SeaQuench Ale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

SeaQuench AleSeaQuench Ale
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #458
Ranked #19,898
3.83 | pDev: 11.23%
Sunday at 05:54 PM
Jun 16, 2016
Very Good
SeaQuench AleSeaQuench Ale
Notes: SeaQuench Ale is our session sour quencher made with lime peel, black lime and sea salt. It’s a citrusy-tart union of three German styles of beer blissfully brewed into one. We begin by brewing a straightforward Kolsch with lots of wheat and Munich Malt, then we brew a salty Gose with black limes, coriander and our sea salt. We follow it all up with a citrusy-tart Berlinerweiss made with lime juice and lime peel. All three beers are then blended together in the fermentation tank to create this German hybrid.
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Photo of Cdriver0414
4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

If you love lime like I do, this is a must have. A really refreshing summer treat. The subtle sour flavors of salt and lime are really impressive. Dogfish head proves again why they are one of the best breweries in the world.

Sunday at 05:54 PM
Photo of Perioddicals
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Perioddicals from Texas

L - Poured from a can into a Tulip glass. Color is a hazy, pale tan. Two finger head on aggressive pour.

S - Light cracker malt scents. Light citrus as well.

T - Very much a light fruit taste. It almost comes off as a champagne over top of a beer. Lemon/Lime the more I drink it, but still that initial champagne taste sticks in my head.

F - Thin-to-medium mouthfeel with light carbonation.

O - Overall this is very light and refreshing. I probably won’t add it to my regular rotation, but it does seem like a perfect summer, outdoors, or camping beer. I recommend you try it.

Jun 23, 2022
2.5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Jun 15, 2022
3.88 by Cfitty from New York on Jun 11, 2022
3.79 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jun 10, 2022
3.96 by gardner254 from Ohio on May 26, 2022
Photo of HardCider
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by HardCider from Pennsylvania

This beer pours a cloudy, pale, orange/yellow color with a significant white head that dissipates very slowly. The aroma is sweet and fruity; predominately citrus. The taste is overwhelmingly that of bitter lemon. The mouth feel is sticky and syrupy.

Apr 20, 2022
Photo of milkshakebeersucks
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Hazy, pale gold appearance with a initially large, dense white head and spotty lacing. Musty aroma. The sea salt is easy to identify; not too sure about 'black' limes, but a lot of lime nonetheless. Enjoying the tartness of the taste that matches up well with the citrus. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel leading to a lingering finish.

Apr 14, 2022
Photo of TC-Mojo
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by TC-Mojo

On draft in a plastic cup at 9:30

Apr 12, 2022
Photo of dcat151
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dcat151

Light gold color with moderate head. Arima is sour with a hint of salt air. Mouthfeel is smooth with good carbonation. Taste is sour with lime and a bit of salt. Overall a great warm weather beer.

Apr 11, 2022
Photo of chitoryu12
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Hazy pale yellow with a green tinge. Half a finger of thick white head with short retention.

Smell: Sweet wheat malt, some salty lime.

Taste: Mild sour lime and wheat malt. Mildly salty finish. Reminds me of a limeade a bit. Refreshing and not overly sour.

Mouthfeel: Average body, high carbonation.

Overall: A refreshing and light drink for a warm seaside day.

Mar 25, 2022
Photo of Whyteboar
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Whyteboar from Michigan

Had this after working far longer than I should have replacing a kitchen sink. I generally don't drink sours in cold weather but I was really thirsty in a way water can't touch. This hit the spot so well as far as taste and thirst quenching ability that I intend to have some in my beer fridge all summer long. Darn it was good. Sour enough to cut the dust but not so sour it makes you pucker. Really well done.

Mar 14, 2022
3.69 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Mar 09, 2022
Photo of ChatterVein213
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ChatterVein213

Possibly the greatest sour ever made!!! My absolute year round go-to beer. Very few other sours even come close.

Feb 13, 2022
Photo of whynot44
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by whynot44 from Missouri

Hazy gold color with just a hint of green and a nice foamy head that retreats fairly quickly but does manage a bit of lacing.
The aroma is fresh bread, lime and sea spray with a hint of grassy hops.
The taste is lime and salt up front, light wheat malt in the middle. The finish is back to salty lime fairly dry with some grassy hops.
The body is light/medium, smooth and easy to drink.
Altogether this would be a nicely refreshing beer for a hot weather cooler,, but it also goes well with most foods.

