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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat BeerHell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,793 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,793
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 73
Gots: 140 | FT: 0
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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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

2.7/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

- can poured into a 20 ounce glass
A - very cloudy hazy yellow with no head.
S - watermellon and wheat with a strange unpleasantness.
T - big wheat upfront followed by a mild watermellon aftertaste.
M - carbonated syrup.
D - not very drinkable for me.
I like fruit beers but not this one.

Serving type: can

05-26-2011 23:58:11 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-09-2014 10:31:56 | More by rudabegga9
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -8.3%

05-11-2014 05:53:04 | More by DaftPatrick
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brycevolk

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8.3%

10-21-2013 13:49:02 | More by brycevolk
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-19-2012 22:34:15 | More by standardcherry
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

05-29-2014 11:39:27 | More by jaswilson2
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dkw0063

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

11-25-2013 15:15:52 | More by dkw0063
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GPHarris

Alabama

4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this at the brewpub before a giants-rangers baseball game.

not sure what to make of this tall beer poured in a weizen glass complete with a wedge of watermelon.

refreshing beer and the watermelon flavor gives it a coolness that is quite nice. i didn't put the wedge into the beer, only ate it after finishing the beer.

they don't do flights (which i can't believe) but i also had 1/2 pints of rustico (dark brown ale), tasty (ipa) and primus (belgian pale ale) before the game.

rustico was excellent though it doesn't have a profile so i can't review it on BA.

i paired this with some brew free chili (which was amazing) and a siciliana pizza (terrific).

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2009 20:52:16 | More by GPHarris
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-30-2013 03:42:38 | More by Nolen12
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Kromes

Georgia

2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: cloudy yellow with a thick white head that dies down to a thin line of bubbles.

S: Smells like a wheat beer with a very slight watermelon aroma in the background.

T: Interesting. The is an immediate melon flavor that mixes with the bready malt and wheat. I thought the sweetness was going to be out of control, but it wasn't that bad. The aftertaste isn't that great, sort of a residual musty melon flavor. Aftertaste brings it down, kind of gross.

M: Good mouthfeel. Light, smooth and good carbonation.

O: It's interesting. Doesn't taste too great

Serving type: can

04-27-2011 22:07:04 | More by Kromes
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

10-23-2013 01:53:32 | More by vrbulldog22
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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- hazed lemony yellow with quick to settle snow white foam that leaves some spotty lace but has no retentive qualities to speak of.

S- light APWA aroma, white bread, mildly banana-ish, and the smallest touch of melon.

T- very nice light watermelon flavor. any more or less fruit flavor wouldn't sit well with me, but the light flavor perfectly compliments the light base beer. a little metallic but that's ok. it's not at all complex or flavorful-- and that's exactly what i like about it. finishes crisp and clean.

MF- light and refreshing with tight prickly carbonation and a slight powdery feel. nothing more than would be desired from a beer of this nature. this is totally yard-work BBQ picnic maybe even shotgun worthy beer. so watch out, coors light.

D- i got hooked on this stuff over the last week. i'm not much of a fruit beer guy but this is some seriously killer brew and i've had it with everything from fried chicken to grilled veal chops and it always seems to fit.. as a summer beer. on a cold december's night it would be an abomination but right here right now this is one of the most thirst quenching and drinkable things i can imagine. this is a wacky idea done right and the brewer's intentions are firmly clear. and from a can? awesome. that's means i can take em fishin.

Serving type: can

05-17-2010 00:16:21 | More by hustlesworth
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit darker colour than what I would typically call "golden straw". Not much of a head; a bit of patchy white frost. Average at best.

Mildly fruity, though not necessarily watermelon. Perhaps a little light maltiness, but again, average at best.

Watermelon very much present in the flavour almost flirting with being artificial like a piece of watermelon candy, but not quite. Finished with a pleasant, dry biscuity malt. Much better than I was anticipating, I must admit.

Mouthfeel was light and well carbonated. I could see where this could be quite sessionable for some, and where I *did* enjoy trying this, I feel I would tire of the watermelon flavour after a pint or two. It's not bad, it's just not a flavour I associate with beer. Peculiar, for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2010 23:31:16 | More by SilentSabre
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +22.3%

07-06-2013 03:08:00 | More by kingmaker
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pperez38

California

2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

05-02-2013 09:46:49 | More by pperez38
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samie85

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a goldenrod yellow with a one finger white head that quickly dissipates.

