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Melon Head - Picaroons Brewing Co.

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Melon HeadMelon Head

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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 23.78%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Picaroons Brewing Co. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: berley31 on 06-01-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

08-30-2014 01:09:51 | More by Bruinsbunny
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Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -42.7%

08-12-2014 22:42:22 | More by fostachild
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev +1.4%

500ml bottle. No description on the label, so I guess all we have to go on in discerning what kind of melon we're to expect here is from that pissed-off looking, watermelon-helmeted kitty.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden yellow hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some awkward swan profile lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of overripe watermelon, the kind that is mushy rather than crisp when you sink that butcher's knife into it, with a certain candied character to boot, pastry-adjacent pale cereal malt, and very little else. The taste is still big on the candied and fruity watermelon, but tempered enough to let the underlying grainy cereal malt strut its sugary stuff, along with a faint earthy, leafy hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its pestering frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, a certain flinty edginess arriving from the ether, it would seem. It finishes on the sweet side, but not overly so, enough of the fruit acids apparently working undercover to keep this out of the Slurpee Zone.

Not a bad tasting fruit beer, but watermelon is a notoriously difficult one to get across after being put through the ringer of the brew cycle. It does work here, mostly, but if my mind and palate hadn't been seeded with that information, I would have just been spinning around in circles, trying to pin the admittedly heady fruitiness on something, at least. Anyways, ok, overall.

07-10-2014 04:23:21 | More by biboergosum
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-18-2014 05:59:27 | More by DreamDeath
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Newfoundland (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

05-01-2014 02:16:58 | More by TT--Cashout
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-01-2014 00:36:51 | More by deonreds
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-25-2013 03:45:53 | More by StomachUlcers
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

02-11-2013 04:18:17 | More by randylangford
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Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%

Single bottle brought back from the brewery and shared at a recent tasting. May have been that I had the first in the evening after a few other brews, and the second bottle was on the patio and was the first beer of the evening. Hated it the first time, liked it the second so I'll go with the second!

Poured into a small tasting glass. Light golden-blonde in colour, clear, and with a good sized head that recedes into a thick ring.

Nose is certainly watermelon - at some points it reminds me of an overripe slice, and others like watermelon flavored gum. A bit of citrus, wheat malt as well.

Similar taste as in the nose. Watermelon is certainly present, less pronounced near the finish, but the initial hit is watermelon. Finishes thin and a bit dry.

Thin bodied, feels like a pale wheat ale.

It tastes like watermelon - what else can I say, other than it is worth a try for the experience alone.

09-26-2012 01:49:37 | More by JohnnyBarman
Photo of Foudebiere

Quebec (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -1.1%

Poor from a 500ml bottle on a hot summer day of September.

A: Nice blonde beer with a good head. It taste like watermelon and then it taste like grain. It's very good.
S: Amazing smell of watermelon. It makes me thinks of the watermelon flavor of the Bubblicious bubblegum.
T: When I have the beer in my mouth and that I breath out, the watermelon taste is there. But when I swallow the beer, it disapears.
MF : There's a good aftertaste of watermelon in my mouth, it's good.

09-01-2012 20:33:30 | More by Foudebiere
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

08-26-2012 10:23:52 | More by schnarr84
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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

07-26-2012 22:02:14 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

06-27-2012 00:53:53 | More by TylerD420
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

06-18-2012 21:36:43 | More by patroy
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4.1/5  rDev +17.5%

Bottle from awesome girlfriend... reviewed from memory at a bottle share.
Pours a nice light amber... with a finger if head. This was a nice highlight... the nose was amazing... very melon centric, with a nice balanced, yet tiny tart kick on the finish... taste was very similar, balanced with a light tartness on the finish. I didn't have much expectation for this, but it was really good. was a real sleeper. Get it!

08-14-2011 06:35:06 | More by crusian
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%

bottle from mmurphy525

Hazy pale orange/peach colour, light soapy white head, not much lacing. Smell is of watermelon, funky barnyard notes, big yeast and malt profile, fruity and very vibrant. Taste is of tart melon though overall the melon is quite subtle, biscuity presence in the finish, lightly sour, at points salty, a little more melon comes out in the aftertaste. Med carbonation, medium body, nice weight with a good solid feel. Quite nice, definitely interesting and different, at first I wasn't sold on this but halfway through I really liked it, drinks more like a sour belgian than a fruit beer, would revisit this gladly. The label is also amazing on this one.

08-03-2011 22:46:45 | More by peensteen
Photo of spree92

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Finally, the summer beer I have been waiting for. Big, fluffy head sat down fast. Golden straw with orange highlights. Pure fresh watermelon. Sugary sweet but not overpowering. Oh snap, this is awesome. The fresher the better. Reminiscent of Hubba Bubba chewing gum. A light body that was just bursting with flavor. Blew my expectations out of the water. Leaps and bounds above last years offering.

Notes from June 4th
Bottled 5/25/11
Batch 1439

06-12-2011 15:44:56 | More by spree92
Photo of Long813

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -17.5%

Packaged On: 11/08/10
From: Premier Wine & Spirits

Note: No mention that this is a Picaroons brew, but "Northhampton Brewing Co. LTD."

A: Clear dark golden body with one finger of white head. Retention is quite poor and leaves no lacing.

S: Interesting. Smells like the watermelon penny candies I used to have as a kid. Not much else.

T: So much for the flavour. Very bland, tastes like extremely watered down watermelon pop. Extremely faint watermelon taste.

M: Light bodied and high carbonation. Water like in every way and leaves little to no aftertaste.

D: Another disappointment for me. The aroma was interesting, but fell down after that. It was a good concept, but poorly implemented.

08-18-2010 02:12:01 | More by Long813
Photo of PEIBeerGuy

Prince Edward Island (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%

It's a medium-amber... a hint of peach / orange colour in there. The head is a bit creamy, and there isn't too much of it. What there is of it sticks around, though.

Pretty melony (is that a word?) smell. Kind of like watermelon gum. It's not overpowering, but it could be a bit more subtle (like St. Ambroise's apricot ale). I appreciate its originality, though.

Taste isn't that bad! It's got the body & feel of a beer, and the taste / character of a fruity summer drink. A couple of these on a sunny deck wouldn't be out of place.

Feel in the mouth is fine. Not too fizzy. Just about right for the flavour.

It's pretty drinkable, but I don't think you'd want more than one or two at a time.

06-12-2010 20:55:08 | More by PEIBeerGuy
Photo of berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -21.8%

A: Poured with a large, white, fairly creamy head... pretty good lasting power. Body is a dark golden color, and quite clear. Effervescent.

S: Very strong aroma of watermelon, quite perfumey and sweet. I can smell it almost two feet away from the glass. After a bit it's actually almost sickening and a little overpowering.

T: Strong taste of melon; I think it's intensified by the powerful aroma. Very light touch of hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium-light body, with high carbonation.

D: To be honest, I'm finding it hard to get through a whole 500 mL bottle. Maybe it'd be a different story if it was really warm out and I was on a deck, but it's a little sickening to me.

06-01-2010 20:41:37 | More by berley31
Melon Head from Picaroons Brewing Co.
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