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Sea Dog Apricot | Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Sea Dog ApricotSea Dog Apricot
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sea Dog Apricot Wheat Beer is a crisp and quenching wheat ale with a subtle essence of fresh apricots.

Added by Jason on 06-06-2006

BEER STATS
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
289
Avg:
3.03
pDev:
32.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by Winter:
Photo of Winter
3.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden amber with a short-lived white head. Aroma has a sweet apricot nose to it, along with some feint wheat malt. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with fizzy carbonation. Apricot dominates the flavor, but it's not overly sweet. Wheat malt is present toward the back. This is an "ok", but not great fruit beer. It goes down easy but without much afterthought. Overall, not very exciting.

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Photo of oberon
2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this for the wife but I wound up drinking it,poured a clear light golden with a decent one finger white head that is gone pretty quickly.Artificial apricot and big sweetness in the nose not much else to be had maybe a bit of toastiness.Real cloying on the palate apricot flavor is there in a big overly sweet form nothing els can cut thru the sweetness there.The sweet flavors are overbearing it might be good for a non beer drinker but the sweetness was just to much for me.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer was a golden color with a fairly small head, even with an aggressive pour. Apricot aroma, very sweet. The taste was the same as the aroma, along with a taste of grain. I thought this beer was a little too sweet for my taste; wouldn't want to drink more than one of these at a sitting.

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Photo of csmartin6
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of bishopdc0
1.84/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

If you like apricot candy you will love this beer. i however do not. I was hoping for less of of an apricot and more beer but alas. This is overwhelmingly apricot aroma, like that of a jolly rancher. The appearance is average for a wheat light golden in color. The taste is sweet and dry but has to much of fruit flavor with no finish. This could be very drinkable for some but to much for me.

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Photo of JakerLou
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Jason
2.32/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz brown twist off bottle with a "Best Enjoyed Before" freshness date on the label.

A- Crystal clear walnut stain color, quick to froth but quicker to dissipate into nothing. Almost looks like a wine-cooler.

S- Apricot hard candy, faint grain in the back. Sterile ... uneventful aroma.

T&M- Light refreshing crispness, light bodied. Basic fruit flavor of apricot on top of a bland beer base. Finishes dry with only a memory of the fruit and a slight astringent grain.

D- Bartles & Jaymes anyone? Boring, just an other bland fruit beer. They must of broken out the cookie cutter for this one. What is the next flavor of the week going to be? FYI, Apricot is so yesterday.

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Photo of tigg924
3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear, no head, dark gold

Smell: peaches, apricots, and wheat

Taste: I think it tastes like a beer version of peaches and cream

Mouthfeel: sweet, light, watery, and smooth

Drinkability: I had their variety pack, so all of these reviews are similar. This was my second favorite of the three and was very drinkable especially in the summer..My experience is Sea Dog does good fruity beers..I could drink a lot of this in the summer, especially as an overall drink.

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Photo of JayEvans813
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of bpfrush
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of juicebox
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of zapx
4/5  rDev +32%

Photo of clark25
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of briandaube
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.54/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yellow beer with no signs of apricot in it, very thin white head that immediately leaves this realm. Smells of apricot and sugar.

Apricot and cereal flavors, with added sugar in the taste. Not terrible, but tastes so unlike just straight up apricot the fruit. Can't finish dry or clean, that sugary kids cereal mouthfeel just hangs on throughout the beer. Not my cup of tea, like most of the Sea Dog offerings, this one is just a straight up unitiated chick beer.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Apperance - Effervescent clear golden pour. Initially a fluffy white head disappearing quickly and leaving no lacing.

Smell - Dried apricots and light malts.

Taste - Mild apricot sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and effervescent. Light bodied.

Drinkability - Nice and easy to drink, but I would have liked more apricot taste.

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Photo of slim24
4/5  rDev +32%

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Auraan
2.61/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Scents of apricot. That's about all I picked up. Flavor is mostly of apricot, but an off sort of apricot, with a slight hint of malt. No bitterness, no wheat. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation. This combines with the flavor to make it drink a lot like a fruit soda. It's refreshing I suppose, but not really at all what a good fruit beer should taste like. The fruit is there, but it doesn't taste quite natural and the wheat is non-existent, though the bottle only calls it "Apricot" so maybe they changed something. It's nothing special, and fairly mediocre as far as fruit beers go.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.02/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hammarby
3.17/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber with an offwhite head, that goes away quite fast.
S: When poured the apricot really hits you. Apricot (dried), some malt. After a while the presence of apricot diminishes, red berries, some buttery tones.
T: Malt, apricot, a bit perfumed, pez. Aftertaste of dried apricots and - cheese doodles! And pez. Taste not bad but strange. Maybe it takes some getting used to.
M: Tiny bubbles of carboration, light in body. Kind of thin, almost flat to the feel, yet get's you burping immediately.

I had hopes for this, but felt a bit let down. The apricot's there, but the thin quality and light body is not a good partner for the apricot taste. I can't decide wether I like it or not, but I had hoped for a richer body. I can't find the wheat anywhere. I will have to try this one soon again, maybe get a pair of them, because even though I was dissapointed I feel there's something there to be discovered. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking.

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Sea Dog Apricot from Sea Dog Brewing Company
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