Juicy Watermelon Watermelon Lime Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Juicy Watermelon Watermelon Lime AleJuicy Watermelon Watermelon Lime Ale
BA SCORE
3.28/5
666 Ratings
Juicy Watermelon Watermelon Lime AleJuicy Watermelon Watermelon Lime Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Heavy Melon

Hot summer nights, jam out to the cooling waves of Heavy Melon Ale, our newest seasonal track. Brewed with juicy watermelon and zesty lime peel, this crushable ale rips with a blast of melon notes. Ripened fruit aromas of melon, papaya and citrus climax with an enticing aroma, and set up an invigorating wash of fruity sweetness, grassy bitterness and the slightest touch of tartness. Super crisp and refreshing from start to finish, Heavy Melon Ale shreds through the summer heat.

Added by superspak on 12-27-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,993
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
666
pDev:
15.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
197
Trade:
0
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Photo of buzzedup
3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ledouge
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mutt
4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.19/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kamelonu
2.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

if you like smei-fruity beers this is pretty good, it was all that was in the fridge and I was surprised by how much I liked it.

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Photo of drews240
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Buannaich
1.65/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was called "Heavy Melon" when I had it.

"Enjoy by 9/18/16"; drank 6/24/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; frothly lace.

Watermelon & honeyed grain notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Watermelon & honeyed grain flavors up front; faint lime bite on the finish.

Super mild; this would work on a hot summer day but is overall forgettable.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of newcastlemike
3.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MouldyCrow
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OompaMentor
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Juicy Watermelon by New Belgium Brewing Company at On The Water With Danger Charters 6/29/17

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Photo of hypnotoad1
3.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ambigymous
2.04/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

I'm no beer expert, only a beer lover. I've never felt inclined to a review a beer until this very special occasion, because this beer here tastes simply phenomenal. Phenomenally like garbage. Just imagine that, a beer that tastes just like sewer water! All joking aside, it doesn't smell very special, just an average ale with a hint of lime; it doesn't look anything like I expected, much darker than a light fruity style beer; average carbonation; but most importantly - for some wild reason that I cannot explain - this beer taste like bad sushi. To be more specific, it tastes like the cheap nori seaweed you would buy from the grocery store for making sushi. I don't know how they managed to do it, but apparently watermelon + lime + beer = watered down fish paste. So very strange, so very unpleasant. I'm glad I did not buy a six-pack of these - if I wanted that much epecac, I would've drank a bottle of bleach instead.

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2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

C / AVERAGE

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2.94/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kraut6363
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.61/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Sometimes I'm just really glad I am able to try a beer without having to buy a beer (or six of them). This is one of those beers.

Shawn brought this for some reason to a football game. Dark gold in color, white head, 1/4". Aroma of um, I dunno, shitty beer with lime? Reminded me of bottom shelf tequila and clear bottle "beer".

Taste might have been even worse. There isn't beercentric stuff like hops and malt. Its salt, lime, watermelon. Brackish bitterness and it isn't through the hops. Watermelon never works in beer, and lime isn't that successful either. I can't envision a situation where I want to drink this beer, no matter how hot it is.

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3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 mi) bottle into a Weissbier glass; listed as "Enjoy by 16 July 2017."
A: Pours a clear, very dark golden color with a foamy (>one inch) head, very strong retention and lacing.
S: Bouquet includes fresh grass and melon. A little spicy.
T: Taste includes a distinct watermelon flavor with a light toastiness and a citrusy destined. Minimally bitter.
M: Light bodied; good persistence of carbonation. Crisp, tart finish.
O: Interesting and different. Definitely a refreshing summer option.

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3.29/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frykid
2.61/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

poured from a 120z bottle into a clear glass. given the name and description, I was looking forward to trying this one

It was a golden yellow color, some foam when poured - started off good. Aromas however were faint, almost unnoticeable - some indications of malts, but not much. Taste was bland - could not make out any lime / watermelon flavors....mostly watery

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Photo of jakea
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Juicy Watermelon Watermelon Lime Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 666 ratings
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