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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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2,028 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,028
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 20.97%
Wants: 79
Gots: 216 | 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%

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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3.32/5  rDev +0.9%

Johnz567, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of xpoweruser
1.53/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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
Photo of OrangeCharlie
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Nature777
4.47/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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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3.75/5  rDev +14%

JP412, May 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +52%

Dromeda, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

mlindale, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Perks83wpi, Jul 27, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +15.5%

Oskee, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

pacino77, May 10, 2013
Photo of wkcyr4
3.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in a package from Floydster. Thanks for the opportunity to try this one,Kyle.

Poured from the can into a Goose Island tasting glass, split with my wife.
Gave the can a few gentle swirls to agitate per instructions on the can.
Poured a cloudy, straw color with a nice one finger white head.
Crisp, clean almost dry scent, no real hint of watermelon or any fruit for that matter.
The first sip reveals the sweet taste of the watermelon.
Somewhat fruity in the middle with a light airyness to it, interesting.
Had a dry, almost champagne like finish to it.
I'm pretty sure my wife liked this beer more than I did but it has teased me enough to give it another try if given the chance.

Recommended on the novelty of a watermelon beer alone.

wkcyr4, Feb 11, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

BigFatMike, Mar 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

beardy_guy, Jul 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

quickstopwine, Jul 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +52%

Abragg3, Jun 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

WarBuckeyes17, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

LaurynVictoria, Jul 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24%

t1ger, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

yinkanut, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

Satanlicker, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Hesperus
3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Somewhat cloudy, muted gold. Large, actively-foamy head that dissipates very quickly. No lacing or residual foam.

Smell: Sweet watermelon, wheat, biscuity malt.

Taste: Simple in flavor with sweet, fresh watermelon taking center stage with standard wheat flavors. The watermelon is not cloyingly sweet or overpowering, it's actually worked into the beer in a very pleasing way. Somewhat watered down, though.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation, very drinkable.

Overall: Exactly what you would expect a watermelon-wheat beer to be. Though I enjoy how the watermelon is integrated into the beer, I wish it was more flavorful. This does make a very good summertime session beer, as it is very refreshing and drinkable.

Hesperus, Aug 08, 2013
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 2,028 ratings.