Watermelon Funk Sour Ale | 21st Amendment Brewery

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3.6/5
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60 Ratings
Watermelon Funk Sour AleWatermelon Funk Sour Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-14-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,433
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
60
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of khargro2
2.91/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of deadwig
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lukass
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gefinley
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a sour glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden color and is topped with a fleeting white head that leaves no lacing.

It has more of a Belgian pale ale smell than a sour. I pick up on the watermelon.

Just like the smell the taste is Belgian pale ale. I get some watermelon flavor in the middle through the finish. Belgian yeast flavors abound.

Medium bodied with relatively low carbonation

I don't know how this is a sour. My untutored senses tell me that it is a Belgian ale with watermelon. I get no tartness.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice: color is murky looking copper, head is off white with small bubbles, head presents 1/2 inc thick and then dissipates to thin ring on the glass sides.

Smell is light watermelon, some bread, hint of tart lemon or similar.

Taste is wheat, then quick to watermelon, then some breadiness with the tart flavoring. Flavor works for what it is, I don't pick out much saison like qualities in the taste.

Mouthfeel is where the saison yeast takes over with soft feel with light sweetness that dries out quickly on the tongue.

Overall a watermelon beer that works, again from 21st Amendment.

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Photo of perkindiafrawl7
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

really hits the spot for a sour ale.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours with a slight haze and golden in color with a white, finger width head that fizzes away in fair time, resulting in a mostly barren surface with a thin ring around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

Smell - Wheat, with lesser sour watermelon.

Taste - Follows the nose. Fair tartness upfront with watermelon sweetness and an underlying wheaty character. Quick to the finish, leaving a light, funky and melony tartness lingering on the tongue/

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a slightly watery finish.

Overall - Pretty much their Hell or High Watermelon with some added tartness. Nothing to write home about. At $15/sixer, no way I'd buy it again.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bobolinksy
1.76/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

L- Poured gently into a tulip glass. Clear straw color. 1/4 inch of foam that dissipated quickly.

S- Smells like a Belgian ale. No hint of watermelon.

T- Disappointed. I like Belgian ales, but I was expecting something different. This tastes and smells like a Belgian ale. It's not sour and I detect no watermelon.

F- Average. Not sticky or crisp, nor thick or thin.

O- 21st Amendment is doing some good work. Hell Or High Watermelon is still my favorite watermelon beer and their IPAs are solid. This one missed the mark though

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Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of krome
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lawrencegilman
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pour fine, tastes a bit watered down. Hints of sour, no watermelon taste at all. Smell nondistinct. Expected more funk and sour given the brewer

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can

Pours mostly clear amber, ring of white head.

Smells of mildly tart citrus and melon over cracker malt.

Tastes of sweet melon, tart citrus, biscuit and medicinal fruit.

Light body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Pretty average with slightly off-putting flavor. It's not terrible but I wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of tempest
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not especially funky, but a reasonably tart brew considering the base Hell or High Watermelon. The watermelon is subtle and the lemony tang is bigger. The aroma has a saison-like spice that's on the cleaner side. Solid beer over, though I'd probably prefer to use it in a beer cocktail.

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Photo of Lucular
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Umm...where's the watermelon? I am getting sour, a little bit of funk (maybe), and not a whole lot else. Slightly watery. Maybe that's the watermelon? Not bad but not even close to what I was hoping for.

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Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Watermelon Funk Sour Ale from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 60 ratings