Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale
Sea Dog Brewing Company

Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat AleSea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #721
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,118
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 18.16%
Reviews:
367
Ratings:
1,019
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Sea Dog Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Year-round
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Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat AleSea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale
Notes: Our unique contribution to the fruit ale category features the nutty quench of wheat ale combined with the delightful aromatics and subtle fruit flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries.
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Photo of robotnewyork
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had at mellow mushroom in Gatlinburg TN. Was really craving one after a few days of hard hiking. First thing you notice is the strong blueberry aroma. The taste is pretty good, I could have gone for more intense blueberry flavor but it was still refreshing. I would have again.

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Photo of Squire
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear deep gold color with small white cap.

Aroma of clean blueberries resting on a mild grain base.

Taste is primarily blueberry but it's a natural sort of flavor that doesn't come across as strong or artificial. There is a bit of sweetness on entry that quickly blends into a mild fruit flavor that from mid palate on tastes dry and finishes dry as well. No real hop presence that I can detect but with these mild fruit beers a hop presence doesn't really add much.

Mild to medium texture with balancing carbonation.

Overall it's a pleasant fruity beer of the milder sort with a definite but clean blueberry taste that comes across as dry.

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Photo of Spikester
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear deep gold with one finger of rapidly receeding white head with splotches of head.
Smell is mild blueberries.
Taste is blueberry muffin with no hop character.
Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Finish is mildly dry and balanced.
Overall a tasty fruit beer.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought during the holidays in far-away Kenosha Wisconsin Woodman's, the picture does not fit for this summer ale designed for a tourist restaurant chain with 7 in Maine and 2 in Florida. Plus, I have the problem of not being sure my beer is the one with 999 ratings. (My label says only "Wild Blueberry.")

And by its lager Looks (clear), there is no wheat particulates and foam. (This is a flat remainder from Woodman's build-your-own-six-pack section.) I'm not for detailing a brew not worth having again, but I concur with reviewers who say the Smells of blueberry are marginally delivered in the Taste and the carbonation gives a refreshing finish... but not wheat-like... One and done.

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Photo of PMakowski
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz Bottle poured into a glass
Look - fairly clear golden appearance with not much head and no lacing on the glass. hmmm
Smell - Gee whiz. I knew it would be rich with blueberry but this is a very strong unnatural blueberry aroma and it smells exactly like a Welch's blueberry fruit gummy. It's not terrible but i was under the impression this was a fresh Maine blueberry beer
Taste - Okay much better than the smell. Blueberry dominates the taste but you get the bready wheat and the sugar which makes it taste similar to a blueberry muffin or scone. It's solid, medium body and medium-high carbonation. I can't detect much bitterness, there is some malt on the back.

Overall, the beer doesn't try to do too much, it's basically just blueberry flavored beer which is certainly refreshing in the summer to take a break from the normal beers. Not my preferred flavor and not the best fruit beer but it is tasty
I will give this beer a B-

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Photo of edc20
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very thin for a wheat beer. Also very carbonated. The combination makes it tastes like a soda. Blueberry favor is strong and overall a bit sweet. It's not bad, but it tastes kind of like something you'd drink in junior high.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.4/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

**
09/03/12

Strong Blueberry Nose, as expected.Light yellow.Crisp, though with an unexpected alcohol aftertaste. Good Light summer beer, but nothing special. Poured from Bottle to pint glass. From Beer of the month Club.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.04/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly transparent straw-to-honey gold with a thin fingernail of cotton white head.

Aromas of blueberry cereal and blueberry muffin tops. Gorgeous.

The flavor is mostly malty, with hints of straw, tart blueberries, citric acid, and a finish of lingering notes of blueberry cereal and wheat.

Feel is crisp and carbonated, slightly creamy.

