Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat - Kensington Brewing Company
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.06/5 rDev -5%
From can at the Bedford academy, poured a light gold with bad head retention and lacing. Smell is lemony and acidic with an artificial harshness that is hard to get past. Some watermelon but not much wheat. Taste is overly candied, slightly acidic watermelon, lot of candied fruit syrup that is really intrusive. A light feel throughout and then gets quite cloying. Tastes so artificial and syrupy ontop of a really light body. Not something I would seek out again. Tastes really sweet, artificial and gimmicky. Watermelon was there but it didnt really pop, basically was upfront and artificial tasting. Not much balance to this.
08-13-2014 22:22:21 | More by mick303
3.51/5 rDev +9%
Got a can from a rep at the Ontario Brewing awards.
I have to assume that they tweaked the formula since NorthYorkSammy's review, as this isn't cloying at all.
Poured into a weisse glass, pale straw color with maybe a hint of rose at the upper edge (the widest part of the glass) - fine, champagne like carbonation leaves a thin but persistent head with some lacing.
The fruit comes through on the aroma, although I'm not sure I'd have known it was watermelon if it was a blind pour (my girlfriend guessed pineapple and berry, and I can see either). I get a bit of grain, which seems a little harsh. The flavor, also, is the tandem of the watermelon and the wheat - not a lot else, but it's one of the better fruit wheats I've had because it dries out and finishes with a fairly crisp herbal-watermelon thing. I'm interested to see what it's like on draft, but if it's comparable, I'd definitely grab one or two of these on a summer afternoon!
05-08-2013 23:39:38 | More by jbsteiny
2.78/5 rDev -13.7%
On tap at the Brewer’s Backyard event, entitled The Constitutional Draught. Nothing in the smell, but a syrupy infused sweet yes cloying flavouring joined in the wheat. Not too drinkable. A novelty, but also taking the Ontario craft scene back a couple of steps.
07-02-2012 22:42:45 | More by Sammy
Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat from Kensington Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.