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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,897 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,897
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 73
Gots: 176 | FT: 1
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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Futsey


4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

06-27-2012 04:06:34 | More by Futsey
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oskinker

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

06-17-2014 09:48:39 | More by oskinker
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

07-18-2013 00:17:20 | More by dsnyder61
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

12-24-2011 02:41:21 | More by Fermenticusrex
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

11-10-2012 02:28:01 | More by DasBoot2112
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Gomeza

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

05-10-2013 18:59:11 | More by Gomeza
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Dbot

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

08-16-2014 23:07:45 | More by Dbot
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PorterBoy14

New York

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

04-21-2012 22:59:46 | More by PorterBoy14
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

05-20-2013 03:42:13 | More by thampel09
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Benson10


4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

08-02-2014 20:16:32 | More by Benson10
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rbail012


4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

08-06-2014 01:55:44 | More by rbail012
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tizride

California

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

05-20-2012 18:30:17 | More by tizride
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JarMills

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

06-07-2013 03:36:26 | More by JarMills
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tiwee23


4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

01-03-2013 00:13:03 | More by tiwee23
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Msquared2

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

07-08-2012 15:16:35 | More by Msquared2
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audrew

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

06-29-2014 17:02:02 | More by audrew
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AleGal79


4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

08-06-2012 22:55:07 | More by AleGal79
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creez

California

4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

08-13-2012 19:46:33 | More by creez
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JaredKent

Rhode Island

4.48/5  rDev +36.2%

Appearance: Golden with a light amber/orange color to it. About a 10 SRM. The beer pours nice and strong giving a full inch of head. It lingers for the first few sips but after swirling it has faded away.

Scent: Light aroma, mild tartness coming from the wheat. Slight biscuity notes up front. Underneath the grain is a very mild watermelon smell. Very reminiscent of watermelon candy or watermelon italian ice. Not overpowering in the slightest.

Taste: Right up front you get a bit more of that watermelon flavor, which comes on a little bit stronger than the aroma, but still very mild. It lasts for a few seconds, mingling with the wheat’s tartness before dissipating. As soon as the watermelon fades in comes the biscuit again as the closer to finish it all out.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied. The carbonation isn’t over the top. Short on the tongue.

Overall: Between this and Abita’s Strawberry Harvest, I’m finding more fruit beers that I like. These are not pumped with artificial flavors that overpower the beer. The watermelon in this beer is so subtle that it could easily be overlooked if your not thinking about the flavors. Once you start to really dig into the beer the watermelon comes out of hiding and compliments the wheat very nicely.

06-06-2012 19:25:16 | More by JaredKent
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +35.9%

My experiences with Watermelon Wheats had not been positive so I was hesitant to try this beer. At the advice of a respected BA I gave it a shot and boy was I ever surprised. First and foremost, 21st’s WW isn’t pink. It looks like beer rather than Kool-aid. This is positive. Its body is a hazed golden lager color served in a small weizen glass. Aroma is all watermelon, real, honest to goodness watermelon. Close your eyes and you’re body will tell you that you’re sniffing a big wedge of green and red goodness. The flavor matches as does the mouthfeel. It’s fibrous. This is the real deal. While there is almost no head, there are bountiful carbonation streams giving this beer a great bite. Body is very light. Drinkability is high due to the lack of artificial flavor and only light to moderate sweetness. They were wise not to overdo it. The best watermelon wheat I’ve had… in fact the only good Watermelon Wheat I’ve had.

Note: I'm giving this beer high marks not because I loved the beer but because I feel that 21st captured the style they were going for almost perfectly.

05-19-2006 16:27:19 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Nature777

California

4.47/5  rDev +35.9%

Very easy to drink! This is by far my favorite summer beer! It has the feel of any other wheat beer, but the watermelon taste is so unique that it simply floored me.

The beer is slightly pink with a white head. The color of this beer really stood out to me. Initially, I thought the color seemed very artificial which made me expect an artificial flavor. But, I was wrong. There is little up front beyond a generic wheat beer, but in the aftertaste lies a brilliant watermelon flavor!

It is easy to drink and not very filling. It is slightly more alcoholic than your run of the mill macrobrews making it possible to drink a great many of these at any given time. It's a good beer to give to new beer drinkers. It's an excellent example of how diverse craft beers can be!

08-05-2010 09:00:31 | More by Nature777
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BeerSox

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +35.3%

12oz can into nonic.

Hazy pale golden hue with a bright white two finger head that slowly settles to a razor thin and even thin cap.

A bit of sweet watermelon bubblegum in the aroma along with some light wheat grains.

A bit of tart wheat with a splash of sweet sugary watermelon flavor. Medium bodied with higher carbonation.

Fruity wheat beers are usually a slight miss for me, but this one seems to hit the spot. Very refreshing, and the splash of watermelon is just right. I can imagine consuming gallons of this on a hot summer day. Recommended.

06-01-2009 03:07:07 | More by BeerSox
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yuenglings

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +35.3%

Went in to the beer store to buy my wife a case of the new blue moon summer honey wheat or what ever it was and came across this melon wheat beer i just had to get it and hope she liked it well she didn't like it!... she LOVED it and so did I.

At first i opened the can poured it in to a glass and right off the bat ya can smell melon rind. I thought o no this is going to be bad but as it turned out this is my new best summer beer.

05-13-2012 22:46:55 | More by yuenglings
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Bierlerner

Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +34.7%

A- A great golden hazy cloud. About 2 fingers of head that goes away but not too quickly. Little to no lacing.

S- Yeasty with orange peel and melon rind and tartness

T- Really great and surprising. Its a wheat beer. So, naturally yeasty and orange and coriander spices. But mix in an even, but not overbearing, watermelon hint of flavor and you get another level. Really refreshing.

M- light body and light carbonation. Just right for this style

O- excellent sessional summer beer. Hangin at the lake. In the heat. Whatever. Taste great. I need more.

05-11-2011 00:27:46 | More by Bierlerner
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dborginis

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +33.7%

Hazy gold, mildly turbid. Clean, sweet, slightly fruity smell. Taste: sour watermelon, sweetness of a wheat, hops linger. Can see myself craving this as a replacement for a sour beer when sours/wilds are not available. Really good balance among the 3 tastes w/o losing anything. Mouthfeel is light, watery. Drinkability is excellent.

06-29-2009 23:12:37 | More by dborginis
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,897 ratings.