Jan 20, 2022
Photo of eatsluggs
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Hell no. The Jamieson of beers. You know what I mean.

Jan 03, 2022
Photo of Mavigo
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Mavigo from Michigan

Got this in can form from a local shop in Grand Rapids. Served in a goblet.

A: Pours a hazy gold color with a green tinge, has a white foamy head with little bits of lacing.
S: Smells of sea spray, limes, lemons, salt, peppers, and wheat.
T: Crisp and savory. Tastes of wheat, lime, salt, coriander
M: It’s crisp, dry and light.
O: I love berlinerwesses and this lime twist of the style is great, another good brew from Dogfish.

Jan 01, 2022
4.05 by Rhetion from Florida on Dec 27, 2021
3.85 by VILJ from Florida on Dec 16, 2021
Photo of lflotron
1.16/5  rDev -69.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
by lflotron from Florida

The worst beer I have ever tried. Absolutely disgusting.

Dec 15, 2021
3.65 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 29, 2021
1.9 by ohbigun from West Virginia on Nov 24, 2021
3.95 by Meddwol from Michigan on Oct 02, 2021
3.75 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Sep 20, 2021
4.32 by dsreeves from Florida on Sep 20, 2021
3.5 by Marvicsin from California on Sep 17, 2021
Photo of MNAle
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MNAle from Minnesota

The aroma is dominated by lime.

Hazy amber-orange topped by a 1 inch white head, thick, fluffy, and creamy. The head recedes fairly quickly, leaving sparse lacing. No head remnants at all after 15 minutes or so. The beer look is also hampered a bit by dark rather large floaties that settle to the bottom of the glass (I just poured, no attempt to decant).

The initial taste hits with the tart salty lime, which mellows into the middle, finishing with a very pleasant crisp tartness. The lime flavor is, of course, dominant throughout. It is a natural lime flavor like fresh-squeezed limeade. The malts (wheat?) to provide a good backbone, keeping this beer well into "you're drinking a beer" territory (I make than comment with reference to fruit-punch-doesn't-taste-like-beer entries into the style).

The body is moderate-thin and crisp with nice dancing on the tongue.

Overall, I quite liked this beer. It is refreshing, tart but not puckering sour, drifting a bit toward Margaritaville with the lime and salt, but with the malt presence keeping it well within Beer Town. Not really a "session" beer for me, though. One at a time will do nicely.

Aug 31, 2021
3.94 by RPBeerdude from Colorado on Aug 14, 2021
Photo of thebeers
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Right from popping the top, I got a nice whiff of soft lime juice tartness. It pours a hazy urine color, with an obnoxiously large white head that, thankfully in the case, has pretty poor retention. It does leave a slight cap, fat crown and decent lacing.

Besides the lime, I get some wheat bread in the nose and a perhaps psychosomatic hint seawater.

More wheat than I imagined up front in the taste, but with plenty of lime, and probably the most salt I’ve ever tasted in a beverage. What is probably a dry, wheaty finish with a twist of lime becomes a salty finish.

Very soft, almost flat feel.

This is definitely a quenching beer, and I’d have no trouble putting some back on a hot day.

Aug 06, 2021
Photo of spectru
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by spectru from Florida

August 2, 2021 - Hazy pale gold, white head recedes quickly, hardly more than a couple of fine bubble left after a couple of sips, no lacing; Smell is light but distinctive; Good tangy mouthfeel; Flavor is not bad, only slightly sour; I'm not a big fan of sours, but this one is only mildly sour, not bad.

Aug 02, 2021
3.69 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Jul 31, 2021
4.16 by ImperatorScab from Tennessee on Jul 14, 2021
2.87 by ronniebruner from Arizona on Jul 14, 2021
Photo of omalletg
4.82/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by omalletg

This beer is surprisingly pleasant. The lime and black pepper stay with you after drinking. The low alcohol content means that you can enjoy more than a single one. It’s a beautiful beer.

Jul 10, 2021
3 by doctorgary from New York on Jul 03, 2021
3.75 by rfreed from Washington on Jul 02, 2021
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