Melon Wheat Ale | Shipyard Brewing Company

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Melon Wheat AleMelon Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

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Added by TTripp725 on 08-26-2017

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Photo of puboflyons
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no date on the label. Sampled on October 22, 2018.

It is a nice looking golden pour with good clarity, streaming carbonation bubbles, and a short lived white fizzy head. No lacing.

Big aroma of watermelon and melon with a more subtle toasted hay-like sensation. The fruity notes are biggest.

Light to medium mouthfeel.

The taste tends to be sweet and melony more than anything else and it overtakes any other wheat or sweet characters that might be down below. Ends mildly dry. Refreshing if you like beers with huge melon notes.

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Photo of tmadd
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redsoxjim
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewAK
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Welcome back to #WatermelonWednesday as I continue my campaign to #BumptheHump & celebrate the midweek workday in a more upbeat, pleasant manner. I was recently at the Wegman’s in Mechanicsburg, PA when I spotted this one & procured it with today in mind.

From the bottle: "43.6615 (deg.) N, 70.2553 (deg.) W". Ooh, as a retired U.S. Navy sailor, I LOVE when they talk Lat & Long to me! The house band on Diego Garcia was "Seven Degrees South" as in, of the Equator. Haha.; “Ale with Natural Flavors added”.

I Pop!ped the cap, only to be reminded once again that they use those screwed-up screw-off caps! Grrr. 8={} I alleviated some of my frustration by utilizing a heavy-handed pour. This actually worked in my favor as it created just under three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a pretty Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, calling forth The Gelt Gang of Midas, Croesus & Mammon for a taste. Nose had the distinct smell of watermelon & this was good, especially since it can sometimes smell like Jolly Rancher candies. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was pleasant, especially for a Watermelon Ale, which can go in just about any direction, in my exbeerience.

I have had some where the flavor was spot-on, but unabating, kind of like when my babysitter & her friend doused themselves in watermelon-scented perfume. It smelled right, but it refused to give up. I have had some where it was sickeningly, cloyingly sweet. I have also had some (Minhas!) where it just tasted like a chemically derived, liquid version of a Jolly Rancher & was not at all pleasant.

This one tasted of watermelon, but also allowed for a grainy wheat flavor to poke through, giving it a slightly piquant quality, along with a biscuit malt dryness. Finish was definitely dry & refreshing & would make a great addition to the cooler on a hot, humid summer’s day. I say this because their website seems to indicate that it is also being CANned.

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Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Melon Wheat Ale from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 8 ratings