SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
586 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:
586
Reviews:
147
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
147
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 586 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of Texasfan549
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +5%
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 +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +5%
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 kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Impression from a can:

High C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw with a fast fading head; minimal lacing

Smell: Has elements of a Kolsch (clean and slightly fruity), a Gose (salty) and a Berliner Weisse (tart lime); wheat bread tones underpin

Taste: Wheat bread forward with a slightly grassy/lime tone; through the middle, the sour tones emerge with the lime increasing; the finish is moderately salty

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was quite excited to try this but I have to come out on the side of those who think there is too much going on and the sum is less than the parts

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Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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 dmorgan310
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5%
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 Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
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 nickfl
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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 Kegatron
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 586 ratings.
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