Sea Dog Apricot | Sea Dog Brewing Company

Sea Dog ApricotSea Dog Apricot
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Sea Dog ApricotSea Dog Apricot

Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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Ratings: 292 |  Reviews: 120
Photo of soupieman
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
2.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear, pale amber, with a small finger of head that vanished quickly.

S: The apricots are definitely there, up front an pleasant. Malted grain is distant in the background. There's not much else -- no depth/complexity to the aromas.

T: Mildly sweet malt, with mild, slightly tart apricot flavors. Maybe a little hops bitterness, but just enough to notice. Basically, it's pretty meek in the taste department, with no strong flavors, pleasant or otherwise.

M: Moist at first, with decent carbonation and crispness. The finish was rather dry.

O: A fruity version of the session beer, best drunk cold and quickly. It wasn't bad in the sense of unpleasant flavors, but it was just so bland. I wish the brewers would have had the guts to put some real apricot and beer flavor in it -- they might have had a much better product.

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of metter98
3.32/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Rattle n' Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color with some hints of amber hues and no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that eventually completely faded away.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of apricots in the nose, similar to what you would get if you sniffed a jar of apricot preserves.
T: The taste prominently features flavors of apricots without any associated sweetness. No wheat is detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems a little one-dimensional with all of the apricot flavors, but is easy to drink, especially for a novice craft beer drinker that likes things that are fruity.

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Photo of bzach
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +54.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of UncleRuckus
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of socon67
3.47/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden pour with a beige foam that shrinks quickly.

S - Smells like fresh apricots, though after a while it does seem like the scent of artificial flavoring.

T - Tastes like a light drinking ale with some fruit flavor. A bit gimmicky, but pleasant anyway.

M - Easy to drink and feel slight. But the sugary fruit flavor would make me want to try aomething else.

O - This would be a fun beer for people who are wine cooler\cocktail drinkers and you wanted to offer beer. I get that the craft community would find this as a bad attempt at a fruit beer, but I thought it was okay.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a clear apple juice gold, eggshell head dissipates to a ring quickly.

Smells of sweet apricot and oranges.

Tastes of mild apricot and orange over soft wheaty malt.

Medium body with a coarse tingle of carbonation over the roof of the mouth.

Light, tart and refreshing. Very easy to drink. Nothing special, but good for what it is and thirst quenching. Would be pretty easy to session too. Not especially "beer"-ish though.

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Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - translucent copper with a quarter of an inch of fizzy white head that quickly fades away

S - intense sweet apricot with faint underlying wheat

T - artificial apricot

M - light bodied, a bit syrupy, crisp, a bit heavily carbonated

Well, there's no mistaking this for what it is. A light bodied beer with apricot syrup added. It's easy to drink and refreshing but you will definitely notice the syrupy qualities. If you enjoy apricots this is worth a try.

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a crystal clear, bright, orange-gold coloring with no head whatsoever. Aromas of sugary sweet apricot, almost to the point of smelling like a Jolly Rancher. Flavors are light, but once again supersweet. A roasty wheat backbone is quickly overpowered by the previously mentioned candy-like apricot sweetness. Too much on the tastebuds. The aftertaste is left a cloying, sweet letdown with a slight effervescent feel from the carbonation and light body. Slick, light finish. Meh.

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Sea Dog Apricot from Sea Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 12.3% out of 100 with 292 ratings
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