Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

2,044 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,044
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 81
Gots: 221 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002)
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can into Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours pale straw, just a bit hazy, with a thin, soapy white head that settles down into a bit of a sad soapy layer afterwards.

Nose is pretty nice actually - lightly sweet watermelon that's pretty subtle and a bit of grainy wheat.

Taste isn't really my bag. Watermelon is there, and it isn't overbearing, but it doesn't really mesh with the rest of the beer that well, which is basically an American pale wheat. There's a point at the beginning where you really get that odd "fleshiness" from the watermelon, and it doesn't taste like it belongs in a beer at all. This gets better as it warms a bit, but doesn't entirely go away. Light grainy cereal and wheat notes, and not much else going on. Finish carries a bit more watermelon, and it's actually good - juicy and lightly sweet. But it's not a good thing when the aftertaste of a beer is significantly better than the taste.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, crisp carbonation, a bit dry.

Drinkability is all dependent on how well you like the watermelon aspect. As for me, I found it pretty wearing. YMMV.

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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.

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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!!

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 2,044 ratings.