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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

703 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 703
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 18.42%
Wants: 9
Gots: 32 | 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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GallowsThief

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Miller's Ale House. Reviewed from notes. Served in a pint glass.

A - Poured a golden yellow color. Almost no head to speak of at all but what existed was stark white and rededed quickly.

S - Sweet smeller with blueberries apparent.

T - Light tasting. Blueberry taste is quickly apparent but does not linger for long. Sweet for certain, a bit too much for me but not overwhelming. A touch of wheat comes in but doesnt exactly balance it all out.

M - Light mouthfeel and light carbonation.

O - This is a decent brew. I think it could be a bit more balanced. The sweetness is a bit much for me but tastes natural and not some additive. Not bad all together.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 15:08:15 | More by GallowsThief
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aasher

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

My boss knows I'm on BA and he knows my craft "resume". When he saw I was buying a single of this he asked me if it was for my girlfriend haha. I love blueberry anything so I wanted to give this a try.

It pours a light gold in color with a one finger dull white head. It's very light in body. It smells of fresh blueberry muffins, as in when you pull the muffins out of the oven and then open one up while it's still warm. It's pretty strong, but I dig it. The flavor reminds me of something. It's not baked goods, it's not real blueberries, it might be a blueberry candy. It could also be the berry flavor from Captain Crunch. It's tasty regardless. The beer is crazy thin, even for a wheat. It's drinkable though because it's very tasty and flavorful. I could probably drink a bunch of this. It's very sessionable. I like it enough.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 04:00:20 | More by aasher
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GuruDel

California

3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into tulip

A: Golden wheat color, nice 2 finger head.

S: At first it smelled great, like blueberry pancakes, but once I got my nose into it, the blueberries started to smell off and more synthesized than at first. Once that wore off then there was some light wheat smell.

T: much more mild than the nose, this was a nice wheat beer, with a hint of blueberry. The blueberry lingered as a nice aftertaste

M: thin and fizzy, but over all not bad

O: Not terrible, was worried by the nose but taste was fine. I am not a huge blueberry fan (a friend bought this) so I probably wont drink it again, but was worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 15:07:10 | More by GuruDel
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So I am in New Hampshire for the Great Bay Half Marathon...its the night before a race and ....why not drink some....ok....alot of the local beer!!! Staying at teh local Holiday Inn and they have Sea Dog Blue Paw on tap. This beer has was a pale hazy yellow in color with thin white head and great lace. The smell was overpowering...I smelled it as soon as it was placed on the table!!! Just like blueberry pie!!! The beer has blueberry out the ass taste! The smell funnels into the taste of this beer. The light ABV leads to this beer being a Session...certainly worth a taste.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2011 02:41:17 | More by WoodBrew
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Peace Tree pint.

A: Golden honey color. Little head and retention. Carbonation is decent. No lace.

S: Faint malt aromas and slightly tart blueberry.

T: Leads with blueberry and a bit of hops, finishes with semi-sweet malt. Not too bad. A bit of minerals in the finish also.

M: Very light, slight creaminess. Feels more carbonated than it looks.

O: Not bad. Nothing really special, but still above average.

For a hot summer day, I might buy it again. I've had better, but I've definitely had worse. Deserves a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 23:34:39 | More by AmericanGothic
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Best enjoyed before date notched on side of front label.

Pours a very clear, very lite golden-yellow. Head recedes to nothingness right away. Smell is thick with blueberries. Also, a bit of a paint thinner/alcohol aroma. Taste is mostly the fruit the beer is named by, tart and sweet. Decent wheaty goodness as well. A little sourness after the sip, but nothing distracting at all. Feel is carbonated. I might drink another.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 04:19:10 | More by sixerofelixir
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HattedClassic

Virginia

2.55/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a light head that disappears quickly. Beer is a nice, clear copper from top to bottom.

Smell: Heavily dominated by what appears to be artificial blueberry or an extra concentrated blueberry that dominates the nose. The blueberry is not as bad or as overwhelming as that ungodly Wild Blueberry by A Busch.

Taste: The blueberry pretty much overwhelms the palate but the taste is bearable for people who don't mind a very sweet taste. Fortunately, the taste is somewhat balanced by the wheat but I think the taste is a little unbalanced in favor of the blueberry.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is light to medium with a crisp feel.

