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SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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SeaQuench AleSeaQuench Ale
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
693 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:
#12,383
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
693
pDev:
10.44%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
177
Trade:
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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, bottled on 07/22/16. Served in a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Translucent with a lot of chill haze (got a bit less translucent and down to hazy as it warmed up) with a golden color with a hint of black to the hue. Initial white head died back really fast to nothing. No lacing.

Smell: Lime and a tiny hint of some sourness/acid (vinegar).

Taste: Light sourness tempered with a little sweetness right up front, and then a strong lime tartness. There is a pause after the tartness and then I get a grainy finish.

Mouthfeel: Slick, good carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: Interesting and unusual. Not sure I would have it again or a lot of it, but refreshing and easily drinkable. Not much to look at, but a good strong flavor. Went well with pasta.

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

Photo of 57md
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light straw color with very little head but a great deal of effervescence. The nose has some random citrus notes. The flavor is reminiscent of champagne.

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of duvel1979
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwarren82
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Lucular
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle, this beer is a somewhat cloudy/hazy light to medium golden color with numerous streams of little bubbles continuously and fairly rapidly rising towards the beer's surface. Has a creamy looking white head that's about an inch thick when first poured that settles pretty quickly solid 1/5 of an inch thick. Not much lacing at all here. Aromas of some grainy malts and certainly lime are present along with a slight musty hint. Tastewise, this has a grainy malt presence followed by a bit of wheat that gives way to a slightly musty, lime tart flavor with a decent hint of sourness. Rounded out with a good hint of salt for sure. This is one of the less salty goses I feel I've had while concurrently being one of the more tart, sour, and must ones. interesting indeed and quite enjoyable and refreshing. Has a crisp, slightly prickly, yet also somewhat smooth, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a very clean finish. easy to drink in the good way well crafted beer of this sort ought to be. Worth a try for sure. I'll certainly have this one again.

Eric

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice flavors, citrus sour and tart, salty, not too puckery. Refreshing though, well-balanced for what is used, and it doesn't go to the off-tasting extreme as I expected it might go based on seeing many reviews here prior to tasting it.
This is solid for a session.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pockets1337
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dewsby
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hop_junkie
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
1.18/5  rDev -69.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Look... I love DFH, and I like goses, but this is terrible.
Probably - no definitely - the worst offering from DFH.

Look: Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a frothy three finger head that fizzles away quickly leaving no lacing.

Smell: Aroma is of apple cider vinegar, lime juice, lemon, and a weird, salty, mineralic smell. Smells like puke to be honest... off to a bad start... uh oh what did I just buy a six pack of....

Taste: Absolutely terrible. Tastes like a skunked Corona with a lime wedge stuck in the neck of the bottle. Imagine a green jolly rancher flavor. Almost like sour mix for margaritas. Vinegary and overtly sour and astringent. Not much salt or wheat flavor to complement. A piss poor example of a gose.

Feel: Sour, like carbonated vinegar. Like sucking on a lime. Body is light with low carbonation.

I had high hopes for this but I was let down. Usually DFH is on point - unfortunately they botched this one pretty hard. It's a shame so much effort and time went into brewing three separate beers - that were pretty much defiled and raped, left to rot in the gutter- when they were blended together to concoct this abomination.

After painstakingly powering through the entire six pack (I don't drain pour) I can firmly attest to the fact that this is absolutely, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the worst thing DFH has ever decided to put in a bottle.

No offense to the boys down at DFH, I love you all, but you gotta go back to the drawing board on this here one.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _Adam_
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rezknello
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpaethJam
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rypkr
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 693 ratings
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