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Watermelon Ale - The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Watermelon Ale
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 23.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Phoenix Ale Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

dmorgan310, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of DonDirkA
3.83/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not my usual style. Fruit and wheat. However, it was 99 cents at work and its from AZ so I had to give it a try. Seems like a good mid-afternoon brew for the hot 105 degree day. Nose is bready, yeasty and slightly sweet. Theres a fruity scent but I can't really identify it as watermelon. It is very effervescent, which helps the refreshing flavor. It tastes bready, very much like any other wheat ale. The fruit flavor is much more mellow than I expected, its just a very slight sweetness. Again I have trouble placing the flavor as watermelon. Its good if you're into wheat ales, I mean I have had much worse. It just isn't my style. Kinda the opposite actually. For example when I bought this I also bought a Firestone Walker Wookie Jack unfiltered black rye IPA. This was just for the experience. It is a good refresher though.

DonDirkA, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of bespin15
2/5  rDev -37.5%

bespin15, May 26, 2012
Photo of dorf
3/5  rDev -6.3%

dorf, May 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

JasonB, May 02, 2012
Photo of MrJolly
3/5  rDev -6.3%

MrJolly, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of ronniebruner
3.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the first ever watermelon ale I have tried. It has a wonderful aroma obviously of watermelon with a bit of watermelon rind in the taste. This beer is unique, and it pours a shiny yellowish color with a decent amount of lace and head. The taste is a little underwhelming compared to the smell and is slightly bitter with a sharp aftertaste. Not too bad, it's more of a novelty, but not bad at all.

ronniebruner, Mar 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.5%

justinlaz, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +25%

fishguyac, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

BillyRay, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Rampage1
4.03/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This fruit wheat beer has a nice hazy, straw yellow color. When poured it has a nice white head.

Smell: This has a nice, light watermelon smell. I could pick up on the fruity watermelon smell right away but not over powering by any stretch of the imagination. Has a slight tart smell to it as well. Great smelling, light beer.

Taste: Has a great watermelon flavor with a little wheat like taste in the back ground. Goes down way to easy. On a hot summer day in phoenix these will really be hitting the spot. Taste slightly like a watermelon jolly rancher but way lighter in the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Nice amount of carbonation. Had the perfect amount of carbonation to deliver that nice watermelon flavor and stay light on the palate.

Overall: I have to say this a is winner. We need more sessionable beers like this in az. I am a sucker for fruit beers but also am somewhat picky. I don't want something very sweet but something that delivers great fruit flavor without being overpowered which is what this beer comes threw in spades on. Will be drinking this summer 2012 in AZ.

Rampage1, Dec 29, 2011
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Watermelon Ale from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.