Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale | Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat AleSea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale is a dry, crisp refreshing ale with the added essence of raspberries.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
318
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
19.54%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of XsoldoutX
2.98/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Stignacious
3.63/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cyning
4.5/5  rDev +49%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/5/2016. Pours fairly clear golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart raspberry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of raspberry, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart raspberry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness and fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of raspberry, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation and bitter/tartness as well. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good fruited wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of raspberry, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of PA-hunter
4.09/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 4.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a light copper color with high white head with good retention. Crystal clear.

Smell- Wheat, freshly picked raspberries.

Taste- Crisp and grainy wheat malt with a pronounced fresh presence of raspberries. The raspberry taste blends with the wheat malt base, not cutting through it. Has a sharp and quick clean finish.

Mouthfeel- Thin in body with active carbonation.

Overall- Not too complex, a big blast of wheat along with a good showing of raspberries. The blend together however is quite nice, making for a very refreshing flavorful beer. The fruit flavor tastes quite natural, and is not overpowering, yet not weak as in some fruit beers. This is a great Summer beer.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.49/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Head blows up quickly, but quickly recedes from its 3/4" zenith. Can't retain, can't provide lace. Aroma does indicate some wheat and raspberry candy.

Taste, whoa, way too sweet, lacking a body to carry such under attenuation. So much candy. Lacking hops or bitterness to counterbalance the sugary candy nonsense.

If you like Lindemens sugar added "lambics" maybe this beer is for you.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.27/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sea Dog's raspberry ale is a little better than their blueberry ale in trying to taste like a fruity beer that didn't lose its way. It's sweet, a little tart, and overall refreshing, but it still lacks in a a memorable finish or in tasting like beer. Its sweetness is a little too fruity to really want to keep drinking.

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Photo of Boone757
2.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Apollo98
3.79/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lwillitz
2.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12-oz bottle into craft glass

A - 3 fingers of white over a transparent golden body loaded with visible carbonation

S - artificial raspberry flavor; smells like candy

T - raspberry flavor with a touch of wheat; mild candy-like sweetness

M - light body with medium carbonation

O - unimpressive; rather boring

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Photo of Hendry
3.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Best by 2/14/16.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of grain, raspberry candy, and raspberry soda aromas. Taste is much the same with raspberry candy, raspberry soda, and sugar flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is extremely sugary and has artificial raspberry qualities in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of papat444
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Flashback #94

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Photo of GarbageMan10
2.52/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheOakKing
3.37/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of xtonytx
2.73/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of golfwolf
1.25/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Horrible, like a raspberry soda gone bad

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Photo of mitch3114
3.19/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucular
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duff_Man
2.9/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of ALC82
3.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

decent for a berry flavored beer

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Photo of derekgw123
2.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Superbohl4
2.59/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
3.02 out of 5 based on 318 ratings.
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