SeaQuench Ale is a German-style Gose that’s brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a tulip pint glass from a 12 oz. can.
What You Need to Know
The SeaQuench Ale is a hybrid between a trio of German-style brews. Dogfish Head brewers begin with a Kölsch and then add elements from a Berliner Weisse and Gose (have a look at the video below for more on that). The result is a citrusy-tart and refreshing brew. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
The ale pours a cloudy straw color with a thick head of white foam that offers modest retention.
The aroma has a scent of lime and coriander.
The palate features juicy lime spiced with coriander, sea salt, and pepper. Finishes dry and tart with lime juice. A base of wheat bread ties the palate together.
Its feel is light and smooth with low carbonation.
Overall, the SeaQuench Ale’s blend of styles produces an ale that’s not too sour, and quite easy to tilt back. It makes for a nice thirst quencher for hot summer days at the beach.
Dogfish Head recommends the following food pairings with their SeaQuench Ale: goat cheese, seafood, steamed mussels, raw oysters, and grilled chicken.
About this Beer
Watch this video from Dogfish Head founder, Sam Calagione, as he discusses the SeaQuench Ale as being a hybrid of three different beer styles.