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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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2,030 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,030
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 79
Gots: 216 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

gpawned, Jul 23, 2012
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

WOLFGANG, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

glock267, Jul 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hayesjw, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

robertgurley, Aug 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. This poured pale yellow into the glass with about an 1 1/2 inch head that quickly dissapeared. Very light carbonation.

S. I was hit with the smell of watermelon immediatly but not in a good way. It almost smelled like a rotten watermelon, gross.

T. The taste does suprise me though. It is not overly sweet. It actually tastes like watermelon and just watermelon. It was as if I was eating a slice but was getting close to the rind of the fruit, so it is not gonna taste like a jolly rancher or italian ice.

M. Thin but not bad for a wheat beer.

D. I could pound a few of these on a hot day. Not too high in ABV so I could handle this. This is strictly a summer beer though.

gator0877, Aug 15, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BrandonOakes, Aug 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

bulldog91, Aug 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Just received this brew in a recent trade with tpd975. This will be my first brew from 21st Amendment brewery and I look forward to it. Drank from my Surly nonic pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a hazy straw colored yellow with a nice creamy one finger head that slowly dissipates leaving a spotty cap and thin collar with a small amount of lacing.
Smell- A very very slight tinge of watermelon is definitely detectable but it's not the first thing you smell. Slightly lemony with a spicy tart twang below the breadiness of the wheat is detected. Definitely doesn't deliver the big watermelon punch I was hoping for.
Taste- Well it certainly does taste a bit like watermelon which is nice, but it leaves quickly. Like the smell there is a quenching tartness of watermelon from the start before a lightly astringent wheat kicks in. Doughy and raw the base wheat beer component is average at best. A citric kick finishes with a weird lingering dryness.
Mouthfeel- Fairly thin and watery with not a whole lot of carbonation and a very dry, quenching finish.
Drinkability- Overall I'm fairly impressed about how much they do get the watermelon to come through. It's a fairly subtle fruit and I can only imagine how many hundreds of pounds they have to use per batch. My problem with this beer is the astringent twang that seems to have nothing to do with the watermelon. I think it's just the base wheat beer they use. Either way, definitely worth a try. Big thanks again to Greg!!

younger35, Nov 06, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

vikinghorn, Jul 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

callmeishmALE, Jun 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jbaker67, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Dizzy242, Aug 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

TheCuriograph, Sep 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerOps, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

szmnnl99, Jun 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dgherm, Jul 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ramblinwreck101, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Waveoff, Jun 04, 2013
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3.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nearly-transparent, lager-like golden yellow, with a foamy white heat that slowly evaporates. The aroma is a musty combination of hops and wheat that is contrasted by a fruity brightness from the watermelon juice. The flavor similarly features the light, juicy watermelon character that tries to uplift, sweeten, and freshen the underlying flavors, but the dull wheat and musty, grassy hops keep the flavor on the dry side. The fine, light carbonation gives an airiness to the mouthfeel that also works to lighten the flavors. Overall, this beer is different, interesting, but mostly gimmicky rather than inspiring.

devilben02, Jul 18, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

thelargeone, Aug 16, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured on-tap into hell or high watermelon glass (a small hefeweizen glass)...garnished with a piece of watermelon.
A: Pours a clear yellow with moderate carbonation. Thin white head quickly dissipates.
S: Watermelon, citrus hops, and mild malt.
T: Watermelon, soft citrus hops, smooth wheat, and super mild malt.
M: Very light body. Smooth and mildly sweet.
D: Very drinkable, but not complex...kinda like watermelon.

mwilbur, Jul 21, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

kegmans, Oct 20, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aroma - Wheat graininess and a slight sweetness of fruit

Appearance - Thin quickly dissipating head while the beer was a cloudy pale yellow

Taste - Watermelon wheat is kind of what you get. There is a slight funk to the usual wheat flavor but the watermelon is well balanced flavor wise. The beer did have a kind of spritzy quality that was interesting

Notes - Light mouthfeel which I think could have used more carbonation

jwhawkins81, Oct 21, 2011
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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