Wicked Watermelon | Owl's Brew Radler

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Wicked WatermelonWicked Watermelon

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Owl's Brew Radler
New York, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wheat beer blended with brewed white tea and watermelon concentrate.

Added by paulish on 03-13-2017

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very cloudy dark golden/copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, sour, some watermelon. Taste is nothing like the aroma. Lots of watermelon, tea, highly refreshing. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a beer that I could easily crush many of on a hot day.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip: color is a funky hazy pinkish orange, not much head but unique presentation.

Smell is lightly fruity, sour, hint of tea spice.

Taste is woah - big fruit component, not much beer quality, watermelon is feint and more of citrus like flavor. Way more fruity than i expected, I'm not going to be able to finish it.

Mouthfeel is crisp, biting, lower carbonation.

Overall a fruity beverage with barely perceptible beer qualities.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very murky medium to dark burnt golden orange in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate golden yellow + orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering about 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with light amounts of sweetness and some hints of slightly floral white tea and a hint of melon.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy malts with a slightly heavier than moderate amount of agave sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of floral white tea with a moderate flavor of watermelon in the finish which lingers slightly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Interesting - sweet agave, generic lager, white tea, and watermelon... I wasn't sure this would work but I really enjoyed the flavor though there was not much in the aroma. Easy to drink and sessionable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Owl's Brew "Wicked Watermelon"
12 fl. oz. can, production coded but without freshness dating (contract brewed at Stevens Point Brewery, WI)
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I gave this one a very rough pour to bring up a full head and it worked. Two-fingers thick worth of frothy off-white head is resting gently above a cloudy orange & brass colored body with some visible sediment supended in it. Quite a bit of it has already dropped and is laying on the bottom of the glass like sand. The aroma is a little odd, not bad, but unusual. I initially though it was minty, and then I got the tea, but the label says this is brewed with white tea and I'm smelling black tea. Well there are spices involved, and perhaps with the agave nectar I'm getting something like mint. Whoah! The flavor is intense! It's like fruit juice! It's fruity and sweet. It's not particularly like watermelon until the finish. It's delicately spiced, and I'm still thinking mint, but there might be some other stuff in there. As for the fruit juice I'm at a loss. I'm guessing at least some apple, and watermelon given that I find it in the finish. Medium-full in body with a firm sugariness. It's a little tart, and the carbonation is gently zesty on the tongue before warming to become pillowy smooth. It's really kind of stunning, but I don't get "beer" out of it, it's something else altogether. So how to review it? I just don't know.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wicked Watermelon from Owl's Brew Radler
3.7 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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