 | More by kylehay2004
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -20.8%

Depending on where the notch on the label falls, it's Best Before either June 2010 or July 2011.

Appearance: Pours out a very delicately hazed, dull-looking golden body. Scant, white head crackles and fizzles out of existence in an instant.

Smell: Fruity, slightly sweet-scented faux blueberry aroma layered over very basic, thin notes of malted wheat.

Taste: Sweetish, very lightly tangy taste of crisp wheat crackers. In comes the seemingly artificial blueberry flavoring. No more than a thin measure of hop bitterness, leaving this one to finish as lightly sweet as it began.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied bordering on being watery. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Snoozers. Blue Paw is a truly lackluster base beer dosed with blueberry flavoring. From time to time, I do enjoy a quality wheat ale or fruit beer. Sadly, this one is neither.

03-29-2010 19:34:02 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12%

08-31-2013 04:16:55 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +9.4%

This brew was one of the first fruit beers I remember having. I wasn't sure what to expect at first but I felt that it ended up being a good experience. The beer poured out as a golden color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer was pretty good, some nice blueberry sweetness on the nose with a wheat softness in there as well. The taste of the beer kind of reminded me of a blueberry muffin which I really enjoy. The mouthfeel was drinkable and soft. Overall not a bad beer at all.

09-16-2011 14:19:51 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%

Well I bought this for the other half and she really liked it,me well it was ok.Poured light golden color with a almost non-existant head,aroma was Boo-Berry cereal in a glass artificial blueberry and toasted malt aromasNow saying its artificial doesnt really bother me it actually smelled decent I think,flavor was of malted wheat and blueberry not to overly bad but I wouldnt get again I dont think.

10-31-2003 00:04:06 | More by oberon
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

1.5/5  rDev -56%

08-22-2013 04:48:01 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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zeff80

Missouri

3.18/5  rDev -6.7%

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly, orange color with a small, white, fizzy head. It left no lacing.

S - It smelled of blueberries and some wheat. Not much else.

T - It actually tasted like a fresh blueberry muffin. Tasty but not very beer-like.

M - It was crisp and very sharp. A light-bodied ale.

D - This is very easy to drink. Again, not very beer-like but it tastes good.

02-07-2009 22:24:19 | More by zeff80
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -41.3%

A: Carbonated like soda, with a nonexistent head. Pretty watery appearance.

S: Blueberry syrup.

T: Blueberry syrup, maybe a bit of really light wheat beer in there somewhere.

M: It has the mouthfeel of club soda. That is, fizzy and thin.

D: I'll take water instead, thanks.

11-11-2006 22:48:43 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +10%

11-08-2012 07:02:22 | More by SocalKicks
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

Pours a clear amber that seems to have just a little touch of pinkish to it (from the blueberry I am guessing). Nose is like a basket of blueberries and not much else really able to immediately overpower that. Flavor is like dirty blueberries in the midst of an ale. Hardly clean at all. Bitter and almost a slight metallic edge to it. No strong wheat characteristics to it at all. Feel is like standard beer with just a little more bubble perhaps. I can't say it is overly drinkable due to it's lack of grace or any smooth qualities whatsoever. I love blueberries, but this is not something I really enjoyed or would go hunt out again. For me as a blueberry lover, it's hardly worth going back to...or even trying in the first place.

12-30-2007 15:38:33 | More by RblWthACoz
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.15/5  rDev -7.6%

On-tap at Finnegan’s Wake in Providence, RI on 10/6/07, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves no lace on the glass.

S: I could smell the blueberries before the bartender even placed the beer in front of me, but I couldn't smell much of anything else.

T: Just like the smell, all I can taste up front is sweet blueberries. There's a light and thin malt character and a touch of hops, but very little more than that. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, doesn't go down very easily, not filling at all, decent representation of style, even thought this may not be a particularly bad beer, it just isn't the kind of beer I like very much. However, it's comparable with the majority of blueberry beers that I've had.

10-07-2007 00:04:12 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +4.1%

Presentation: 12 oz. brown long neck with the freshness date clearly marked.

Appearance: Clear light yellow gold with a very thin ring of lace.

Smell: Mild esters, subtle blueberry and some malt sweetness in the nose.

Taste: Crisp with a balanced blueberry flavour that fades quickly, some sweetness from the malt and a light spicy bite from the grain and hops. Hop bitterness is relaxed yet proportioned nicely.

Notes: A pretty good fruit ale with some character on the side.

04-17-2002 20:56:11 | More by Jason
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%

Appears a pale golden tone with a quickly dwindling white head leaves minimal lacing. Aromatics it has a tart blueberry with sharpe wheat accents kinda a dry woody tone as weell. Flavor not overly sweet with the blueberry, a nice balance of sharp acidic wheat notes and mild blueberry flavor not like the common alco pop versions that are always at brewpubs. Mouthfeel is light body evenly carbonated easy drinking summer time feel. Drinkability not one I would drink in number but not a bad version very solid for the style.

02-09-2007 18:55:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%

pours honey colored with a 2" white head with effervescence that stuck around the entire taste. No head retention or lacing

Smell: blueberry & honey

Taste: sweetblue berries, some hops bitterness on the back of the tounge, & a pretty nice clean wheat malt taste. Finushes sweet, but semi-refreshing

MF: Good balance, but more carbonation needed

Pretty easy to drink if you can get past the sweetness. Works well as breakfast or dessert beer. Fruitty beer lovers will enjoy this

04-16-2006 04:31:20 | More by russpowell
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-17-2013 05:17:43 | More by Slatetank
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Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
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