Lovitz Watermelon Lager | Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
roypitz.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
his summertime lager is both smooth and refreshing as soon as it hits the lips. We take so much pride in it because there is truly nothing else like it on the market. We brew this German Style Helles Lager with three types of malt: pilsner, pale and carafoam. We then gingerly scatter some very light floral hops at the beginning to give it some esters and sweetness that compliment the watermelon. The true magic of this beer does not occur in the brewing process, but in the conditioning vessel. This is where we add the best, farm-fresh local watermelon and then "push" the beer into it, allowing it to sit and saturate for a few weeks. By the time it is complete, you are left with an unbelievably smooth-tasting beer with a captivating aroma and very subtle taste of watermelon that imparts its way into this already crisp lager. Truly our customers' favorite session beer, this one will have you reaching for another glass.

Added by akorsak on 05-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
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Photo of Budinetz
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of robotagogo
2.26/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours average. Lots of cabonation, bubbley head, pale golden/ golden straw color.
Smelled kind of empty. Not solid at all.
Tastes like an average lager. Watermelon finish. Refreshing, not too sweet.
Feels watery. I wouldn't order another. Not really too impressed

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Photo of Knapp85
2.52/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not enough Watermelon, infact if the name didn't say that it was a watermelon lager that I wouldn't have even noticed. Kinda hoped that it would have been a bit more flavorful and wasn't. The beer was a clear yellow lager with a white head. Not a whole lot else in this really. It's a decent brew for summer time but I don't know if I'd seek it out again.

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Photo of thequeen711
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Who is Roy Pitz? I never heard of this fella...FOund out the brewery just opened in April after years of experimentation. The Watermelon Lager poured with light lacing, with no detectable nose. It is a light summer brew with a golden colour. A slight hint of watermelon, I didn't find palatable, maybe because I didn't carefor the watermelon mix with beer, don't get me wrong, I love a good bluberry or raspberry brew, but I didn't feel watermelon did the beer justice, or vise versa.

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Photo of Kegatron
2.91/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's (Norristown, PA).

I had been wanting to try a full pint of this ever since I tried it at the Harrisburg Brewers Fest back in June. Finally got somewhere that had it on tap.

Pours a clear gold with a biggish poofy head of brite-white foam. Retention consists of a thin fizzy layer that only leaves some minimal lacing behind. The aroma is actually fairly light but what I do pick up is some pretty arificial smelling watermellon notes along with a bit of floral character and some light malt accents.

The watermelon comes off better in the taste with a less artificial feel to it, along with some light grainy malts underneath and a touch of hop bitterness in the back. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a sprightly carbonation and fairly crisp feel. While it feels light at times, it never appeared watery to me at all.

Very interesting beer here, tasting like a Light Lager with a watermelon Jolly Rancher floating around in it. That should tell you right there if this beer will appeal to you or not. While I didn't mind the overall taste or use of the watermelon as the fruit of choice in this, I did mind that it was fairly obvious (to me at least) that some kind of syrupy adjunct was used to flavor this. It's refreshing and crisp enough to warrant a look see but I'd like to see the boys at Roy Pitz move onto a fruit beer that isn't quite such a novelty.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
2.92/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DrBier
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of yergermeister
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of 57md
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear straw color with almost a finger of head that dissipated rather quickly. The nose is fruity but there is an odd note as well. The watermelon comes through in the flavor profile and the finish is semi-dry.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdoggg
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yourefragile
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slatetank
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed 8-11-08 transferred to correct entry
I was eager to taste this when I had the chance to try a sample from a growler recently.

A - A light amber shade w/ white foamy head of about 1/2 inch. The clarity is good and the lacing was decent.

S - The smell was not very strong, very light fruit w/ a touch of watermelon if you strain to find it. There was a slight fruit extract I noticed later, but like most lighter lagers there isn't an abundance of aroma.

M - The mouthfeel was sweet w/ a smooth lager quality finished w/ a sweet fruity almost syrup-like extract tinge.

T - This beer is what you might expect - Watermelon extract combined w/ a basic lager, no frills, no really off flavors to offend either. It is refreshing w/ a candy-like taste from the extract that is like a jolly rancher, but it doesn't go overboard.

D - The beer is just ok for me as far as the drinkability goes, not something to seek out or get excited about, but worth a try.

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Photo of tvghost
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TomMorris
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Poured a golden-straw color with a slight hazy, and a small white head that receded to a ringlet. Aroma of toasted grains and watermelon. Basically the same in the taste, light toasted grains, sweet watermelon that sit on the almost indistinguishable line between real melon and Jolly Rancher, slightly bitter in the finish from a crisp leafy hop contribution. Not bad for what it's worth, and a nice summer beer for sure. But I must say as far as watermelon beers go, I'll stick with 21st Amendment's wheat beer.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tempest
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Liberty St. Tavern in Allentown, PA. Appears hazy blond. Yup, there sure is watermelon in here. There's an upfront watermelon taste followed by a rind bitterness (could be hops or melon) in the finish. The backing malt is a simpler blond lager with a multigrain bread taste. Yeah, it's bready. Worth a try, but not probably something you'd order again unless you love watermelon.

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Photo of erialbill
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Beerchaeology
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tomgossert
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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