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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,902 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,902
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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Ryburr

California

5/5  rDev +52%

11-18-2011 03:48:50 | More by Ryburr
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iamsolidsnake

Georgia

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-18-2011 00:38:26 | More by iamsolidsnake
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CoolGuy42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-17-2011 16:55:15 | More by CoolGuy42
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adrian21

Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-17-2011 06:16:21 | More by adrian21
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

1/5  rDev -69.6%

11-16-2011 21:48:23 | More by horrorspecialty
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codynevels

California

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-16-2011 20:48:03 | More by codynevels
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thearsenal

Ohio

1/5  rDev -69.6%

11-16-2011 19:55:58 | More by thearsenal
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-16-2011 12:33:41 | More by FreshmanPour77
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ej285701

Ohio

2/5  rDev -39.2%

11-16-2011 08:21:14 | More by ej285701
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -39.2%

11-16-2011 04:40:54 | More by doucmehu
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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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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-16-2011 00:19:17 | More by beerman999999
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AnotherGlass

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.2%

11-15-2011 22:36:05 | More by AnotherGlass
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indesertum

New York

3.03/5  rDev -7.9%

pours tan hay color. head, retention, lacing is ok.

smells really funky. like epoisses or something. metallic. crayons. hint of watermelon

tastes like a wheat beer with watermelon extract or juice. watermelon is a little artificial. not too overpowering, but not very pleasant

mouthfeel is pretty good. great carbonation. finish typical of light wheat beers.

would not buy again. drain pour in the end

11-15-2011 21:42:56 | More by indesertum
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2/5  rDev -39.2%

11-15-2011 19:41:45 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-15-2011 02:56:18 | More by BeerMe42
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dizztracted

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -39.2%

11-15-2011 02:37:21 | More by dizztracted
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-15-2011 01:35:30 | More by oline73
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-14-2011 23:19:39 | More by Adamostella
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-14-2011 21:34:16 | More by THECPJ
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Jstark5150

California

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-14-2011 21:31:27 | More by Jstark5150
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-14-2011 15:29:44 | More by Lawnboy33
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +17.9%

Pour - well, its not pink. Its a tannish-golden color with some suspended (and not so suspended) yeast sediment. Head is a rather thin and this is all a bit cloudy.

Aroma - what I smell most is a sour malt aroma along with some sweetness that sort of reminds me of watermelon as well as honey and powdered sugar. So, not a lot of watermelon-y stuff going on in either the pour or the aroma. Let's move on...

Taste - when I really get my face in the glass and take the first sip I finally get some watermelon flavor and aroma. Its faint and it won't overwhelm you even if you hate watermelon. Its a slightly sour fruity flavor that isn't at all off-putting and it actually kind of works well, in a refreshing sort of way. Nice wheat beer with just enough watermelon flavor to give this a very subtle sour bit.

Overall - The more I drink of this, the more I am enjoying it. I'll admit, its a lot better than I thought. The watermelon flavor is subtle and like I previously mentioned, this is very refreshing. If you are like me and figure you'd probably not like this beer you might be surprised. Pop open a can and remember to be open-minded.

Would I buy more of it? - I wouldn't totally dismiss this beer as it is exactly what it is supposed to be. However, its not a beer that I'd find myself drinking a lot of the time. It does sort of scream to be bought the night before a day of yard work.

11-06-2011 13:47:40 | More by indiapaleale
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corylew

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +28.3%

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Pours straw yellow with a 1/4th inch tall white head that dissipates quickly.

The smell is what took me off guard. It really does smell like watermelon, but it's not like a wine cooler. It has malt and a little hop smell with a strike of jolly rancher-like watermelon.

Taste is of fake watermelon. Like I said though, it's not just watermelon. It's like watermelon that compliments the flavors of the beer itself.

Mouthfeel is great. Nice and light in body but still flavorful as a beer itself and sweet watermelon taste.

Overall: Watermelon is a difficult beer to get right, and these guys certainly made a good example of it. Yeah the taste isn't going to taste like biting into a real watermelon. Watermelon itself has very little flavor other that sugar. Watermelon flavoring is still delicious though, and being a big fan of it, I found this beer to be great.

10-28-2011 05:07:19 | More by corylew
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Light/pale yellow color, with a bit of haziness to it. Quickly dissipating head with no lacing to speak of. The aroma was that of, well, watermelons. Pretty sweet smelling...very one-dimensional. Didn't really get any notes of anything else significant. The taste is overpowered by watermelon-y sweetness. Not very complex. The wheat is slightly present, but not enough so due to the overpowering nature of the watermelon taste. Of course...this is a watermelon brew, so I can't complain. I did find it VERY refreshing on a hot summer day. That's probably the only time I would drink it.

Light in body...I actually thought the carbonation was pretty decent. I might have preferred a little less carbonation only because I felt that it added to the soda-like nature of this beer. Enjoyable in some situations, but definitely not a staple in my fridge.

10-26-2011 01:10:39 | More by MsRif
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,902 ratings.