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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,886 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,886
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.58%
Wants: 75
Gots: 172 | 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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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

07-09-2014 23:21:23 | More by tedho21
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3/5  rDev -8.8%

06-26-2013 07:10:56 | More by July2Nov
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-14-2014 16:49:26 | More by Boston_Steve
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +8.8%

Appearance is a light golden straw with a thick foamy head that sticks around with a lot of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Smell of light fruit, perhaps watermelon, light honey. Taste is very light, I was honestly expecting more watermelon than wheat, but there is still a faint note having a light graininess to it. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. It's not a bad wheat, nice and light and easy to drink.

08-19-2010 02:17:13 | More by Bookseeb
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Mosstrooper

California

3.45/5  rDev +4.9%

Poured from 12oz can into Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy honey color with a large white head that dissipates quickly and only leaves hints of lace.

Smell: Smells like a watermelon jolly rancher, with hints of malt and yeast.

Taste: Tastes like a typical bitter wheat beer, with watermelon in the background throughout.

Mouthfeel: Watery and smooth, with balanced carbonation. Very refreshing.

Drinkability: A unique twist on wheat beer. Certainly not the best out there, but worth a look.

03-03-2010 01:21:51 | More by Mosstrooper
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tastymug

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

01-21-2013 19:11:50 | More by tastymug
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-18-2014 18:21:50 | More by Lanstrum
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Minkybut

Virginia

2.8/5  rDev -14.9%

I poured this watery beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. Not cold enough! The beer was a pee colored concoction but did poor a really pretty big white head. i was hopeful. Slight watermelon smell first then kinda sour smell. Worried. Slightly cloudy looking also. The beer was VERY watery tasting. Kinda like watermelon kool aid that half the flavor packet had not made it into the mix. I will not buy this beer again.

05-11-2013 15:56:18 | More by Minkybut
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev +1.2%

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color, with obvious sediment. Provides a small white foam head that quickly disappears. Some spotty lacing.

S: Lots of big wheat and yeast smells are quite obvious. There is also some watermelon scents but not as potent as expected. Smells clean and refreshing and seeing how we were there on the hottest day in San Fran in 2011, it was fitting.

T: Not quite a one dimensional beer, but there is obvious watermelon flavored bubble gum with a big amount of wheat. The taste is pretty constant from beginning to end.

M: Very light bodied. Very clean crisp and refreshing.

O: This beer delivers what it says it would. Perfect for a hot day as it is quite refreshing. Not a brew I would certainly seek out but it was enjoyable.

10-16-2011 00:53:44 | More by IronCitySteve
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utopiajane

New York

3.63/5  rDev +10.3%

Pours hazy and yellow with a stream of bubbles rising to meet a fat white had of foam that leaves patchy lace as it falls. Nose is a nice wheat with a bit of sweetness on it. The watermelon is a touch of floral and almost a backnote on the nose. There is a bit of hop grass and it too is sweet. That is blending nicely with the flaked wheat. Taste is good. It's perky and has a thinner side of medium mouthfeel. You could even call it light. A crackery malt crispness , a nice malt dryness and a little bit of natural wheat sweetness. Nothing honey like or rich. The watermelon in the drink is light and floral but unmistakably watermelon and the hops grass meets a touch of spice to intrigue the palate a bit. The finish is balanced and there is a slight hop bitter and a light little aftertaste from malt. There is a juicy citric quality that does not meet any definition of a fruit and that keeps the beer balanced and tart in the drink.

I darn like it.

07-14-2014 18:12:03 | More by utopiajane
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MiScusi

California

3.38/5  rDev +2.7%

Had at the 21st Amendment.

It's a light hazy gold, served in a hefe glass with a slice of watermelon on the rim. The smell is easily watermelon when there's a watermelon wedge sitting right on the rim. But if you take that off and inspect it after the juices have left the rim it doesn't smell like anything more than a standard wheat beer. The taste is the same... without the watermelon slice on top or in the drink it just tastes like a fairly standard wheat. Still, it's not bad for a wheat beer but I don't think it's as unique as people think. The mouthfeel was a bit too spritzy/harsh and grainy for me. I could definitely still drink this if I needed a wheat beer, but it doesn't stand out that much above others.

