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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,728 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,728
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 21.78%
Wants: 67
Gots: 114 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap for the 4th Anniversary event at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, yeast, spices, and some slightly fruit (but not watermelon) aromas. Taste is much the same with a very mild watermelon flavor on the finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is refreshing but the watermelon presence is mild and hard to pick out in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 01:25:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz can - Finally getting around to rating this one

A - Golden yellow with clarity. 1 finger of head and not much lacing. Carbonation bubbles

S - Not getting much on the nose. Light malting.

T - Watermelon, and lots of it. Refreshing and light. Slight bitter hop kick, and some citrus

M - Light bodied, refreshing, smooth. Not much too it

O - A good summer brew for a hot day. And excellent if you like watermelon and beer I suppose

Serving type: can

06-07-2014 00:30:46 | More by BeerDawgs
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Light yellow/pineapple juice color. Foamy 1 inch head with plenty of lacing.

Smell - Bold watermelon, yeasty sugars, lemon, grape. Some faint malts.

Taste - First sip is straight watermelon. Some sugars, lemon, grapes and pineapple come out after the watermelon. Mild malts add a little wheat flavor.

Mouthfeel - From first sip, tongue and palate gets watermelon. Some sugars and wheat come in the finish.

Overall - A nice light summer beer. Its not overly flavorful, or sweet but has a nice real watermelon flavor. Maybe a little more fruit flavor would help this out some but, none the less, is a enjoyable beer for what it is.

Serving type: can

12-22-2011 05:27:53 | More by wvsabbath
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kflorence

California

3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light, hazy yellow with fairly nice head which lacks retention and soon subsides to a thin layer of foam that lays atop the beer.

S: Smells predominantly of wheat and watermelon, which is of course a good thing. There seems to be some yeast and tartness on the backend, but I can't make out anything definite. Overall a pleasant aroma.

T: I don't really understand what most people are griping about. This is a wheat beer with watermelon juice in it, it is supposed to taste like wheat and watermelon, which it does and does well. This is no doubt a quirky brew and not for everyone, but I rather enjoyed the light, fruity flavor this beer has to offer. Aside from the wheat and watermelon, which are quite dominant, there is some subtle yeasty flavors and even some tomatoes and vegetables lingering in there. My only gripe is that, as others have stated, the watermelon flavor seems slightly unnatural -- Jolly Rancher-ish, if you will.

M: As others have said, this beer is light on body and carbonation, which I find to be pleasant for the style. It really slides down the throat and feels great on the way down.

D: This beer has superb drinkability... I could easily down an entire six-pack if I'm not careful. The fact that it is light, fruity, and in a can also aids to it's appeal and sometimes I have to convince myself that I'm drinking a beer and not a soda.

Overall a very pleasant beer. I'm happy I noticed it and picked it up. I could think of few better beers to drink during the summer. Kudos.

Serving type: can

01-14-2009 03:28:25 | More by kflorence
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json83

Ohio

3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting taste but not enough so to buy again. The smell is about average not very intriguing. The taste is beerish with a nice blend of watermelon fruit lasting in the end - almost like a light beer with a watermelon jolly rancher mixed in. 143 Calories per can with 4.9% ABV.

Serving type: can

07-09-2013 23:17:43 | More by json83
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz canned on 3/11/2013. Served in a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow color with a little over a finger of a white soapy head. Body is hazy with some visible sediment floating in the glass.

Smell: Wheat, melon, some yeast spiciness, hint of wet grain and yeast spiciness.

Taste: Same as the nose, only slightly more assertive. Melon and melon rind are the most notable, followed by wheat and yeast spice. Not complex, but what's there is pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, crisp and refreshing. Medium carbonation.

Overall: In a world full of mediocre fruited summer wheat beers, I feel like this does at least stand out a bit from the crowd (if for no other reason than the use of watermelon). I thought the melon worked well with the wheat beer base. Not excellent by any means, but if I'm looking for something refreshing on a hot day, I'd definitely get this again.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 21:26:20 | More by Jonada
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jonrx

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A pretty solid summer brew that it seems is becoming a love-it or hate-it beer around most parts. I get the complaints that it doesn't taste like real watermelon, but what really does? Hell, watermelon tastes like pure sugar sometimes depending on the quality of it.

