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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,950 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 73
Gots: 194 | 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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Photo of CavePainter
3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I gave this one the ultimate test - in was chilling in the fridge while I was cutting my lawn on a humid 88 degree day. Did I mention that I have an old cast iron reel mower?

A: Pours a hazy yellowish orange. Quickly fading creamy white head.

S: Sweetness in the nose. Clean.

T: A creamy sweetness upfront with just a kiss of watermelon. The watermelon is spot on - you will expect to be spitting out seeds. A bit of tartness at the end.

M: Creamy in and crisp at the end.

d: Like bitting in to a real watermellon. If it is a hot-ass day, you are going to be all over this beer. The flavor is subtle and not overwhelming, you can have a few of these without the sweetness turning your stomach like some fruit concoctions will.

The wheat base really lends itself well to the watermelon taste.

If you like fruit beer or American wheat beers, you should give this one a go.

CavePainter, Jul 19, 2009
Photo of sdsurfer217
1.83/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Unfiltered, golden yellow color. Absolutely no head. Looks like a ton of carbonation coming off the bottom.

S: A little bit of soft sour citrus notes, with a touch of watermelon rind. Fresh baked bread aroma also.

T: Tastes kind of like I just bit into the rind of the watermelon. I don’t taste much actual watermelon juice. Its both bitter and sweet, but not in a good way. Finishes pretty clean, and doesn’t leave much flavor to linger.

M: Pretty light/thin feeling beer. Plenty of carbonation.

O: Not a very good beer. It’s a weird flavor that I didn’t expect and really doesn’t deliver the promised watermelon taste. I find it extremely strange that this beer is one of the best sellers at Winking Lizard. I won’t be buying this beer and will stick to other offerings from 21st Amendment.

sdsurfer217, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of jakehembree
1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

jakehembree, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of deadxmastrees
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

deadxmastrees, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of ChefBenhase
3.75/5  rDev +14%

ChefBenhase, May 18, 2013
Photo of kob424
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

kob424, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Mexicanhat
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Mexicanhat, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Bang34
4.08/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A friend of mine made me try this before a Giants game and I really didn't expect to like it. I am not a fan of fruit beers having to deal with Pyramid's apricot ale when the ladies brought the beer. But I have to say that this was very good.

It poured a nice golden color with a bit of a head and a watermellon wedge on the rim of the glass.

It really didn't taste fruity at all, nice and crisp with hints of citrus like all good wheat beers should be and with just a hint of watermellon in the finish.

overall I have to say that the best thing about this beer is how refreshing it was. It was almost like drinking lemonade. Now whenever I head out to Pac Bell to catch the Giants I make sure to stop by the ammendment for a brew. It is a great way to start an evening of baseball.

Bang34, Feb 03, 2004
Photo of mwhite444
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

mwhite444, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Mashedbrotatoes
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Mashedbrotatoes, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Dchou
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Dchou, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of anoctopus
5/5  rDev +52%

anoctopus, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of camhelffrich
5/5  rDev +52%

camhelffrich, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of spacebear09
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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.

spacebear09, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of rbouton
1.78/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I was expecting alot from this one as I've heard good things about 21st Amendment. Guess I was expecting too much. Looked like a really good wheat beer in appearance, and the mouthfeel was pretty good, but that taste of watermelon was truly awful. I know some people like fruit with their beer, bur watermelon is NOT a good mix. Truly a disappointment. Glad I didn't stock up when I saw this on sale for $5 a six pack. Maybe now I know why.

rbouton, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of stooges56
2/5  rDev -39.2%

stooges56, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Jae9979
1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

Jae9979, Jul 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Niedzws, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Tobe
2.73/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden straw color with no head.

The aroma is very weak, the wheat comes through but you only catch a faint note of watermelon. After some time the watermelon emerges to be more identifiable. The taste is light and crisp, at which time the watermelon is the star player. Toward the end of drinking the wheat can comes through. Not much of a mouthfeel but really tasty for the summer days. Watermelon is present but not overpowering. It adds to the crispness, offering a little bite.

Recommendable for the summer months.

Tobe, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of MattGrimes17
1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

MattGrimes17, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of cougfan2002
3/5  rDev -8.8%

cougfan2002, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Phranq
4.08/5  rDev +24%

Phranq, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Sandtownchuck
3.64/5  rDev +10.6%

Sandtownchuck, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of torchednoodle
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a can.

Ultimately, somewhat depressing. I had one of these last weekend and knew I didn't like it then, but decided to hold off until I had a second one at a later date. Does not smell particularly appetizing.

While there are certainly some mild watermelon notes in there that become even more prominent in aftertaste, there's also a not-entirely-horrible-but-not-altogether-pleasant-either mild tartness and tang and wheaty goodness, and some hint of cucumber. Starts to taste better once it's been out of the fridge a few minutes, but the smell still kills it a bit.

Ultimately when I think about it, I've never had a watermelon wheat before, but this is is probably _exactly what a watermelon wheat beer should taste like_. But when there's so many other outstanding beers out there, this is really a novelty.

It's gonna be tough to polish off the other 4 cans left in my fridge.

torchednoodle, Aug 31, 2008
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,950 ratings.