Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sea Dog Apricot

Today I'm drinking Sea Dog Apricot brewed by Pugsley Brewing in Portland, Maine. I think I've had the Blueberry one before and even have a pint glass with that logo on it somewhere, but I believe this will be a new one here. There is a dog on the front of the label wearing a captain's rain hat. Behind him, in the boat, is a huge mound of apricots. Best Enjoyed Before May, 2012.

The aroma is very sweet. Intense fruity candy--I'll go with tangerine gummies. A little too much to be believable. Grainy with apricot flavors very noticeable, not nearly as potent as in the aroma. A little tart while also a bit sugary. There is a vegetal and earthy dirtiness that I totally DO NOT dig, weird flavors. For some reason I keep thinking "musty closet" too. Thin and watery, carbonation OK. The 4.7% alcohol is not a factor. Dry finish.

Not horrible, but this is the beer that will make you think Magic Hat #9 is the most awesome beer on the planet. And I say that just one week after totally dissing it.


FloriBrew said...

I had the Sea Dog Blueberry about 8 years ago and am still trying to get the after taste out of my mouth. Based on that alone would have stayed away but your "promotion" of Magic Hat, based on your comments last week sealed the deal for me.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Yeah, I was not a fan here. I wanted it to be delicious but then again, I also wanted to win lotto last night.