Either way, this is an extremely sessionable beer that is light, smooth, and good for the summer. I can't imagine drinking this at any other time than on a hot day (and it's really, really, really good for working on cars in a hot driveway), so I should limit my review to that, I guess.

EIther way, I like it quite a bit in the summer but would never want to drink it at any other time.

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 03:39:50 | More by jonrx
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VIII:

The can says to agitate before opening, so we know this is an unfiltered wheat. Fermented with watermelon, and watermelon juice added. The wheat really rises to the occasion with a sturdy and healthy froth, and does not want to move even after a sip or two. Golden yellow color, obvious haze from the yeast that was agitated back into the beer. Big wheat and yeast twang in the nose with a mild, fermented fruit tartness and bitterness from the rind. More than enough crispness to go around, compliments of the wheat. Moderately sized body. Quick, refreshing twang of fermented watermelon and rind that resembles a rhubarb-like flavor. Hops leave a little bit of bitterness, just enough to balance. Melon flavor throughout is light but even. Finishes with a lasting kernel of wheat malt and remnants of melon rind.

Interesting stuff here: The watermelon works with and contrasts itself at the same time. Perhaps a bit to intricate though still somewhat drinkable. Worth a shot if you are into different kinds of fruit beers.

Serving type: can

09-13-2010 20:45:07 | More by BeerAdvocate
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supa0525

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-27-2013 13:53:56 | More by supa0525
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andyfrancis

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy yellow pour with a nice creamy white head. Smells of yeast with the faintest watermelon note, though i'm not sure if i would've gotten that blindly.

Watermelon flavor is more pronounced in my mouth, though not overwhelming. I'm not a big fan of ciders or fruit beers, but this I can handle. Very light. Almost hard to tell that it's a beer. Pairs nicely with a fresh chevre.

On a hot sunny day, my wallet would be the limiting factor of how many of these I could drink.

Serving type: can

05-18-2010 18:21:39 | More by andyfrancis
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-01-2012 12:33:21 | More by csmartin6
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

09-23-2013 17:14:14 | More by Beerswag
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JESantiago

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-14-2013 19:17:35 | More by JESantiago
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-13-2014 03:45:11 | More by ccurrid
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Wally

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-23-2013 00:35:14 | More by Wally
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jminch

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-08-2012 21:59:42 | More by jminch
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-23-2013 01:22:06 | More by tallfellapgh
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-05-2014 21:44:52 | More by ianjsullivan
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bdtva

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-06-2013 23:48:02 | More by bdtva
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Brenden

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is a heavily clouded light golden color. The white head pours out fizzy and sits for a short while before dying away, leaving very light lacing behind.
There's a slightly tart aroma with an earthy note and just a very light touch of watermelon in the nose. Wheat is here as well. It's a bit dull.
It seems pretty evident that there's a very real watermelon flavor in this one; this is a plus for the flavor in that it's what one might expect, but, on the other hand, it seems to water down the beer itself. There's a light wheat presence underneath. It has very little malt presence and a mild hops bitterness. There's also an unmistakable metallic tinge to this. I've had the IPA and I had to try another of these from a different store to be sure, but it's inescapable and not a product of canning.
While seeming watered down, the body is a light to medium and not too thin for the style. it does lack zip, though, and there's just enough of a crisp bite and tame smoothness to place it above average.
This isn't bad, and it's certainly natural, I just really need a bit more strength and depth.

Serving type: can

06-14-2010 04:04:07 | More by Brenden
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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-20-2012 22:55:59 | More by ltdantheman
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SMKilp

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-21-2013 02:05:25 | More by SMKilp
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samtrillo

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-10-2014 22:54:40 | More by samtrillo
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struttinj

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-05-2014 00:13:02 | More by struttinj
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aleckpa

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-29-2012 22:13:15 | More by aleckpa
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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