SeaQuench Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-16-2016

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Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williahd
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of descobar
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

color is pale gold with an effervescent head with minimal retention. has an unfiltered haze as you would see in a regular german wheat beer. on the nose, its citrus and sea salt. bready, doughy malts and yeasts. light sourness and spice. it is light bodied and has a creamy texture. moderate carbonation and tart astringency. flavor is a combo of limes, sea salt, bread and coriander spice. there is significant acidity and bitterness for balance. super refreshing. the finish is dry with lingering acidity and bitterness. - more gose than either berliner or kolsch but has more hop presence than any of those styles.

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Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Not particularly a Gose, a bit of a hybrid of a few styles. Crackle of the head shows a lacing dissapating fast, mildly hazed dull golden yellow hue. Smells of lime zest, a mild sour note from the black limes, and a touch of breadiness. Really love the depth of the lime flavor, the lime peel and the black limes play off of the palate well with some maltiness in the background to keep the tartness in check. Modest hopping, clean for the most part, and a slight salty tone middle to end shows there is lot going on in this brew. Very refreshing not only from the crispness but the sour / salted tone as well.

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Photo of moodyxc9
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 7.22.16

L - Golden with clarity, no head or lacing, which is perfect for the style

S - Coriander, lime, salt, and the sourness is evident

T - Lemon, lime, salt, sourness, gose, and all are well balanced

F - Medium body and high carbonation

O - This brew really is a great blend of gose, sour, wit, wheat. Great beer, and only 4.9%

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Photo of icemanls4
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy golden, with an off-white head of suds and little to no lace.

Aroma: Tart and sour, with hints of the lime and citrus. Interesting and unusual.

Taste: Brisk and tart, with plenty of lime. Sea salt comes in near the finish here. This is a refreshing and light-bodied refresher that is very tasty and creative. Cheers!

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Dogfish Head's SeaQuench Ale for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for something on the sour side tonight, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into into a teku.

A- The label looks ok, the design goes with the beer, but it isn't the most eye catching label. It poured a nice yellow color that take on more of a golden hue when held to the light with a fingers worth of fizzy, bubbly off white head that quickly faded to nothing and it didn't leave any lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, but I wish it had some better head and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the sour lime aroma being the first to show up and it goes into the malts which impart a doughy, sweet malt, grainy, pale malt, biscuit and bready aromas. This beer has a nice aroma, it's well balanced.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with that same sour lime aspect that I got in the aroma with some other citrus flavors showing up in the background and it imparts a higher amount of medium sourness. Up next comes the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but they are just a little lighter this time. On the finish the sourness doesn't really linger too much and it had a sour fruit and malty aftertaste. This is a pretty nice sour, it's not over sour and it's well balanced.

M- Smooth, pretty crisp, a little clean, a little refreshing, on the light side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and a nice example of the style, I see where they were going with this beer, it had like a light margarita like aspect to it and I think the lightness of the beer is right where it needs to be. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them. What I like the most about this beer is the taste and mouthfeel, they were both nice and the highlights of this beer. What I like the least about this beer is the aroma, I wish it had better head and lacing. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for a session sour and I would recommend it for anyone looking for the same; All in all was liked this beer, but I think it could be just a little better if ir had a little more complexity. It's not a favorite Dogfish Head beer and it's a nice example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid session sour, keep it up.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

August 2016 - on tap pour that is cloudy yellow/white with foam layers. Saltwater nose, salty lemon/lime citrus flavors. Really smooth. Strong lime throughout. Excellent.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy deep straw/pale gold producing barely 1.5 fingers of fizzy, foamy, very shortlived white head that leaves no lacing, collar ring or surface cap. Moderate effervesce streaming from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is tart/acidic, lemon/lime citrus & grainy wheat with hints of something graham cracker like, vegetal, coriander & mineral in a briney background. Taste is tangy, salty, lemon/lime citrus, vegetal & mineral with hints of grainy malt, wheat & coriander. Finishes tart & very dry. Aftertaste is briney, mineral, citrus, lightly tart & faintly bitter. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation that dissipates as the brew warms, mouthwatering & puckering, crisp, prickly & very dry. Very salty. Interesting as a KolschXGoseXBerlinerweisse hybrid but that is pretty much where it stops.

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Photo of DesertFox24
1.44/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of 98green
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Looks like apple juice, slight haze. Smell is light lime. The taste has a candy sour thing, like a sour patch kid. I wouldn't call it fake flavor at all. The flavor is all lime for sure. I get ghe salty kick, don't sense the corriander. The sour is very much fruity acid, not vinegar. Feel is solid, strong carb. Overall sours aren't my wheelhouse, but I can do the gose fruit side. I like this quite a bit

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into narrow pilsner glass: color is straw, a little dense looking, head is brighter white, feint lacing.

Smell is tart, citrusy upfront, then light saltiness, and a fairly moderate strength lacto funk to finish it out - the lacto funk makes the aroma and brings around the 3 styles.

Taste is also tart, fresh, citrusy, salt flavor is light but there, coriander is also subtle but present, lacto funkiness is not noticeable but the drying acidity with the other beer flavors works well; tartness might be too much or too strong for the most representative of the styles included.

Mouthfeel is gose/berlinner heavy with drying acidity but also some moderate malty presence and thickness before the acidity takes over.

Overall a beer i personally had lower expectations based on the description - too much going on - but the kolsch/gose/berlinner qualities are obviously similar enough and the execution of the brew was on target to make it work well and create a solid, delicious brew.

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Photo of ConorGolden
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is my first time trying a beer of this style and I have to say its not too bad. You have to have a refined palette to enjoy something like this. I think it could use a little more German wheat backbone but its alright. Its sessionable and easy to drink. You taste a nice tartness of lime, you can taste the salt, and a little wheat in there too. I guess the best way to describe this beer for someone who hasn't had anything like this is imagine a Corona with a lime inside of it... and it actually tastes good. I know that can be hard to imagine since Corona is probably the worst beer ever created but this is what a Corona wish it could be like. Corona is so bad that the only way you can drink it is by putting a lime inside of it. This beer has all of the components and it actually tastes good.

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Photo of lovindahops
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of webmanspidey
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

SeaQuench Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 746 ratings