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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,950 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 73
Gots: 194 | 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 powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev +14%

powdersoldier, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.78/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

SPLITGRIN, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of pperez38
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

pperez38, May 02, 2013
Photo of samie85
2.7/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

samie85, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of Ralphs66
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Ralphs66, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of scootny
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

scootny, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of dcloeren
3/5  rDev -8.8%

dcloeren, May 22, 2013
Photo of Drk93TT
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Drk93TT, May 20, 2014
Photo of dexterk1
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

dexterk1, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

yeahnatenelson, Sep 09, 2010
Photo of adam42381
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

adam42381, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
1.88/5  rDev -42.9%
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.

Murrhey, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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)

BostonHops, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Camjmorton
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Camjmorton, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Buebie
1.88/5  rDev -42.9%
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.

Buebie, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of pjkelley82
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

pjkelley82, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of wonothesane42
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

wonothesane42, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of Blanco
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Boston_Steve
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Boston_Steve, May 14, 2014
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

VncentLIFE, May 13, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

JackieTH, Aug 16, 2010
Photo of carrollmel7
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

carrollmel7, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of stevoj
3.51/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

stevoj, May 26, 2014
Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3/5  rDev -8.8%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 14, 2014
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,950 ratings.