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
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 404 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seaquench Ale pours a bright golden color, with a lacing head that won't die. Tart aroma. Taste is mildly sour, nice mellow lime flavors, and hints of salt, that finishes slightly tart. Good body and feel. Overall, a very nice mellow Gose, that is easy to drink, with mellow fruit flavors.

 293 characters

Photo of justinm4bama
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fades down to nothing

S: Light tartness and acidity from the limes along with some salinity and wheat notes

T: Starts off with the tart limes and some citrus notes, followed by the salinity and fruitiness. Coriander comes through lightly. Finishes with a light tartness and lingering wheat

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid hybrid that is easy to drink and not too tart and acidic. Good for a few

 505 characters

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

Photo of pisomojado8
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love session sours that aren't too sour. This kolsch/gose/berlinerweiss hybrid is another home run for Dogfish Head. Would love to have a few of these at a Mexican beach!

 172 characters

Photo of crotharagain
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A solid session sour that's not too sour. It's like a salty limeade with a slight hint of alcohol. Very nice beer to enjoy sitting in the sun on a warm day after a bike ride or other workout. Hits the spot. Will pick it up again.

 233 characters

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale yellow. Foamy, medium, white head that Fades fast.

Smells malt, salt, lime, light funk.

Tastes light lime, tart, citrus. Then light grassy and light funky. Fading to a dry mouth watering finish with a tart lime linger and light salt. Lighter to medium body and fizzy higher medium carbonation.

 306 characters

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

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

Photo of Tarheel219
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale greenish yellow with bubbly white head that struggles to hang around.

Smells of sour yeast, lime, salt, and some peppery spice.

A salty sour hit of yeast up front giving way to a deep full lime flavor finishes dry and tart with floral herbal notes backed by peppery spice. A very interesting beer.

 313 characters

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The aroma really doesn't mess around in terms of lime notes. After a while, some lacto appears, but this is all about the lime. Straightforward yet pleasing - similar to the flavor profile. Initial notes of white bread, cereal grain, and vanilla quickly give way to powerful, lime-laden finish. It doesn't have a balls-out sourness, but some tart notes are evident. It's well carbonated, effortlessly light, and refreshing. This won't win any awards for complexity, but it accomplishes everything I want from this kind of beer...and then some. People who like Mexican lagers will probably love this.

3.52/5: One of the finer DFH brews I've had in a while

 655 characters

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Whitish dirty gold, very cloudy. Moderate head in the tulip glass. Typical spots for lace and for the style.

Light sourness to the nose. In the background a touch of berry with a pinch of salt (I may be anticipating the salt).

Sour, but not too much. The berry sweetness comes through initially but fades quickly. I'm reminded of small tart oranges. The mouthfeel leans rich but with an elevated effervescence. The finish is more of the same, like the aftermath of lemonade.

 478 characters

Photo of grittybrews
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Really surprised by how much I like this one. Seems a little mild and pedestrian at first, but there's a lot going on beneath the surface once this beer opens up. It's salty, spritzy, zesty and herbaceous. Interesting interplay of earthy notes and soft tropical/papaya flavors. Plenty of limey citrus on the finish. Could happily crush a bunch of these on a hot day.

 366 characters

Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe