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Old 07-16-2007, 03:22 AM   #11
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I finally got around to having this and d_42 is right on about it.
I can only add that my enjoyment of this beer stems from the fact that the blueberry sweetness is a very deep sweetness (read matches well with the malt) and does not have the tartness that other berries have.


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Old 07-18-2007, 04:03 AM   #12
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Seadog in generally is a great brewery. Very tasty IPA they have.


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Old 07-18-2007, 02:13 PM   #13
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I bought a sixer of their apricot wheat a few weeks ago, just cuz I was in the mood....tasted like fruit extract flavoring...guess the blueberry is better.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:44 PM   #14
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I did not expect to like the Sea Dog Blueberry...but I bought it in a mixed 6-pack of different beers to try..

I figured it would be to sweet or overpowering on the blueberry.....however I am PLEASANTLY surprised....it is a smooth beer with just a hint of blueberry smell and flavor....very very good. I would love to be able to replicate this in a home brew!

My search for a recipe continues......
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:56 AM   #15
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The Replicator Clone for Sea Dog Blue Paw Wheat Ale
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:45 PM   #16
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All those Seadog fruit/wheat beers are the same base beer with some extract/flavoring added after fermentation. I generally am not a fruit beer person either but the Blueberry is not bad (never tried the others).
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:51 PM   #17
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All those Seadog fruit/wheat beers are the same base beer with some extract/flavoring added after fermentation.
Yep. Has to make it easy on the brewers...just make a ridiculous amount of the wheat beer base and create raspberry, blueberry, apricot beers from it.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:53 AM   #18
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Just an update that I've recently brewed the replicator clone of this (posted a few responses up). I haven't done a side by side, but from memory, the base beer (prior to adding any flavoring) tasted spot on. Sea Dog is on the higher side of carbonation and the blueberry isn't overwhelming. After mail ordering away for some fancy blueberry extract and not being happy after taste testing in a pint, I simply picked up the "cheap stuff" at the LHBS. Might be Carlson - I can double check if needed. Anyway, I added about a 1/3 of a bottle (or a hair more) into the keg and then went away for a week. I think the level of blueberry is just right. I have it at about 2.8 volumes and I think it needs to go a little higher to mimic the commercial version. Since I did the set it and forget it carbonation method, I'm going to wait another week before upping it though just in case it's not fully equalized out yet. Overall, I'm really happy with the results. I'll look to do a side by side in the coming month or so (if it lasts!).
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Just an update. Tasting side by side with the clone recipe, I find the original to be a good bit sweeter, darker, and the blueberry flavoring to be more deep / complex. The sweet and dark I think can be addressed, the flavoring would need to found via another type of extract or possibly using fresh blueberries (although I doubt that's what Sea Dog uses).
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So how would you go about addressing the sweet and darkness? I love this beer and i definitely want to clone it soon.


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