SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
595 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:
595
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
146
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 595 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of Roguer
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good head production, but relatively poor retention. Brew is a murky, translucent dark yellow.

Tart and light aroma, full of pale grains, citrus, and salt. Very inviting.

Flavor follows: it's not unlike a lime dessert, with a body smoother and creamier than expected, yet still lively and crisp. The salt adds a lovely balancing component.

An absolutely crushable ale, worth taking big, gulping sips at a time.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.57/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jake-northrup
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great, easy drinking brew. Pours a pale gold with a tinge of green, and leaves a light frothy head. Not extremely aromatic, but very effervescent mouth feel, and incredibly refreshing. Finish is a nice tart taste of fresh lime and light citrus hops. Awesome beer, and relatively sessionable.

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Photo of JackVegas83
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of probert
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raime
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

As part of mix a six from Jake's Liquor in Monroe Mi. The only place in town to stop for craft beer that won't sell you an exploder. Can to mason jar.

Look - Pours a murky golden with a finger of head. Moderate to minimal clarity seemingly dependant upon how unsettled or settled that the beer is.

Smell - Alright hopefully nobody calls me crazy but you gotta REALLY take a whiff of this one to even get beyond which seems like an adjunct profile. Has a big almost creamed corn presence but the salinity is there. Limes in the background.

Taste - The salinity is there with a good amount of whatever gives off that adjunctness. Limes are present but minimal.

Feel - Salinity apparently, moderate bodied with a low level of carbonation. Swallows easy and moderately sweet.

Overall - I mean I have to be completely honest and compare this to others in the style I don't really see it. Think a tasty adjunct with other flavors and a dosage of salt and you'll have this beer pretty much down. Like a gose fucks an AAL and the hybrid goes off to fuck a wheat ale. I dunno how to feel here.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMFBOSTON
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice frothy head good retention no lacing crisp easy drinking ale nice lime bite not to sour good balance between the two excellent summer beer have had this a feq times now and very good different with the line but great on a hot day

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Photo of Amb3do
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of stella77artois
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours Haley straw with nice fluffy head that dissipated quicker than if like.
The aroma was citrusy and tart with a slight fruity yeast ones from the kolsch.
It was a very nice beer, I love Berliners and gooses are growing on me. This was super clean with a very nice grainy maltiness with tons of lime. The tartness isn't dominating and the salt wasn't very present, it was there but it didn't take over other aspects of the beer.
Overall, I really enjoyed it. My main problem with gose is the salt being overdone, I really enjoyed it as a hybrid beer. Even though it sounded a little gimmicky it was really well done.

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

Photo of MikeWard
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 3/17/17, so over 4 months old here.

Looks nice, kind of a syrupy hazy straw yellow color. small white head which disappears completely half way down. Not much in the way of lacing.

aroma is strictly of lime, nothing else.

lime is the prevalent flavor here as well, but there is also some bite from the sea salt. The abv is only 4.9, and it's completely hidden, given one the impression of drinking tart slightly salty lime juice. but oddly enough, at least for this palate on a hot summers day, it actually works.

Mouth is around medium, finish is tart lime.

Overall, this is a bit of an odd beer where the sum is greater than the parts. I find sours, other than in the summer months, pretty taxing, and i'm guessing this would be the same. a refreshing summer quaff.

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Photo of FFFjunkie
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look is effervescent golden yellow. Pours with 1.5 fingers of white head.

Aroma is nice lime and maybe some sea salt.

Taste is subtle lime and sea salt. The lime could be a little more tart but so it goes...

Feel is crisp and bubbly as carb is moderately high.

Overall a nice interesting beer. Crushable during hot weather. I was just looking for a little more tartness from the lime.

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Photo of JonathanED
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brob245
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mglenn
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of brocktune
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wesmaze
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I can't say that I've had another sour beer because honestly they never sounded tempting. After drinking this beer I'm going to have to try more. It's the perfect summer beer, with the taste of lime and a hint of salt it's nice and refreshing. Highly recommend.

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

Photo of NilocRellim
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear honey colour. Notes of lime peel, light malts, a little bitter hops, and spiciness. Tastes tart and juicy; lime zest, pie crust, slight saltiness, crisp and refreshing. Reminiscent of a gose. Clean finish.

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Photo of cwd
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 595 ratings.
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