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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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1,946 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,946
Reviews: 612
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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4/5  rDev +21.6%

comand, Sep 06, 2014
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1/5  rDev -69.6%

DRECTOR, Jun 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

odom6, May 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.2%

janizzle, Aug 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

puuj, May 22, 2013
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1.45/5  rDev -55.9%

Not only is this a terrible wheat beer, it is a bad beer with artificial tasting watermelon flavor in it. I never pour out a beer if I can choke it down. This one got dumped after one painful gulp! Usually I can find something positive in most beers but I am drawing a blank with this one.

BeerManDanNYC, Sep 28, 2011
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2/5  rDev -39.2%

anrbot, Apr 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Acronin3, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

smt, Jun 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +52%

AdamTebbs, Aug 09, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Alexincj7, Aug 23, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +27.1%

A - Pours a clouded golden-yellow, nice effervescence, and a slight head that disappears right away.

S - A gentle, slight aroma. Nothing particular of note.

T - The watermelon does come through. Somebody had mentioned that they thought they could discern watermelon rind, rather than the actual fruit. Interesting, and I could definitely see where they were coming from. Oddly, rind or not, it definitely works nicely.

M - Nice effervescence. Light on the palate.

O - Definitely a nice summer brew. Refreshing, and relatively low on the ABV, allows one to kick a few of back beneath the sun.

davednyc, May 19, 2012
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3.19/5  rDev -3%

Purchased in a six pack/can from a local bottle shop.

Appearance is typical for a wheat beer: cloudy and off-white/golden.

Watermelon is muted to low appearance. Muted lemon flavor to flat.

Honestly, this beer would probably be better if re-imagined in a Gose style. It lacks the salt-metallic base notes that would bring the watermelon forward in a fresh/true form.

Okay as a wheat beer, but for the price you can purchase a better fruit/wheat beer.

Overall, it stops just short of being refreshing.

sagefool, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Alacranlmc, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

CherryGhost, Jan 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

BuffBeerGeek, Oct 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

DMax90, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

eugeneizzo, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Oh_hai_shaluud, Jul 19, 2014
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1.53/5  rDev -53.5%

Appearance: Golden straw color. Very cloudy with sediment. White foamy head that does not stick around.

Aroma: Light banana and clove, yeasty. Slight watermelon aroma.

Taste: Watery banana, clove and yeast flavor. Some tart and watermelon notes, but overall this is a very bland and watery brew.

Mouthfeel: Light and watery. Very light bodied. Somewhat offensive, does not go down smooth at all.

Drinkability: A sad attempt at a wheat beer. A poorly brewed wheat beer with some watermelon juice added is not a good mix.

xpoweruser, Dec 31, 2010
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3.2/5  rDev -2.7%

I like a good fruit beer when it's done well. And this one is OK. Nothing earth-shattering, but good. And at the very least, something different and fun to have on a hot summer day.

A: Poured a dark golden, almost amber color. Typical hefeweizen hue. Head retention and lacing were lacking, though it could have been the glassware.

S: Clovey/smokey weizen yeast character and notes of fresh watermelon.

T: Light and good hefeweizen flavor, erring on the phenolic end. No banana. The watermelon isn't overpowering, but it is very forward. I can tell by the taste that the watermelon flavor isn't coming artificially or from extract. Reading the can further my suspicion is confrimed. Considering no extract was used, I was impressed with the amount of watermelon flavor that was actually able to be incorporated into the beer. The hefeweizen character and watermelon flavor, while they do pair nicely, don't really come together to create a complex beer. The fruit and yeast flavors remain separated on the palate.

M: An adequate amount of body for a wheat beer. Makes me think the head retention issue is not the fault of the beer but my glass.

D: Very light and quaffable. I could definitely sit out in the sun and enjoy it.

OrangeCharlie, Jul 02, 2010
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4.47/5  rDev +35.9%

Very easy to drink! This is by far my favorite summer beer! It has the feel of any other wheat beer, but the watermelon taste is so unique that it simply floored me.

The beer is slightly pink with a white head. The color of this beer really stood out to me. Initially, I thought the color seemed very artificial which made me expect an artificial flavor. But, I was wrong. There is little up front beyond a generic wheat beer, but in the aftertaste lies a brilliant watermelon flavor!

It is easy to drink and not very filling. It is slightly more alcoholic than your run of the mill macrobrews making it possible to drink a great many of these at any given time. It's a good beer to give to new beer drinkers. It's an excellent example of how diverse craft beers can be!

Nature777, Aug 05, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

jameseaster, Apr 25, 2012
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JP412, May 24, 2013
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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