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

2,314 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,314
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 20.48%
Wants: 103
Gots: 407 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

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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.

Photo of scuttlebutt21
2.92/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Do I hate this? Do I like it? I dunno.

Smells like..... Poo

Photo of CraigP83
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a watered down hefeweizen. Smells like watermelon rind and barnyard funk. Taste is watermelon flavored airhead candy infused beer. Clean mouthfeel.

Photo of lucasj82
4.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Fairly clear beer with a one and a half finger head. Disappears quickly.

S- Watermelon and a hint of wheat.

T- WATERMELON! followed up by a lite wheat taste with touch of lemon.

M- Very light and medium-high carbonation

O- Love it. I really like watermelon so this is a a real treat for me.

Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
4.19/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very refreshing - but not wheaty enough for me. Not a huge watermelon guy, but the flavoring really works. Excellent summertime offering

Photo of paco1029384756
2.41/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Why did he not honk?

Photo of beerrat
4.68/5  rDev +41%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Slight taste of watermelon make this taste pretty good.

Photo of Kraty1
1.81/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Not ever buying this again

Photo of barnzy78
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz can, Enjoy By 06/30/15. I probably wouldn't have bought this, but it was included in a beer-store-made mixed 4 pack of 21st Amendment beers new to the Chicago area, so I figured, why not?
A - looks pale in color - but pretty much unknown - drank from the can
S - mild aroma - mostly some wheat, grass, and watermelon
T - nice refreshing mild flavors of cracked wheat, watermelon, lemongrass
M - lighter bodied, ample carbonation, very modest bitterness - ideal for the style
O - interesting variation on a wheat beer with the watermelon in there. I actually could see myself buying some more of this for my wife and I to drink on a super hot summer day.

Photo of BryanFlaherty
4.18/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great aroma and flavor. The watermelon comes out wonderfully.

Photo of DanCho
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good refreshing summer beer. Not too much flavor, but nothing to hate.

Photo of everythingiszen
4.06/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Just a really refreshing canned beer. Perfect for a hot day if you want something on the sweeter end. Not normally one for fruit beers, or wheat beers for that matter, but this remains an exception.

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

A: straw, cloudy. no head

S: grainy but mellow. very very faint of melon

T: grainy, again and faint melon. not the biggest fan

M: best attribute, tingly, welcoming

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 2,314 ratings.