Wheatermelon | Odd Side Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States
oddsideales.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by tectactoe on 08-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Junichi
3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is wheat/bread and mild watermelon/fruit. The flavor is watermelon/mild Jolly rancher, wheat, fruit and a lightly sweet//candy/slightly tart finish.

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Photo of BigTuna1066
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale pear juice color, hazy and light. Fluffy head on top, starting out way overfermented and spilling, but then finally settling down.

Aromas of wheat germ, cucumber, watermelon, corn dust, cold meat.

Flavor is surprisingly present for being a cucumber-watermelon wheat beer. Notes of clove, wheat, pale malt, followed by watermelon rind, briny cucumber, and toasted wheat.

Medium bodied with a light crisp finish.

Overall, though I wouldn't revisit, it's not a bad beer at all. I can see it working well on a hot summer's day.

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Photo of DruC4
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsh420
2.81/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TurboBrew
3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of detroitpat
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, bottled 05/16/16 printed on the label. Another new one to me from Odd Side Ales, this one "Wheat beer brewed with watermelon". No abv listed on the bottle this time; Odd Side is strangely inconsistent with that.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A crisp pale yellow body on the pour, with about one finger of frothy soapy white head that lingers as a ring, leaving minor fluffy spotty lacing. Lots of grainy sediment visible in the body. Appears aptly carbonated. Looks very nice.

S - Aroma is nice and pleasant: fluffy earthy wheat meets fresh watermelon juice / water / rind. Invokes images of cucumber, grass, and cantaloupe / musk melon. The wheat plays its fair part also with subtle notes of husk and grain emerging further as the beer sits.

T - Flavor follows the nose and is pleasant enough. Actual watermelon flavor is hard to discern; but there is lots of watery vegetal flavors to go around: notes of grasses, cucumbers, melons, cantalouple, watermelon, some sort of indistinct berryish flavor. Very drinkable, and not harsh or offending. Will please the discerning drinker.

M - Feel is very smooth, crisp, clean, & quenching. A refresher of a beer, especially for a hot summer day. Light-bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, I'd call it an average representation of what a watermelon wheat beer can be; I've had better and I've had worse. We'll call it a draw with this one, and i look forward to other fruited wheat beers from Odd Side.

Odd Side Ales Whatermelon -----3.5/5

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Photo of drbenderdo
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scruffwhor
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SmiLkyMeat
2.76/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of deonreds
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Valentno7
2.91/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmiah22
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrebeka
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Prager62
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can't discern the poorly printed bottle date, but I'm assuming it's relatively fresh being a summer seasonal. Label states wheat beer brewed with watermelon, no Abv. listed.

Look- Pours a uber clear yellow with very little foam.

Smell- Watermelon rind with a hint of bready yeast.

Taste- A bready flavor to start that opens up revealing a watermelon candy flavor with a mild tart finish.

Feel- It's light, thin and very kolsch like.

Overall- A very easy drinking summer beer with a watermelon candy flavor. I bought a single to sample and will definitely seek out more to finish out the final weeks of summer.

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Photo of Scguitarguy
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sawwsea
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Wheatermelon from Odd Side Ales
3.41 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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