SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
403 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:
403
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
90
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

i really liked this one, i havent had much sour stuff from dogfish head, so this is something new even from them. i like the beer a lot, could drink an absolute ton of it on a hot day, but considering the brewery, i wanted this to be a little weirder, more interesting, and more unique than it is. it is majorly refreshing, more fresh lime in here than anything else it seems, and you do get the minerals and body added by the sea salt right away, they dosed that pretty hard. black limes though? im not totally sure what to look for with those, but its not anything real distinct in here, at least not what i expected it to be. the fresh lime juice is great though, it gives it another layer of acidity and bite on top of the lactic sourness, which is pretty robust here. the wheat malt seems more flavorful here too than it usually does in these styles. they have done a great job with this on the whole, and i could see it making a killer beer margarita or something like it, half the ingredients are already there! nice to have something new from these guys, its been awhile!

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

In a world where craft beer is trying its best not to taste like beer, the wheels are always spinning in the minds of Dogfish Head brewers. And while blending three traditional styles to come up with something clever, the result is a very un-Dogfish Head beer. It's actually quite normal.

The SeaQuench collaboration ale is burnish gold ale with a moderate wheaten haze and a spritzy white cap. A pass of the nose reveals a perfume of the sea along with citrus, grape and cider. Gentle sweetness is light of biscuit, bread and honeysuckle before a light pep of earth.

And with the ale bouncing off of the palate, its bright effervescence highlights the beer's underlying lemon, crabapple, white grape and bright lime flavors. Lightly of earth and must, the taste takes on a mildly bruised taste that leads to a fleeting taste of margarita. Mineral saline reinforces the brine of the sea with an after-palate of damp burlap looming.

Medium-light, brisk and refreshing, the citrusy, salty ale has a quick finish with echoes of worn woods, spice and citrus peel. Its crisp acidity is moderate and the thirst is lifted effortlessly from the palate with a semi-sour, lightly sweet series of echoes.

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Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of lime, lime and more lime. Nice tart flavor with lime and some saltiness.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 7/22/2016. Pours hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, pear, green apple, white grape, citrus peel, coriander, sea salt, wheat, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit/spice, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemon, lime, pear, green apple, white grape, citrus peel, coriander, sea salt, wheat, biscuit, light honey, herbal, grass, light lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderately tart/sour finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, pear, green apple, white grape, citrus peel, coriander, sea salt, wheat, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit/spice, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from acidity. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately acidic, and lightly creamy/grainy/saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a great gose style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/acidic yeast, fruit/spice, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of nickfl
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kegatron
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy fizzy foamy off-white head that quickly reduces to a small to medium sized patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly sour wheat and cereal grain malts. Light aromas of lime citrus and hints of briny salt.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sour wheat and cereal grain malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of lime citrus and lime zest citrus along with a light flavor of briny salt. Light amounts of lingering tartness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Not sure I really knew what to expect with a hybrid kölsch/gose/berliner weiss but I can detect some aspects of each of the styles. Not sure that I would get another of these, not that it is bad but I guess I prefer by gose or Berliner weiss on their own not as a part of a hybrid. Easy enough to drink and mostly enjoyable but it feels like something is missing.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled On 07/22/16.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, hay-hued body. No head formation.

Smell: Salted dehydrated limes with lightly grainy dough and a bit of wheat tied with a lactic ribbon.

Taste: Lightly malty, a bit of wheat underneath. Moderately salty, lightly sweet and honeyish. Tangy, tart with a moderate amount of lime (and lemon), also some far subtler hints of pear and apple. Earthy coriander, hint of herb. Good lactic quality. Rather crisp, lime-landed finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Pretty tasty and one I'd eagerly revisit.

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Photo of billab914
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Whitish dirty gold, very cloudy. Moderate head in the tulip glass. Typical spots for lace and for the style.

Light sourness to the nose. In the background a touch of berry with a pinch of salt (I may be anticipating the salt).

Sour, but not too much. The berry sweetness comes through initially but fades quickly. I'm reminded of small tart oranges. The mouthfeel leans rich but with an elevated effervescence. The finish is more of the same, like the aftermath of lemonade.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this 12oz bottle chilled in a dogfish shaped glass.
The color is a hay-like golden with mild haze and thick white head with bead of ordinary size and head settles to tiny beads. The smell is tangy fruit with lime apparent in the aroma with a wheat smell and mild salty note. The feel has good tangy and light body with subtle sour and salt combo moderately high in carbonation with mild sweetness and lingering tartness with dry finish and light salt in the feel.

The taste is very good with tangy citrus and sour wheat blending with a zest flavor and some salt yet malt is present in the taste with a light toast flavor. The balance is in the lime and salt mix with a tangy dry and lightly salty finish. Overall I appreciate the blend of flavors with nice lime tartness that doesn't overpower the base with a good addition of salt in the gose thread.

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SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.78 out of 5 based on 403 ratings.
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