Overall, a very enjoyable blueberry ale that doesn't overdo it on sweetness and is crisp and enjoyable. The blueberry flavor is natural and not fake. A simple, great, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer has been around for about 20 years. Pours a yellow in the standard SRM realm for such a thing. For being a wheat beer there doesn't seem to be much in the way of hazy particulate floating around. Aroma is a feint blueberry and some grainish-ness.

Taste, a little sweet, lacking the 'beerness' of a beer, just hits with sweet, smooth, nothing much in terms of hops or malt to speak of flavor wise. Not super terrible, but I would have to say probably below average in terms of beer, fruit or otherwise, just not impressive under any standard or genre. Too much sweet, not enough fruit, malt, hops, yeast etc. . .

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: refreshing wild blueberry, slight sweet, wheat, smooth finish. Same with the nose. Gold, clear, with a smaller head and lace in taster glass. Medium body. Not that artificial Blueberry extract some use.

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Photo of gtjwilding
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Went out of my comfort zone to try this as I'm not keen on really fruity beer but was pleasantly surprised by its subtlety. Might order again in the future.

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Photo of OzzyHxC
1.18/5  rDev -66%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from tap in Tallahassee, FL. Decent pale colored pour with a thin foam. May have had this beer a long time ago, but can't remember anything about if if I did.

I wish I had some long elegant review for you, but the reality is i couldn't stomach this beer long enough to be able to do that. Quite simply, this is the worst beer I've ever had. Barely any carbonation, and incredibly light mouthfeel with an awful, sour/spoiled and bitter blueberry aftertaste... it was all I could do to finish this beer

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Photo of Caveworm
4.34/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale | Sea Dog Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is one finger thick, solid lacing, and a clear medium golden amber body.

Smells like generous, real blueberry amidst really what I'm perceiving as a standard lager.

I taste basically a less bread-y blueberry waffle. Clean, smooth, and very, very refreshing.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale | Sea Dog Brewing Company has earned a 4.25 with me.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale brewed by Sea Dog Brewing Company, with an ABV of 4.70% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast. Thin spotty lacing on the glass. This smell is rich with Blueberry sweetness, grains and malts. You do pick up on some hop notes in the smell as well. Now for the taste, it is mild on the blueberry, and strong on the grains and malts. I will give it this it is different. Kinda on the fence with this one. It goes down nice and smooth, real clean finish. However I thought there would be more to this brew. More wheat is what I was expecting. The mouth feel of Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale is smooth, clean, light, refreshing. This brew would be nice on a hot summer day. Overall I'm giving Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale a 3.75 out of 5. I may look this brew up again to see if my opinion changes. Not the best I have had but not the worst by any means. Sea Dog Brewing Company, did an ok job with this one.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap poured into shaker pint.

A: burnished gold body with great clarity, very little to know head.

S: blueberries through and through. Some light wheat grain smells and a little coriander.

T: blueberries translate very well into the taste, lots of the wheat comes through finishes mild.

M: medium to maybe a touch light feels a little watery.

O: not really a bad beer for what it is but it isn't anything exciting either somebody who doesn't like beer would probably love it.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a good beer to drink while sitting in the sun for a while, but it's a little too sweet. At a certain point, it tastes less like beer and more like a carbonated fruit drink. Not bad, but there are better blueberry beers out there.

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Photo of Benileto
4.92/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer looks alright, head dissipated rather quickly aroma is extremely delicious, taste is very delicious I'm going to rate this as the Top fruit Beer that I have tried

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Photo of puck1225
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Clear and golden, but no head or lacing. Strong blueberry smell which is pleasant. This carries over to the taste, and it is a bit overwhelming at first. It tastes ok and goes well with ham quesadilla.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, best by date 03/07/2016 printed on the bottleneck. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Label lists this as Sea Dog Wild Blueberry, with a 4.60% abv. My second beer from Sea Dog Brewing Company.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a slightly dark golden body, one finger of thin bubbly off-white head that fades to a ring quickly. Leaves no lacing behind to speak of. Appears aptly carbonated.

