Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by oldcrustacean:
5/5 rDev +52.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My favorite beer from my time spent in San Francisco.
I would ride to the brewery at lunch to enjoy a few -- always served with a slice of watermelon. Can't say I got much done those days.
Other times I'd pick up a growler to share with friends. Ten extra pounds of awkward weight on my bicycle, climbing steep San Francisco streets, meant that I had to earn this brew. Ever climb an 18% grade hill with 2 growlers on your back? I assure you it makes the beer taste that much better.
This is the best watermelon ale out there -- the flavor doesn't taste contrived. Hooker and Opa's watermelon ales taste a bit too artificial for my liking; a little too heavy on the extract. 21A gets it right.
Serving type: on-tap
10-06-2009 18:34:10 | More by oldcrustacean
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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
75 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.