SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
404 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:
404
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
91
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 404 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of csnyder83
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tsgooch79
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkn09
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kbgratz
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattboyer182
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great refreshing summer ale. Had on tap at Ocean Odyssey's 30th anniv party. Bright, fresh thirst quencher. Probably my new favorite for a light citrus oriented beer. The tartness is crisp and dry.The core flavors really show off the interplay of the salt and the lime. The combo is spot on. Have to say I never thought I'd see black lime in a beer. But it is DFH isn't it. And it works.

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Photo of JKasten988
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 bluehende
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adamschorr
4.82/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another amazing beer from Dogfish! Highly innovative. Very drinkable. The mix of flavors is just perfect—the salt and the sour complement each other brilliantly.

This is a bright colored beer. You get a nice lime aroma.

This will be my go to summer beer.

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Photo of rydev24
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Judging by how quickly this dissolved into nothing, I am sure glass ware at this point has a minimal purpose.

Opaque dull lemon body, and a head that snaps and dissolves instantly. Soda like appearance with no collar, no head. Continuing soda pinhead bubbles keep coming up to provide a sense that this is a beer but barely. This looks dead on arival.

Aroma is big on dry grain. A huge sense of unbleached white flour just permeates everywhere. Mild sensing aromas of bile and vomit. Yikes, not even getting qualities of citrus on this at all… This is coming out like another DFH disaster creation written all over it since Theobrama.

Palate actually manages to save itself considerably. More of the dry grain aroma goes into a big deeper malt quality of dense dough and bread at least. Some light citrus tang on this that has a good amount of zesty flavors. Aftertaste is big on sticky dough and paste like globbing grains. Good quenching zesty aftertaste of limes and citrus oils that really compliment the malt thickness. Truly thick feeling rich citrus oil while staying away from soda and watery qualities

This has been one brew that has gone all over the place whose style just isn't really clear. Regardless that's what you expect from the mad man at DFH. Still, from first appearance, to first smell though, I was ready to pour this out let alone touch my lips. Much room for improvement here.

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Photo of eluvah
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JratBones
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjgpy3
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty good for a sour. Though I might be biased (they're my favourite brewery).

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

Photo of Remybeer
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another incredible beer from DFH. The first sip surprises you as a bit tart but wanting more. With the next sip you get exciting lime up front followed with a sea salt finish. This beer lights up your mouth. So tasty. Perfect with a lobster roll.

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Photo of cjohns73
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.78 out of 5 based on 404 ratings.
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