Not a fan of the popular IPA’s or Ales? Sea Dog Wild Blueberry is your match in beer. After tasting Sea Dog Wild Blueberry for the first time, it has become my favorite and certainly doesn’t fall short with its extra kick of sweetness.
Brewed in Bangor, Maine by Sea Dog Brewing Company, this handcrafted ale has a character of its own. The beer is accented with notes locally grown Maine blueberries and English styled ingredients according to the company’s website.
Beer Advocate’s rate the beer 79 percent. According to the website, Sea Dog Wild Blueberry won gold at the San Diego County Fair in 2008 for being the best fruit brewed beer.
When popped open, the aroma is a mixture of blueberry tart with a hint of earthy hops. The beer pours a medium amber hue with a fizzy white foam and is heavily carbonated. It leaves you with the scent of fresh blueberry muffins. With a 4.7 ABV, this fruit infused ale goes down without a struggle.
This beer surely tastes about as sweet as it smells. Flavors give a crisp feel and blend in combination. Sea Dog Wild Blueberry is an intersection between your quintessential craft beer and blueberry soft drink.
When this fruity ale hits your buds, you can immediately savor the semi-sweet fruity flavors, blended with the taste of wheat. The syrup taste had me reminiscing the beloved blueberry Dum-Dum pops.
Users of Beeradvocate.com argue that the flavors taste more artificial.
“An eruption of blueberry aroma comes from this beer, more artificial than natural,” said user BeerFMAndy. Although the aroma of the berries is more prominent, was similar to a fresh batch of blueberries. The fruity taste dominates the taste of beer, and overall feels like a dessert drink over your basic ale.
Sea Dog Wild Blueberry is a fresh, crisp and refreshing beer and a gold mine for beer drinkers, particularly new ones. Regardless of its rating, this beer deserves to be higher on the scale with it’s delightful and sugar-coated flavors. Sea Dog Wild Blueberry is an all year round beer and is perfect for Spring and Summer. Get your six pack at Bevmo and enjoy your Spring.