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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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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-07-2014 01:20:14 | More by paulish
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ben4unc

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +21.6%

04-07-2014 00:54:43 | More by ben4unc
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-06-2014 22:11:10 | More by erialbill
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -62%

04-06-2014 18:15:35 | More by TTripp725
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-06-2014 02:09:26 | More by khargro2
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MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

04-02-2014 20:44:06 | More by MeganandDana
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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +14%

04-02-2014 17:43:22 | More by rrski198
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TangoJuliet

New York

2.5/5  rDev -24%

04-02-2014 14:36:16 | More by TangoJuliet
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Filabee

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +14%

03-29-2014 14:37:41 | More by Filabee
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pep

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14%

03-27-2014 03:49:11 | More by pep
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Rubalaca

California

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-24-2014 18:22:23 | More by Rubalaca
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stript

Washington

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-24-2014 02:35:04 | More by stript
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richaa01

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +14%

03-16-2014 21:28:40 | More by richaa01
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rpetroni

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-16-2014 19:29:50 | More by rpetroni
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DSkilling

California

1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

03-12-2014 04:51:18 | More by DSkilling
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-07-2014 16:49:44 | More by VeganUndead
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49er

California

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-05-2014 00:56:29 | More by 49er
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Mphis

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -24%

03-02-2014 01:41:21 | More by Mphis
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SwitchCrooks

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -24%

02-27-2014 17:47:48 | More by SwitchCrooks
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Pete7919

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

02-27-2014 16:11:52 | More by Pete7919
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

1/5  rDev -69.6%

02-24-2014 16:33:10 | More by drdiesel9483
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +21.6%

02-24-2014 01:12:55 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev +12.8%

Nothing tastes more like summer than the unofficial fruit of watermelon. And when trying to use that refreshing taste to create an unofficial beer of summer the concern is whether the delicate and crisp taste could stand up- even to a light American Wheat Beer.

But as the beer pours, there's little evidence of the fruit inside. The hazy straw ale is nicely golden at its depths. A certain tilt of the glass can show a pinkish stain, but maybe that's also my mind playing tricks on me. Its foamy head rises with a character that's partly frothy and partly sprite. With retention and lacing both moderate, I get the impression that its head character would underwhelm if I allowed the session to last very long.

There it is! Not just watermelon, but all sorts of melon with strawberry and cantaloupe. And with supporting aromatics of bread and pulled candy- the scent hinges on hard candy flavor with those fruity scents front and center. Not all fruit, the beer's mild citrus and leafy aromas cast a hoppy note on the senses going into taste.

Its flavors start earthy and sweet as the wheat of the beer is mildly grainy-sweet and filled with shortbread. The melon flavors start moderate and continue to build, each sip more heightened than the other with a taste that hinges of the dripping ripeness of watermelon and that of candy. Yet its herbal, leafy and mildly grassy finish returns to hops as the ale crispens right up.

Light bodied from sip 'til finish, the ale is somewhat watery, but perhaps by design. Its creamy-dry upstart quickly sheds its carbonation to usher in a grainy and wafer-thin finish to prop up the taste. Its finish is herbal and grassy with minty warmth.

Akin to Abita's Strawberry Harvest, the ale underneath the fruit offers tepid support and the fruit, though truly seductive seems a bit contrived. If the balance is off, then it is beautifully off. I have a soft spot on my palate for these types of beer.

02-21-2014 17:50:12 | More by BEERchitect
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-14-2014 22:42:20 | More by Falcone
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

02-14-2014 17:06:37 | More by psoriasaurus
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,886 ratings.