S-Wheat with a faint watermelon note. The nose is pretty muted.

T-Wheat with a little bit of watermelon. I was expecting more watermelon.

M-Decent amount of carbonation with thin body.

D-Easy drinking although its not something I'd buy again.

Serving type: can

04-19-2010 02:04:40 | More by samie85
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

05-10-2012 00:54:42 | More by Hessian257
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thrown in as an extra by wavers1 -- what a nice guy!

Appearance -- Pours a pale straw, moderate haze, with a slim sudsy white head. Surprised to see this beer isn't pink; this is a good thing.

Smell -- Pale malt, wheat, mild watermelon, grassy hops, quite a bit of yeast. Not especially aromatic, but what is there is pleasant.

Taste -- Overall the flavor profile is that of a pale wheat ale: pale malt and husky wheat, clover and grassy hops, mild honey sweetness. And along comes the mildest of watermelon sweetness.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with moderate prickly carbonation.

Drinkability -- I'm giving this beer the benefit of the doubt. I'm currently in Oktoberfest mode, but I can easily imagine this beer being *perfect* at a cookout in July. Very glad to find the watermelon sweetness was very understated and remained in balance with the rest of the beer.

Unless you hate watermelon or wheat, I would strongly suggest giving this one a shot even though it didn't meet all of my expectations.

Serving type: can

09-09-2010 00:48:30 | More by yeahnatenelson
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Murrhey

Montana

1.88/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass in high altitude Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger white head with little retention and no lacing. Pale straw color with high clarity.

S- Light wheat and malts smells. Some earthy funk, subtle. Straw, malt and sugar. Do not smell watermelon.

T- Watermelon much more present in the taste, along with wheat, earthy yeast sort of flavors and tartness. Kind of rancid tasting, actually.

M- Light, sugary and wet feel. Clean finish.

O- I'm really disappointed. I'm going to chalk this one up to not travelling well and hopefully try it again someday. It cost me less than two bucks, so I'm not disappointed with the price fallout.

Serving type: can

06-07-2012 04:50:28 | More by Murrhey
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dcloeren

Texas

3/5  rDev -8.3%

05-22-2013 14:30:43 | More by dcloeren
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WesM63

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

05-28-2012 21:38:37 | More by WesM63
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Buebie

Minnesota

1.88/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Got this from a friend taking part in a beer of the month club.

Poured from a 12oz can into a snifter.

The appearance on this is very nice. Poures a very hazy, not at all tansparent golden yellow.
2 finger fluffy white head that receeds leaving a very thin oil on water like retention film.
Lace is thin and spotty.

Aroma on this at first was nice and grainy with a carmel like smell, shifting to a fruity sour cherry aroma. As it warmed the aroma turned south to a smelly rotten flesh, or rotting cheese. I'm almost afraid to try it.

Flavors are odd, in a bad way. I get some mild sweetness up front with the watermelon flavor.
Mouthfeel is thin, its like drinking Miller Lite with a rotten flavor and terrible aftertaste.

DO NOT WANT.

Serving type: can

11-09-2008 03:52:06 | More by Buebie
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a fluted pint glass, color is opaque pale gold. No head and no lacing.

Smell is odd, mix of wheat malt and mild bitterness but not a normal flavor mix.

Taste is big hit of watermelon, but too punch, can definitely taste concentrate off flavors. The malt finishes up the flavor with a mild bitterness in there as well.

Mouthfeel is a good balance of sweetness and hint of bitter with some lingering pleasant watermelon.

Overall, an interesting brew, something off in the scent and a little two pungent of watermelon flavor upfront.

Serving type: can

09-02-2011 23:16:10 | More by mvanaskie13
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scootny

New York

3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale gold fluid with a white head that fades quickly leaving no real lace. Smell is wheaty with good amounts of twang and yeast fruitiness. A dry crisp cereal graininess. Flavor is just short of the next score for me. Full bodied wheat core with a perfect amount of watermelon. Juicy body and a dry tart finish that makes it a superb quencher. Finish has a bit of rind and artful hop balance that is mild yet firm. This beer is actually a delicately complex brew. Crisp feel is gently carbonated lending to a great drinkability and refreshing character. One of my new summer favorites and a good choice for the adventurous and open palate.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 01:11:02 | More by scootny
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-14-2014 01:05:43 | More by elkinbrown
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,793 ratings.