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Seedspitter | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by FondueVoodoo on 07-22-2012

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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1.4/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.09/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.72/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Thought I would add a review to justify the relatively low score:

A - A lighter yellow or golden, pours a smallish head that dissipates quickly.The beer has a sort of murkiness to it.
S - It smells of very strong wheat with some notes of something fruity - watermelon
(if it didn't say that on the bottle I probably wouldn't have pick that particular fruit). It also has this weird odor of something burning (plastic or hair). Maybe I got a bad batch but the smell is not appealing at all, even with the hint of fruitiness.
T - Overall, the beer is very mild and watery - the taste of the beer itself is hidden by this fruitiness and artificial like burned plastic taste. The taste is definitely different from other flavored beers out there, this might be intentional but it is not appealing to my palate.
O - I have had many other flavored beers in the past but not watermelon. Hopefully, all watermelon beers taste like this - so I won't hold it against these brewers. If you are looking for a solid beer with a hint of watermelon - this is not for you. If you want a different tasting beer that screams fruitiness enough for you to forget you're drinking beer - then this might be for you.

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3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A tasty wheat beer that screams watermelon on the nose but subtlety on the palate. A refreshing drink

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from a Parallel 49 mixed pack poured into a weizen glass. A pale yellow brew, quite cloudy, with a billowing white head and a surprisingly sour and funky aroma ... Smells legitimately Belgian and less like a coriander bomb than many other wits. I have to say, this brew was more interesting than expected. The watermelon was subdued and delivered more green, sour rind than pink watery flesh, a fact with which I am OK. I didn't plan on a Boxer Watermelon experience here (look up that beer, if you dare). Crisp and tart, with some white pepper, coriander, and lemon rind spice apparent along with an almost buttery sweet malt vibe ... For some reason I am reminded of apple cinnamon Cheerios breakfast cereal despite the fact that the overall effect is quite sour with just a little nuttiness. Highly carbonated and on the thin side body-wise, as one might expect ... Some floral hops show up in the green vegetal finish (they hop this with Fuggles, interestingly enough). If you want my honest assessment, this is the sort of witbier I gravitate towards despite the potentially gimmicky watermelon addition. It has some genuine Belgian funky character that even a few of my non-beer geek drinking buddies picked up on and there is no Rickards White style coriander nastiness. If I have any concern at all, it is the fact that the beer is perhaps TOO dry and fizzy at times, when one can particularly notice the sour rind flavor. All in all, though, this is how to do a fruit beer.

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3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of wheat, watermelon, coriander and citrus.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some dominant wheat malts, light sugary watermelon, coriander and faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by decent flavors and aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -1.4%

I decided to give this one another chance. I've sampled it before, but I didn't like it enough to actually buy it and drink a whole beer, or rather, six whole beers. For some reason, a wheat beer with watermelon seems like a good idea this week.

355 ml bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Cloudy golden yellow, not a lot of head.

Smell is less than appealing. Not the worst beer if I've ever smelled, but honestly, it kind of makes me want to just pour it down the drain instead of drinking it. Maybe this was a mistake.

Fortunately, it tastes quite a bit better than it smells. I don't know if I actually taste watermelon. It's peppery and sort of sour. Easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: pleasantly crisp. Probably the best aspect of this one.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Seedspitter from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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