SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.84/5
Very Good
885 Ratings
SeaQuench AleSeaQuench Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Leipzig 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
Ranking:
#17,310
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
885
pDev:
10.68%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
246
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Ratings: 885 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I’ve tried several Gose varieties and have never liked any of them. Got this one at a music festival not knowing it was a “sour”/Gose. I really liked it. The combo of the kolsch and Berlinerweisse. The lime also takes out a lot of the tartness bite. Top notch and I’ll drink this again.

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Photo of goopy
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MKrauss
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seakayak
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePold
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of williamphelps
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

LOOK: Opaque pretty Orange-Amber color with Gold hues. Thin rim of bubbles with no head or lacing. 3.5

SMELL: Bright zesty lime with slight saltiness. Pleasant but simple. 3.75

TASTE: Super bright zesty lime and lemon front settles into peachy, orange, lime finish that is clean and bright unlike beery flatness of Odd13 Duraznodor I had yesterday. Clean though pithy zestiness lingers somewhat unpleasantly. 4.0

FEEL: Tingling on palate is intense and beginning and continues into finish. Acidity pinches back of jaw. 4.0

OVERALL: Easy drinking, flavorful, but chugable Gose that other than the unpleasant lingering zesty tannin is exactly what I am looking for in a Gose. Fuller and more intense in flavor than the El Gose by Avery. 4.0

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Photo of kevin3046
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale hazy yellow. Head quickly dissipates to nothing. Lacing almost non existent. Has the smell of limes. Slightly creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Has a pronounced lime sourness and a very mild malt sweetness. Very faintly hopped. And a dry finish. This is not my favorite style, but it is good for what it is and drinkable. When it has its sourness advertised all over the packaging. It what is expected.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eppie82
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft.

Mildly hazy yellow-orange appearance. Medium foam head upon pour. Lemony, wheat. Tartness is also there. But mostly refreshing and easy drinking for a hot summer day.

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Photo of TheGent
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrfrancis
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of labisch
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes of wheat up front with a peppery undertone, quickly followed by a strongly tart and slightly sour lime flavor. Smells of lime and lemongrass, feels a bit syrupy in the mouth from all of the tartness, although it manages to be pretty dry.

Overall I think it's like a more lime-forward bud light lime that is brewed with more attention to detail. A tad too tart for me, and not my favorite, but worth a taste for sure.

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Photo of Mooooose
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dray
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBier
2.24/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tastes like a Bud Light lime. And that’s not what I was going for. Take the sour out of the name and it won’t be so disappointing.

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Photo of DanCastillo
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitchster
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

$2.99 for a 19.2 oz can. "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 "
10 IBU, 4.9% ABV.

Pours out to a slightly hazy very pale straw golden, forming a voluminous bone white head with very good retention and lacing in part due to it's brisk carbonation, about 3.5 carbs or so, I'm guessing. The nose is of dusty basement, minerals, dry hay and lime. Mouthfeel is moderately tart, finishing quite dry with a light, selztery body. Taste is a recap of the aroma. Nice lime bite and tartness, very dry, very low bitterness, essentially no malt flavor, hay and dusty basement.

This is an interesting beer, but honestly, it's too tart for my stomach to handle more than one. I get more enjoyment putting a few limes in a beer that isn't so dry, so tart, and has more malt complexity. Worth a try but I won't be buying more.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knickfan3
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrOH
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy dark straw with white head. Next to no retention or lace.
Smells like limes and wheat malt
Pleasantly tart, rounded lime flavor and a bit of wheaty sweetness
Full, but not heavy mouthfeel, low carbonation
Pretty decent summer drinker

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 885 ratings