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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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1,729 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,729
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 21.78%
Wants: 67
Gots: 115 | 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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Photo of Momar42


2.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz can into no nic pint glass

A - hazy lite yellow with little to no head.

S - watermelon is only apparent with some effort. Overall weak wheat flavor with a tease of melon.

T - again weak wheat base with a tease of melon. With it were more pronounced to be something different. Just not much going on here. Easy to drink but forgettable.

M - light bodied and easy drinking. Finishes as easy as you would expect for such a weak beer.

O - not horrible but not special by any means. Almost interesting enough to seek out but I don't think I'll be having another. At best a novelty but not enough character to be good one.

Serving type: can

07-25-2012 02:47:48 | More by Momar42
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

07-24-2012 03:26:15 | More by BeerMeBlazer
Photo of Tobe

2.73/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden straw color with no head.

The aroma is very weak, the wheat comes through but you only catch a faint note of watermelon. After some time the watermelon emerges to be more identifiable. The taste is light and crisp, at which time the watermelon is the star player. Toward the end of drinking the wheat can comes through. Not much of a mouthfeel but really tasty for the summer days. Watermelon is present but not overpowering. It adds to the crispness, offering a little bite.

Recommendable for the summer months.

Serving type: can

07-23-2012 21:47:52 | More by Tobe
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1/5  rDev -69.3%

07-23-2012 14:47:35 | More by ChenMastaFunk
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-23-2012 04:09:23 | More by gpawned
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

07-22-2012 20:08:49 | More by bonz696
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2.25/5  rDev -31%

07-22-2012 00:49:03 | More by Mississippi
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

07-21-2012 06:05:06 | More by JustinMatthew
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-21-2012 04:30:19 | More by Zach136
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1.5/5  rDev -54%

07-20-2012 13:35:45 | More by jakehembree
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2/5  rDev -38.7%

07-20-2012 12:49:36 | More by stooges56
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-20-2012 01:53:44 | More by jda007
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5/5  rDev +53.4%

07-17-2012 21:49:01 | More by Dromeda
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

07-17-2012 10:49:59 | More by IPAFrankieH
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-17-2012 00:44:48 | More by J_Beloved
Photo of sakana

3.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm reviewing this based on memory, so please bear with me, as I do not have tasting notes.

It was a hot night at the bar, and I was in the mood for something light and refreshing to chase away the cloying heat of the place. this pale yet flavorful beer was thoroughly enjoyable and was just what the doctor ordered to chase away the uncomfortable warmth of the place.

This was not the first watermelon wheat beer I had consumed, there was another I had enjoyed the previous summer that drew me to choose this instead of one of the other available options. Don't expect it totaste strongly of watermelon - I only moticed melon flavors in the aftertaste, as up front you mostly we treated to a light, wheaty flavor.

Definitely a nice treat for a hot day, and now that I know that I can get it in cans, it'll likely come with me to the next BBQ I attend.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 21:27:01 | More by sakana
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-16-2012 07:07:52 | More by dmasuda
Photo of kimbo33


2.05/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Looks very nice. Good lacing and pours bubbly. The smell and taste are overwhelmingly "fake" watermelon, less like the melon and more like a jolly rancher. Going down it comes off way too sweet and does not leave a nice aftertaste.

I would not get this again.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 02:46:20 | More by kimbo33
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

07-15-2012 23:44:33 | More by goblue3509
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3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +15%

07-15-2012 04:23:06 | More by hansenme
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1.5/5  rDev -54%

07-14-2012 05:26:21 | More by DrunkenMonk
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3/5  rDev -8%

07-14-2012 02:28:06 | More by blibby05
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1/5  rDev -69.3%

07-13-2012 20:26:08 | More by Craftonly23121
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

07-13-2012 06:36:03 | More by theempire
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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