S - A not so authentic smelling aroma. Blueberry pie filling on the aroma. Creamy & wheaty, with blueberry soda / candy / pie filling aromas. Doesn't smell bad or off-putting, but perhaps not entirely authentic.

T - Flavor follows the nose: subtle creamy / grainy wheat paired with a creamy blueberry soda / syrupy flavor. Crisp, flavorful, & drinkable, but again probably not 100% authentic blueberry flavor. Prominent blueberries n' cream flavor.

M - Feel is smooth & crisp. Easy-drinking, with good carbonation. Light-bodied.

Overall, not bad for what it is, but there are many more better beers available.

Sea Dog Wild Blueberry -----3.5/5

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cold single bottle, says best used by 6/03/2016 but I see no date that it was bottled on. First thing I notice is the carbonation (tons of bubbles that rise throughout the entire drinking experience) and a two finger light head which dissipated to nothing in less than 30 seconds. The color is a reminiscient of some macros, my fiance says it is yellow (haha, I'm pretty color blind).

Most incredible thing about this beer is the smell, it is overwhelmingly blueberry, almost exactly like a Dum-Dum sucker. Brought me back to my childhood's favorite sucker flavor. The taste however is very laid back, wheaty, and has only the slightest hints of blueberry and fruit. It is quite extraordinary to think that the smell is that potent without even a fraction being carried over into the taste, aromatic indeed. Not sure if I could put back more than one, as it has a creeping carbonating feeling in the stomach that concerns me, haha.

Still, it was nice to try, I wish that I could find an air freshener that smells like that. Would never know any alcohol is in it, could've got me drunk as a kid without any bitching to be had about carbonation, I don't even drink soda anymore though haha. It is thirst quenching, and would be happy to try again one day if offered but wouldn't go out of my way. Does what it does pretty well.

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Photo of BrokenEdge
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is one of those beers that's easy and enjoyable to drink, but when I really sit down and criticize it, it has some flaws. It looks pretty typical for a wheat beer, a light golden color. Not a lot of head and it doesn't last long. A lot of blueberry smell when you first open it, but while drinking it cold, there isn't much smell or flavor. As it warms, it gets a more pleasant blueberry pancake/muffin type smell and taste. Feels pretty thin and low on carbonation. Probably more enjoyable in the summer than in the dead of winter like when I had it. Not a very complex beer, but it's tasty.

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Photo of Antc2382
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a snifter

A: golden, orange nice looking brew in a snifter. S: a wonderful bouquet of blueberries. Huge scent of a blueberry bomb here, nothing subtle, my buddy smelled it 4 ft away! T: really liked it, not as overpowering as the nose felt. Tasty. F: good, but a slight longer that felt vaguely artificial. O: one of the better blueberry beers I've had, it's quality and my first beer from Sea Dog

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Photo of atr2605
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a crystal clear golden color with a white head that dissipates rather quickly
S-tons of sweet blueberry, similar to a blueberry muffin
T-more sweet blueberry, hops providing balance but not lending much in flavor
M-medium-light bodied with average carbonation
O-pretty much what you would expect from a blueberry beer

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Photo of Retroman40
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a generous but fleeting head with little to no lacing. Minimal blueberry smell - the smell is more of a typical wheat ale. Blueberry more pronounced in the flavor and finish - there is some definite tartness too. My spouse even noted (and I agree) that the blueberry flavor is more "natural" than in some other similar brews. The carbonation level is decent enough. Overall I couldn't see myself dumping down a six of this but I have to believe this would be a great desert pairing with something like chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. Not great but worth a try.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL.OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

This beer pours a light shade of amber with yellow highlights. It is topped with a fleeting white head that leaves no lacing.

I don't get a lot of blueberry in the smell. It smells like a golden ale with hints of blueberry.

The blueberry is more pronounced in the taste. It reminds me of a blueberry muffin.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a decent blueberry ale. It is nothing special but is not awful.

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Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 1019 ratings