Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

2,332 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 2,332
Reviews: 734
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 20.48%
Wants: 104
Gots: 419 | 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 Beric
3.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Serving: Can into pint
Served: 6 April 2015

Appearance: Pours a very pale yellow with tons of carbonation and a soapy white head that quickly collapses. Awesome can though- so points for that.

Smell: Traditional 'beery' smell, slight sour fruitiness.

Taste: Very light 'beery' flavor with a slight assertion of sour watermelon and melon-rind. Really not as fruity as I would be hoping, and because of this, a beer that is really lacking. The beer is more tart than I was imagining before drinking. Drinkable, but only barely.

Mouthfeel: Huge carbonation makes it immensely quaffable...now only if the flavor permitted quaffability.

Overall: Not a great summer brew. Awesome cans, but that's where the awesome ends.

Photo of Kavanaghkt
4.39/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the perfect backyard BBQ beer. Smooth and crisp with a delicious blend of watermelon that isn't too overbearing with little after taste. An all around perfect beer for those late summer nights in the yard with friends.

Photo of Kraj30
2.1/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

horrible.. one of the worst ever

Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review taken summer 2014.

12 oz light color of green can with some pretty sweet artwork. Miss Statue of Liberty in relax mode clutching a watermelon. It's stunning artwork. Poured into an American style pint glass.

I have to give it the grade I did in a hats off manner. Just given the fact that they actually accomplished a watermelon note blended with a fruity wheat flavor is somewhat exceptional to me. Not that it's a great beer, but bc if the feat itself. I can't say I'll ever have another, but this is proof American brewers are yet again pushing the limits of flavor.

Photo of kissmybunniebutt
3.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It poured a milky golden with a reasonably nice head. The smell was a lot less pungent than I had expected, citrusy sweet notes with some of that wheaty body. The taste was...interesting. At first I almost spit it out. I was overwhelmed by the watermelon. But I steadied myself and kept trying it. The taste settled and it actually became rather pleasant. It's a nice drinking beer on a summer day, but nothing to write home about. Unless you're going home for the summer, and need a beer to drink for that.

Photo of HenryL10
3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Delicious summer beer watermelon taste is just right not to sweet.

Photo of Urk1127
3.01/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into tulip. Hazy yellow a tiny little bit pink. Smell is good yeast and wheat and a bit of sour watermelon at the end. The taste is dryish straw like. Good feel. With watermelon rind at the end. I was excited seeing this beer but the watermelon was sour and drying. I'd still buy it again though

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

This is a great summer beer for a hot day by the pool. Love it

Photo of Bran_1914
1.92/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Just a hint of watermelon in the finish. Other then that it's no different then a coors light

Photo of thesidewayz01
4.31/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

smooth beer, cool watermelon aftertaste

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

Perfect for the summer time.

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

Very drinkable, watermelon is nice touch

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

Great beer, light fruity easy to drink.

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

This beer was a pleasant surprise. I tried it just for the sake of trying it, and I actually enjoyed the light watermelon flavoring of this beer.

Photo of FLima
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Yellow color with a thick head with medium retention.
Aroma of watermelon with honey, bread, roses and floral hops.
Flavor of watermelon, floral and herbal hops, some orange-lemon, yeast and mild spices. Barley malt feels predominant over wheat.
Light body with good carbonation.
This is pretty decent summer beer, refreshing and very well balanced. Watermelon is definitely there but it is not predominant. Also, it is not heavy on wheat and with perceivable hops.

Photo of Jimmyc5723
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Overall I like this beer, a nice subtle watermelon flavor with a bit of peppery bite. It does feel a bit watery though, which can be good or bad depending on what your looking for. I find it good on a lazy hot day during summer icy cold. The can art is great as well.

Photo of DHarv
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Something different, has a jolly rancher watermelon vibe to it. I'd get it again if I saw it.

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a slightly cloudy yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to nothing after a few minutes

S: Wheat, watermelon, and a bit of yeastiness are dominant. Yeast brings about a general fruitiness

T: Watermelon and melon rind right up front, followed by the yeast and wheat. Very lightly tart from the wheat. Finishes with lingering fruitiness and rind notes

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A little on the watery side

O: Gets a little cloying with the watermelon after one or two, so it's not the most seasonable wheat beer. Nice on warm summer days while floating in the pool. Worth a try if you're into fruited wheat beers

Photo of WAbeerfiend
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Poured from a 12 oz can into a beer can glass on 06.18.14.

A: 1/2 finger head that quickly recedes to a ring. Cloudy yellow/orange body.

S: Lemon, wheat, and orange peel. It smells like a typical wit.

T: Watermelon and wheat. That's it.

M: Creamy smooth and crisp.

O: The watermelon works well with the wheat. It tastes good, but there is nothing else to it.

Rating: C, 75/100.

Photo of yarnbomb
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Ugh. Had high hopes for this after Founder's Waltermelon but it was no bueno. Had to choke it down.

Photo of i4ourgot
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Snow white head, very light straw in color. Lots of wheat on the aroma with a subtle amount of watermelon, there is almost a tartness to the aroma.
Wheat on the front of this beer that quickly transitions to watermelon. This lasts for a few sips and the intense flavor of the watermelon dissipates. This is a very bright and crisp beer very light mouth feel . This beer at the start has a candy like quality to it. The watermelon is a little strong at the start but this subsides quickly and the beer has this nice light fruit flavor to it.

Photo of Jeffreysan
3/5  rDev -9.6%

12 oz. can, 2014 edition, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, hazy, golden, yellow/straw color with a quarter of a finger of very white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that only covered maybe a quarter of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, actually, which is both surprising and disappointing. I actually don’t get any aromas what-so-ever.

Taste: However, this beer has a lot of flavor, predominately watermelon. Strong, fruity, crisp, semi-sweet, yet slightly sour flavors of watermelon up front, followed by some honey, slightly toasted wheat and some floral, grassy flavors. But the predominate flavor is watermelon. Actually, the beer’s flavor reminds me a lot of the watermelon-flavored Jolly Rancher® candy.

Mouth feel: Medium-bodied and very crisp as there’s quite a lot of carbonation to this beer. With an ABV of 4.9%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Interesting beer. Lots of watermelon, a little wheat, and a touch of honey. Interesting. I’m not sure if I like it, but I do find in intriguing.

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Most of this sixer was out of the can, but I saved one to pour in a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving barely any lacing.
The smell definitely had the watermelon with a decent fair kick of wheat at the end.
The taste followed the nose with the kick of wheat giving off a fuller quality about it.
The mouthfeel was about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled for the American wheat ale style.
Overall, honestly, it's just an okay kind of beer. Nothing special but nothing bad.

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

If you like wheat beers and watermelon then this is your beer. Wheat beers are kinda gross and boring, IMO, but this wasn't terrible.

Photo of spacebear09
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Appearance- Piss yellow, cloudy, very thin head

Smell- Cotton candy, lemon

Taste- Like a Bud Light with artificial melon flavor

Mouthfeel- Fizzy, overcarbonated, thin

Overall- Meh. More water than melon.

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 2,332 ratings.