On our way home from Portland, we only needed to visit two more breweries for a tee-shirt, so we stopped in South Portland at Sea Dog. We pulled up and it was obvious that this was more of a brewpub than an actual brewery. We sat at the bar and I asked the bartender what the smallest beer I could get was. She said I could get a sampler paddle of 6 or a full beer. She then disappeared for 10 minutes. When she came back, I managed to get a 10 ounce beer so that she would sign our passport. The space itself was fine, albeit a little old. They also had a Bloody Mary bar, which I thought was a brunch bar. I didn’t see any food, but the place was just a bit sad. We left and were on our way to the last brewery stop in Maine.
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Try our new refreshingly light and crisp Strawberry Best! we start with an American Wheat style recipe that’s a perfect compliment for fruit. We add real strawberry puree to the secondary fermentation, which gives the beer a naturally subtle strawberry flavor and aroma with a slight tartness. light in color and soft in bitterness this beer is designed to specifically to be enjoyed during the hot summer months.”
Random: I used to love Sea Dog, but I guess I grew out of them.
This beer poured with a one finger, pure white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. A very tiny crown was left on top of the clear, straw yellow body that had moderate carbonation visible. The nose smelled like strawberry soda or strawberry candy. There wasn’t anything else that I picked up from this. The taste was like lightly flavored strawberry seltzer with artificial sweetener. It didn’t have a huge amount of flavor, but what was there was bad. The body was thin with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with artificial sweetness. This beer was pretty awful. At $1.67 a bottle ($.14 per ounce), this isn’t expensive, but it isn’t worth drinking.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0