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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,890 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,890
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.58%
Wants: 75
Gots: 173 | 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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phergy

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +33.7%

The watermelon wheat looks like any unfiltered wheat beer: amber and cloudy. It has a white bubbly head that thins quickly. The nose is almost all wheat grain. It isn't until the first drink that you get a hint of watermelon. It is subtle, but noticeable, and adds a bit of sweetness to the beer. The closest I can get to describing the flavor is watermelon Jolly Rancher, but it not nearly that overpoweringly sweet. More like someone near you is eating a watermelon Jolly Rancher and you occasionally get a whiff. I was surprised to find that the watermelon is a nice complement to the wheatiness of the beer. Not a beer I would drink every day, but very good; much better than I expected.

05-20-2008 21:11:10 | More by phergy
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +33.1%

I'm not a big fan of watermelon at all, but I absolutely enjoyed and loved this beer.
Pours a light, cloudy gold in color. Nice inch of frothy head forms on the pour. Smell is nice, juicy watermelon as well as some wheat. Taste is very nice. Very refreshing and welcome on a hot, humid, memorial day. The watermelon flavor never gets old or cloying. Surprising on how well it worked in the beer and how with myself not even being a watermelon fan, thoroughly loved this beer. I could drink nothing but this on a hot summer day. Very good beer.

05-27-2009 17:57:50 | More by FtownThrowDown
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Stephanate

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +33.1%

Perfect summer beer. Cool and refreshing. Smooth light wheat taste with great real watermelon after taste. Doesn't have that generic fake watermelon after taste like a candy. No bitterness. Comparable to most light beers in wheat flavor but with the additional summer fruitiness.

08-14-2013 18:56:23 | More by Stephanate
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +32.2%

A- hazed lemony yellow with quick to settle snow white foam that leaves some spotty lace but has no retentive qualities to speak of.

S- light APWA aroma, white bread, mildly banana-ish, and the smallest touch of melon.

T- very nice light watermelon flavor. any more or less fruit flavor wouldn't sit well with me, but the light flavor perfectly compliments the light base beer. a little metallic but that's ok. it's not at all complex or flavorful-- and that's exactly what i like about it. finishes crisp and clean.

MF- light and refreshing with tight prickly carbonation and a slight powdery feel. nothing more than would be desired from a beer of this nature. this is totally yard-work BBQ picnic maybe even shotgun worthy beer. so watch out, coors light.

D- i got hooked on this stuff over the last week. i'm not much of a fruit beer guy but this is some seriously killer brew and i've had it with everything from fried chicken to grilled veal chops and it always seems to fit.. as a summer beer. on a cold december's night it would be an abomination but right here right now this is one of the most thirst quenching and drinkable things i can imagine. this is a wacky idea done right and the brewer's intentions are firmly clear. and from a can? awesome. that's means i can take em fishin.

05-17-2010 00:16:21 | More by hustlesworth
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dansroka

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +32.2%

I used to work in the neighborhood of 21st Amendment, and this quickly became a favorite summertime beer. Your first reaction to hearing the name is "watermelon? in a beer?". But watermelon provides a suprisingly light and refreshing twist to a wheat beer. After drinking it, we all had the sudden desire to try to brew it ourselves.

It arrives with a nice head, nice clear color, and a slice of watermelon (instead of the typical lemon). The taste is all beer, with just a hint of watermelon - enough to make a difference without feeling cloying or gimmicky. The draught is very refreshing, cutting through any flavors in whatever food you may be eating and cleansing your palette. Perfect with one of their great burgers, before strolling down to a game.

03-04-2005 19:46:00 | More by dansroka
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themind

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +31.6%

I truly like this summer beer! It's refreshing and has hints of REAL watermelon. Light carbonation, easy to drink and makes your taste buds call for another. When I see this beer in the summer months...I buy it!

Bottom Line: If you like wheat beers and you like watermelon..this is it! Worth the 10 spot for the six.

05-23-2012 20:48:57 | More by themind
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SillyCheez

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +30.7%

By my rating, you can tell I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. I was looking for a slighlty sweet summer beer to have during cook outs and BBQs, or sitting by the pool and relaxing in the sun. Sit back with a BBQ burger, fruit salad, and enjoy the sunny day.

A: Average for a beer. You can see lots of carbonation, and there is not much of a head. But for a crisp, summer beer, I don't WANT a large head on my beer. Also, an extra .5 for the can design.

S: GREAT. Crack open the can and pour and just smell grain and fresh melon. One of those beers you love to take a full nose full when you drink.

T: The melon is more in the background of the taste. You get just the quick hint of bitterness, then the flavor of some more popular wit beers, where replacing some citrus notes is the melon. It does not linger long at all, but it refreshes very well.

MF: The high carbonation just works with the overall package. It is every so slighlty syrupy as well. It all helps the beer become a refreshing package.

To those who have bought a 6 pack and don't enjoy it, save one for a BBQ, and give it another shot. For low bitterness/refreshing summer beers, this is one of my favorites.

07-21-2011 21:55:44 | More by SillyCheez
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JoePat

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev +30.7%

This beer pours a hazy golden straw color with a thick white head.

Some wheat twange, citrus, bready yeast, and almost jolly rancher like watermelon.

I nice smooth wheat flavor. Light refreshing a little twange and the watermelon is just barely there, I would almost mistake it for a cucumber flavor if I didn't know it was watermelon.

The mouthfeel is for lack of a better word perfect. If feels like silk in your mouth.

I don't think a beer gets more drinkable than this. A smooth refeshing wheat beer with a nice light fruit flavor just under the surface.

09-21-2010 01:31:16 | More by JoePat
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GoreStorm

California

4.3/5  rDev +30.7%

i was skeptical about the can...turned out to be pretty good...

poured a mildly hazy gold color.
the head was fluffy and stayed throughout.
scent of grain and watermelon and fruit
taste is the same, much more pronounced, some light strawberry flavor also. very nice.
solid wheat beer mouthfeel.
very drinkable. i put back 5 cans and didn't flinch.

09-14-2008 09:40:21 | More by GoreStorm
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Lendog13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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wilsonn

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

02-03-2013 19:20:44 | More by wilsonn
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Strwrs777

California

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

05-27-2013 21:32:10 | More by Strwrs777
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pjkelley82

New York

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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Brett79


4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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JDeming

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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cdog707yo

California

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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dbriesemeister

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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Hacksaw34

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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DustinSWB

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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taylocd

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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Strija01


4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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eugeneizzo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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quickstopwine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

07-17-2014 15:31:46 | More by quickstopwine
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,890 ratings.