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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat BeerHell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,811 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 73
Gots: 146 | 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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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +30%

07-04-2014 03:15:37 | More by hilgart1
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mwhite444

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +30%

03-23-2012 19:11:45 | More by mwhite444
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Scary_Version

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +30%

07-15-2013 00:44:30 | More by Scary_Version
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KathrynD

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +30%

07-30-2014 22:48:36 | More by KathrynD
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +30%

11-09-2012 10:29:39 | More by Dank26
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ivesak


4.25/5  rDev +30%

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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +30%

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piconaut

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +30%

07-11-2013 18:40:01 | More by piconaut
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smooth_aleing

New York

4.25/5  rDev +30%

06-14-2013 02:00:26 | More by smooth_aleing
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laurastradford

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +30%

12-16-2012 19:43:45 | More by laurastradford
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +30%

06-24-2012 11:50:32 | More by brendaniel
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dragonWhale

New York

4.25/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This has been a brutal summer for me, moving from the west coast to the east coast, remembering the violent heat and humidity that I had once left behind. The city here traps the heat all day, bakes itself, leaves you warm and toasty down to your soul. At the end of a long day, you need something immensely quaffable. I've been a fan of this beer for a while, but this summer my love for it bloomed.
Unfortunately, it is one of those beers that must be consumed cold. Cold, the watermelon is in harmony with the wheat. It is obvious but not over the top, extremely complementary. Once the beer warms a bit, the wheat comes out and you realize that maybe this beer isn't that good after all. I can't tell you what it looks like, because this approachable and very drinkable beer is best administered directly from the can.
I, for one, ambitiously declare this one of my 5 beers of the summer. And as the last shipment has arrived at the store, I realize that I have survived my first summer in NY, and the leaves are about to change.

Serving type: can

08-31-2011 14:00:15 | More by dragonWhale
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Twig2848

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +30%

05-24-2013 23:47:33 | More by Twig2848
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Lob

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +30%

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New Mexico

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JottaGibboo

Georgia

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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

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Ohio

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david18

New York

4.22/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer Advocate calls this a fruit beer but I would put it closer to a wheat. Although there is a slight watermelon aroma and taste it's really not that strong. It's an excellent, drinkable beer and a great summer draft. Might also be accessible to non-beer drinkers, like my wife.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2009 18:34:11 | More by david18
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corylew

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Pours straw yellow with a 1/4th inch tall white head that dissipates quickly.

The smell is what took me off guard. It really does smell like watermelon, but it's not like a wine cooler. It has malt and a little hop smell with a strike of jolly rancher-like watermelon.

Taste is of fake watermelon. Like I said though, it's not just watermelon. It's like watermelon that compliments the flavors of the beer itself.

Mouthfeel is great. Nice and light in body but still flavorful as a beer itself and sweet watermelon taste.

Overall: Watermelon is a difficult beer to get right, and these guys certainly made a good example of it. Yeah the taste isn't going to taste like biting into a real watermelon. Watermelon itself has very little flavor other that sugar. Watermelon flavoring is still delicious though, and being a big fan of it, I found this beer to be great.

Serving type: can

10-28-2011 05:07:19 | More by corylew
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beerad666

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now at first a Watermelon wheat may not sound very appealing but you just need to give this guy one sip to see why it's a great backyard summer beer.

Pouring out a light hazy golden yellow. With a tiny white head that vanishes suddenly. The smell is what you'd expect, rather sugary with heavy watermelon and wheat. The wheat is light with a small watermelon back. It's subtle but very much there. Nothing very complex but really I don't want too much in this guy. At 4.9% it's perfect for spending the day hanging out with friends or family without having something that's going to knock you on your ass.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2010 17:31:50 | More by beerad666
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can.

Pours a light honey gold color with almost a greenish hue. No visibility through the wheaty cloud. A white head soon turns into a ring. Smell is remarkably crisp, I get many light green fruit tones, like pear and apple, and some light grains. Taste is very bright and crisp. The watermelon really serves as a nice backing, without too much sweetness and just a little tartness. Finishes dry, with a little hops bitterness and lingering watermelon sweetness. Pretty good, and my favorite fruit-added beer I've sampled. I could drink a bunch of these on a hot day..

Serving type: can

12-24-2010 22:37:18 | More by sixerofelixir
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JoeMayo

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In order to get the full flavor, you want to serve this slightly warmer than you would usually serve a wheat beer. It's pretty bland if too cold, but delicious at around 50 degrees.

A- Pours a slightly hazy yellow-straw color

S- Clean, bready wheat flavor with two distinct watermelon notes. There's the aroma of fresh watermelon flesh and the slightly tart aroma of "watermelon flavored" candies. Really interesting...

T- Sweet, bready flavor with a very apparent flavor of fresh watermelon. Not much else, but it's nice and simple.

M- Juicy and refreshing with a lingering flavor.

D- Really easy to drink. Light and refreshing with a really nice flavor.

Serving type: can

05-31-2009 13:19:45 | More by JoeMayo
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ghengisflan

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is a perfect summer beer, and I feel that the Beer Advocate rating does not do justice to this sweet wheat. The first sip is a nice wheat beer, and there is a cumulative watermelon that gradually grows in your mouth. I could drink this beer all day sitting outside on a wharf on the beach. Delicious.

Serving type: can

06-15-2013 03:57:08 | More by ghengisflan
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

CAN I give a shout-out to my man Shaun right now? I looove craft beer in a CAN and he is my hookup!

Before we begin today's review, let me tell you a bit more about truth in advertising - I chastised Miller Lite for their sneaky "TM" B/S business yesterday and today, credit must be given where credit is due. The very top of the can, just below the rim, read "Yeast Inside - Agitate Before Opening". I love to agitate yeast, so I told it that it was dead, its mom was as stinky as Brett, it couldn't ferment its way out of a paper bag, and on and on. Finally, after it refused to rise to the bait, I gently inverted the can, reverted it to an upright position, and repeated the process until it was, indeed, agitated.

Onward!

I got a finger of fizzy, bone-white head that simply dropped into wisps. Oh well. The color was a supremely hazy (no duh! see above) lemony yellow. The nose was definitely wheat beer and I can say that, having attended the SPTR Wheaties Fest last Saturday. It had a light scent of being out in a field at the height of growing season as the breeze blows on a warm day, underlain by a light black pepper spiciness. No watermelon on the nose, though. Mouthfeel was light-to-medium with a light, wheat flavor on the palate. Where was the watermelon? On the finish! Ho, this suddenly put me in mind of a watermelon-eating contest at the Henderson's farm on a 4th of July of my youth! Suddenly, watermelon was prevalent. Should I sprinkle some salt on the top of my next one? Yoi!

Drinkability: Well, in the heat of summer with the clothes on the line to conserve energy, perfect! In the dead of winter, coming home from a long day with the freshmen, no so much. Plus, it probably helps if you like watermelon.

Serving type: can

07-01-2009 19:54:02 | More by woodychandler
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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