SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
596 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:
596
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
147
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 596 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of T_Hass
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I tried the Dogfish Sea quench at Montanos in Roanoke. It poured a clear golden with no head and no lace. The scent is sour. The taste leans sour with cherries and sour fruit. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's ok as a sour.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeRose
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

So I take it the word play has to do with the three component beers blended to come up with this product. It is slightly hazy yellow, quite pale. It was fizzy for a few seconds, then just looks sorta flat and, well, uninteresting. Lime citrus up front on the nose, kinda oddly mineral to metallic. The taste is definitely lime, only slightly sour - far less sour than expected. But that seems like all there is in terms of flavor. Not getting much malt, can't really find the salt, and I don't really know what black limes taste like, but it does have plenty of lime flavor going on. Maybe some mouthfeel characteristics of the blended beers.

This beer seems a bit confused to me. It may have been better to have been less adventurous and do this as a staright up lime gose rather than fuss with all the blending business. Not one I need to try again.

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Photo of VaporDome
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A neat idea, 3 blended German beers. However, the citrus is overwhelming. It's hard to reach for any of those classic gose traits - salt, wheat, coriander. I'm not sure if the flavor really hits the best of all 3 styles. It's refreshing, but it's too much. The tartness is great, but I can't even find a hint of wheat or malt. Not even any cracker notes. Pass.

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Photo of mikr
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Barely cloudy, pale yellow, with a white, creamy ring.

I just get a ton of sticky honey and lemony tea on the nose. Reminds me of a little home remedy that perks up the senses.

Taste is lemon, wheat, a touch of lime and a hint of salt.

Feel is tangy, medium bodied, and soft.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pjwilson
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drinks like a Gose. Part of me wants to drink this beer, all day everyday.

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Photo of hophugger
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale golden yellow with great aromas of salty fruit. Lots of citrus in this one with a good balance of citrus, especially lime, that brings it all together. Nice finish with a margarita background

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brauseboof
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bnes09
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy golden body, slight head fades as soon as poured, with no lacing.

S - Lime, foremost, a hit of lactic backing it up, and a tang of salt.

T - Fronts with acidity, lime, with a bit of cracker, and a close that comes back to waves of limey sourness. As it warms, the crackery malt becomes more pronounced on the close, trailing through the lime and salt.

M - Brisk carbonation and moderate sourness make this a prickly brew.

O - The lime works here, and the beer is definitely refreshing. Not sure I'd want to tilt a bunch of these back, but it would work nicely to clear the deck after an afternoon of hard work.

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

Light gold in color with a hazy complexion and effervescent carbonation. There's fingernail of dishwater white resting on top. I smell a healthy dose of sea salt and some tart lime and a trace of lactic acid. The taste is strongly sea salt forward, with lactic acid in the back of the palate along with some tart lime flavor. The mouth has a fair amount of depth and a touch of grittiness from all of the salt and lactic acid.

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Photo of scott2269
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of arevalo
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbratt93
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 596 ratings.
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