Watermelon Wheat | Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe

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BEER INFO

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

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
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
17.17%
 
 
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Photo of HardyA
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 JLaw55
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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 2GOOFY
3.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mcthfg
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 Marco_Gtz
2.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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 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 packbacker99
3.94/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 JohnGalt1
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
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 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 blasass
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_42
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tastes a lot like a watermelon Jolly Rancher which can be either good or bad depending on the day I suppose. I was drinking it on a hot day whihc made it fairly refreshing.

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Photo of k47k
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Watermelon Wheat from Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe
3.32 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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