SeaQuench Ale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

SeaQuench AleSeaQuench Ale
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Leipzig Gose
Ranked #330
Ranked #16,188
3.86 | pDev: 10.62%
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Very Good
SeaQuench AleSeaQuench Ale
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 251 | Ratings: 1,023
Photo of Isalazar7
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- hazy golden color.
Smell- clean with hints of lime.
Taste- sour but really refreshing. Lime is the dominant flavor but it’s easier to drink than I thought. Great beer for a hot summer day!
Mouth feel- light.

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Photo of cjard
4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Hazy yellow with a finger of lacing that dissipates quickly.

Smell: Sour lime smell with a hint of malt

Taste: Sour lime tartness with salty undertones. Extremely smooth and easy to drink.

Feel: Nice carbonation that goes down smooth

Overall: The tartness of this beer is extremely refreshing and the salt works really well. It's very good on its own and I'm sure with spicy food or seafood it would be even better. Get this beer if you love sour things like I do.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Market of Choice.

A clear yellow with an off-white head that falls off rapidly leaving no lacing, this looks solid. The nose has a nice blend of raw wheat, lime, preserved lime, a little yogurt and a little brine. The palate opens salty and tart, with a blend of lemon, the mildly fermented flavor of black limes and salt. The salt is slightly overdone here, but does detract too much. Light in body with high but fine carbonation, this beer finishes tart and clean, with the salt getting in the way of the lime flavor. There's also not a whole lot in terms of grainy/wheat notes here - this is mostly dominated by citrus and salt. There's also not a whole lot of depth to the lactic flavors here; they seem a little underdeveloped. Still, this is a solid beer.

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Photo of rkowna
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Hazy yellow appearance with a quick clearing head.

Smell - A nice mix of sweet sour lime and salt.

Taste - The lime comes at you right out of the gate but the salt is quick to follow. Interesting when the salt connects you can taste other citrus, something similar to tangerine maybe.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and tart, very much like soda water.

Overall - Good beer, I really didn't expect this. It is cool today but after doing a lot of yardwork I was thirsty and thought why not, this is a great refreshing beer.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super refreshing. Perfect for a hot day.
L: Drank mostly from a can. Straw yellow in color. Can't speak for the head.
S: Lime acidity with definite salinity. Tart on the nose.
T: Great. Tart and somewhat acidic, but also a nice citrusy lime flavor making it refreshing.
F: Smooth, moderate bitterness. Moderate to high carbonation.
O: Very enjoyable. Totally crushable on a hot day. I would drink again, and I am grateful to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A sour beer I actually sort of like. The tartness isn't overwhelming nor does it have a cloying, sweet mouthfeel. Actually, this beer was rather refreshing to drink. I didn't notice much salt.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 08/29/18

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and straw yellow in color with a white, half finger width head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind a mostly barren surface with a few suds hanging out around the edge. No lacing.

Smell - Lime mostly, with lesser notes of wheat, coriander spice and salt.

Taste - Tasty combination of the tart lime, with some distant orange-like notes and spice from the coriander. Salt is prevalent, and adds a nice compliment to the lime tartness. Finish is mostly lime tartness, with lingering salinity and a trace of spice bite.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with spritzy carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a crisp, dry and refreshing finish.

Overall - Good beer, and a fantastic option for a tall boy single. Apt name; it's quenchable. Delicious. This makes for a worthy substitute while I wait for New Glory to drop the Key Lime Gose again.

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Photo of Speartron
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lime peel, coriander and earthy notes on the nose. Hazy pineapple gold in colour. Pretty watery on the palette, but that is good for this sort of beer I feel. Light head that fades relatively quickly. Initial burst of lime and mild alcohol on the tongue, with coriander following behind. Some light sea salt in taste, that is mild but lingers. Mellows out with a biscuit. Is a short finish, with a slight bitterness and lingering earthy and lime peel. Very good!
6pk cans for $11.99
Would buy again, and recommend. Would pair well with a light lunch like a salad, or some sort of cheese. Pretty refreshing, I could see drinking this on a hot day or the beach.

