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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

1,797 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,797
Reviews: 607
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 73
Gots: 141 | 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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ToasterChef

Maine

2.55/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

07-06-2011 19:09:54 | More by ToasterChef
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HopDerek

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A can picked up at Union Jacks, poured into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with big foamy white head. Fades quickly leaving no lacing, very little retention. Smells like a typical wheat beer, cereal malts, wheat, spices, and a touch of lemon. Tastes of sweet malts, honey, wheat, clove, coriander, and orange and lemon zest followed by a nice blast of watermelon. Medium light in body with some moderate carbonation. Crisp and sweet with a nice sour melon finish that is semi-dry. Very refreshing and easy to drink, a nice summer session.

Serving type: can

06-28-2009 21:28:41 | More by HopDerek
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

06-14-2013 23:13:23 | More by NYR_Rob
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hwwty4

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to Jtrockchalk for this one.

Poured a 12oz can into my New Belgium globe. This beer pours a hazy straw with a 1 finger head that disappeared within seconds and left no lacing at all. The aroma reminds me of a whole grain bagel with some sort of berry cream cheese. Good for breakfast not for beer. The taste is just flat out strange. The flavor is very grainy. It really reminds me of a Everything Bagel form Einstein Bagels mixed with a glass of water that had a Watermelon Jolly Rancher dropped in. Good for Zima, not some much for beer. The mouthfeel is light and crisp. I'm sorry, but I think I would choose a glass of water over another one of these brews.

Serving type: can

10-21-2008 04:31:16 | More by hwwty4
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-07-2014 13:05:17 | More by Celtics76
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

04-16-2013 18:40:58 | More by wonothesane42
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

05-30-2014 22:19:53 | More by JMS1512
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

05-09-2012 03:15:55 | More by sparx1100
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-30-2013 15:11:04 | More by JMUbrewz
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-20-2014 20:23:52 | More by cjgiant
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: hazy yellow gold with not much head and non-existent lacing.
smell: Very faint watermelon. I would've missed it had I not been sniffing for it.
taste: There's the watermelon! Pretty tasty.
mouthfeel: pretty slight. Some carbonation.
drinkability: This is quite refreshing on a hot Ga. summer afternoon.
Not bad, but not a seek it out, must have.

Serving type: can

08-01-2010 21:38:19 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.45/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Interesting beer. I can't say I'd ever think of combining watermelon with beer (nor do I really enjoy fruity beers), but I was looking forward to trying this one when some friends brought it over. It had a decent aroma.. definitely wheat with juicy watermelon undertones. The taste was like a hefe that had a dissolved watermelon jolly rancher in it! Kind of odd, but drinkable none-the-less. I can't say I'd look forward to having this beer again, but I woudn't turn it down if it were offered to me either.

Serving type: can

12-28-2009 19:56:15 | More by alysmith4
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marct

Nevada

3/5  rDev -8.3%

08-25-2013 17:31:23 | More by marct
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3/5  rDev -8.3%

06-26-2013 07:10:56 | More by July2Nov
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-22-2013 13:04:00 | More by Cooker_stp
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a light golden straw with a thick foamy head that sticks around with a lot of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Smell of light fruit, perhaps watermelon, light honey. Taste is very light, I was honestly expecting more watermelon than wheat, but there is still a faint note having a light graininess to it. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. It's not a bad wheat, nice and light and easy to drink.

Serving type: can

08-19-2010 02:17:13 | More by Bookseeb
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Mosstrooper

California

3.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into Corsendonk tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy honey color with a large white head that dissipates quickly and only leaves hints of lace.

Smell: Smells like a watermelon jolly rancher, with hints of malt and yeast.

Taste: Tastes like a typical bitter wheat beer, with watermelon in the background throughout.

Mouthfeel: Watery and smooth, with balanced carbonation. Very refreshing.

Drinkability: A unique twist on wheat beer. Certainly not the best out there, but worth a look.

Serving type: can

03-03-2010 01:21:51 | More by Mosstrooper
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tastymug

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

01-21-2013 19:11:50 | More by tastymug
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stevoj

Germany

3.51/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Virginia

2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I poured this watery beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. Not cold enough! The beer was a pee colored concoction but did poor a really pretty big white head. i was hopeful. Slight watermelon smell first then kinda sour smell. Worried. Slightly cloudy looking also. The beer was VERY watery tasting. Kinda like watermelon kool aid that half the flavor packet had not made it into the mix. I will not buy this beer again.

Serving type: can

05-11-2013 15:56:18 | More by Minkybut
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev +7%

06-01-2012 12:33:21 | More by csmartin6
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MiScusi

California

3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had at the 21st Amendment.

It's a light hazy gold, served in a hefe glass with a slice of watermelon on the rim. The smell is easily watermelon when there's a watermelon wedge sitting right on the rim. But if you take that off and inspect it after the juices have left the rim it doesn't smell like anything more than a standard wheat beer. The taste is the same... without the watermelon slice on top or in the drink it just tastes like a fairly standard wheat. Still, it's not bad for a wheat beer but I don't think it's as unique as people think. The mouthfeel was a bit too spritzy/harsh and grainy for me. I could definitely still drink this if I needed a wheat beer, but it doesn't stand out that much above others.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2008 16:28:13 | More by MiScusi
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +22.3%

10-26-2013 06:20:48 | More by Erik-P
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +30%

07-09-2014 23:21:23 | More by tedho21
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,797 ratings.