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Wheatermelon - Odd Side Ales

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Wheatermelon
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BA SCORE
79
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tectactoe on 08-12-2013)
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craft_shannie

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

03-25-2014 03:38:21 | More by craft_shannie
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tectactoe

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2.46/5  rDev -25.5%

On tap, Michigan Summer Beerfest 2013. The only other watermelon wheat beer I can recall having is Hell or High Watermelon, and I wasn't the biggest fan. Figured I better give this one a go, to see if there's any redemption for the style. Hazy orange with copper-ish tints, translucent enough to let a bunch of light through. The white heat settles neatly at a few millimeters; it's foamy and shows pretty decent retention throughout.

Hmmm... I'm not sure this is even a beer. VERY light aroma... nearly no smell at all. It takes several, successive, huge whiffs to finally be able to pick up on anything. Faint grass, some soft wheat, and a mild vegetal smell. I wouldn't call it watermelon. Not at all. Just a mild, strange, vegetable-ish and leafy kind of thing. That said, the aroma is still incredibly vapid and almost nonexistent. I understand it's a lighter beer, but... come on.

The flavor doesn't pick up much slack from the aroma, unfortunately. More vagueness with each sip. Mild yeast, mild wheat, maybe the faintest mention of musty hops and citrus zest. But then again, maybe not. No watermelon. None. Really, even the mild vegetal character in the aroma doesn't show up on the palate. But there's not a mention of watermelon here. Thin bodied, crispy with tight carbonation and a watery, slick mouth feel.

Disappointed to say the least. I didn't much care for the taste of Hell or High Watermelon, but at least it kind of had some watermelon taste to it. This had none. None at all. And in turn, it ends up just being a mediocre wheat beer. It's just so underpowered and ghostly. It's hard to really believe this is a beer in my cup. I don't want to completely slam the ratings, as it's still not offensive or off-putting, but that's really only because it lacks substance. Pass on this one.

08-12-2013 16:32:56 | More by tectactoe
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Wheatermelon from Odd Side Ales
79 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.