Watermelon Wheat | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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Watermelon WheatWatermelon Wheat

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kylehay2004 on 06-01-2012

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 12
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5/5  rDev +50.6%

Photo of Lisamarie123
4.32/5  rDev +30.1%
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 B_U_D_A
4.25/5  rDev +28%

Photo of ViragS
4.25/5  rDev +28%

Photo of gordonj
4.08/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The watermelon tastes a bit artificial.

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Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dafixa
3.96/5  rDev +19.3%
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 packbacker99
3.94/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of godawgs
3.89/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Flyjetz
3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Not a huge fan of fruity beers but this one does an excellent job of capturing the watermelon taste with a smooth feel. I only had a sample size but I'd be willing to enjoy a pint or two.

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Photo of double2chin
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Maltyduo
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of IsaacCraft
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft from Left Coast Burgers, Seoul, Summer 2016.

This is a very good summer beer.Light crisp wheat with a good amount of sweet watermelon. Great on a hot day.

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Photo of plinythederek
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
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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Photo of LeeEvolved
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blasass
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle - I'm having watermelon with dinner tonight, so this is a nice preview, as such.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden amber colour, with a near-teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some rather loose Swiss cheese pattern lace around the glass as it slowly but evenly recedes.

It smells of musty watermelon rind, bready and doughy caramel malt, a bit of buttered toast, simple syrup, and a touch of musky yeastiness. The taste is grainy and bready caramel malt, a lesser wan wheatiness, muddled citrus, candied watermelon, and cantaloupe notes, dead yeast cells, more buttery nothingness, and a hint of earthy, weedy, and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite mild in its insouciant frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and generally smooth, yet with a weak clamminess worming its way in as things move along here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed melon fruitiness and lingering sugary wheat cereal making for a strange atemporal experience.

Overall, this is a decent enough attempt at melding watermelon into the brewing process - I've only ever seen it be moderately successful in a couple of previous instances. So, as expected, the guest fruit gets somewhat lost in the mire of an already timid wheat ale, and isn't really as refreshing as one might have been anticipating.

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Photo of Tone
3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong and distinct watermelon, sweet malt, hint of hop, and slight floral notes. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong and distinct watermelon, sweet malt, hint of hop, pale malt, hint of earthiness, and slight floral notes. Overall, weak appearance, watermelon is clear and dominates both aroma and body. There is still somewhat of a balance, so not simply a watermelon juice.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Watermelon Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
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