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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,723 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,723
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 21.78%
Wants: 66
Gots: 112 | 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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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

10-10-2012 01:45:33 | More by M_C_Hampton
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8%

09-03-2012 04:54:50 | More by jnardone235
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ambruns1979

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-20-2012 07:14:03 | More by ambruns1979
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Alabama

4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can sent to me thanks to the awesomeness that is Murchmac. Been eying this for two reasons: 1. its in a can 2. its watermelon, yo!
Served up in my Terrapin pint glass.

A: Pours a pretty typical wheat beer color. Has just a touch of haze to it, making it just not quite clear. The color is a nide golden yellow, but held to the light it has more of that faded, macro yellow color. The carbontion activity is pretty bangin with some constant movement. The head off the pour is a nice and pretty pristine white, and that head has a bit more wieght than I was expecting going in. Sadly,the retention isn't the greatest and no really lace to speak of. Just a bit above mediocre here.

S: Smell is basically just a wheat beer. Has some grain notes coming out and mostly. You get a touch of some sweeter wheat bread coming across here. There is a touch of citrus bouncing around in here as well, maybe some lemon. Not really getting any watermelon at all, and this has me a bit scared because this is what I am looking forward to. Overall, just smells like a standard wheat beer.

T: Yet again I am scared a bit starting off. As the sip starts, all I am getting is some wheat beer. Just a nice and slightly sweet wheat coming across along with a touch of lemony hops presence. BUT!!! . . . the finish is where they bring the melon and my happiness. The watermelon is sweet and at times a bit sour. It seems on some sips its just a touch light, and at others it is in your face and is more like a slightly sour watermelon Jolly Rancher. With said, it works. I like it . . . hell, I love it.

M: Light in body with a nice crisp carbonation, and this is good because I imagine that was the intention in creating a thirst quenching summer brew. This beer does have a bit of a drying quality to it that makes you pull a bit more. Aftertaste is all melon and ist awesome.

D: Very drinkable. Would love to have this after a long day of working in the yard in the Alabama summer or at baseball game. The melon is just enough to let you know its there and what is up. The wheat base is nice and probably the perfect vehicle for a watermelon flavored brew. Just a joy to drink and it really puts a smile on my face. Look forward to trading for more from Tim. Thanks again, buddy!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 06:14:44 | More by everetends
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-11-2012 02:11:01 | More by slimntubbs
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Travisnin

Idaho

3/5  rDev -8%

09-13-2012 16:56:50 | More by Travisnin
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-11-2014 17:17:32 | More by MarkJBurch
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billybob

Massachusetts

1.15/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

i was offered a can of this beer to try from my daughter and found it awful. but to be fair i said i would try one more and this is my review.

pours a lightly hazed yellow, quickly fading head and no lace. so we are off to a bad start.

aroma was kind of funky not what watermelon should smell like to my nose. so we continue a bad appearance to a bad smell.

taste was artificial at best and i did not really taste any wheat ending with a slightly sour note.

mouthfeel and carbonation ok.

drinkability, i am glad i didn't buy it.

Serving type: can

07-14-2009 15:49:47 | More by billybob
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Wegmans

A- a huge frothy 3 finger head that really shoots up when you start to pour. The colors is a pale yellow color. Decent sticking to the pint as well.

S- a wheaty melon like nose. Fruity tartness comes through as well.

T- a mlid melon taste but there is more metallic and dry whea that hits the tongue. Nothing more to say about flavor. Pretty bland.

M- foamy and a metallic watermelon coating on the inside of the mouth.

O-its not awful, but im not sure it works all that well. The sweet watermelon flavor gets lost with the wheaty taste and it seems more tart than it should be. Not bad but i wouldnt purchase more of it.

Serving type: can

08-27-2011 17:56:07 | More by Dodo2step
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ColSanders123

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First wanted to say that the photo on BA is old. The new can design is much cooler in my opinion.

A- Poured an orange/ amber color with a white head that dissipated quickly.

S- Smells like what an average wheat beer should smell like with a hint of watermelon in it. The watermelon smell, smells like the rind of a melon. It is definitively watermelon but is more like a melon before it ripens.

T- Mild sweetness of wheat initially, then that not quite ripe watermelon taste. Again taste just like it smells. More of the rind taste that a normal melon. I really liked it though.

M- Overall the feel is rather thin but was an easy drinker that felt refreshing in the mouth and smooth on the way down.

O- Nice an crisp beer that is perfect for the summer time and this terrible heat wave we are in. Easily could enjoy one of these after cutting the grass or while cooking out or any other summertime activities.

Serving type: can

07-25-2011 00:56:59 | More by ColSanders123
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-05-2013 22:39:07 | More by vicsju1991
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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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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-20-2014 03:08:10 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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fehrminator

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

05-14-2012 19:56:05 | More by fehrminator
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -38.7%

07-16-2013 18:24:36 | More by jrfehon33
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +15%

08-22-2013 02:18:33 | More by Adkins1203
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -31%

07-16-2013 22:58:19 | More by mwbrady12
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

2.8/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a small sample of this at the Oregon Brewers Fest, and thought it wasn't too bad. Thought I would give it another shot when I had better taste buds.

A- A hazy straw yellow with a rapidly dissipating foamy head.

S- There is an earthy straw/wheat smell to the beer. I'm getting some clove and slight banana with a touch of jolly rancher watermelon.

T- This is very grain/wheat/straw tasting. It is almost like chewing on a handful of straw. There is a slight watermelon taste, but not enough to wow me or for me to even take notice. If I didn't read the can or know what I was drinking I wouldn't know to even look for it, let alone find it.

M- Light and thin, not too thick which is great.

D- Easy to drink for sure, smooth and great session beer.

Serving type: can

08-19-2009 21:29:40 | More by Wetpaperbag
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Beezee

Illinois

4/5  rDev +22.7%

02-18-2012 06:18:58 | More by Beezee
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PGVG

Virginia

3/5  rDev -8%

04-20-2013 23:53:29 | More by PGVG
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-28-2012 04:47:27 | More by EvanWilliams
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jriggins6

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

01-04-2012 19:44:54 | More by jriggins6
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

05-16-2012 00:01:23 | More by pearljam118
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auxiliary

Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - Cloudy yellow color, no head, just a line around the glass. Tries to retain lace but it can't.

smell - Wheat, zest, not sure if i smell watermelon...i think i do.

taste - Nice balance of watermelon and where here. Kind of an odd combo.

mouthfeel - Medium-light.

drinkability - Interesting falvor. Not bad for a hot day. Light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 18:41:22 | More by auxiliary
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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