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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat Ale is a dry, crisp refreshing ale with the added essence of raspberries.

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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
run20six2 (123) - USA - JUN 18, 2005
A very good tasting beer with a strong raspberry flavor and not a notceable taste of alcohol. Would do this one again.


3.7
beer_rookie (564) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Pre-pour thoughts. Watching post election coverage as I read this. Noticing the best by date is not notched on the bottle. Twist off cap.

Pours a light amber color. About one finger white head that fizzles away after a few moments. Only a spot of head remains right in the middle. No lacing.

Aroma is raspberry. It’s almost a natural raspberry, and it might be. Buttery, cracker. There’s a touch of earthy hops. This smells, light, and fruity, but not too much so.

Taste is light raspberry, medium cracker. It’s lightly sweet and raspberry, but a nicer gentle tartness right at the end. Again, very light and not overly fruity or artificial.

Mouthfeel is light body. Has a little graininess from the wheat. The raspberry tartness is gentle, and really compliments the beer. You could easily slam this, but I don’t think you’ll want to.

Overall this is an excellent beer. A fruit beer done right. So many times you get these and it’s crammed full of artificial stuff, or so sweet that it’s hard to drink. The phrase "less is more" applies. I like this a lot.

3.6
superspak (5591) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/5/2016. Pours fairly clear golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart raspberry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of raspberry, bready malt, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart raspberry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness and fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of raspberry, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation and bitter/tartness as well. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very good fruited wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of raspberry, bready malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.4
rjplumer (1097) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2016
The aroma is raspberry of course. Body is a bold golden color with only thin head. Has a dry raspberry taste. Only a hint of sweetness. Refreshing clean finish.

3.2
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Sea Dog’s raspberry ale is a little better than their blueberry ale in trying to taste like a fruity beer that didn’t lose its way. It’s sweet, a little tart, and overall refreshing, but it still lacks in a a memorable finish or in tasting like beer. Its sweetness is a little too fruity to really want to keep drinking.

2.8
GIJOE (1204) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Pours amber with a foamy white head. Nose is grain and raspberry. Flavor is sweet with a hint of tartness. Decent mild fruit beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
sccp1910 (251) - BRAZIL - MAY 17, 2015
Parece uma pilsen premium com a particularidade da adição de framboesa. Cerveja leve!

2.7
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2017 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant golden color with a minimal foamy white head that left no lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy raspberry. The flavor was tangy raspberry although a bit artificial. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok.

3
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Mild aroma of wheat and raspberry. Flavor more raspberry-forward with some wheat gently in background. Decent mild fruit beer; refreshing.

2.8
ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Syrupy sweetness. Could stand to have a bit more effervescence and a touch more bite.

3
User134089 (1644) - - OCT 1, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: Albertson’s in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack) Purchased: Sept. 30, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 1, 2014 Misc.: Best by Nov. 2014 Poured a honey, pale, clear color with two fingers of frothy, off-white head, which settles nicely. Good looking streams of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Average-to-below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.53) Got lager/pilsner notes to start in corn, honey wheat and grassy notes, followed by some buttery malts. After some deep whiffing I got strawberry, raspberry jam and cherry. (Smell - 3.66) Tasted a lot like what I thought I would, a lot like the smell. The fruit side dominates here with raspberry, strawberry and cherry coming through, giving way to the wheat notes - grass, honey, corn and buttery biscuit. Not that appealing. (Taste - 3.25) Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, somewhat refreshing finish. (Feel - 3.21) I’m a sucker for fruity beers and this one just didn’t do it for me. Shock Top’s Raspberry Wheat is much better. (Overall - 3.25) 3.37 78 B-


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