Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by Floydster:
4.1/5 rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce can purchased at City Beer Store in San Francisco, split with my girlfriend last night, poured into my small Stone glass
A-Golden yellow color with some orange, a little cloudy, a thin bubbly 1/4 inch white head, minimal retention, no lacing
S-Sweet malts, weak watermelon aromas, lots of wheat, some grassy accents, and light grains
T-Starts off with some watermelon juice but it is pretty weak and not sour or anything like people have said, tasted nothing like candy to me, middle has some chewy malt and wheat, finish is a little dry but still chewy, does not change much as it warms other than getting less popping and more subtle
M-Thin to medium bodied, too much carbonation, light, crisp, and slightly metallic mouthfeel, taste does not linger
D-Light on the stomach and smooth, would get tiresome possibly which is why it does not get a perfect score, low ABV and quite sessionable
This beer was really hyped and did not quite live up to it even though it was pretty good, nice watermelon concept that might work better if it was in a lambic or wild ale, might buy another six pack in a few months but not something I will get every day, recommended
Serving type: can
08-26-2008 23:32:56 | More by Floydster
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3.55/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I am lucky enough to have tried this at 21st Amndt. in San Francisco on draft served with a fresh watermelon slice! Yup it is not complete without the fresh fruit. And please don't judge by the from a "can" experience, I think it develops a metal residue flavor which I could actually pick up on. Draft only for this one please. Enjoy
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 04:45:48 | More by trevreef
4.75/5 rDev +45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
I had this beer both in a can and on-tap.
The freshest and most refreshing watermelon beer. It's not fake and its not too sweet. If you're looking for a beer, choose something else. But if you want a watermelon delicious-ness (thats still a beer), buy one.
Serving type: can
07-27-2014 04:18:55 | More by mskiddo
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
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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