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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Photo of cwd
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kelly1234
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Refreshing. Light. Citrusy. Can only have 1 or 2 in a sitting as it is a little strong on the citrus.

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

Photo of JohnTurano
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnalogReigns
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keith27614
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wasn't to sure about this one, but it was delicious.
Nice and light, not to sour. perfect for a hot day during a bbq.
will revisit this one for sure. Cheers

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Photo of svobrien
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abbeydubbel
2/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Way overdone with the lime and salt. Would have been much better with more wheat in the foreground of the flavor. Tasted like a bag of lime Sour Patch Kids. Understated, delicate, or nuanced, this brew is not.

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cruzgator
4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nugget40
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevepat
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the tall 19oz can, it pours a yellow/beige sunset and straw like color. Bright and cloudy at the same time, it leaves a moderately large foam head that soon dissipates. The carbonation is visible.
The most obvious aspect of the aroma is the strong sugary lime that borders on margarita mix. Perhaps the title of th beer persuaded me because I did detect a hint of briny sea salt. There is also the aroma of old fashioned orange cream soda.
As with the aroma the dominant flavor is tart and limey with a hint of sugar. A peppery finish intermittently appears throughout formbalance. When the finish doesn't feel peppery, there is a lemon like finish. The mouthfeel features a fizzy orange cola like carbonation. I found the body not to be as light as the abv suggests as there is a certain fullness to it; perhaps more on the light medium side. What I like about this brew is that it is sour without being too acidic. Furthermore, there is even a subtle sweetness that develops mid phase. I can't put my finger on it; perhaps it is honey?
Drinking a tart brew like this often makes me seek out the more traditional elements of beer, ie something to remind me that I'm not just drinking alcoholic lime juice. For sure there is an understated wheat malt softness in the palate and even a tiny trace of hops.
Overall, I thought this was an interesting and drinkable sour, albeit slightly too limey for my tastes. Nevertheless, I could see myself having this again. I especially wish there were choices like this at Mexican restaurants, for example, in lieu of Corona, Modelo etc. as I can see how this would pair well with that cuisine.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with date on bottom

Golden in color, foamy white head. Aroma is tart citrus zest. Taste is sour, pulls in your cheeks a bit but not overpowering. A touch salty. Thin bodied.

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a lightly hazed slightly orange, with a small head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like lightly sweet lime, soft tart lemon, and wheat.

This is simple but very, very drinkable, with a really nice lemon/lime flavor, a soft wheaty finish, and a very light level of sourness. I don't get much salt from the gose part of the blend.

This is light bodied, crisp and super drinkable with a good level of carbonation.

I could see this going over quite well when it's very hot out. It's not super complex, but doesn't need to be.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really nice hazy orange tinged look to this brew with a decent white head from tap. Wheat scent with lime sweetness is what I come up with for the nose of the brew. To me this tastes like a lime tart sour beer with a lingering wheat finish. Its not too bad and quite inoffensive if you like sours but after I read that they blend three different beers together to make this I was sort of under impressed. Its a bit watery with less carbonation. This beer does go down easy.

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Photo of muchos
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spoda1983
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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