Double D's Watermelon Lager | Deep River Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deep River Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
deepriverbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tdm168 on 07-08-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,776
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
56
pDev:
18.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by sagefool:
Photo of sagefool
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Watermelon beers miss for me.

21st Amendment's Watermelon Wheat misses on the same grounds as this one. The watermelon always comes off as flat.

This beer is missing the salty, fresh characteristic of watermelon.

A hint to Deep River: Turn this beer into a Gose.

On a second tasting, added a bit of flaked, kosher salt. The beer improved markedly.

This rating is for the beer without the salt.

Better than Budweiser would have done with the concept, but still a flat, uninteresting lager.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HopsForBrains
4.08/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a can at the Burning Can Festival (NC)

A mild lager with conservative (flavor-wise) use of watermelon yet impressive. Clean and refreshing with a surprisingly dry finish. Lots of pale malt flavor.

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Photo of mtpHokie
3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of struttinj
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleckpa
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beardsonbrews
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of jwerner23
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.24/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Treyliff
3.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

16oz can poured into a pint

Pours a clear straw color with a small fizzy white head that disappears after sticking around a while. Smells of fermented watermelon, grains & hay. Tastes of grains, toasted malt and light watermelon juice. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation and a crisp finish. Pretty simple and straight forward, goes down easy on the beach though

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Photo of dvmin98
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopintheSouth
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap in a pint glass on a hot, humid day. At first smell I notice breads grain, like floral hop and green-chlorophyll sweet smell. First taste is pure lager, light bodied and very thin. Pretty well carbonated but no bitterness present. Then comes the watermelon, rich and sweet juice in the back with a lingering malty texture. After half gone the sweetness and fruit flavor makes it more of a juice and less of a beer. I'm glad I had one, it is OK on a hot day but I think if I had three I would either be diabetic or sick. Nonetheless I'm sure the Bud light fans will enjoy this one, just not my preference in beer.

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Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Redman414
1.5/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of EgadBananas
2.34/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: clear, sunny, bone-white head.

Aroma: musk, bread, wheat.

Taste: bread crust, pale malt sweetness, almond.

Mouthfeel: light, slick, clean body.

Overall: there's really no watermelon I can notice. Nothing special about this and really isn't even that refreshing...

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Photo of EN27
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bob-McFetridge
2.73/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy off-white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of mottled very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: A moderate to heavy aroma of freshly cut watermelon (all natural, nothing artificial or like a Jolly Rancher here). Almost a slightly subtle hint of cucumber in the background.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy and pale malts that is quickly followed by moderate flavors of freshly cut watermelon. Minimal amounts of sweetness and just a hint of bitterness which fades almost immediately. Just a very subtle hint of cucumber in the background.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin but slick.

O: I enjoyed this offering since the watermelon tastes and smells quite natural (no artificial Jolly Rancher-like characteristics here) with just a hint of cucumber as well. Enjoyable and easy to drink.

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Photo of Boston_Steve
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of DLKeith58
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keith27614
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Double D's Watermelon Lager from Deep River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 56 ratings