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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,808 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,808
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 72
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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mtnwesdew

New York

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

09-06-2012 13:58:32 | More by mtnwesdew
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RMelyon

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-17-2014 15:58:28 | More by RMelyon
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MarioM

California

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-22-2012 20:58:15 | More by MarioM
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Nate

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-30-2012 23:59:33 | More by Nate
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-10-2013 11:45:32 | More by Zimm
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Duvel

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-09-2013 16:40:22 | More by Duvel
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-30-2014 15:42:36 | More by MarvinSnyder
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

10-03-2013 18:25:40 | More by brauseboof
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kushlash23

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-22-2013 15:37:00 | More by kushlash23
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jda007

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-20-2012 01:53:44 | More by jda007
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-19-2014 00:40:10 | More by Sir_Goatman
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DWarcher

California

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-10-2012 22:30:42 | More by DWarcher
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Valentno7

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-23-2014 10:28:56 | More by Valentno7
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Tim725


3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-18-2014 22:24:36 | More by Tim725
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bedake

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-24-2013 06:29:31 | More by bedake
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.74/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cans drank at the beach this past weekend.

Did not pour it out, as I was in the water but apparently it's a hazy orange.

Smells like sweet fruits, but not necessarily watermelon. Some wheat is noticed on the nose too.

The taste is similar. It's a standard crisp American pale wheat, with a crisp finish that is accentuated by a mild but juicy watermelon flavor. It's subtle, and doesn't overwhelm the palate or become cloying. The base wheat beer is slightly bitter, and a little bit yeasty- the sweetness from the watermelon keeps both of those in check. The beer is understandably a little watery.

Light bodied, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel- perfect for the situation. High carbonation.

Overall not too bad- it's not a world beater, though. The watermelon flavor is nice, but the base beer could be a little bit better.

Serving type: can

07-07-2014 13:03:36 | More by GreesyFizeek
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale yellow with a nice white head that diminishes very fast. Nose is pale malt and some slight wheat. Taste follows with slight wheat flavor, and a decent dose of watermelon. It's like candy watermelon though, not real watermelon. The WM flavor is there, but the wheat beer is missing. Mouthfeel is too thin. Drinkability is pretty good. Overall an interesting concoction, but probably one I won't visit again. Their IPA is great, but this one just slightly misses the mark for me.

Serving type: can

09-02-2008 03:24:21 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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nickthetick

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy straw yellow into an American shaker pint with a solid finger of fluffy white head that leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Wheat, sweet light malts and a hint of watermelon. some floral hops.

T: Heavy on the wheat and noticable light malt backbone, comparable as good to a hefeweizen and with the addition of the subtle watermelon that slowly takes the tongue by surprise makes this beer stand out.

MF: What we as advocates should come to expect from a light summer beer; refreshing, light soft body and good effervescence.

O: This has slowly become my favorite "tubing down the river" beer by beating out Butternuts Hefe. The can makes it portable while the lower ABV makes it great for having a bunch while floating and staying coordinated enough to scale the muddy hill back to the car. I wouldnt get this for much of any thing else except maybe a hot day on a boat or maybe a company picnic.

Serving type: can

06-14-2011 11:45:36 | More by nickthetick
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iheartmyTHO

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Normally, I stay away from fruit flavored beers because they often come across tasting like candy or are just too sweet for my liking. But not with Hell or High Watermelon. You get a hint of the watermelon and it doesn't over power other parts of the beer. It's actually one of my go to beers to bring to summertime BBQ's at the neighborhood pool. It's very refreshing to drink on a hot summer's day.

Serving type: can

01-18-2014 19:02:15 | More by iheartmyTHO
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Mosley1212

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a DFH Snifter.

A--Pours a light golden yellow with a small white head that didn't last long. Not much retention throughout the beer

S--First thing I get is the watermelon concentrate. It's a sickly sweet taste. From there I get a bit of wheat and some yeast. Light smelling, but it has a prominence to it.

T--The watermelon is nice. Then comes a wheat aftertaste. Finishes with a bit of a yeast bill on the palate.

M--Very light bodied. Tiny bit of carbonation. Water feel as well.

O--This is the perfect beer and my go-to for a brew to take with me to South Beach on the weekends. Overall, though, there are better wheat beers out there. I would recommend it for what it is. Something I will pick up again.

Serving type: can

08-18-2011 00:33:01 | More by Mosley1212
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

biegaman hooked me up with this one. thanks jan!

12oz can. sampled jan 31/09.

pours deep golden yellow with just a touch of haze. a small fine white head forms, dropping quickly and leaves a few spots of lace.

aroma is ok. bit of alcohol. wheat bread. cracker. touch of biscuit. it's fairly fruity, but i can't say that i'd pick it as watermelon. it's a bit off-putting too - i get a bit of a sweat sock thing from it that i'm not too keen on.

taste is good. the watermelon does come through here, but not in an unpleasant or overbearing way. white bread. bit of cracker. not at all sweet. light alcohol. low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is great. medium-high carbonation level. nice light body with a fairly dry finish.

drinkability is pretty good. this one grew on me a little along the way, but i can't say that i'll be searching out mass quantities of it. still, it was nice and i wouldn't say no to another.

Serving type: can

01-31-2009 18:51:26 | More by grub
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Paincane

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden color, a bit hazy. Poured into globe glass with small white head dissipating quickly with almost no lacing. Love the packaging with Lady Liberty putting her torch down while dipping her feet into SF Bay off the Golden Gate. She is grabbing a watermelon from a barge in the bay. Irreverent yet strangely patriotic.
S: Wheat with a hint of watermelon.
T: Up front, a subtle splash of watermelon is noticeable followed by wheat flavor. Each seems to mute the other but they complement well. Sweet but not overpowering.
M: Light-bodied with little carbonation. Clean and refreshing.
O: Perfect summer beer for the pool or beach. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Glad I bought a sixer to enjoy Labor Day at the beach with college football. It's great to be an American!

Serving type: can

09-03-2011 04:52:23 | More by Paincane
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TheEremite

California

3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer gets a lot of flack, but I actually really enjoy it. It tastes a little artificial, but it is actually very refreshing. The watermelon is more pronounced than the wheat, but it goes down pretty well on a hot day. It is refreshing and flavorful and I would (will) be buying it again.

Serving type: can

08-10-2009 18:27:54 | More by TheEremite
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice unfiltered golden color. However, there is little carbonation that creates a very thin white head that immediately disappears.
Smell is very faint. There is a fresh wheat smell, with not much of a watermelon or anything else going on.
Taste has much more to it than the smell. The fresh wheat works as a nice base to a very good watermelon taste. The taste is a real watermelon taste (not fake sweeteners), but it doesn't overpower things in any way.
Mouthfeel has a good thickness, but still is refreshing.
Drinkability is very nice for a fruit beer. It has a good, real fruit taste but it doesn't overwhelm the rest of the beer. As far as fruit beers go, this is one of the better and more drinkable I have had.

Serving type: can

06-03-2009 00:25:36 | More by BDIMike
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Tballz420

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty hazy lighter gold colored brew. Small white head but it lasts a while. Wheat malt scent with a nice dose of watermelon. Nice light wheat taste, nice infusion of the watermelon. Kind of sharp on the tongue, but a lighter to medium bodied brew thats fairly wet. Nice light brew for the summertime.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 01:04:24 | More by Tballz420
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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