Wheatermelon | Odd Side Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by tectactoe on 08-12-2013

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Ranking:
#40,832
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
65
pDev:
9.17%
 
 
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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewery:
Pours a pale yellow with a haze that blurs objects behind the beer. White head is formed by tightly coupled bubbles, sustained well by visible streams. Lacing is moderate to heavy.

Nose is of a wheat beer the has a bright fruity aspect, but I cannot discern watermelon easily. I’m partially not sure I want to, as it’d probably be too sweet if it were obvious. There’s a hint of it, but there’s also aspects of cucumber and musk melon that all randomly seem more or less obvious.

The taste lives up to the name, with a lightly husky grain base providing an earthiness while the watermelon is brought to near mid taste. A cucumber note starts, and morphs into watermelon rind before the red flesh of the star fruit comes to my palate. The watermelon does not seem artificial, perhaps due to the watery aspects of the cucumber notes. The feel is a bit to prickly, with a somewhat dry and lightly peppery ending.

No bad, fairly refreshing, but I wish the beer were a little smoother. The good thing is that, to me, the flavors stayed away from being too sweet - the watermelon brought a little bit, but it never overtook the beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

people swear by this one, im not sure why, watermelon in beer so rarely works well, at least to me, it just always comes through a little forced, sweet, and fakey to me, and thats kind of the case here, but i like watermelon candy from time to time, so the little bit of sweetness with it in here in oddly appealing to me, even though i almost always prefer my fruited wheat beers as dry as can be. no color from the fruit at all here, looks like a light straw colored hazy wheat brew, frothy from the tap and with great carbonation. i love how light this feels but how expressive it still is, and how much flavor there actually is from the wheat, its not all watermelon, this has that diluted sweetness like juiced watermelon has, but also seems more sugary than the real thing on its own. good but maybe a little forced. a light tang here too from somewhere keeps it on the right side of refreshing for what it is, even light salt and brine notes for a flash, and i could happily pound a few of these before they got old, especially if they were nice and frosty cold. appealing in the summer, but not one of my favorite odd side beers overall. still, better than its ratings here i reckon...

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Junichi
3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
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 -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
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 +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsh420
2.81/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TurboBrew
3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of detroitpat
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
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 +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scruffwhor
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SmiLkyMeat
2.76/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Valentno7
2.91/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jmiah22
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Wheatermelon from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 65 ratings