06-15-2008 16:28:13 | More by MiScusi
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jsurfs82

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-22-2013 23:55:12 | More by jsurfs82
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-28-2011 18:33:18 | More by fuzzcherry
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sukwonee

Washington

3.55/5  rDev +7.9%

A: Good looking beer. Cloudy yellow body with one finger head, little lacing.

S: Not much here. Wheat and some spice. I cannot detect any watermelon

T: Watermelon does come through, but tastes quite artificial. It's not necessarily a bad thing. It kind of tastes like watermelon candy. You can also taste the wheat, malt, and some pepper or spice.

M: Light body (could be a tad bit thicker), and a bit flat, imo.

O: Refreshing. Decent summer beer, but that's about it.

07-04-2012 20:13:32 | More by sukwonee
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +27.7%

12 oz can.

Pours a light honey gold color with almost a greenish hue. No visibility through the wheaty cloud. A white head soon turns into a ring. Smell is remarkably crisp, I get many light green fruit tones, like pear and apple, and some light grains. Taste is very bright and crisp. The watermelon really serves as a nice backing, without too much sweetness and just a little tartness. Finishes dry, with a little hops bitterness and lingering watermelon sweetness. Pretty good, and my favorite fruit-added beer I've sampled. I could drink a bunch of these on a hot day..

12-24-2010 22:37:18 | More by sixerofelixir
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mbs11

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24%

01-14-2012 01:16:21 | More by mbs11
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kushlash23

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

08-22-2013 15:37:00 | More by kushlash23
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-06-2014 22:05:43 | More by Zetcha7x
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JRed

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +10.9%

Hazy light golden in body with fading white head. Smells of weak watermelon, wheat and light floral notes. Tastes of light floral, wheat, watermelon in the background, some light grains and a dry ending. Having the watermelon as an undertone makes for a refreshing session. Medium carbonation with light body. Cloying mouthfeel. Perfect for MDW down the shore.

05-30-2011 03:14:04 | More by JRed
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14%

09-28-2012 09:25:54 | More by Beeradelphia
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.2%

08-18-2012 23:07:01 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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shivtim

Georgia

2.1/5  rDev -36.2%

Watermelon Wheat in a can? Lets give it a try.
It's slighty hazy and amber, with no head to speak of. The nose is bitter watermelon and not much else. Taste is lots of watermelon, but it's not sweet at all. It's like watermelon vines. Very acrid and metallic. Mouthfeel is ok I suppose, it's a bit watery. The drinkability suffers from the non-sweet punch of watermelon flavor.

10-03-2006 01:46:29 | More by shivtim
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.36/5  rDev +2.1%

$4.75 can had at Brick Oven Bistro in Sandusky, Ohio after a Cedar Point trip. If you're hungry after visiting Cedar Point, that place is an absolute must visit. Well, if you're hungry for PIZZA after Cedar Point... anyway! Served into the snifter that was handed to me.

I've heard some seriously mixed things about this beer since I first heard about it about a year ago. I've been interested in having it, and finally had the opportunity (obviously). First things first, the can is awesome and catches the eye. Taking a smell... I get the slightest amount of watermelon. Really, it's super wheat. It smells like a pretty mediocre wheat beer and is incredibly "meh".

The appearance is slightly hazy (hm, could that be from the wheat!?) yellow with a bright white head that dies down. No lacing that I could tell.

Okay, the taste. Seriously, if you've had Leinenkugel Summer Shandy, think of that, but replace the lemon with watermelon. Massive amounts of watermelon in this one, no joke. A bit of a wheaty finish, but there's not much to it outside of the watermelon. Not very beer-y, but you get what you (should) expect. The smell is super deceiving. Very drinkable, tasty, sessionable as hell... just no complex flavors that'll make a sophisticated craft beer drinker think "Hm. Ah, yes. Quite exquisite *tips fedora*."

If you're looking for a beer that honestly tastes like watermelon (for some reason), here you go. Watermelon beginning until the end when a wheat character comes in to cleanse the palate a bit. I actually really enjoyed this beer and would definitely buy it in the summer if it were available in Michigan.

07-26-2014 01:51:30 | More by Alextricity
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-22-2014 02:36:32 | More by curlybird
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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