Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale | Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat AleSea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale
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Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat AleSea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of golfwolf
1.25/5  rDev -58.7%
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 ibashmuck
1.26/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a medium foamy head on a decidedly uncloudy light amber body. Taste and smell were exactly the same: all raspberry, all the time. Couldn't spot anything, including any wheat ale characteristics (this is listed on the bottle as a wheat ale). Medium carbonation, but that really doesn't matter unless you can get past the raspberry, which I couldn't.

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1.5/5  rDev -50.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -42.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
1.86/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The worst offering Sea Dog has. This one is just a tad more horrible than the Apricot Wheat, as this one doesn't even have a raspberry taste to it. It's just an odd mix of fake fruity flavors in a malted beverage. I could only drink half of one and threw the rest out. Bad stuff right here.

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Photo of alleykatking
1.88/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a golden color with light red hue to it. One finger white head shows poor retention. Light spotty lace on the sides of the glass.

S- Sickly artifical raspberries on the overall aroma. This might actually be the worst artifical raspberry aroma I have actually smelled. Some malted wheat in the background with a light adjunct cereal tone to it as well.

T- Raspberry and when I say that I mean artifical raspberry all around the flavor. I couldn't really taste much of anything else..maybe a little malted wheat in the backend with more of a alcohol finish.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation is higher than what it should be for the style. Raspberry is all I can taste with some sweet alcohol in the aftertaste. Light drying on the palate from the alcohol. Flavors are raspberry overload and not balanced. No off flavors except for the artificial raspberry.

D- This beer was a artifical raspberry mess. The ABV was low on it but it could almost be like drinking Boones Farm. Watery at times and a mess of flavors. Not a good beer at all in my opinion.

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2/5  rDev -34%

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2/5  rDev -34%

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2/5  rDev -34%

Photo of changeup45
2/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well what do you expect from a fruit beer. No surprises here. Golden colored, thin head and a beer with a whole lot of raspberries. Shocker. Sorry but raspberry is really all I come up with. Tastes is very carbonated as well. Yeah, I didn't really like it.

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2/5  rDev -34%

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2/5  rDev -34%

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2/5  rDev -34%

Photo of hwwty4
2.09/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a 12oz bottle into a Chimay Chalice. Pours a hazy off straw with a nice white head but leaves no lacing, but probably because I'm drinking it too cold. Wow, if Fun Dip had a raspberry flavored sugar, that's what it smells exactly like. Reminds me of A.D.D. Taste is like a Sweet and Low version of the raspberry Fun Dip. Yuck, but its saving grace is that some of the wheat comes through on the finish. Mouthfeel is thin at best. Not recommended.

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Photo of 99bottles
2.12/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried this on tap with my girlfriend. I don't think I would have gone for it without her around. It pours a dark gold-maroon color that looks suspect. I'm willing to bet there's something artificial. Smell - of rasberries. Taste. Uggg. Sweet corn syrup rasberry flavor. That's the only thing. Where's the wheat? Seems to be filtered, no trace of yeast. Man, this is hardly beer. I don't know what to call this. It tastes like rasberry sugar water. Uggg. More like a wine cooler. Never again.

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Photo of ectomorph
2.15/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark gold in color with very small/thin head that fades fast. No lace.

S - Mild fruity notes with some light bread. Not horrible.

T - Raspberry up front (artificial for sure)with some watery hop finish. Weak

M - Watery and almost flat, not good.

D - Not for me I'm afraid..

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Photo of pmcadamis
2.19/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - A 1/2 finger white head sits atop a golden/copper clear brew, and recedes to a wisp of haze within a minute.

S - Raspberry candy and raspberry/cherry syrup. Smells artificial a piece of hard candy.

T - Raspberry jolly ranchers, raspberry seeds, and raspberry cool-aide. Nothing very beer-like going on's pretty much like a boring lager with added raspberry syrup.

M - Foamy, light bodied, macro-lagery cheapness.

D - My fiance really likes the blueberry beer from this brewer, but the raspberry is no where near as good.

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Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
2.2/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Objectiveness can only go so far. I cannot believe I am drinking this, this....thing. The only semi-redeeming quality is its color. Pours boring gold with red hue. Smell, what do you think it smells like? !?!?!? Taste like fruit punch seltzer with a stale aftertaste.

This not my type of beer, now or ever.

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Photo of Portertime
2.2/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sea dog is a female friendly beer. I know this because when I poured it at the tasting at my store, all the college girls loved it. Poured a blasé, thin amber color. They could have at least put a hint of red. This makes believe this will be a fake raspberry taste. Smell was thin and dominated by that faux raspberry puree sweetness. The taste was surprisingly tame and not oversweet but did not offer any complexity and actually took a turn for the worse with a flat maltiness and say, rasberry flavored Cheerios in the finish. Not the beer for me.

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Photo of necoadam
2.21/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured out a deep golden color with a big white head. Smell was a bit too sweet with the raspberries. Some faint wheat aromas show up as well. Taste wasn't that great either. Sweet fake raspberry flavors ride the palate for the majority of the time. No other flavors showed up for the show. Mouthfeel was light to medium with some big carbonation. Finished too cloying and I wouldn't be able to handle a second one of these. Pass.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
2.23/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I like raspberries. My favorite fruit. But this beer is lacking. Pours very pale and clear. No head and almost no carbonation. Nose is fruity, but no idea what other than the hint on the bottle that it is a raspberry beer. Flavor is barely malty with hardly any hop presence. Raspberries are present but make me think raspberry flavored water thanks to the use of chemicals. It is very light and could be refreshing in the right situation (can't think of one really). The SO even turned her head at this beer. Mostly undrinkable because of the odd chemical raspberry flavors.

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Photo of bigbeerdrinka
2.24/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours a very light pale amber color, almost watery looking with a tiny white head that dissipates quite quickly without a lace. Aromas are of slight wheat, artificially sweet rasberry flavors, and a slight malt. For flavor this beer hits up front initially with the sweet rasberry flavors, which IMHO were just way to sweet and overwhelmed the beer flavors. Following there are some malt tones, and just a hint of wheat (to the point that I almost can't even call this a wheat beer) and a bit of a buttery like flavor. This beer finishes supersweet, with an almost tangy feeling on the pallate that just makes this beer undrinkable. The fruit flavors just don't taste right, and dominate the flavor of this beer to where is should be call a rasberry malternative instead of a fruit beer. Carbonation was nice and crisp to go along with the light body of this beer but overall it still couldn't pull this beer into something worth drinking

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Photo of mrcraft
2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

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Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
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