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Photo of tanuki1980
4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very yummy! I bought a 6 pack and went in thinking I wasn't going to like this due to the sea salt but I pounded all 6 and wanted more. I honestly didn't even notice the salt at all. Just a very smooth beer with a good amount of lime and a hint of sour. Highly recommended if you like lime as I do.

My only issue was how dehydrated I was the next day. I'm not sure if it was the beer or just a fluke but I had never been so thirsty after a night of drinking as I was after drinking just 6 of these.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

19.2oz Stovepipe canned on 7-23-18.
1 1/4" head on top of a pale gold/straw and slightly hazy beer. Decent retention and hangs on as a solid cap.
Lime citrus and a mineral, briny character in the aroma.
Limeade, tangy limes and a hit of the sea salt and sourness in the quick, dry finish.
Light body, bright - each sour drink wakes up the senses. Mouth watering and puckering.
Great beer to start with, lots of flavor and easy to drink...truly gets your palate ready for more. Love the 19.2oz can here.
Good surprise, I got way more than I expected out of this beer. Will revisit.

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Photo of ABabbidge
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow and slightly cloudy, quickly dissipating head. Smells of lime and has a tartness to it. Taste is similar in that it is heavy on lime, but has more of a malt presence to balance out the tartness. Is sour upfront with a little saltiness in the end. Crisp and refreshing, this is my go-to summer beer.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice Gose. Drank this one straight from the can. The aroma is exactly what you would expect: line, lime, and more lime. The first sip kicked me right in the tonsils: sour, tart, and salty. Not getting a lot of the coriander, but the lime and salt are refreshing and tasty enough together. Liked it well enough to follow up with another right after.

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Photo of Trappist_Reprobate
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Jurassic Park Mosquito in Amber, Delaware Sunset.
S: WIshing Well Breeze.
T: Wheat Penny+Sea Salt+Rose's Lime Juice
F: Tour de France Sweat
O: 3.50

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Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
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 williamphelps
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -6.5%
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 eppie82
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


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 labisch
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
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 Mitchster
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
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 MrOH
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
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 Billybrewer
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I will start by saying tha5 I am not a fan of sours. I’ve tried many expensive flemish style sours. The Sea Quench is the only sour that I will buy a case of. It’s made from lime juice, peel, black limes and sea salt. It’s best served very cold and perfect on a hot summer day. Like it’s name, it’s great when you are thirsty and it packs some flavor. Enjoy!

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Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, I’m still trying to get used to the idea that good beer comes in cans, but this is more proof. Dogfish has done an elegant job of blending three German styles into a pleasing whole - for me it’s mostly a pleasantly sour Gose. Very pretty pale amber color. Citrus forward nose, with nice notes of bready yeasts (from the kolsch?). The taste begins with a gentle sour edge and rapidly expands into very enjoyable saltiness, palest malts and a kiss of hops. Appropriately crisp feel. Perfect for a sunny summer evening.

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Photo of FBarber
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a completely cloudy opaque orange color. Thin white head dissipates leaving no residual head.

Aroma has notes of wheat, wheat bread, some hints of grain, a nice lime tartness, and a slight note of salt on the finish. Really a very refreshing aroma.

Taste upfront is lime and citrus, strong tartness giving way to a wheat backbone. Hint of saltiness is present but quite mild.

Bright vibrant carbonation. Slightly puckering tartness up front dissipating slowly through the finish.

Very nice beer from Dogfish Head ... Kind of a Frankenstein of styles, but a very tasty beer.

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Photo of jaialai-untilidie
1.26/5  rDev -67.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Barely drinkable. Like drinking limeade with no sugar. The tartness rings throughout. The black lime doesnt work, makes an already over tart sour taste bitter. Pucker up baby!

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Photo of EMH73
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque bright golden color with a huge white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. Smells of salt, malts and lime. Tastes of lime, salt, some sweet malts and some floral elements. Light to medium bodied, lightly carbonated, tart and dry yet very refreshing.

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