Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by goschool:
2.33/5 rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Appearance: The pour is hazy gold with a large foamy white head that soon settles down as a thin layer with a smidgen of lacing.
Smell: The nose has pungent watermelon that straddles the line between fresh and fake/sugarfied in front of wheat aromas.
Taste: Good news: The watermelon is still on the right side of fresh/artificial Mendoza Line in the flavor profile. There's just a hint of Jolly Rancher. It doesn't seem like it would be an offensive flavor at all if it were by itself. Same goes for the wheat beer component. It's tastes like a nice, fundamentally sound, refreshing wheat beer. Bad news: The combination of the watermelon and wheat is nearly disgusting.
Mouthfeel: It's light-bodied without feeling watery with soft carbonation.
Drinkability: I put a bottle of Irony Pinot Noir back once I saw the six pack of Watermelon Wheat. Now I have 5 cans to serve to friends or suffer through. I wonder how the pinot tastes...
Serving type: can
08-21-2008 06:54:42 | More by goschool
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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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