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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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1,978 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,978
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 75
Gots: 202 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Beerswag, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of jonrx
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A pretty solid summer brew that it seems is becoming a love-it or hate-it beer around most parts. I get the complaints that it doesn't taste like real watermelon, but what really does? Hell, watermelon tastes like pure sugar sometimes depending on the quality of it.

Either way, this is an extremely sessionable beer that is light, smooth, and good for the summer. I can't imagine drinking this at any other time than on a hot day (and it's really, really, really good for working on cars in a hot driveway), so I should limit my review to that, I guess.

EIther way, I like it quite a bit in the summer but would never want to drink it at any other time.

jonrx, Sep 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Griggsy, Sep 20, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +18.2%

APH, Sep 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

Spigs, Sep 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -39.2%

jjd315, Sep 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

lockewoodfin, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Scotchboy
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can into a tall pils glass.

A: Cloudy effervescent straw color with a faint wispy white head.

S: Light wheat beer aromas, yeast, some grassy notes and a touch of fruitiness...no real watermelon aromas.

T: More watermelon here but I'm not partial to it - sorta fake and funky, a bit sour. Musty and grainy as wheat beers go, but watery at the same time.

MF: Lighter body with moderate carbonation.

O: Not real good. I finished the glass but didn't really want to. Don't like the watermelon that is there, and there isn't a lot of it. As far as a wheat beer its light and pilsner-like, grainy and grassy and watery. Just not my favorite but not terrible.

Scotchboy, Sep 16, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce can, canned on 6/27/13. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention is decent, and there isn't much lacing. The brew smells mostly like sweet and bready malt, along with a bit of watermelon Jolly Rancher candy. The taste is similar to the aroma, except that there's more balance between the malty and watermelon flavor. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's smooth and easy enough to drink. Not a bad beer for a hot day. I only grabbed this since I was able to get a single can at my local Kroger. I wouldn't buy a six pack of this, but it's worth trying if you've never had it before.

bluejacket74, Sep 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

HRamz3, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dieBlume, Sep 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -39.2%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

JoeMans, Sep 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

RocksteadyRye, Sep 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

TheCuriograph, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Reappropriated, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

itracy63, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

Sludgeman, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Burt, Sep 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +52%

AnthonySkatz, Sep 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Liondiscs, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

benkt68, Sep 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

Wukk, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of WaterCzar
2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

The appearance isn't bad - pale cloudy straw color, 2 fingers of lacing which dies pretty quickly; But I am getting about as much taste as a Miller Lite, maybe with a slight watermelon fruit essence and slight melon odor. Highly carbonated. Was worth one try to satisfy my curiosity, but will never get again.

WaterCzar, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of TruePerception
3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)


Summer Seasonal

21st Amendment's Hell or High Watermelon: 4.9%, about 3 fingers of head; Appearance: dull, slightly greenish yellow, smoky haze; Smell: light watermelon rind and white, faint sweet rose; Taste/Mouthfeel: water melon rind, mostly dry, faint sweetness just before the finish; decent.

Poured into a pint glass.

TruePerception, Aug 31, 2013
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,978 ratings.