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

2,327 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,327
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 20.48%
Wants: 104
Gots: 417 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle.
Hazy golden body with a good head.
The aroma is unappealing but the flavor is good and has an actual watermelon note.
I suppose this requires a fairlly mild flavor in order for the watermelon to shine through.
Refreshing.

Photo of redliner8
4.35/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tastes like a warm summer day

Photo of TheMarkE
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a decent head of foam, a touch of lacing, and quite a bit of carbonation.

Smell: Watermelon Jolly Ranchers.

Taste: Wheat beer, cucumber, with a hint of watermelon.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a slightly sweet watermelon finish.

The Verdict: Not bad. The aroma was off-putting, but the watermelon flavor doesn't really kick in until the finish. Might make a good middle of summer session beer.

Photo of Dynobolt
2.87/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Drinking my first beer from 21 amendment... Not happy. Might as well of cracked a bud light open. Lacked personality, flavor, bite, and so much more. Looks like they mashed a few old watermelons and hoped for the best.

Photo of mactrail
4.09/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nearly clear golden yellow with a pile of suds and lots of lacing in the tall Blanche de Chambly glass. Slightly tangy with a persistent but mild flavort of watermelon. Some wheaty taste with a malty flavor. Light bodied but silky on the tongue.

Clean, refreshing, with a flavor of cucumber when you take a sip, followed by the watermelon aromatics. Warm with just a touch of sweetness. I don't know why this is hated so much, by some anyway. But then I hate cinnamon in beer. Thoroughly drinkable. From the 12 oz can purchased at Whidbey Beer Works in Oak Harbor, Washington.

Photo of akd500
4.6/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted this at the ABCF 2015. It was a top choice!

Photo of KRAZYKARL5
4.79/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easy lawn mowing or golf course sipping beer. It's as though you were drinking the watermelon juice at the bottom of the bowl. 2 thumbs up!

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy straw under a 1” quickly disappearing white foam cap.
S: Light watermelon, fruit, wheat, not a big nose.
T: Starts with a fruit palate and then the watermelon bursts through with some wheat, moderate sweetness and a bitter finish.
F: Creamy, light, refreshing, above average carbonation.
O: I can’t drink a lot of this at one time. Its odd but it somehow works. They deserve some points for creativity.

Photo of Pav5069
2.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Taste like a miller light with a hint of watermelon at the end.

Photo of OGdirty
4.03/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, fresh with a mild watermelon flavor, not overwhelming at all. Im a big fan of watermelon so many in bias but this is a solid beer with a nice crisp clean finish.

Photo of jooler
3.87/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It is pretty good but it is basically shock top but with noticeable watermelon.

Photo of KevChiTown
2.53/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was actually looking forward to trying it. Kept hearing this was their cool, go to beer... No way. Watermelon rind with domestic lager finish. Grab a Brew Free or Black in Black, those are solid beers.

Photo of HerrKohm
2/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not very good. The watermelon taste is artificial.

Photo of BrewUSA
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look 6/10
Smell 15/20
Taste 32/40
Feel 6/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 78/100

Photo of Roguer
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Quick notes:

Pale yellow brew topped by a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is light and bright: yeast, wheat, pale malt, a touch of citrus, and on the very back-end, watermelon.

Flavor follows, with a much more noticeable, nearly vegetal watermelon presence. Green and sweet.

Very drinkable and smooth; light and lively.

This beer is exactly what it's advertised to be. It's a decent wheat beer with a noticeable watermelon flavor. If that's not what you like, you definitely will not like it.

Photo of W_Des
4.31/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really refreshing beer. I can sit back and throw down multiples of these on a nice summer day. There is a hint of watermelon on the nose. The finish is where the watermelon really shows up. It's not forward or subtle but you get the watermelon. Tasty stuff.

Photo of JayLo85
4.49/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nice summertime beer. Very refreshing!

Photo of Kataco16
4.78/5  rDev +44%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Has a great watermelon flavor

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an appealing bright yellow. Don't really get much on the nose. Watermelon definitely there on first taste, but it has an effect of almost making this beer seem watered down. Overall a refreshing beer that will do the job on a hot summer day.

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.87/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice refreshing watermelon brew that is easy to drink and tastes good too!

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

a- a slightly cloudy light yellow. 1.5 inch white head. Disipated quickly. No lacing
S- smells like beer with slight watermelon scent nothing overwhelming.
T - more of a candy watermelon taste then a real watermelon imo. I liked it though but not all the time. I would have one here and there. But only ice cold on a hot day outside. Which it would be perfect for.
M- nothing overwhelming here either. It's a clean beer taste. With some watermelon left behind.
O- it's a beer for a summer day on a patio. Not a beer I think BA users would love. More of a beer for the masses I'd say.
Another note- don't let this effect your thoughts on this brewery. I love there other beer. Back in black black ipa, brew free or die ipa, and the down to earth session ipa, are all great.

Photo of galwayjoyce
3.96/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great summer beer! If you like your beer with an orange, switch it up and try this.

Photo of ScaryEd
1.89/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I bought this for kicks and giggles. It was $1.50 for a single can so I figured, why not?

It looks pretty good, it smells decent, but that's about where it ends for me. The watermelon taste is subtle, however the other flavors balancing it out just don't work for me. It goes from a subtle sweetness to an almost pale ale bitterness in just one sip. It's impossible for me to really pinpoint all the flavors going on here but I don't like any of them.

This is certainly an interesting concept. I happen to love watermelon, but I feel this beer didn't do the flavors any justice.

Photo of bmeehan
4.44/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I was pleased to find that this beer does indeed taste like watermelon, and not something with artificial "watermelon flavor" added for the sake of making it sweeter and more appealing, as happens with candy since watermelon itself is so boring. It's light in body and in color, and it's easy to drink. I'd recommend it to anyone who asked about it.

Photo of TheJackel
4.86/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the best watermelon wheat ever made or even "fruit beer" for that matter. It nails the smooth flavor of a wheat beer and follows it up with a subtle but flavorful watermelon vibe. Not too much, not too little. Just right. Another amazing beer from 21st Amendment!

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 2,327 ratings.