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Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat - Kensington Brewing Company

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78
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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kensington Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
As an homage to the dozen or so fruit stands that line the streets of Kensington Market, we've brewed a light and crisp wheat beer flavoured with watermelon. Fermented with a California ale yeast, this wheat beer is cleaner than most – no banana or clove here! Watermelon was added during fermentation and results in a mild but enjoyable watermelon aroma and flavour.

Fruit Stand is currently in the “testing” phase and will likely evolve over the summer as we hear input from the community. Try it and let us know what you think!

13 IBU

(Beer added by: Sammy on 07-02-2012)
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Chrischarbs, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of mick303
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

mick303, Aug 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Mr_Rocca, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

DaPan, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

WillAndSarah, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

ArrogantPrick, Aug 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

peensteen, Jul 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

307x, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

yancot, May 10, 2013
Photo of jbsteiny
3.51/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

jbsteiny, May 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

hopsolutely, Aug 20, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Sammy, Jul 02, 2012
Fruit Stand Watermelon Wheat from Kensington Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.