Drinkability: While it's certainly better than the apricot or raspberry, I have problems finishing this bottle. For me, the blueberry tastes too artificial and too powerful for the whole drink. I can see it being drinkable but I think the sweetness from the blueberry might be too much for some people.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 00:05:43 | More by HattedClassic
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drewy813

Texas

4.63/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a gold yellow, very little head that dissipates quickly
smells great. Smells of blueberries and light wheat. Tastes just as it smells. One of the few beers that do that. Mouthfeel is decent for such little head. I could drink this everyday all day.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2011 23:55:27 | More by drewy813
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KajII

North Carolina

2.53/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

[Best served in a Flute glass]

Poured a sparkling clear light amber with a small white head that was fully diminishing and had no lacing. The aroma was heavy of blueberry's and had a mild sweet yeast and a light bread malt scent. It tasted sweet with an abundance of blueberry's at first and finished lightly sweet of blueberrys and not much else with the flavor only lasting a very short time. Mouthfeel was extremely light in body and watery in texture and had a lively carbonation. Overall nothing more than a blueberry soft drink and not a good one at that.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 17:19:10 | More by KajII
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a pint glass. The beer pours a hazy copper-gold color with a thin bead of white, foamy head. There is a heavy sweet blueberry nose, with toasted cereal characteristics. The blueberry smells are real fruit, too...not syrupy. The beer is semi-sweet, with blueberry and slight citrus flavors highlighting a toasted oat flavor in the forefront. The body also has some wheat characteristics. The body is very light and creamy smooth, yet crisp. The aftertaste is sweet and tart blueberry, with some cereal/oats characteristics, also. The finish follows suit with the fruity theme, but the general sweetness lingers a little bit longer, eventually giving a clean break on the palate. The sweetness makes this a low-number consumption beer, but great on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2011 07:48:09 | More by GarthDanielson
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Murrdogg

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear pale ale, did not pour myself, so very small head

S light and fruity, reminiscent of a sugary breakfast cereal

T slightly malty up front, hints of wood/oak. The blueberry taste is deep (more so than 'fruity'), but not too strong. More essence of the berry, and less tangy

M bubbly and a little rough, frankly. The aftertaste of blueberry is obvious and strong

D surprisingly rough, i was expecting a fruitier light ale, but this fruit taste seems to almost be an afterthought, which I enjoyed.
As I like beer with deeper tastes, I would definitely have more

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 03:33:40 | More by Murrdogg
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

It's a clear golden color with a finger worth of bubbly white head.

The aroma is strong blueberry, with a wheat earthy base. Pretty good if you like blueberry!

The flavor is just like the aroma except maybe even bolder on the blueberry! It's a dominant flavor but I like blueberries so Im a fan.

Easy to drink. Maybe too easy with a nice carbonated mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 01:06:43 | More by theboozecruise
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cpl78

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Last had on tap at the Beer Summit at the Castle.
Apperance like soft brownish tint
Smell of blueberrys for days
Tast like a blueberry muffin
Mouthfeel was sweet blueberries and a hint of wheat
Drinkability was ok, after a couple you are good. Not a beer I'm picking up a 12pk and watching the big game with.

What I love most about Seadog Blueberry is that it is a great mixer...Black n Blue, Guiness n Seadog. The brew pubs that they are putting all over New England are only going to help the brand.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2011 10:24:18 | More by cpl78
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (best by 7/11) poured into a wheat beer glass

A: Clear pale yellow, 1/2 inch fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Lots of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Leaves very little lacing.

S: Heavy helping of blueberries, like a hot blueberry pie. Just noticeable behind the blueberries is a flowery hop aroma, grains, and buttery biscuits.

T: Creamy blueberries, buttered biscuits, grains, floral hops. Reminiscent of hot blueberry pie. The blueberry notes aren't as strong as they appear on the nose, the rest of the flavors are well balanced around them. Despite being very light and grainy, it does have a bit of creaminess. Finish is light, buttery, and grainy. One of the more pleasant fruit-flavored wheat ales I've had.

M: Medium carbonation, light body, grainy, crisp. The buttery quality almost feigns a bigger body. Smooth, finish is mild.

D: Light, crisp, well balanced flavor at 4.6% make this a very good summer "session" wheat ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 18:34:57 | More by Satchboogie
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readbaron

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a standard lager when poured - golden and clear with some white foam - less head than usual.

Smells great - blueberries all over the place with a bit of malt behind.

