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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
75
okay

1,980 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,980
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 75
Gots: 202 | 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 Mosstrooper
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Mosstrooper, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of drdiesel9483
1/5  rDev -69.6%

drdiesel9483, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of costanzo_mike
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Hypersomnia
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hypersomnia, May 05, 2014
Photo of Minkybut
2.8/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

Minkybut, May 11, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

csmartin6, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of neckbeered
1/5  rDev -69.6%

neckbeered, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of shivtim
2.1/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Watermelon Wheat in a can? Lets give it a try.
It's slighty hazy and amber, with no head to speak of. The nose is bitter watermelon and not much else. Taste is lots of watermelon, but it's not sweet at all. It's like watermelon vines. Very acrid and metallic. Mouthfeel is ok I suppose, it's a bit watery. The drinkability suffers from the non-sweet punch of watermelon flavor.

shivtim, Oct 03, 2006
Photo of DavidHume
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DavidHume, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +21.6%

probert, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of IronCitySteve
3.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow color, with obvious sediment. Provides a small white foam head that quickly disappears. Some spotty lacing.

S: Lots of big wheat and yeast smells are quite obvious. There is also some watermelon scents but not as potent as expected. Smells clean and refreshing and seeing how we were there on the hottest day in San Fran in 2011, it was fitting.

T: Not quite a one dimensional beer, but there is obvious watermelon flavored bubble gum with a big amount of wheat. The taste is pretty constant from beginning to end.

M: Very light bodied. Very clean crisp and refreshing.

O: This beer delivers what it says it would. Perfect for a hot day as it is quite refreshing. Not a brew I would certainly seek out but it was enjoyable.

IronCitySteve, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of JRed
3.65/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy light golden in body with fading white head. Smells of weak watermelon, wheat and light floral notes. Tastes of light floral, wheat, watermelon in the background, some light grains and a dry ending. Having the watermelon as an undertone makes for a refreshing session. Medium carbonation with light body. Cloying mouthfeel. Perfect for MDW down the shore.

JRed, May 30, 2011
Photo of IronLover
3.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this on a whim while grabbing a few other items at the lolcal bottle shop. Dark orangish in color with a fizzy soda-like had that disappeared quickly. Wheat and yeast aromas with a definite sweet watermelon aroma as well. Syrupy feel with a burst of carbonation in the beginning. Wheat and yeast flavors in the front that taper to sweet watermleon and orange flavors. Much better than I thought it would be. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summer day.

IronLover, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of SportsandJorts
1.24/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Appearance: a light yellow color. good clarity. a huge foamy head that fades pretty quickly

Smell: as soon as i start pouring i am overwhelmed with a artificial sweetness. other smells include a kinda light lager smell

Taste: bad watermelon juice and really fluffy wheat.

Mouthfeel: light and way too sweet

Overall: just plain awful. this beer does not work out in any way for me. I have had many people try it and no matter their beer of preference or level of intoxification every one has said it is just plain bad.

SportsandJorts, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of MNBeer1017
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

MNBeer1017, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +21.6%

psoriasaurus, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of hayesjw
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hayesjw, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of MiScusi
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

MiScusi, Jun 15, 2008
Photo of fehrminator
2.5/5  rDev -24%

fehrminator, May 14, 2012
Photo of sixerofelixir
4.2/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can.

Pours a light honey gold color with almost a greenish hue. No visibility through the wheaty cloud. A white head soon turns into a ring. Smell is remarkably crisp, I get many light green fruit tones, like pear and apple, and some light grains. Taste is very bright and crisp. The watermelon really serves as a nice backing, without too much sweetness and just a little tartness. Finishes dry, with a little hops bitterness and lingering watermelon sweetness. Pretty good, and my favorite fruit-added beer I've sampled. I could drink a bunch of these on a hot day..

sixerofelixir, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of mbs11
2.5/5  rDev -24%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Oct 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

WoostaBia, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Mphis
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Mphis, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

Beeradelphia, Sep 28, 2012
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,980 ratings.