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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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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,765 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,765
Reviews: 603
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 70
Gots: 129 | 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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CreightonSM

New York

1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

05-22-2013 02:39:53 | More by CreightonSM
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Overlord

California

1.68/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Sounded interesting ... and almost impossible to get right. And it sorta was.

Pours a somewhat hazy gold with a mild white foam head. Smells weird, with a definite whiff of watermelon and yeast.

The taste is ... all over the place. The mouthfeel's a bit thin and watery, and there's a sharp, almost acidic watermelon flavor running through it, but I don't detect much wheat, malt, or any other balancing flavor. Just not quite right.

Spritzy. Bad mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 07:35:19 | More by Overlord
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tencents

Maryland

1.6/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Very unappealing partially cloudy gray gold. Went immediately flat.
S - Hint of the watermelon, otherwise not a whole lot.
T - Watermelon prevalent at finish, but tastes artificial. As the beer aired and warmed the taste really turned south.
M - Thin, very watery, almost no body.
O - Worst beer I've had in a while. I'd like to say its the watermelon but honestly feel it is just a poor quality beer.

Serving type: can

05-05-2012 13:03:24 | More by tencents
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axeman9182

New Jersey

1.6/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz can, dated 3/26/12. It was poured into my petite Duvel tulip.

Hell or High Watermelon poursa somewhat hazy golden yellow. Three or so fingers of white foam cap the beer, but it all fades quickly and quietly. The nose has a bit of a Jolly Rancher watermelon type aroma to it, but there's also another smell that I can't quite place, but it definitely doesn't belong. This is quite simply the worst beer I've ever tasted. The flavor is what I'd imagine it would taste like if you let the leftover milk from a bowl of cereal sit out for a day and then tried to drink it. The body has a weird creaminess to it, only highlighting the awful taste. The carbonation is on the low side. If I ever did a video review of Hell or High Watermelon, it would probably end up a bit like the "I award you zero points, may God have mercy on your soul" speech from Billy Madison.

Serving type: can

06-16-2012 19:53:11 | More by axeman9182
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nrbw23

Ohio

1.58/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A- Pours a pretty clear pale gold color with a thin white head. Head is gone almost instantly and leaves no lacing.

S- Doesn't have a watermelon smell at all. Smells like a Bud light not really picking up a whole lot.

T- Taste is mostly yeast and wheat flavours. With a touch of a fruit in there maybe its watermelon but wouldn't count on it. It reminded me more of a wine cooler than a beer.

M- Light in body and carbonation.

D- Wow this is terrible. I sadly report I couldn't finish this one and I actually looked forward to this one.

Serving type: can

01-11-2010 08:38:56 | More by nrbw23
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Guden

Maryland

1.53/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A- Looks like a nice wheat beer, nothing too exciting, medium head and worthy lacing.

S- Decent wheat notes with some watermelon, maybe a little bitterness from the hops or fruit itself, nothing unreasonable.

T- Nope, not gonna drink this. Watermelon rind, bitter awful watermelon rind and nothing else. Never poured a beer down the drain before and hope never to do it again but this is undrinkable, gross.

M- Poured it, might have been fine but I couldn't care what it felt like when it tasted wretched.

D- Couldn't handle a few sips, no way will I buy this again.

Serving type: can

03-06-2011 06:15:37 | More by Guden
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xpoweruser

Pennsylvania

1.53/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Golden straw color. Very cloudy with sediment. White foamy head that does not stick around.

Aroma: Light banana and clove, yeasty. Slight watermelon aroma.

Taste: Watery banana, clove and yeast flavor. Some tart and watermelon notes, but overall this is a very bland and watery brew.

Mouthfeel: Light and watery. Very light bodied. Somewhat offensive, does not go down smooth at all.

Drinkability: A sad attempt at a wheat beer. A poorly brewed wheat beer with some watermelon juice added is not a good mix.

Serving type: can

12-31-2010 04:59:21 | More by xpoweruser
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deebo

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

05-23-2014 04:45:27 | More by deebo
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

12-09-2012 22:38:52 | More by Damian74Shensky
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JPMcKirk

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

07-03-2012 09:44:51 | More by JPMcKirk
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DrunkenMonk

California

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

07-14-2012 05:26:21 | More by DrunkenMonk
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TommyLiam

Arizona

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

06-18-2013 10:39:28 | More by TommyLiam
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

02-08-2013 03:12:19 | More by calcnerd
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Jameswoody

Montana

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

07-02-2013 01:44:51 | More by Jameswoody
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beergil

Montana

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

07-20-2013 01:30:22 | More by beergil
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MattGrimes17

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

06-23-2012 02:30:59 | More by MattGrimes17
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scot959

California

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

08-09-2012 02:50:03 | More by scot959
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mralphabet

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pour Can into Pint Glass

A: Hazy and orange in color, big 2 finger soapy head that dissipates to a nice ring of foam. Little lacing but not much. Looks like a nice wheat.

S: Watermelon rind... Green watermelon rind. It is had to get past it.... the next thing I'm getting it is some sweet malt and a little wheat aroma w/ slight fresh mown hay scent

T: Wow the watermelon rind is here as well.... and strong. There is also a mild sweetness and a slight hint of citrus.

M: Mid to light bodied with good carbonation. A little more filling than most wheat beers I've had.

D: The taste killed it for more so not very drinkable for me....

Maybe I'm missing something but what I was getting was not enjoyable to me...

I will not let this hold me back from trying another 21st Amendment Brew.

Serving type: can

02-22-2010 00:59:01 | More by mralphabet
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justinbrown

California

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

03-17-2012 19:13:29 | More by justinbrown
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

11-30-2011 21:22:16 | More by jmdrpi
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jakehembree

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

07-20-2012 13:35:45 | More by jakehembree
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jophish17

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

12-24-2011 07:35:26 | More by jophish17
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tastymug

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

01-21-2013 19:11:50 | More by tastymug
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DSkilling

California

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

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

Minnesota

1.48/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bought a single can to give it a try. I want to like 21st Amendment...

A - Very pale cloudy yellow. No head, little lacing.

S - Smells like slightly rotting organic matter. Maybe the insides of a pumpkin. Maybe the watermelon rinds after two weeks in the hot sun. It certainly has a strong smell, but it's the least appealing smell I've ever found in a beer. Near gag reflex. I can't stress this enough. This smells awful. I never drain pour a beer. I'm close on this one, and I've never tasted it!

T & M - See above. Imagine that ambiguous rotting organic matter is now soaked in Miller Lite, and then rung out into a can. For good measure, I imagine this can was probably left in the sun another couple of hours. The only positive is my breath is now watermelony fresh. That's the first I really noticed the watermelon, and I hope it never finds its way into a beer again.

D - You'll have to ask my drain on this one. I have no intentions of finishing this.

This is the worst beer I've had in a VERY long time...

Serving type: can

01-29-2010 02:11:42 | More by dougofthefuture
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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