SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.83/5
Very Good
833 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
Ranking:
#14,609
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
833
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I ain't even gonna lie, this was an enjoyable Dogfish Head beer. Serious, you didn't read that wrong and there are no typos. Pours a hazy yellow with 1/2" white head. Aroma smacked of tartness, salt and pepper (shoop).

Taste is a nice, predictable affair that isn't weird for the sake of being weird. Everything drops nice and not overly exotic. Just boom, tight light tart body, salt and pepper, that's all you need to know taste wise. Mouthfeel is appropriate, there is a certain levity to it made for hot weather, but a easy drinking pursuit throughout.

Magnets/Dogfish Head? How do they work?

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, straw color with a minimal white head that fades away rapidly. Smells of lime, salt, wheat, and tart. Taste is tart up front, wheat, fades into lime and sour, then into a salty finish. Lighter body, clean and crisp finish. Complex, yet well distinguished flavors. Almost too busy, almost, but it works. Nice summer beer.

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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 JLaw55
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emeyer
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spindelphia
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of zkoehn
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the Crabtree Beer Garden, delivered in a pint glass with no head and little lacing and a light straw color. Scent was that of lime and salty-wheat (?)...the blended gose notes really came through. Smooth feel and nice aftertaste, this is an extremely refreshing beverage, perfect for summer!

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: hazy straw with fast rising bubbles under a 1/2" quickly dissipating white foam collar

S: Layers of lime rise from the glass as it fills. There are three or four distinct lime aromas - juice, peel, and a couple of other suspects. It also has some tart and saltine smells.

T: The palate is lime, lime, lime - at least three different kinds - limeade, key lime pie and straight lime with the black lime in the background broadening the limeness out a bit. SeaQuench is mildly tart and salted.

F: The body is light to medium light and the carbonation is medium high.

O: This is surprisingly very drinkable beer that retains enough beer character and does not taste like some over sweetened fruity malt beverage designed for non-beer drinkers.

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Photo of mchegash
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Slarson7
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EN27
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked the way this was billed, as a session sour. I think they delivered on the subtitle perfectly. For the style it may be a bit extreme.

It pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a tiny head that immediately disappears. The aroma is a muddied fresh yeasty smell. The taste is slightly over the top sour, with nothing else really leaving an impression. It leaves a very refreshed mouthfeel.

This aptly billed sour is highly recommended for a refreshing, unique beverage. Now on to the rest of today's session, sours!

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Photo of NickTutino
4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can into a cylinder glass. Had a dark orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing here.

S: A nice aroma of light citrus fruit, salt, wheat, and spices.

T: Tasted of a lot of the signature gose salt content (not too much), a good amount of wheat, citrus fruit (lime, lemon), some spices (coriander) and light malt. Like most goses, this one has a light, sweet / salty character. Very tasty and easy to drink. Lightweight and fruity.

F: A good amount of carbonation with an incredibly lively finish. Light-bodied.

O: A solidly made, drinkable gose. This is certainly a good session beer for the hotter months of the year.

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Photo of mikeinportc
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maillard
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 833 ratings