Watermelon Wheat | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Brewed by:
Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
California, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kylehay2004 on 06-01-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
51
Avg:
3.18
pDev:
45.91%
 
 
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.7/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery in Eureka, CA.

Pours a cloudy golden colour, perhaps with a hint of pink to it. Head is fine and white. Lace is excellent and intricate. Body is solid. All of these are good things.

Nose is piquant with a tart, direct watermelon aroma. Jolly rancher, with some lilting acid. It turns sweet and slightly cloying after a while. It's powerful, though, and pretty unique.

The taste, however, is pretty much just sweet—it craves some lacto or something to cut through it. In fact, the sweetness turns the watermelon character almost into a sugary strawberry, perhaps with a hint of fake cherry. Light dryness on the back, and a hint of tight but mild astringency. Feel is good, light and fluffy.

Weird beer, but it's interesting and unique enough for what it is. I'm pleased to say that I enjoy it: I think it's the most successful of Lost Coast's fruit beers that I've tried. Maybe that's just because it's unique.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Had this on tap at MonkeyPod in Maui. A typical fruit beer. I didn't have much of it as it was my wife's drink. Its Okay at best. She liked it more

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Photo of GMUPatriot_inKansas
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of DaisyBeans
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mcthfg
2.9/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lisamarie123
4.32/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been looking everywhere for this beer. I had this at a bar after a long bike ride, and it was super refreshing! I hate fruity citrus beer but the watermelon had a light undertone and still had a nice light beer taste, not sweet at all. I feel like they balanced this beer very well, but would have loved to taste more hops. I'm super sad I can't find this anywhere else! I'm a huge fan of Lost Coast, this beer only made me fall in love more!

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Photo of k47k
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_U_D_A
4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of double2chin
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy orange.. Nice foamy white head shows good retention and splotchy lacing. Everything about this beer screams Jolly Rancher.... Can't be natural, but still is very tasty... Wheat is more than present and provides a little sweetness that allows the melon flavor to bloom... It was like 90 degrees today, this was pretty nice in the heat.

3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.25

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Photo of Absolut
2.21/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

On a super hot day this might rule. In January it's like shock top and jolly rancher watermelon collide.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Maltyduo
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of blasass
3.56/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALM90
5/5  rDev +57.2%

Photo of Dafixa
3.96/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Loved the watermelon I was presently surprised by the smell and taste, good beer

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Photo of mskline1
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
2.99/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of djtomain
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Gregg_Kawakami
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of chugamugofsud
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ali1987
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of gordonj
4.08/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The watermelon tastes a bit artificial.

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Watermelon Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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