Sea Dog Owl's Head Light Ale | Sea Dog Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: English Pale Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Owls Head is a crisp, light ale with a light golden color and a good clean taste. Enjoy a hand crafted light beer brewed with only the freshest ingredients.

Added by thekevlarkid on 01-21-2009

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Lucnifter
3.21/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.2/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a thin white head.

Smell: Light hops and sweeter barley like notes.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Very Smooth light bodied. Taste of wheat and sweeter corn like flavor.

Overall: OK light lager. Refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.26/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

On tap at the brewery in North Conway, NH.

Pours a clear golden straw color with a small pure white head. No retention at all but some decent lacing.

Try as I might, I couldn't detect much of anything on the aroma. I got the faintest whiff of some hops, but that was about it.

The taste was also extremely faint. What flavors I could pick up were quite grainy. There's a touch of bitter hops at the end.

The feel was watery thin with moderate at best carbonation. There's a subtle lingering bitterness on the end of each sip. Like someone decided to spritz up their tap water with some beer.

Overall, I suppose I don't know what I expected from a "Light Ale". The flavors and aromas are just far too faint for my liking and what's there isn't very good to begin with. I had hoped this would be a clean, refreshing beer but what I really got was water.

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Photo of Hopstout
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
1.52/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of xtonytx
2.18/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.08/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mitch3114
3.04/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Enriquehopnog
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of rderedin
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of trotnixon
1/5  rDev -62.5%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At Sea Dog (South Portland location):

In a pint glass:

A: transparent golden colored body with no visible head (that might have left before I recieved my beer), lacing was lightly spotty and left no visible rings

S: pale malts and just a touch of hops

T: malts and the hops, but nothing particularly interesting

M: very light, very sessionable, no harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste, crisp, clean finish

O: not a bad beer and I think I would have this again, but nothing to scream about.

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Photo of bakerm3
3/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of WesWes
3.25/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a 1/2" white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light, pale malt scent with a touch of hops and ringwood yeast esters. The taste is average. It has a light and grainy, pilsner malt flavor that's watery, yet quaffable. It's devoid of malt character, yet has a faint hop taste. It goes down easy with crisp, clean finish. The mouthfeel is average. It's a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a great hot weather beer. It's light and low in alcohol. It would be a great session ale for the hot months of the year.

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Photo of bishopdc0
2.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a light better then say a bud but not much. There is no aroma and the look is very light golden color. The head was there but dissipates quickly. This starts with a sweet wheat tastes that finishes fast. For a light its ok not the best but not the worst.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
2.39/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Off the tap this beer was a bleached golden color. The head was one-finger, snow-white, retained decently and left good lacing. The aroma... was non-existent. Lame. The flavors were also weak, hints of grain and very light pale malt with a semi-bitter character at the end. The mouthfeel was miserably watery, the body light and the carbonation medium. Craft-brewed, beer-flavored water.

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Sea Dog Owl's Head Light Ale from Sea Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.67 out of 5 with 18 ratings