SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
465 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:
465
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
107
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 465 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
1.18/5  rDev -68.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Look... I love DFH, and I like goses, but this is terrible.
Probably - no definitely - the worst offering from DFH.

Look: Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a frothy three finger head that fizzles away quickly leaving no lacing.

Smell: Aroma is of apple cider vinegar, lime juice, lemon, and a weird, salty, mineralic smell. Smells like puke to be honest... off to a bad start... uh oh what did I just buy a six pack of....

Taste: Absolutely terrible. Tastes like a skunked Corona with a lime wedge stuck in the neck of the bottle. Imagine a green jolly rancher flavor. Almost like sour mix for margaritas. Vinegary and overtly sour and astringent. Not much salt or wheat flavor to complement. A piss poor example of a gose.

Feel: Sour, like carbonated vinegar. Like sucking on a lime. Body is light with low carbonation.

I had high hopes for this but I was let down. Usually DFH is on point - unfortunately they botched this one pretty hard. It's a shame so much effort and time went into brewing three separate beers - that were pretty much defiled and raped, left to rot in the gutter- when they were blended together to concoct this abomination.

After painstakingly powering through the entire six pack (I don't drain pour) I can firmly attest to the fact that this is absolutely, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the worst thing DFH has ever decided to put in a bottle.

No offense to the boys down at DFH, I love you all, but you gotta go back to the drawing board on this here one.

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Photo of DesertFox24
1.44/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of teromous
2.2/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I don't see any bottle date listed.

Appearance: Light hazy golden body with absolutely no head. A fizzy white head forms when poured but nothing stays longer than a few seconds. No retention or lacing.

Aroma: Not much to go off of here. There is a bit of sulfur and that is it.

Taste: Watered down wheat flavor with just a touch of watered down lemon. Very unimpressive flavors here.

Mouthfeel: It has a good mouthfeel with a nice light tartness and a clean dry finish. The carbonation is just right to ease the beer across the palate delivering an overall clean and easy drinking experience.

Overall: A very unimpressive beer that is not memorable. It is 4.9% ABV yet is somehow a session sour. The most impressive part of this gose/session sour is the image of a black lime. It is not a beer I would recommend or drink again.

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Photo of Rammed96
2.25/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Walleybeer
2.43/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rderedin
2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dasotelo50
2.71/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bundy462
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AGust82
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with white head. Citrus, lime mostly, funk, tartness, and some wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with tartness and citrus.

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Photo of mikr
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VeganUndead
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This should be used as a back for shots of tequila...

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of smakawhat
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Judging by how quickly this dissolved into nothing, I am sure glass ware at this point has a minimal purpose.

Opaque dull lemon body, and a head that snaps and dissolves instantly. Soda like appearance with no collar, no head. Continuing soda pinhead bubbles keep coming up to provide a sense that this is a beer but barely. This looks dead on arival.

Aroma is big on dry grain. A huge sense of unbleached white flour just permeates everywhere. Mild sensing aromas of bile and vomit. Yikes, not even getting qualities of citrus on this at all… This is coming out like another DFH disaster creation written all over it since Theobrama.

Palate actually manages to save itself considerably. More of the dry grain aroma goes into a big deeper malt quality of dense dough and bread at least. Some light citrus tang on this that has a good amount of zesty flavors. Aftertaste is big on sticky dough and paste like globbing grains. Good quenching zesty aftertaste of limes and citrus oils that really compliment the malt thickness. Truly thick feeling rich citrus oil while staying away from soda and watery qualities

This has been one brew that has gone all over the place whose style just isn't really clear. Regardless that's what you expect from the mad man at DFH. Still, from first appearance, to first smell though, I was ready to pour this out let alone touch my lips. Much room for improvement here.

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Photo of puck1225
3.17/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Cloudy yellow, very short lived head and no real lacing. Smell is a bit too much of the sea. The taste is tart, lemony, and better than the smell.

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Photo of travolta
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of swierczt
3.18/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LeRose
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

So I take it the word play has to do with the three component beers blended to come up with this product. It is slightly hazy yellow, quite pale. It was fizzy for a few seconds, then just looks sorta flat and, well, uninteresting. Lime citrus up front on the nose, kinda oddly mineral to metallic. The taste is definitely lime, only slightly sour - far less sour than expected. But that seems like all there is in terms of flavor. Not getting much malt, can't really find the salt, and I don't really know what black limes taste like, but it does have plenty of lime flavor going on. Maybe some mouthfeel characteristics of the blended beers.

This beer seems a bit confused to me. It may have been better to have been less adventurous and do this as a staright up lime gose rather than fuss with all the blending business. Not one I need to try again.

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Photo of VaporDome
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kathleenturin22
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerTest
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.8 out of 5 based on 465 ratings.
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