SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.84/5
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899 Ratings
SeaQuench AleSeaQuench Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,539
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
899
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
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Photo of bhawk1
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Market of Choice.

A clear yellow with an off-white head that falls off rapidly leaving no lacing, this looks solid. The nose has a nice blend of raw wheat, lime, preserved lime, a little yogurt and a little brine. The palate opens salty and tart, with a blend of lemon, the mildly fermented flavor of black limes and salt. The salt is slightly overdone here, but does detract too much. Light in body with high but fine carbonation, this beer finishes tart and clean, with the salt getting in the way of the lime flavor. There's also not a whole lot in terms of grainy/wheat notes here - this is mostly dominated by citrus and salt. There's also not a whole lot of depth to the lactic flavors here; they seem a little underdeveloped. Still, this is a solid beer.

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Photo of sarcaustic
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rkowna
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Hazy yellow appearance with a quick clearing head.

Smell - A nice mix of sweet sour lime and salt.

Taste - The lime comes at you right out of the gate but the salt is quick to follow. Interesting when the salt connects you can taste other citrus, something similar to tangerine maybe.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and tart, very much like soda water.

Overall - Good beer, I really didn't expect this. It is cool today but after doing a lot of yardwork I was thirsty and thought why not, this is a great refreshing beer.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lrend13
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super refreshing. Perfect for a hot day.
L: Drank mostly from a can. Straw yellow in color. Can't speak for the head.
S: Lime acidity with definite salinity. Tart on the nose.
T: Great. Tart and somewhat acidic, but also a nice citrusy lime flavor making it refreshing.
F: Smooth, moderate bitterness. Moderate to high carbonation.
O: Very enjoyable. Totally crushable on a hot day. I would drink again, and I am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A sour beer I actually sort of like. The tartness isn't overwhelming nor does it have a cloying, sweet mouthfeel. Actually, this beer was rather refreshing to drink. I didn't notice much salt.

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Photo of deadwig
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adosen01
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guptillian
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkarimi
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 08/29/18

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and straw yellow in color with a white, half finger width head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind a mostly barren surface with a few suds hanging out around the edge. No lacing.

Smell - Lime mostly, with lesser notes of wheat, coriander spice and salt.

Taste - Tasty combination of the tart lime, with some distant orange-like notes and spice from the coriander. Salt is prevalent, and adds a nice compliment to the lime tartness. Finish is mostly lime tartness, with lingering salinity and a trace of spice bite.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with spritzy carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a crisp, dry and refreshing finish.

Overall - Good beer, and a fantastic option for a tall boy single. Apt name; it's quenchable. Delicious. This makes for a worthy substitute while I wait for New Glory to drop the Key Lime Gose again.

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Photo of jroof1
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftyMike
4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rengersc
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Speartron
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lime peel, coriander and earthy notes on the nose. Hazy pineapple gold in colour. Pretty watery on the palette, but that is good for this sort of beer I feel. Light head that fades relatively quickly. Initial burst of lime and mild alcohol on the tongue, with coriander following behind. Some light sea salt in taste, that is mild but lingers. Mellows out with a biscuit. Is a short finish, with a slight bitterness and lingering earthy and lime peel. Very good!
6pk cans for $11.99
Would buy again, and recommend. Would pair well with a light lunch like a salad, or some sort of cheese. Pretty refreshing, I could see drinking this on a hot day or the beach.

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Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bplabernie
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tanuki1980
4.71/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very yummy! I bought a 6 pack and went in thinking I wasn't going to like this due to the sea salt but I pounded all 6 and wanted more. I honestly didn't even notice the salt at all. Just a very smooth beer with a good amount of lime and a hint of sour. Highly recommended if you like lime as I do.

My only issue was how dehydrated I was the next day. I'm not sure if it was the beer or just a fluke but I had never been so thirsty after a night of drinking as I was after drinking just 6 of these.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

19.2oz Stovepipe canned on 7-23-18.
1 1/4" head on top of a pale gold/straw and slightly hazy beer. Decent retention and hangs on as a solid cap.
Lime citrus and a mineral, briny character in the aroma.
Limeade, tangy limes and a hit of the sea salt and sourness in the quick, dry finish.
Light body, bright - each sour drink wakes up the senses. Mouth watering and puckering.
Great beer to start with, lots of flavor and easy to drink...truly gets your palate ready for more. Love the 19.2oz can here.
Good surprise, I got way more than I expected out of this beer. Will revisit.

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SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 899 ratings