SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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SeaQuench AleSeaQuench Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
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#13,917
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
771
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy yet still crystal golden color, with a firm white head of 1/2 finger.

Tart aromas - shock tarts, white bread, sharp lemon and lime and citrus.

Flavors of lime and pie crust, sea salt, shock tart, black lime, limoncello, hay.

Feel is crisp but not clean, kinda starchy but not overly so. Puckering finish.

Overall a pretty decent sour but nothing mind blowing. It's a beer. Yep.

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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markallmon
2.22/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I love sours, but this didn't have the flavor I look for in a good sour. Was more bitter and very salty. Tastes more like a margarita but not in a good way.

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Photo of Sable
2.76/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oh, Dogfish Head, what have you done? Sea Quench takes two strong flavors and pairs them. First we have lime. And lime peel. And black limes, which are just a more exotic version of, yes, that's correct limes. What they all bring to the table is a sour bitterness. So that's basically what this is. A sour, bitter session ale. And what does a sour, bitter session ale need more than anything? Yes, salt. That's where the sea comes into this equation. Salt. Lots of salt. Not like that tiny touch of salt that makes hot chocolate palatable. This tastes of a Dead Sea's with of salt. Not only is it the entire backtaste, but it lingers. A lot. You know, this is reminding me of something ... That's it! It's beer Gatorade! Maybe it would taste better if I were all hot and sweaty. Maybe it doesn't taste good when you don't need it? All I can say is I'm glad it came in this little bitty can rather than a pint bottle.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.49/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsBrandiAnn
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light & Golden, so good for Spring on the balcony with friends. At first taste it wasn't my favorite, I'm obsessed with sours so I think how light it was wasn't impressing at first. But on a warm day its light drinking doesn't make you feel full and 3 sips in your hooked. It's such a good session beer. Tart & fresh :)

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3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.26/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.73/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Emil's Tavern on March 16, 2018. SeaQuench Ale is a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kolsch, a salty Gose and a tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt.

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Photo of mamaraza
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Slightly hazy golden pour from the can into a tulip. A foamy-fizzy white head shoots up to about an inch tall but fails to stick around for that long. A small belt around the beer deposits spotty lace.

S- Tart lactic acid along with fresh zesty limes. A hint of pale grains and cereal but the citrus and bugs overshadow that and a hint of floral spice.

T- Again the lime added and the lactic acid hint from the fermentation are the stars of the brew. Overall it has a very citrusy character with fresh lime zest and citrus oil up front and hints of cereal, wheat, spice, salt and bread later on. Well balanced with a nice tartness but not a palate breaking sourness.

MF- Light bodied with a fluffy and frothy texture. Enough creaminess to make the beer pleasant on the taste buds but not too rich so it is certainly quaffable. Ends tart.

Lime still feels like one of those ingredients that has a ton of potential if used correctly in beer and this pairs fresh lime flavors with a solid, somewhat mild Gose base.

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3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm glad I have more than one of these cause I needed to down a couple before I could even put down in words what this beer means to me...

Packaged in cans with a Sept 2017 date, I cracked them open to find they have very little foam and non-existent lacing, but the orange coloration I found very appealing and unique. Normally I like beers with head and lacing, but this orange-hued liquid got a pass on me, this one beer - this one time. The smell was light on the nose but still distinctive in its orange and lime flavored odors - sweet to the point that it, at first, reminded me of a wine cooler. After closer inspection, I noted some hops as a background scent. Mouthfeel was light and well carbonated with a dry finish, oh so dry, but not so that you couldn't still detect the citrusy taste to the beer. And speaking of the taste, this was probably the most accessible sour I have had to date - some "pucker power" but not overwhelming in the least. In fact, as the beer warmed, it vaguely reminded me of one of those sour candy balls. Again, reminding me of the overall uniqueness of this DFH offering. Nonetheless, though I was intrigued and it was most definitely out of the normal experience I have when trying a new brew, it still fell short to my particular likes. Not a bad beer, just not something I would seek out moving forward.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 771 ratings