SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

very good
548 Ratings
SeaQuench AleSeaQuench Ale

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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.

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Ratings: 548 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of Zazzi82
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThickNStout
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 2.09. Bottled 7/22/16. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours a hazy, pale yellow with an initial finger of white head that dissipates quickly to a few faint wisps on the surface and a thin, broken rail that fails to impart any lacing.

Smells of lime, soured wheat, faint salt and wet earthy hay. Muted but pleasant enough.

The soft, tart opening flavor of faded lime is joined by moderately sour wheat grain, wet hay, a dash of lime and a faint hint of cilantro. It's light, inoffensive and easy to drink but fails to really do much for me.

Light body with slight but zippy carbonation. Aftertaste of desweetened lime, salt and wet hay.

Another interesting experiment from Dogfish Head, SeaQuench Ale is easy enough to drink but doesn't seem to know what it wants to be when it grows up. Glad I tried it but happy I bought just the single.

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Photo of Some_guy
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm not usually a huge fan of citrus in my beer, but SeaQuench surprised me in a good way. There is no mistaking that there is lime in it, but it is so well balanced with this style of beer that it fits well. This is a great summer beer. It's got just the right amount of tartness and it's very refreshing.

If you want a light and really drinkable summer beer, try it as a substitute for your usual hef or saison.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours almost no head and the only that accumulates are a bunch of bubbles that dissipate very quickly. The beer itself has a pretty good look to it. It's a nice medium yellow with slight orange notes to it. It has a fairly light and refreshing look that goes well since this has 'quench' in the title.

The smell is good and simple.. The notes aren't overwhelming or weird but a nice mix of wheat with light citrus notes and a tiny bit of lemon tart to it.

The taste is as good and simple as the smell. The wheat is a bit weaker and comes in the aftertaste while the citrus, salt, and tart notes take center. The salt note isn't very strong but has enough of a presence that it connects the lemon citrus and tart notes.

The feel is pretty good. It has a nice refreshing finish with an acidic bite to it. The carbonation also gives it a nice feel as well.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer for the summer and worth getting while it's hot. The beer won't cater to most tastes but it's a good one and worth going for.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ddl2it
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERwithBIG-AL
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy yellow-orange color, very carbonated on first pour. Head goes away shortly after pouring. Definitely has a sour, fruity smell, also has hint of the "salty" smell. Taste is of tart lime, would even like a bit more salt. Easy for me to drink!

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Photo of hypnotoad1
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a fun beer that blends the culinary ingredient well into the beer character. The sour is bright and refreshing, but on the milder side. There's just enough salt to know its there, the beer smells like a seaside dessert with the lime juice. I'll take another.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
2.2/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I don't see any bottle date listed.

Appearance: Light hazy golden body with absolutely no head. A fizzy white head forms when poured but nothing stays longer than a few seconds. No retention or lacing.

Aroma: Not much to go off of here. There is a bit of sulfur and that is it.

Taste: Watered down wheat flavor with just a touch of watered down lemon. Very unimpressive flavors here.

Mouthfeel: It has a good mouthfeel with a nice light tartness and a clean dry finish. The carbonation is just right to ease the beer across the palate delivering an overall clean and easy drinking experience.

Overall: A very unimpressive beer that is not memorable. It is 4.9% ABV yet is somehow a session sour. The most impressive part of this gose/session sour is the image of a black lime. It is not a beer I would recommend or drink again.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sendbeer
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangebison
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, medium-yellow in color, kind of lemonade-y. Light layer of foam that disappears quickly. Lots of grainy wheat in the aroma, along with some lactic/yogurt-y elements and lime peel. Big, punchy hit of salt and tart citrus up front, with a doughy, grainy middle. Lots of wheat malt, plus some green-apple and lactic character, similar to Festina Peche. Lightly tart throughout, with very subtle salinity and a tangy, cereal grain-ish finish. Medium body, heavier than I'd expected, exceedingly refreshing. One sip invites the next to an extreme degree.

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Photo of csnyder83
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tsgooch79
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkn09
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.79 out of 5 based on 548 ratings.
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