Sea Dog Pumpkin Ale | Sea Dog Brewing Company

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69
poor
105 Ratings
THE BROS
54
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Sea Dog Pumpkin AleSea Dog Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Maine, United States
seadogbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor. Hints of cinnamon and nutmeg make this fall brew a flavor sensation.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
68
Avg:
2.69
pDev:
24.16%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Python6586
1.5/5  rDev -44.2%

Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Enriquehopnog
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Treyliff
2.44/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A- Pours golden and clear with a small fizzy white head that retains after the pour, carbonation bubbles rising to the top

S- light aroma overall, picking up some clean notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, cola, fall potpourri & clean malt

T- very light flavors, artificial cinnamon candle, diet cola, seltzer water with a touch of crisp malt on the finish

M- Watery thin mouthfeel with medium biting carbonation, slightly foamy and crisp finish

O- This drinks like a light lager with some artificial pumpkin flavors added. This may appeal to the casual light beer drinking crowd, but there are much better options out there for a craft beer fan

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Photo of beertardis
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Phramboise
3.25/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of NormLobstah
2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of tfsimpkins
1.5/5  rDev -44.2%

Photo of ssimpson89
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of cliff1066
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ACD
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of heganhound
2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Tyrawlings
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Gregwa
2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of jlindros
3.18/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap at northborough brewpub.

Light fizzy head as its filled to the brim over light semi clear golden pilsner yellow color.

Nose has quite a bit of pumpkin and spices, canned and slight fresh pumpkin, lots of spices nutmeg, allspice, ginger, clove, etc. hint of bready malts. Over spiced and light on overall beer.

Taste is loaded with spices, tons of cinnamon and nutmeg come out, ginger and allspice and bit of clove, typical pumpkin pie spices but overboard. Then pumpkin, not really any fresh pumpkin just pie filling and essence of pumpkin oil maybe. Light bready cracker malts. A bitterness comes through with the crazy spices and a hint of pine maybe hops, and a juniper like spice flavor. A bit fruity as well, hint if sweetness that turns slightly drier, not as sticky as I expected on the finish. A bitter definite earthy hop character comes through on the finish as well, dvds light lingering pumpkin essence and plenty of spices.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall meh, not as bad as I was expecting but not very good either. Way too much spice, not the best pumpkin flavor, other weird flavors like the juniper and pine that don't mesh well.

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Photo of donniecuffs
2.58/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Out of the bottle, it poured a robust, modestly carbonated, cloudy golden/orange hue, with over a finger of white head, with average retention and lacing. The nose reminded me of 'Big Red' chewing gum; huge burning cinnamon aroma. The flavor was all cinnamon; I just couldn't get the impression of chewing 'Big Red' out of my mind...and a modestly dry finish. Medium feel, with more carbonation than expected. Way too much cinnamon; no balance.

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Photo of uustal
3.12/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very light golden color, odd for a pumpkin ale. Nice bright white head with good lacing and retention. Mild taste. Bready flavor with artificial, sweet pumpkin flavor. A little cinnamon as well. Enjoyable, but very artificial. Goes down easy.

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Photo of bishopdc0
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer is a typical pumpkin beer however that said, it is a little to sweet for me. This beer has a spicy sweet malt aroma. It is a transparent orange color with a white head. The beer begins harsh on the tongue, it becomes sweet and spicy (like a pumpkin pie, cinn and nutmeg). No hops or bitterness.
Spices almost overwhelm the beer but is an easy to drink beer but it is average at best.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light malts, pumpkin, spices and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of grain and barley followed by a mild pumpkin flavor and a touch of spice. Despite the breadiness, the malt character is kind of thin for the style. The hops presence is mild and there's not much balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Not very flavorful, does not go down easily, not too filling at least, mild kick, not a good representation of style, this one kind of seems like an adjunct lager with a slight touch of pumpkin flavor which is something you'd expect from the likes of BMC, but even their pumpkin ales have a little bit more to themthan this beer does. Overall, it's just not a good beer.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
2.18/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12-ounce twist-off into a Berkshire Brewing Co pint glass.

A: Poured a pale golden yellow color with a tinge of ruddy orange to it. The fizzy, one-finger head of foam actually retained pretty well but left no lacing.

S: A really deep whiff reveals some aromas of allspice and ginger, but otherwise the nose is clean.

T: Flavor is slightly sweet and grainy at first, then a bittering malt flavor rolls in alluding to an ESB-style ale. This is misleading, however. Subsequent sips reveal the thin, watery flavor nearly devoid of pumpkin with a sharp, bitter spiciness in the finish which leaves behind artificial pumpkin spice flavoring. Sorta nasty.

M: Mouthfeel is thin and watery for the most part. A little bit smooth near the finish, but spices ruin it.

D: I really didn't enjoy this brew enough to make it a session option for the fall. Give it a try, but there's not enough malt body and authentic aroma to mask the watery, slightly metallic flavors in the pumpkin ale. Wasn't impressed by this Sea Dog offering at all.

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Photo of Yeastcakes
3.37/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving notes: cellar temp, hefe glass.
Aroma: Nutmeg and other traditional pumpkin spices, not overpowering.
Appearance: Good head on pour, nice quarter inch remains. Clear amber-yellow.
Mouthfeel: nice medium malty backbone. Light carbonation.
Taste: Nice level of pumpkin spices. They are the most prominent note in the flavor but stop well short of being overpowering or cloying. Fruity notes from the hops in the background.
Drinkability: Very light base beer makes this a drinkable pumpkin ale.

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Photo of aibkstaff
4.77/5  rDev +77.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sea Dog Pumpkin Ale has a clear coppery color. Very little head. It smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, maybe ginger, and pumpkin. It's lovely. It tastes better than it smells. It's tastes like cinnamon toast. It has a very light body with a fizzy carbonation. Definitely the lightest pumpkin beer I have had. The drinkability is quite good and I highly recommend this pumpkin beer for it's light body and great pumpkiny flavor.

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Sea Dog Pumpkin Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
2.69 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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