Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale | Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat AleSea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale

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:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
4.7% ABV, "Beer with natural flavor added" Best Enjoyed before J 13 notched on label.

A - Crystal clear golden yellow in color, Sea Dog Wild Blueberry is much darker than one's standard fruit-infused light beer. The tall column of white foam subsides quickly leaving little lace behind.

S - An eruption of blueberry aroma comes from this beer, more artificial than natural, but not syrupy or overburdened with sugar. It's aroma reminds me of the filled Twizzler bites which I'm now craving. Soft wheat and smooth pale malt provide a balancing, hop-less base.

T - Blueberry changes becoming, oddly, more artificial feeling while actually tasting more like real blueberries. Trying to wrap my head around exactly what's going on with the blueberry addition is exhausting, especially since I enjoy it. Moving on, Wild Blueberry has a rather plain, nonintrusive base of pale and wheat malt.

M - Medium-light bodied, Sea Dog Wild Blueberry has a strange "normal" level of carbonation, not a prickly over-carbonated level one might expect. It actually makes the feel a little thin as the beer finishes rather clean, lingering with a hint of the fruit.

O - I immediately feel in love with this beer at World of Beer on Brady Street in Milwaukee, served with a few small blueberries at the bottom of the pint. I find the tap version a bit more elevated than this bottle, but it's quite a refreshing, easy drinking fruit beer with good blueberry taste and wheat smoothness nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Immortale25
2.87/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pint glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a 3/4 inch fizzy white head that immediately dissipates to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and minimal surface foam. Little to no lacing.

S- Sugary sweet blueberry is detected as soon as the can was popped. In fact, all you can smell is blueberry. There's hardly any trace of wheat malt or alcohol and zero hop aroma.

T- Blueberry syrup and a touch of wheat but there's so much sugary blueberry sweetness, the wheat might as well not bother. Barely any alcohol detected and no bitterness.

M- Medium-low carbonation leaves the beer lame and boring. Body isn't incredibly light but light enough to add to the lack of excitement. The blueberry leaves a light syrupy coating on the tongue.

O- I used to like this beer when I was first getting into "craft" but now I find it way too heavy on the blueberry to the point that it just tastes like blueberry flavored seltzer water. Obviously one that's mainly for the ladies.

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Murrhey
2.89/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap at the Yardhouse in Costa Mesa, Calif. Reviewed from notes.

A- Two finger white head. Weak retention. Semi-cloudy, pale golden color.

S- Strong with the blueberries. Some light malts as well, but the smell is obviously skewed toward the berries.

T- Wheaty and strong blueberry flavor. Kind of stale and bitter, but doesn't overpower anything.

M- Lighter, very wet and attacking carbonation.

O- Pass on this one. Nice novelty, but grows old very quickly.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow color with a thin white head, no lacing.

Smell: Blueberries, honey, and wheat.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of mild blueberries, alcohol and maybe some honey on the aftertaste.

Overall: Good, average blueberry beer. Nothing special, but not bad. Worth a try if you have the chance.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 959 ratings.
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