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Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale Session Sour Beer*Packaging may vary

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale Session Sour Beer

Staff Pick

Gose /4.9% ABV / Delaware, United States

Product Details

Delaware, United States
Tasting Notes
Tart, Salty, Citrus, Intense
Food Pairing
Nuts, Fish - White
Suggested Glassware
Suggested Serving Temperature
40-45° F

Product Description

Objectively the most thirst-quenching beer we’ve ever brewed, SeaQuenchAle is a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kölsch, a salty Gose and a tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt. The result? A citrusy-tart union that has captured the attention and hearts of beer, wine and margarita drinkers alike!

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Community Reviews

4.6(37 Reviews)
  • Hollis
    Verified Buyer
    Oct 11 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Had COVID and couldn't taste and smell but I could detect the tang and salt on my tongue, 10/10

  • Amanda R.
    Verified Buyer
    Oct 1 2021
    Verified Buyer

    If you're into citrus-y sours, this one's for you. The lime is fresh and there's a vague salty note that balances it all out. I keep coming back to it when I want something refreshing, but don't want another freaking hard seltzer...

  • Zach
    Verified Buyer
    Sep 11 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Somewhere between a sour and pale ale, but not enough sour. Kind of disrupts the appeal by playing it safe and no pucker value. Better to get a Sour Monkey instead.

  • Robert
    Verified Buyer
    Aug 30 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Exactly mimics the taste of stomach acid during and after a vomiting episode. Improved slightly as I drank more. Would not buy again.

  • Nevada
    Verified Buyer
    May 16 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Easily drinkable. Always a favorite

  • Rachel M.
    Verified Buyer
    Apr 24 2021
    Verified Buyer

    My favorite!

  • Aaron
    Verified Buyer
    Mar 15 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Store was out and they called me with an incredible replacement option! Top notch service

    Verified Buyer
    Jan 29 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Limey and salty and so good!

  • Tami
    Verified Buyer
    Jan 24 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Needs a more salty lime flavor

    Verified Buyer
    Nov 16 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Not in a bottle.



A standard ale is a malty, mildly bitter style of beer that can trace its roots for thousands of years; the more modern style coincides with the Middle Ages when hops were thankfully introduced to the brewing process. Ale recipes use a quick-acting style of yeast that floats at the top of the brewing vessel; fermentation occurs at a balmy 70 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to the style’s signature sweet flavor and subsequent higher ABVs. A basic ale is fruity, slightly bitter and generally darker in color, though there are dozens and dozens of distinct styles of beer that qualify as an ale.
Because ales yeasts ferment at a higher temperature and create more alcoholic conditions, ales are typically darker in color than lagers and lean towards a sweeter, maltier flavor. It depends on the sort of ale you’ve selected, however, as there are over 75 unique types of ale; a pale ale tends to be more bitter and dry, a brown ale delivers a toasted nut and caramel taste, a sour ale is tart and funky and an IPA is bold and hoppy. Many traditional, European-style ales are best described as fruit-forward, warm and even a little spicy, delivering an undeniably rich tasting experience, especially the darker, robust varieties.
Ales are more alcoholic than lagers, largely due to the style of yeast and the temperature at which the yeasts ferment; ale yeasts tolerate a more alcoholic environment and thus provide a darker, richer product. A standard pub-style pale ale or basic brown ale will generally clock in around 5% ABV, though, with dozens of different styles in today’s crowded craft beer market, you can easily find a pint that packs more of a punch. IPAs, the darling of the craft brewing industry, will typically range from 6-8%, and the popular trend towards double and triple-style versions pushes these well over 10% ABV.
Beer, by definition is crafted from cereal grains (very few of which are gluten-safe) and as such, ale is not a gluten-free product; on the beer spectrum, lagers and stouts tend to contain less gluten than ales which rely on the barley and wheat malt to deliver its distinctive sweetness. Some brewers are experimenting with more gluten-safe grains, like sorghum or rice, and others are introducing an enzyme that helps remove the gluten molecules from the final products. Household names like New Belgium Brewing Company and Stone Brewing offer gluten-safe pale ales and even IPAs, though even then, you’re not guaranteed an 100% gluten-free product.
While a rhetorical question no doubt (an ale is, in fact, an ale after all), you might not know what exactly marks the difference between the two fundamental beer styles; it all comes down to the yeasts employed and the fermentation process. The process by which ales are made is much older than that of lagers, as lager yeasts originally came from South America and thus did not enter European markets for some time. Ales rely on top-fermenting yeast strains, which, as the name suggests, remain on top of the warm wort while feeding on sugars, whereas lager yeasts sink to the bottom and ferment at much colder temperatures.
Ales, especially IPAs and Belgian-style ales, tend to be higher in alcohol than other beers, so you’re likely to consume more calories and carbs per pint. A basic, 5% ABV, 12-ounce bottle of pale ale contains around 150 calories and 13 grams of carbohydrates; a common IPA (say, a Lagunitas) is closer to 190 calories and 19 grams of carbs; a glass of dark Belgian-style ale might even surpass 300 and 30 grams of carbs. Ales tend to deliver a richer, maltier taste and often appear as darker shades of ambers and toasted browns — these qualities coincide with a higher calorie count.