Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat BeerHell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
76
okay

2,317 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,317
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 20.48%
Wants: 103
Gots: 411 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

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Photo of coachbnew
2.54/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Watermelon taste is very faint. Kind of bitter after tones. Not quite as good as I was hoping.

Photo of FickleBeast
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours yellow with a finger of foam that fades quickly. Aroma is wheaty, grainy, husky, and a hint of watermelon.

Flavor has a nice watermelon presence. Not super sweet, and the wheat malt comes through in the aftertaste. The watermelon flavor is subdued, which is preferable. Very light and refreshing.

Honestly, not a bad summer beer. I'd buy this again if I knew I'd be drinking outside.

Photo of shaneyjj
4.67/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great brew, I have enjoyed

Photo of turbotype
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not really a review, just wanted to say a few things. This beer isn't going be a Beer of Fame anytime soon, BUT, I don't think it was brewed with that in mind. It's a fun light bodied beer that goes down smooth, kinda like a session IPA. Go mow the lawn, then knock a few of these back, and you will see what I mean. It's just a fun beer. Props to 21st for doing something different :-)

(ohh, the price is on point too. I think I paid 7.99 at BevMo for a sixer of CANS)

Photo of Zstets
3.99/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yummy wheat
The hint of watermelon is subtle and nice

Photo of humlet_oel_elsker
4.01/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice light bodied beer, perfect on a hot summer day. Favorite beer while kayaking. Most can's I've had reminded me of Jolly Rancher's , though the candy like flavor was not as present when I've had it on tap at the brewery. Go Giants!

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.28/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can says it all, tastes like watermelon

Photo of gabepesce
4.13/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great brew for its style, no fake watermelon flavor.

Photo of spacecake9
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy yellow with a nice white head that dies pretty quickly.
S - Yeasty
T - Definite watermelon notes, a little sour on the finish.
M - Medium mouth feel.
O - This is pretty good, would be enjoyable on a hot summer day. The watermelon flavor is spot on and not overpowering.

Photo of RyanAlex
4.26/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I like it. Drink a few on a warm day.

Photo of Jordanmtate
1.71/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

One of the more off-putting beers I've tried.

Photo of Brock915
4.64/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tastes good, nice refreshing warm weather brew

Photo of Rutkiller
2.37/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Hardly any watermelon taste at all. I don't get this beer. Very bland and very boring.

Photo of whatthehull
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tasting glass

A - Very cloudy almost lemonade hue (very strange, yet appealing), one finger very white head and little to no lacing

S - Wheat, sugar, watermelon, citrus, hops, malts/grain aplenty, banana, a clear brisk mountain spring morning, slightly floral and bit of a funk

T - Wheat, citrus, watermelon, sugar, seltzer water, slight hops, pretty malty and tastes slightly like candy

M - Medium to full bodied, medium acidity, lightly crisp carbonation, well balanced, ok complexity and a very nice, slightly on the sweet side yet refreshing wheat/citrus/water melon finish

D/O - Very nice, very refreshing and for the wheat and vegetable/fruit lover alike! Drinkable morning, noon or night. Not much for a winter/fall season(s), yet after a nice day of playing ball or hiking (in any weather) this one will quench your thirst!

Final Thoughts - At $9 a six pack this isn't bad at all. The ABV leaves a little to be desired if you're trying to relax. Refreshing is the word that best describes this one.

Photo of ONUMello
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz can enjoy by 6/30/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Pale yellow, hazy with a one-finger head that quickly settles
S: Muted. Wheat, a touch of watermelon and a hint of lemon
T: More prevalent watermelon, though to me this tastes more like the rind than the juicy parts. Wheat, herbs and lemon are in the background
M: Light-bodied, a touch bitter given the rind prevalence
O: Usually my favorite bite of watermelon is eating the last bits of flesh off the rind. That being said, the rind being the more distinct taste in a beer doesn't work. I'd prefer this with a bit more sweet watermelon & wheat notes than what it has. Somewhat refreshing but there are numerous other wheat beers I'd drink for refreshment before revisiting this

Photo of Mar3ware
3.74/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crisp and refreshing. Little flat at first but overall good mouthfeel that is good for warm weather day drinking

Photo of ta_hagen
5/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My wife's favorite beer, hands down. It has wonderful juicy, fruity, authentic watermelon flavor that dominates the taste. Sweet & sugary, with a bit of dry grainy wheat presence on the finish that finishes it off your palette.

Photo of dcall384
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It is a good summer beer. A little flat up front, but like the watermelon taste at the end. Overall, a decent beer.

Photo of stomioka
2.41/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Taste like artficial watermelon juice...

Photo of Antc2382
4.09/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I liked it.. Had a jolly rancher component.. Refreshing

Photo of MisledTitan
4.04/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A refreshing Fruit beer with a tonne of watermelonly flavor.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, with enjoy by date 06/30/2015 printed on the bottom of the can. A new beer to me from 21st Amendment Brewery, finally available in my state. Acquired the six pack from the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a nice golden body, maybe a slight green tint, fairly typical of a wheat beer, with just under a finger of frothy white head. Some scattered spotty lacing left behind.

S - A pretty nice aroma, if a little on the sweet side. A grainy wheat malt / base is noticeable beneath the very prominent authentic watermelon / rind / vegetal presence.

T - Taste is the same: juicy, fruity, authentic watermelon / rind flavor dominates this one. Sweet & sugary, with a bit of dry grainy wheat presence on the finish.

M - The feel is smooth, crisp, clean, and easy-drinking. Light-bodied with excellent carbonation.

Overall, this is the better of the two watermelon beers I've had, although it is a bit sweet, perhaps even a tad cloying if one were to drink too much of this. Definitely not something I would drink quantity of, but I would surely be interested in having it again. Recommended.

21st Amendment Hell Or High Watermelon -----4/5.

Photo of JonCaytion
4.27/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The watermelon is a little weird, very refreshing though.

Photo of Richie1124
4.1/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If you're looking to quench your thirst and want something nice and light than this is the beer for you. Not super into wheat beers but this one was refreshing. Maybe because I am a huge fan of anything watermelon

Photo of AuntBea
4.41/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice refreshing beer. There is a hint of watermelon which is a nice surprise. Good Summer beer.

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 2,317 ratings.