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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,781 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,781
Reviews: 605
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 72
Gots: 136 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002)
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Bauzen

New York

3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer is nice alternative to conventional, off the shelf, light beer. It makes me think of summer and it's perfect on a hot day. Can't say much more about it... There isn't much depth or complexity - don't think they were going for that.

For what it's worth... It's better on tap.

Serving type: can

05-15-2013 00:22:42 | More by Bauzen
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've always been a bit weary to try this one, but the Mrs. picked up a sixer, so here we go...

A - A standard to fairly aggressive pour yields a perfectly level three fingers worth of audibly fizzy slightly airy whimsical pure virginal white froth... Really good retention... Once receded there is a full even veil of similar lacing... The color is a golden honey with some lemony yellow undertones... There is a subtle haziness suspended throughout... A moderate bit of carbonation that starts sluggish at the bottom of the glass and works itself up to a moderate pace before reaching the top of the glass...

S - A lively wheat presence to start... There are some fresh cut grass notes as well... The watermelon notes are present, but they take a distant back seat... There are fresh and there is nothing artificial about it... Over all this one smells both fresh and refreshing...

T - The watermelon is dialed up a bit on the palate, but again it's fresh and not artificial... The wheat component takes the back seat in terms of flavors... There is also a subtle layer of earthy spiciness that lingers beneath the surface... Perhaps a hint of lemon zest on the finish...

M - On lighter size of medium bodied... Just a bit of carbonation... A bit of stickiness to it... The finish has a touch of chalkiness to it...

D - Not a bad beer by any means... The watermelon addition is a compliment to the base wheat beer and doesn't dominate in any means... A nice summer sipper, but not something that I would indulge in on a regular basis... I'm a big fan of 21st Amendment and if this is my least favorite beer they make, they're doing something very right...

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 19:26:40 | More by philbe311
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Strija01


4.25/5  rDev +30%

07-26-2014 19:12:54 | More by Strija01
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DTSweet


3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-26-2014 16:51:29 | More by DTSweet
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LaurynVictoria

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-26-2014 03:40:01 | More by LaurynVictoria
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

$4.75 can had at Brick Oven Bistro in Sandusky, Ohio after a Cedar Point trip. If you're hungry after visiting Cedar Point, that place is an absolute must visit. Well, if you're hungry for PIZZA after Cedar Point... anyway! Served into the snifter that was handed to me.

I've heard some seriously mixed things about this beer since I first heard about it about a year ago. I've been interested in having it, and finally had the opportunity (obviously). First things first, the can is awesome and catches the eye. Taking a smell... I get the slightest amount of watermelon. Really, it's super wheat. It smells like a pretty mediocre wheat beer and is incredibly "meh".

The appearance is slightly hazy (hm, could that be from the wheat!?) yellow with a bright white head that dies down. No lacing that I could tell.

Okay, the taste. Seriously, if you've had Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, think of that, but replace the lemon with watermelon. Massive amounts of watermelon in this one, no joke. A bit of a wheaty finish, but there's not much to it outside of the watermelon. Not very beer-y, but you get what you (should) expect. The smell is super deceiving. Very drinkable, tasty, sessionable as hell... just no complex flavors that'll make a sophisticated craft beer drinker think "Hm. Ah, yes. Quite exquisite *tips fedora*."

If you're looking for a beer that honestly tastes like watermelon (for some reason), here you go. Watermelon beginning until the end when a wheat character comes in to cleanse the palate a bit. I actually really enjoyed this beer and would definitely buy it in the summer if it were available in Michigan.

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 01:51:30 | More by Alextricity
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westyrun

New York

4/5  rDev +22.3%

07-25-2014 16:01:42 | More by westyrun
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-25-2014 14:45:33 | More by IDABEERGUY
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vwbus7

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-25-2014 01:20:29 | More by vwbus7
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Spectre1966

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-24-2014 23:53:45 | More by Spectre1966
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adam038


3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-24-2014 21:16:07 | More by adam038
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bhudish

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.3%

07-24-2014 14:18:57 | More by bhudish
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Ropowers3

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8.3%

07-24-2014 14:18:25 | More by Ropowers3
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MrBeige

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-23-2014 23:03:11 | More by MrBeige
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-23-2014 22:57:47 | More by sonofliberty2
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +30%

07-23-2014 13:37:57 | More by Chuffbomb
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JMC_TM

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-23-2014 05:16:22 | More by JMC_TM
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into plastic glass

Big two finger white frothy cap quickly settles down to a white layer. Active carbonation in a golden yellow liquid.

Aroma of straw, spices, citrus and watermelon

Sweet Watermelon on the front of the tongue. Hefewiesse on the middle , lemony and yeast. Tastes like the label on the can reads, wheat beer with watermelon.

Very light mouthfeel, no carbonation.

Refreshing, good for a hot summer day after cutting the lawn.

Serving type: can

07-23-2014 00:52:53 | More by WunderLlama
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

07-23-2014 00:46:11 | More by gonzo000
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-22-2014 19:14:09 | More by mikefour77
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sanga123


5/5  rDev +52.9%

07-22-2014 14:37:39 | More by sanga123
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-22-2014 02:36:32 | More by curlybird
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-22-2014 00:55:13 | More by John_Beeryman
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-22-2014 00:51:22 | More by ZachKelly
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wildcatboy

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-21-2014 22:37:55 | More by wildcatboy
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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,781 ratings.