Taste is pretty good - I don't notice any wheat. Crisp with a lot of blueberry up front that fades into golden malts. A hint of sweetness remains throughout.

Mouthfeel is pleasant - light, appropriately carbonated - all around pleasant.

I don't know that I'd want more than one of these - but that's fairly normal with a fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2011 07:35:31 | More by readbaron
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had plenty of these and it pours from the bottle a simple gold and clear, with a two finger white head that disappears quite quickly. No lacing, medium carbonation.

Smell is a faint fruit blueberry but some bread smell surprisingly as well. Nothing offensive. Taste comes through with a smooth watery chewy grain on the finish, making a nice beer like balance with the fruit. This isn't an overpowering fruit bomb which is why I seem to enjoy it. Quite pleasant and easy drinking and could have another it's a straightforward easy one and doesn't taste of fake fruit.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 16:43:13 | More by smakawhat
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pale golden/amber ale with a nice head, but minimal lacing, Sea Dog opens with a delicious bouquet of fresh blueberries. I'm a big fan of blueberry, so I'm hoping the taste stays faithful. It's a mild, light flavor, with a pleasant (but not overpowering) blueberry taste. I'm glad this one tastes natural, without the weird syruppy artificial aftertaste of some blueberry beers I've had. A delightful drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 20:37:19 | More by secondtooth
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guess98224

Delaware

3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear dark golden color.

S-Blueberries! Malt and light blueberry fragrance. Malt smell.

T- Same as the nose. Blueberries and malt.
Serving type: bottle Thanks to Michael for the gift!

D-Good drinkablity. I usually wouldn't be caught dead drinking a wheat beer, but our next door neighbors were kind enough to buy this for us as a gift at the brewery, so I figured I'd be kind enough to drink it.

Overall, a fun beer. It was served very cold, and surprisingly, I enjoyed it this way.

Reviewed on: 13/3/2010

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 20:21:35 | More by guess98224
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ratrod53

Indiana

2.38/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

S- Blueberry with a second scent that I could not put my finger on.

T- Blueberry cough syrup not the best if you want to try a great blueberry try Mad Anthonys blueberry ale. My girlfriend was not even a fan.

M- Dry after drinking it I wanted some water.

D-I let it get warm because it was not the best.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 03:39:38 | More by ratrod53
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow colour with small head, no real lacing and head dies down fairly quickly. Smells of incredibly sweet blueberry, almost like a blueberry candy, with the faintest hint of wheat. Carbonation level is pretty good. I can see this being refreshing on a hot day, but it is much too sweet to have as a regular beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2010 21:09:56 | More by kwjd
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden brass, with a slight head

S- Straight blueberry!

T- Nothing but blueberries with some slight hops and just a tad bitter at the end

D/M-If you like blueberries this is definitely the beer for you, Crazy how fruity this beer is, but very good tasting.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 19:36:06 | More by thedoubler55
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured it into a glass and the first thing I noticed as that it didn't look like a typical wheat beer: Extraordinarily clear in the glass with little to no head. Its all blueberries on the nose but it drinks like biting into a moist blueberry muffin, one of those superbly moist well preserved mass-produced muffins that you can't get enough of. I was very happy to find that it didn't have a syrupy mouthfeel or a sticky-sweet finish like some other fruity wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 04:40:23 | More by alexpkoehler
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear golden brass. Little head that leaves in a hurry.

S- Blueberries! Has a pancake/muffin batter aroma. Some malt peeks through as well.

T- Same as the nose. Blueberries mixed with malt. Some hops add slight bitterness on the finish.

If you like blueberries, you'll love this beer. Pretty good for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2010 00:49:27 | More by StaveHooks
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Natainos

New York

4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well Well Well...

I went out on a quest looking for a BBBeer, and just look at my Wild Blue Review :( But at last I may have found it!

on to Sea Dog Blue Paw:

A: Nice dark golden straw (can we say wheat); had a thick white head reduced slowly and laced down, OK.

S: Blue Berry & Cream.

T: oh Yes! Blue Berry Creaminess, butter, nutty.
Very Nice!

M: Creamy, lite carbonation, soft (low AV). Blue Berry galore but just right!

D: I Like, this one is just creamy nice, a bit watery so I could pound this one and enjoy the fruity flavors in a BEER!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 02:20:39 | More by Natainos
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