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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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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.3%

04-30-2012 22:51:32 | More by jaidenjb
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JustinQ

California

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

04-29-2012 03:31:57 | More by JustinQ
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RockOnKatie

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

04-28-2012 04:18:17 | More by RockOnKatie
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A lightly hazy, pale orange colored beer with a smallish white head. Retention and lace on the low side, but still not a bad looking beer. Aroma has a definite touch of watermelon, as well as lightly sweet malt, wheat, graininess.

The flavor is a bit disappointing; the watermelon presence is much lower than I’d hoped, kind of subtle and bland, with more generic grainy wheat and an out of place bitterness in the finish. A touch of bready malt flavor as well.

Medium-light bodied, with lively carbonation, fairly crisp and refreshing. Overall, however, I don’t think I’d buy this one again; the easy drinking quenching appeal of this beer is overshadowed by an unbalanced and lackluster flavor.

Serving type: can

04-26-2012 03:52:57 | More by tobelerone
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Very cloudy dark yellow color with a very fizzy head which is typical of most of the wheat beers I've tried. However the head does stick around for quite a while before fizzing out into nothing

Smell - Wheat, lemon, yeasts and a slight sweet and grassy aroma. Hate to say it but I'm not getting any watermelon smells here, smells like a grassy wheat beer really

Taste - There's the watermelon taste! And it's quite rich sweet and it mixes well with the lemon and wheat flavors. It's not perfect but it's pretty good!

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with a mild amount of carbonation. It does feel nice and crispy on the palate, perfect for drinking on a hot day.

Overall - Yeah, it's a novelty wheat beer and I'm not exactly a huge fan of wheat beers but it's a nice crisy beer. The initial smell makes it seem rather bland while the flavor proves that there it does have something worthwhile to offer.

Serving type: can

04-26-2012 00:50:20 | More by NuclearDolphin
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joshtrich

New York

5/5  rDev +52.9%

04-25-2012 23:04:26 | More by joshtrich
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jameseaster

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

04-25-2012 01:23:16 | More by jameseaster
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czfreeman

California

3.65/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a six pack on this lovely San Fran early summer day.
Pours a hazy pale wheat color. Fizzes out soon.
Smells of watermelon rind, citrus, some sour wheat, biscuit.
Very light. The watermelon come through in the flavor in and provides an almost creamy like texture, which is cut by the sharp carbonation. Not picking up much hope, but a acidic, citrusy, pale wheat brew. One might go so far as to say this could be almost like a Berliner Weisse with a shot of watermelon rather than the traditional woodruff.
Not quite as complex as I had hoped, but refreshing and perfect hot-day-in the sun brew.

Serving type: can

04-23-2012 20:39:40 | More by czfreeman
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morimech

Minnesota

2.28/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pale straw color that has the slightest haze. One finger of head that settles to a thin film. Some spotty lacing is left behind on the glass.

Sort of a bizare aroma and flavor. Does not smell specific like watermelon, but sort of a decomposing rind, vegatable aroma. Some sort of spice is lingering in there but I cannot specifically identify it.

Not a fan of the flavor either. Certainly unique. Watermelon rind, lemon, and pale wheat malt.

Solid, light body of a wheat ale. Well matched carbonation.

Not a fan of this beer. A weird aroma and flavor for sure. Finding it hard to finish.

Serving type: can

04-22-2012 17:32:09 | More by morimech
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PorterBoy14

New York

4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

04-21-2012 22:59:46 | More by PorterBoy14
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-21-2012 09:19:54 | More by jimmah120
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Canned on 03/26/12.

Appearance: Pours a bright and very cloudy golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Solid three finger white head that sticks for a bit than fades into a thin patchy layer. Lacing is moderate.

Smell: A sweet aroma of wheat grains and a quite noticeable presence of watermelon. Also some pale malts and hints of other citrus fruits including lemon and orange. Yeasty and somewhat tart smelling. Pretty much smells like a standard wheat beer with some watermelon added.

Taste: Tastes pretty much how it smells. Wheat grains and pale malts with big hints of watermelon juices. Hints of citrus orange and lemon zest. Somewhat sour and tart with a decent yeasty presence. Actually tastes pretty good for what it is. A fairly light taste with nothing offensive.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp and somewhat syrupy. Very smooth.

Overall: I've often seen this sitting on the shelves and being kind of put off by the concept of a watermelon beer, but I'm glad I tried it. It's a pretty tasty light wheat beer that would go great with the summer.

Serving type: can

04-21-2012 04:45:01 | More by MattyG85
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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

04-20-2012 20:49:08 | More by tln13
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billab914

Virginia

2.38/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass. It poured a pale golden color with a thin head that disappeared pretty quickly.

The watermelon is immediately noticeable in it along with some citrus and wheat malts. I also unfortunately get an unpleasant metallic flavor to it.

The taste also shows a lot of the watermelon flavor along with some rind and vegetable like qualities. A little wheat and citrus are there but the watermelon is overwhelming and just not that good.

The mouthfeel is thin with moderate carbonation. Overall, I just didn't care for it. The watermelon was too dominating and just not that great. It seemed to have more of a bitter rind, vegetable like quality to it that I didn't care for. A little metallic as well. Not something I'd want to try again.

Serving type: can

04-20-2012 17:37:58 | More by billab914
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.5/5  rDev +7%

04-19-2012 00:59:14 | More by Eriktheipaman
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JeleReviews


3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy golden straw color. Half a thumb of head with little to no lacing. The head fizzles down very quickly.
S: Slight watermelon tint with a light wheat aroma. Almost off putting.
T: My first sip was quite the surprise. It grew on me quick. A wheat flavor first hits the tongue ,but it is eventually overtaken by an artificial tart watermelon flavor.
M: At first it is a pleasant amount of carbonation to compliment the drink. As it sits it very quickly goes flat. Clean light watermelon finish.
Overall: I came to enjoy this beer. Don't plan to cuddle with it as it will go flat quick. This would be a nice beer to have on a summer day. A little pat on the back. Worth a try if you like lighter beer.

Serving type: can

04-19-2012 00:26:01 | More by JeleReviews
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.3%

04-18-2012 15:18:58 | More by yergermeister
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a weisse vase, the beer is a cloudy, opaque, pale yellow-gold coloring with no head whatsoever. Aromas of tangy sweet watermelon and toasted grains. Flavors are light and sweet, with a strong watermelon character on the forward tongue that gives you a sugary tart profile atop the toasted grain backbone. The aftertaste is light and quick, with a strong watermelon character and tangy feel. Crisp, light finish. This beer is very easy to drink, and great on a hot day. Also goes well with a wedge of watermelon, as we originally had it at 21st Amendment in SanFran.

Serving type: can

04-18-2012 02:20:32 | More by GarthDanielson
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Melissaw1126


4/5  rDev +22.3%

04-17-2012 23:12:41 | More by Melissaw1126
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8.3%

04-16-2012 17:10:31 | More by SalMineo
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NCLorax

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +22.3%

04-15-2012 16:31:56 | More by NCLorax
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StoicBeast

California

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

04-14-2012 03:51:15 | More by StoicBeast
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buckyp

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -8.3%

04-14-2012 00:16:22 | More by buckyp
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anrbot


2/5  rDev -38.8%

04-12-2012 17:59:31 | More by anrbot
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

04-12-2012 17:48:33 | More by djrn2
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,811 ratings.