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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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1,906 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,906
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 73
Gots: 177 | 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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New York

3/5  rDev -8.8%

12-19-2011 20:05:32 | More by Ralphs66
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


3.78/5  rDev +14.9%

Almost three finger of fuzzy white head has huge popping bubbles that turn rocky as it slowly fades. Body is a hazy golden straw colored that truely glows when held to light. Nose has tones of citrus, honey dew, fresh dried wheat and sassafras. With first sip you sit back and see that there is this juicy hint of melon that bursts onto the palate. Some pale rustic hops join with the soft wheat feel that leaves a consistent mellow hue on the mouthfeel. the fruit in this one is more like watermelon rind. Super clean and nicely drinkable. Would make a wonderful summer beer.

04-14-2009 02:05:15 | More by SPLITGRIN
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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
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2/5  rDev -39.2%

09-20-2013 15:50:51 | More by jjd315
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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
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-30-2014 22:19:53 | More by JMS1512
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-19-2014 06:00:00 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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3.33/5  rDev +1.2%

Thanks to Drew for sharing.

Appearance: Light gold.

Smell: Definite watermelon and grain.

Taste: Watermelon & grain, but not at all sweet or cloying. A tad bit bitter/dry like the white part of a slice of watermelon as you approach the rind. Almost zero sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Thin but average for a wheat beer.

Drinkability. Interesting brew, but one was enough for me, as the watermelon became a little irritating about 3/4 the way through.

08-16-2010 19:05:08 | More by JackieTH
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-15-2012 21:18:14 | More by carrollmel7
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-28-2014 05:40:43 | More by PappyVans
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +14%

06-27-2014 23:56:20 | More by woodchip
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-27-2014 16:10:23 | More by dexterk1
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-16-2013 18:40:58 | More by wonothesane42
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-23-2013 02:43:56 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-09-2012 03:15:55 | More by sparx1100
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-23-2012 04:09:23 | More by gpawned
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3.48/5  rDev +5.8%

This beer pours a clear, light golden wellow color with a thick, fluffy, white head. The head fades slowly, leaving a decent lacing.

This beer has an odd aroma, to say the least. I can smell some watermelon. It has a very dominate grainy aroma however. It also has a very subtle spicy aroma. Not what I was expecting, and a little less than I would desire.

This beer tastes better than it smells, but only a little. Grainy. Very grainy. Some subtle watermelon flavor mixes in. That is about it. Not bad, but although I cant really put it into words, its not wat I was expecting.

This beer is high in carbonation. It is crisp and refreshing. It leaves a grainy watermelon aftertaste.

I dont knwo about the drinkability of this one. It is low enough in alcohol to make putting down a few easy, but I didnt like the taste, so I couldnt see myself drinking too many.

Overall: I am happy to have finally had the chance to try this one. Every time I stop by the brewery, they are out, so having my wife find it was a real treat. Although it wasnt what I was expecting, I have no regrets about it. Nice try 21st Amendment.

10-23-2008 20:50:37 | More by OStrungT
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

07-21-2013 05:40:23 | More by BKBassist
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3.03/5  rDev -7.9%

The Hell or High Watermelon poured a hazy dark yellow color with a small 1 finger foam head that dissipated quickly and not much in the way of lacing.

The smell was a sour note with the taste hitting you with a good wheat malt background with a really sweet juice of watermelon in your grill. It left a tad bit of bitterness but it could not overpower the watermelon. Overall this might be a good one for the woman but pretty darn plain in my tastes.

08-15-2009 03:43:57 | More by cswhitehorse
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3.51/5  rDev +6.7%

I loved the way the watermelon added to this beer. Not overpowering sweetness, just some light melon flavor in the background, refreshing yet slightly dry. This is an excellent summer, hot weather beer. Nice wheat backbone, pale golden in color, light foamy head.

05-26-2014 12:21:54 | More by stevoj
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

07-03-2013 21:35:04 | More by pjkelley82
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Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-07-2014 13:05:17 | More by Celtics76
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2.55/5  rDev -22.5%

A cellar temperature can is poured into a pint glass.

The beer is slightly hazy and has the color of tarnished gold. A few fingers worth of off-white foam rises out of the liquid, but it doesn't stay for long. Already the bubbles that make it up are popping. Eventually, all that is left is a skim of foam. No lacing is left behind. Lots of carbonation bubbles are rising within the glass.

The beer has a sweet wheat aroma. I can smell watermelon, but I'm not sure I would have been able to identify the scent if I didn't know this beer had the fruit in it.

This is a sweet, fruity beer. Some aspects of its wheat base are apparent, especially as I swallow. Mostly I taste sweet watermelon flavors, like a piece of candy. There may be a hint of bitterness as soon as I taste the beer, but if it is there, it is gone quickly.

For a summer beer, this one sits heavy in my mouth. A lot of foamy carbonation is present, and the coating is thick and sticky.

Overall, this isn't a beer I'd go back to. I prefer a lighter wheat beer for a summer seasonal, and I'm not a fan of watermelon the fruit, so watermelon the beer probably isn't for me either. Still, its an interesting and commendable experiment.

07-06-2011 19:09:54 | More by ToasterChef
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
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