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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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2,031 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,031
Reviews: 619
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 79
Gots: 217 | 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%

jmccraney, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Erik-P, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of avaldivia
1.88/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pale straw color with absolutely no head. I tried swirling to see what would happen and nothing did.

S: Watermelon. Fake artificial watermelon. No wheat, just watermelon.

T: Watermelon and very light wheat. The problem I have with it tasting only like watermelon is watermelon is a very light flavor because, well, it is mostly water. combined with almost no wheat flavor, this just tastes watered down. It is like Coors added watermelon to their recipe.

M: Light, crisp. Nice mouthfeel if you want something crisp around summertime.

O: will not be drinking again. I like 21st Amendment but this is just not very good.

avaldivia, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of dexterk1
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dexterk1, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

LambicPentameter, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

BarryMFBurton, Jun 15, 2014
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
Photo of Duhast500
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a wheat glass.

The color is a hazy orange/yellow with a foamy off-white and no lacing.

The smell is a a bit wheaty with a slight melon flavor and some hints vegetable.

The taste is more cucumber than watermelon. There is a vague sweet juicy flavor but watermelon was not the first thing I thought of, or the second. The is a melon flavor that is slightly there in the backend but is a little lost in the biscuit flavor that hangs around among it.

The feel of this beer is refreshing and has a nice crisp feel to it like a larger. Goes down easy and is pretty drinkable.

Duhast500, Jul 09, 2010
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

kbuzz, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

woodchip, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

thampel09, May 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

vrbulldog22, Oct 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

elkinbrown, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

PHBoiler, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of BeerManDan
2.63/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The color when poured into a glass was a hazy light yellow with hardly any foam and not lace at all on the side of the glass. The smell of yeasty citrus was evident in the aroma. The taste had of a bitter yeasty watermelon, that was not a pleasant feel on the palate. This is not what I would expected from the beer company. Not one of their better brew's.

BeerManDan, Nov 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Dizzy242, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of pwoods
2.98/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to torchednoodle for this extra.

12oz. can poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a lemon pulp yellow with light hazing. 1 finger worth of white head forms with decent retention. Not much lacing.

S: Juicy watermelon and tart smelling wheat struggle for power. Plenty of sweetness from the watermelon.

T/M: Pretty tart. Decent watermelon taste with lots of tartness and bitterness along with the same from the wheat. A strong drying effect as well. Carbonation is quite high with a medium light body.

D: Very unique but not executed extremely well. Drinkable but one is enough for me.

pwoods, Oct 03, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

JMUbrewz, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Beertracker
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat pours up with ample carbonation that creates a modest white head that rises above the slight hazy, golden-peach colored body. Some lacing, but not as much as one would expect from a wheat beer. The name suggests lots of fruitiness, but the aroma gives very little. Just a touch of must melon, cantelope & bean sprouts with a hint of wheat berries. The flavor starts off a bit sugary with some graininess + bitterness that helps carry this one along to a short, sweet finish. Surprisingly clean & refreshing which is its saving grace. This one gets my vote as the ultimate frisbee-golf beer! A definite must try for yourself-type of beer. Love it or hate it? You decide.

CHEERS! Beertracker

*Taster's Note: Thanks to thehand for sharing this one.

Beertracker, May 12, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

WesM63, May 28, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -62%

Jason1337, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

ChrisL24481, Jul 15, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

calcnerd, Feb 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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