SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
412 Ratings
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
Ratings:
412
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a weizen glass

This beer pours a hazy yellow color. It is topped with two inches of creamy white head that leaves little lacing.

It has a briny, citrus aroma. I get more of a lemon smell than lime though. I am messed up.

The taste is tart with lime and noticeable salinity.

Dry mouthfeel

This is a nice refreshing, summer beer. It was definitely worth picking up a six pack.

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Photo of Alrobtx
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with a March 2017 canning date.
Not attractive looking hazy body with a short lived head.
Mildly tart aroma with a relatively strong bread malt. A moderately-high tart flavor. Hints of soft, ripe pitted fruits and limes. Salty.
Smooth body with low carbonation.

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Photo of Bigbens42
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of citrus and some sea salt.

Tastes of the citrus with pale malt and the salt. Citrus leads off with notes of lime mostly followed by a bit of lemon. Malts add next with some pale malts and grainy sweetness. A bit of wheat comes through before the salt adds some mineral notes. Finishes fairly clean with a bit of lingering salt and lime.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty good gose.

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Photo of KarlHvK
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hogrider
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint

Pours a pale yellow with a one-finger fuzzy white head. Smells of toasted wheat, lime peel, coriander and toasted malt. Tastes of tart lemon and toasted wheat, along with a bit of sweet malt. The finish is dry with a linger of toasted wheat. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish. Nice beach beer that goes down quick.

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Photo of Danielr26
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pretty non-descript gose, has a nice tartness & all of that but just blends into the crowd. I couldn't discern any lime flavor, but it checks all of the other boxes even if it is somewhat generic

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Photo of Yancey82
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aglassplease
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright white head crisp flavor. Just the right amount of sour

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Photo of Coffeeist
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw in color with lots of fizzy head for a sour. It smells tart with lots of lime showcased. Lots of lime juice is apparent in its refreshing, sour flavor. It's definitely briny. Finishes crisp and quite clean for it's style. Remains refreshing throughout. There is a lot to like about this beer.

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Photo of Uniobrew31
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a big DFH lover but this stuff is the perfect hot summer day beer. Somewhere between a shandy and a Berliner weis you will find this beer. Outstandingly refreshing and juicy. I will be killing a few cases of this before the snow flies for sure!

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Photo of Snyderama
4.8/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was the day. Maybe it was the moment. But damn if it wasn't one of the most refreshing surprises I could've hoped for. Simply Quaffable. Clean juicy finish.
I'll have another for sure.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can.

Looks a slightly hazy yellow gold. A bit of white head on the pour then fades completely.
Smells nice and refreshing, lime and somewhat briney tart yeast aromas.
Taste is similar to the nose, getting a good mix of lime juice and bitter citrus rind and some subtle herbal or spicy notes. Bright and tart sourness, pretty well balanced.
Feels nice, sour but pretty crisp and refreshing. A little bit of slick oils linger in the end.

Overall, very tasty, refreshing beer that I'm happy to drink more of.
I really can't tell the difference between using regular limes and using "black limes" as advertised on the can, but I don't mind.

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Photo of Lelampp
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can
Canned On: 03/17/17

Pours a hazy pale yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some citrus, tart. The taste is malty, yeasty, citrusy, tart. Medium body. Overall, a nice little brew.

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SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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