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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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1,887 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,887
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.58%
Wants: 75
Gots: 172 | 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 hustlesworth


4.35/5  rDev +32.2%

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.

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

North Dakota

3.6/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

08-17-2010 23:31:16 | More by SilentSabre
Photo of Dizzy242


3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-29-2012 10:38:30 | More by Dizzy242
Photo of hockeyfighter19


3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-30-2014 00:21:20 | More by hockeyfighter19
Photo of hopley


4/5  rDev +21.6%

08-10-2013 04:00:12 | More by hopley
Photo of Hessian257

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-10-2012 00:54:42 | More by Hessian257
Photo of pperez38


2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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


2.7/5  rDev -17.9%

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.

04-19-2010 02:04:40 | More by samie85
Photo of gshackles

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-21-2013 01:21:53 | More by gshackles
Photo of powdersoldier


3.75/5  rDev +14%

03-24-2013 18:32:15 | More by powdersoldier
Photo of yeahnatenelson


3.55/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

09-09-2010 00:48:30 | More by yeahnatenelson
Photo of dcloeren


3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-22-2013 14:30:43 | More by dcloeren
Photo of Murrhey


1.88/5  rDev -42.9%

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.

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

4/5  rDev +21.6%

08-30-2012 18:31:01 | More by GFD400
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-30-2013 15:11:04 | More by JMUbrewz
Photo of scootny

New York

3.6/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

08-09-2012 01:11:02 | More by scootny
Photo of Buebie


1.88/5  rDev -42.9%

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.


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

3/5  rDev -8.8%

12-19-2011 20:05:32 | More by Ralphs66
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-06-2013 00:39:37 | More by adam42381
Photo of BostonHops


2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

12oz can served in a standard shaker pint.

pours a cloudy, dull yellow tone while yielding a 3/4" spritzy head that vanishes almost instantly. no lacing to speak of. nose is 'meh'... maybe even a notch below. definitely wheaty/grainy with maybe a bit of citrus. not really getting much watermelon, a bit in the background.

flavor is an improvement, albeit a mild one. wheaty; watermelon is much more evident, and tastes authentic - as i was braced for some artificial jolly rancher like watermelon flavor. not a whole lot going on beyond that. mouthfeel is fine, medium-light bodied with average carbonation.

overall this is not one i'll be looking to revisit. inoffensive and some decent qualities to it, but nothing to write home about - or go out of one's way to acquire. i might buy it to diversify my beer menu at a cookout, but that's about it.

(originally reviewed: 07-06-2011)

06-16-2012 06:48:27 | More by BostonHops
Photo of Drk93TT


3.33/5  rDev +1.2%

Had to get a sixer while on vacation,,,, Charlotte, NC .

The packaging is great. well done!! Ive read about this beer so had to pick some up

A: Pours straw cloudy yellow with a two finger head that doesnt stick around for jack.

S: nothing amazing.. Grainy, pilsner esq aroma, light banana and clove reminiscent of a hefe.. but very light.

T: Welp.. Wheat beer. Light and crisp. and the watermelon is here. this is the best part of the digs. Almost reminds me of a watermellon warhead-flavor ish. then fades to a wheat/grain/grassy flavor. Has a dry finish, almost like a shot of whisky.. odd.. smokey-bourbon flavor for a sec that fades quick. That was interesting,,, yet... random.

M: Light and airy. Comes and goes. not much body to this one folks. But it IS a wheat brew so this is expected.

Glad I gave it a shot. Interesting brew. Id imagine on a hot summer day this would be quite nice. Worth a try if you can get some.

05-20-2014 01:52:55 | More by Drk93TT
Photo of jjd315


2/5  rDev -39.2%

09-20-2013 15:50:51 | More by jjd315
Photo of Blanco


3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-19-2013 05:28:15 | More by Blanco
Photo of VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

4 straight from a can. here we go!

Pour is a cloudy yellow. aggressive pour produced over an inch of head that dissipates into a ring of head. I wanna call it a Wit badly.

The smell is, just, no. Corn everywhere. NO.

Now the taste is odd, very odd. Corn and watermelon. I never thought id like it, but I really do. If it didnt smell like hell, Itd be perfect. Theres a nice balance of fruitiness from the watermelon but a definite beer base. Interesting to say the least.

05-12-2012 23:51:53 | More by VncentLIFE
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom


3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2014 06:00:00 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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