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Watermelon Wampatuck Wheat - Blue Hills Brewery

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 22.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Hills Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 07-14-2009)
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Reviews by belgiumbud:
Photo of belgiumbud
4.2/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a 22 oz. bottle of this Watermelon Wheat beer while visiting Cape Cod...Good head retention, wonderful watermelon aroma and a amber hue...

Much darker color than I am used to with a Wheat beer...not much spice and citrus flavor that I was looking for because the watermelon flavor shines through...good flavor and served its purpose as I enjoyed it while waiting for my dinner to cook...I always gravitate to trying any watermelon wheat beer for some reason as I am not always interested in fruit flavored beers, outside of the occasional lambic...This beer was good...It had a nice frothy head on it and it had a good watermelon scent...It was nice drinking this on a humid Cape Cod evening...

belgiumbud, Aug 07, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

JakerLou, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: no head, cloudy/murky, high carbonation, sediment -pinkish brown in color

Smell: fruity watermelon, sweet flowers, and wheat

Taste: wheat, hops, earth, and watermelon that is present especially at the end

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter with a touch of sweetness at the end, light bodied, medium carbonation

Drinkability: This one is almost like eating a watermelon rind first. The wheat and earth flavors jump out of the gate and only at the end do you get the watermelon taste. To their credit the watermelon does taste natural. A good beer that is one per sitting. I would like to see them make this a tad sweeter.

tigg924, Aug 02, 2010
Photo of WSB
3.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep cloudy yellow, with a nice wispy head of foam on the top.

The smell is profoundly watermelon and citrus of some type (I think lemon), and, as is common with well made wheat beers, you get a banana and clove smell as well. Its an awesome smelling beer.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth on the tongue and palate.

Taste is exceptional- watermelon dominates but doesn't overpower, and you get the earthy notes from the wheat and bavarian yeast. Its beautifully balanced and smooth. One of the bottles I sampled did have a tangy, sour aftertaste

WSB, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of Larrydoherty
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Larrydoherty, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of drumenigma
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a - a very hazy orange/yellow color to it

s - definitely a sweet and fruity aroma to it

t - A very concentrated watermelon flavor with a refreshing wheat ale flavor to it. A little heavier than I expected it to be probably from the watermelon flavoring

m - the sweetness takes some of that typical wheat beer crispness out of it

o - I would probably buy this again. For a fruit beer it's not bad. I could see myself being outside in the sun enjoying this with friends.

drumenigma, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of seanh99
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of bobdelt
1.43/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Smells and tastes like fake watermellon. If I blind taste tested this, I wouldnt even know it was beer.

Really confused by this offering and why it's popular. Maybe they use real watermellon but I doubt it. This is like a jolly rancher. I dont even think non-beer drinkers would like this.

Nope just checked, they use watermellon extract per their website.

bobdelt, May 23, 2011
Photo of SineWaveFL
4/5  rDev +22%

SineWaveFL, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of DakotaRules
4.4/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I tried this beer because its unusual, watermelon beer!! Cool sounds good to me. Well I poured this into a pint glass and it has a good head, a pink hue and good watermelon aroma. This is very easy to drink! I could totally get in trouble but thank god its a session beer. I normally dont go for fruity beers but this is not not sweet, its just right.

My wife love this beer too, and as soon as she sees me open it she goes and grabs a glass for herself. So much for drinking the whole 22!

DakotaRules, Jun 08, 2010
Photo of Massbmx
1.5/5  rDev -54.3%

Massbmx, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Perks83wpi
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Perks83wpi, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Jsmick
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

Jsmick, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of jneiswender
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a large bottle into a small pint glass. Served cool.

A-cloudy golden body, spongy white head

S-fruity, yeasty, jolly rancher candy smell

T-bubblegum, strong jolly rancher taste.

M-light, somewhat slick

D-strong fruity flavor but where's the beer. A little cloying.

jneiswender, Sep 30, 2010
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 4/25/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a pale yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a lot of watermelon, some wheat, some malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong and sweet flavor of watermelon followed by breadiness from wheat and a light malt character. The hops presence is very mild but it still brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but not the type that I would want to be forced to choose.

TheManiacalOne, May 22, 2012
Photo of jleighhh
4/5  rDev +22%

jleighhh, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of codon2004
4/5  rDev +22%

codon2004, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tried this right after having the Wampatuck Wheat. A lot of the same characteristics. A hazy golden yellow that is slighting tinged pink with a lot of carbonation. A lot of lemon grass and some light banana. The wheat makes the body very light and crisp with a strong lemon twist. Watermelon is pronounced at first but fades nicely into the background. The watermelon is not overbearing and compliments the light wheat body nicely. Very refreshing and perfect for a warm day when your craving something sweet.

DrinkingDrake, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of klawburke
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

klawburke, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Remdog
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Remdog, May 15, 2013
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

noyellowfizzbeer, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of jdhilt
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a three-finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Hazy amber color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Watermelon nose and flavor is sweet watermelon, hops are in background. Hot summer day ale. $4.55 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of smcolw
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dense head which diminishes slowly, leaving plentiful ring lace. The broth is a dark gold/light amber color with a tint of orange. Cloudy.

The smell, which I believe comes from the watermelon, reminds me of children's aspirin--sweet and slightly tart, like candied orange. It's appealing in a soda pop way.

The beer seems flat, not enough carbonation. The flavor is complex: the watermelon shows up strongest in the swallow, but the aftertaste is sour, bitter and quite dry. I cannot detect any wheat, but the grain is present and soft.

smcolw, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of Bassman2019
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Bassman2019, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of pasjc2001
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

There is no doubt this is brewed with Watermelon. The flavor of the fruit nearly overwealms the beer.

pasjc2001, Sep 20, 2014
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Watermelon Wampatuck Wheat from Blue Hills Brewery
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