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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,906 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,906
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 73
Gots: 177 | 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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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

04-02-2014 17:43:22 | More by rrski198
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-13-2013 04:54:56 | More by kbuzz
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-18-2014 18:45:27 | More by meatyard
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colts9016

Idaho

3.3/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured into a wiezen glass at 40 degrees

Appearance: one finger foamy white head that has no retention. The color of the beer is a medium yellow with pale yellow hues. The clarity of the beer is cloudy probably due to yeast. The head no longer remains in the beer.

Nose: The aroma of wheat and grass are the most prominent aromas. The watermelon aroma is faint but of course there is really no smell to watermelon. The only other aroma in the beer is yeast.

Taste: predominately wheat with notes of citrus and grass. The watermelon is there along with the yeast and a subtle sweetness like honey.

The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated with a crisp finish.

Overall: the body of the beer is light and the finish is medium. Although, you can't taste the watermelon in the beer, it is a pretty apparent going down. This is a good fruit and herb beer. This beer would be great on a nice sunny summer afternoon.

09-29-2012 04:58:27 | More by colts9016
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zoso1967

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.6%

12-05-2011 01:28:50 | More by zoso1967
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-16-2011 02:32:23 | More by virinow
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Lob

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

05-21-2012 12:51:50 | More by Lob
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brycevolk

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.8%

10-21-2013 13:49:02 | More by brycevolk
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +14%

05-30-2013 03:42:38 | More by Nolen12
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axeman9182

New Jersey

1.6/5  rDev -51.4%

12 oz can, dated 3/26/12. It was poured into my petite Duvel tulip.

Hell or High Watermelon poursa somewhat hazy golden yellow. Three or so fingers of white foam cap the beer, but it all fades quickly and quietly. The nose has a bit of a Jolly Rancher watermelon type aroma to it, but there's also another smell that I can't quite place, but it definitely doesn't belong. This is quite simply the worst beer I've ever tasted. The flavor is what I'd imagine it would taste like if you let the leftover milk from a bowl of cereal sit out for a day and then tried to drink it. The body has a weird creaminess to it, only highlighting the awful taste. The carbonation is on the low side. If I ever did a video review of Hell or High Watermelon, it would probably end up a bit like the "I award you zero points, may God have mercy on your soul" speech from Billy Madison.

06-16-2012 19:53:11 | More by axeman9182
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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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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Cool extra from a great trade with googzoid10 - thanks Greg! 12 oz. from a can into a Victory Weiss glass...

Pours a decent straw wheat color with 1/2 finger head that goes pretty quickly. Lacing is present and not too bad.

There's a big raw malt/wheat aroma and sweetness from watermelon meat. There is a tannic quality to the watermelon that gives it a little tinniness.

Interesting - watermelon feels good on the palate and I can taste the husky nature of the watermelon "fibers" regardless of whether it's extract or puree. That metallic tinge is there but gets a bit better with warmth.

Palate feel is affected by the watermelon tannins - very husky with a tight finish.

Label says "agitate before opening" - not sure how much of an effect there is here. The watermelon taste is rather natural, there's raw malt and at the pool this thing would fit in quite well.

02-23-2009 13:46:32 | More by IBUnit63
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +14%

05-14-2014 01:05:43 | More by elkinbrown
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ortie

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -8.8%

06-03-2012 21:32:01 | More by ortie
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

2/5  rDev -39.2%

08-17-2013 14:56:07 | More by JamieDuncan
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

2.7/5  rDev -17.9%

- can poured into a 20 ounce glass
A - very cloudy hazy yellow with no head.
S - watermellon and wheat with a strange unpleasantness.
T - big wheat upfront followed by a mild watermellon aftertaste.
M - carbonated syrup.
D - not very drinkable for me.
I like fruit beers but not this one.

05-26-2011 23:58:11 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +7.3%

12oz can

Pours a pale hazy yellow color with a medium sized white head. Toasty wheat in the nose with the slightest hint of berry and spice. Interesting in flavor for the watermelon note doesnt strike the tongue until the finish. The Jolly Rancher like fruit flavor, to me, is actually quite a breath of fresh air in the world of fruit flavored wheat beers. Good drinkability, very interesting and inventive, an undeniably unique beer whether you love it of hate it. I would have this again, but not in any large quantity.

06-02-2009 21:54:49 | More by ATPete
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WesM63

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2012 21:38:37 | More by WesM63
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

10-23-2013 01:53:32 | More by vrbulldog22
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev +1.8%

12oz canned on 3/26/12

Pours a very cloudy, very pale yellow, with a slight ring of head. Great unfiltered look. Smell is grain, corn, and sour/rancid watermelon. Very light smell, which is good because what I do pick up is awful. The taste is much better, it's bright fresh grain/wheat with a watermelon twist at the end. The watermelon isn't as powerful as I expected it to be, which is a good thing. Carbonated well, it is a tad watery and has an odd 'plastic' feel to it at times.

A good easy drinking beer for the summer months. A little too expensive, tho.

04-21-2012 09:19:54 | More by jimmah120
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +21.6%

10-26-2013 06:20:48 | More by Erik-P
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Tballz420

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +13.4%

Pretty hazy lighter gold colored brew. Small white head but it lasts a while. Wheat malt scent with a nice dose of watermelon. Nice light wheat taste, nice infusion of the watermelon. Kind of sharp on the tongue, but a lighter to medium bodied brew thats fairly wet. Nice light brew for the summertime.

09-03-2010 01:04:24 | More by Tballz420
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

06-09-2014 10:31:56 | More by rudabegga9
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JoeMans

New York

3/5  rDev -8.8%

09-10-2013 18:54:56 | More by JoeMans
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dkw0063

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

11-25-2013 15:15:52 | More by dkw0063
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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