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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,811 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 608
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 73
Gots: 146 | 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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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-15-2012 23:44:33 | More by goblue3509
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tumbler glass creating a two finger head that dissolved within a minute.

Appearance: Cloudy yellowish hue.

Aroma: Starts out average beer smell, yeasty like the odor of a bar. The watermelon comes in the end but you really have to search for it. If I didn't know this beer was brewed with watermelons I wouldn't have guessed from the aroma.

Taste: A typical wheat beer taste with a slight twist. The watermelon flavor starts as the bitterness of the rind, but transforms into a bit of sweetness near the end. Not your average 'fruity pebbles' type taste that comes from many fruit beers. However, in some ways the bitterness of the hops do not mix completely well with the watermelon's sweetness. Instead it feels a little like they are competing for your tongue's attention with neither winning.

Mouthfeel: I used a pretty aggressive pouring method to rid the beer of some of it's carbonation but it still drinks like a soda. Though, that is not completely bad as it makes it pretty refreshing. The drinkability is also pretty high on this one.

Final Thoughts: This was an average beer. I could see myself having it again at a backyard BBQ or summer get together. As far as summer seasonal's go, it's better than most. It's just complex enough to make it interesting, but not near enough to make it exceptional.

Serving type: can

07-15-2012 04:23:57 | More by JamesMN
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hansenme

California

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-15-2012 04:23:06 | More by hansenme
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DrunkenMonk

California

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

07-14-2012 05:26:21 | More by DrunkenMonk
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blibby05

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.3%

07-14-2012 02:28:06 | More by blibby05
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -69.4%

07-13-2012 20:26:08 | More by Craftonly23121
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theempire

California

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

07-13-2012 06:36:03 | More by theempire
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demgoth

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-12-2012 05:05:02 | More by demgoth
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dumptruck81

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

07-11-2012 18:54:50 | More by dumptruck81
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Theorganizer81

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-11-2012 18:27:59 | More by Theorganizer81
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Jamstone714

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

07-11-2012 03:22:17 | More by Jamstone714
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.3%

07-11-2012 00:12:42 | More by rolltide8425
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Atev

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Light peach color and fully opaque even against the light. 2-finger head reduces to 1/2 finger quite quickly and then a bit slower to just a ring around the glass. I find it a very good-looking beer.

S: Wheat, with a fresh-cut quality to it. A hint of spice.

T: Very good, you can taste the melon, but it is not overdone. After the hit of melon, there is a brief bitter bite and then it fades with wheaty sweetness. The first few sips reminded of me of watermelon rind, but I cannot detect this after a while.

M: Refreshing and light, carbonation is a bit too low perhaps - I find it OK to overdo it with the bubbles in a summer beer.

O: Borderline between 3.5 and 4 for me, but I think in the end this is one of the few fruit-based brews that I can finish a six-pack of. Bonus points for not being a berry of some kind.

Serving type: can

07-10-2012 16:12:45 | More by Atev
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hanlonrn


3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-10-2012 12:04:16 | More by hanlonrn
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swooshjtb

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +22.3%

07-09-2012 04:11:49 | More by swooshjtb
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Msquared2

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

07-08-2012 15:16:35 | More by Msquared2
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

07-08-2012 04:29:39 | More by PhatAtUT
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dextermcgurk

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-08-2012 01:29:30 | More by dextermcgurk
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dominic4beer

California

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-06-2012 05:44:30 | More by dominic4beer
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-05-2012 04:18:06 | More by rogerthegill
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sukwonee

Washington

3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass

A - Soft golden, yellow with a small white head, especially for a wheat beer. Appears to have a thin body

S - Watermelon jolly rancher, soft wheat, light bubblegum and clove. Smells like what you'd expect for a watermelon wheat beer

T - Light watermelon is the first flavor you get. There are hints of the normal wheat beer as weel as you get hints of clove and bubblegum. Near the finish, there are hints of wheat as well as the watermelon that comes back. I like how they incorporated the watermelon to add flavor but still having the wheat beer behind it.

MF - Lightly carbonated and a bit light and watery on the body. Finish has some light carbonation that comes through. The lack of carbonation makes the body thin overall.

O - I love how they incorporated the watermelon into the beer and it fits perfectly. It is a nice summer, wheat beer. However, I do wish it had a bit more carbonation and body to it which make this one of the better wheat beers out there. Happy to see the experimentation with the new fruit flavors and I think it pays off.

Serving type: can

07-04-2012 16:26:23 | More by jeonseh
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Sm00thM0nkey


4.25/5  rDev +30%

07-04-2012 03:07:35 | More by Sm00thM0nkey
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robertsp


4/5  rDev +22.3%

07-04-2012 02:40:02 | More by robertsp
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-03-2012 23:14:36 | More by DerekP
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,811 ratings.