Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat BeerHell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,820
Reviews:
762
Ratings:
2,820
pDev:
19.7%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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127
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3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DamienI
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Floydster
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can purchased at City Beer Store in San Francisco, split with my girlfriend last night, poured into my small Stone glass

A-Golden yellow color with some orange, a little cloudy, a thin bubbly 1/4 inch white head, minimal retention, no lacing
S-Sweet malts, weak watermelon aromas, lots of wheat, some grassy accents, and light grains
T-Starts off with some watermelon juice but it is pretty weak and not sour or anything like people have said, tasted nothing like candy to me, middle has some chewy malt and wheat, finish is a little dry but still chewy, does not change much as it warms other than getting less popping and more subtle
M-Thin to medium bodied, too much carbonation, light, crisp, and slightly metallic mouthfeel, taste does not linger
D-Light on the stomach and smooth, would get tiresome possibly which is why it does not get a perfect score, low ABV and quite sessionable

This beer was really hyped and did not quite live up to it even though it was pretty good, nice watermelon concept that might work better if it was in a lambic or wild ale, might buy another six pack in a few months but not something I will get every day, recommended

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Chaney
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a VERY cloudy, light cheddar cheese yellow color, with about a 1-2 finger head that quickly retreated into the brew below. The carbonation was very much on the low side. Hmmmm... If I were a betting man and didn't know the style beforehand, I would have said this was a Witbier from the look of it.

S: Sweet watermelon rind for sure, but it also had sort of a high pitched tart and/or aspriny quality to it. It was very organic at first sniff, but then I got a bit of that manufactured "artificial fruit" scent.

T: The carbonation was virtually non-existent, making the fruit juice quality that much more noticable. The wheat hit the palate first, followed by the watermelon and finishing that way as well. The fruit taste on the end was actually kind of refreshing in an odd sort of way.

M: Flat as a pancake! I mean.... wow.... man oh man this stuff needed more bubbles to cut through the sugar! After a few gulps I started to notice a bit of a prickle by the bubbles, but nothing worth noting. No lacing on the glass whatsoever.

D: If I were in the Caribbean and no beer was around except for this and Bud, I'd choose this. Otherwise, I'd definitely skip it.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of emmasdad
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy golden-orange color, with a minimal amount of fluffy white foam. Not much going on in the nose here, with the exception of the watermelon. Not so much fruit, but more like a watermelon jolly rancher. A little sweetness on the palate, some light wheat, but again mostly the somewhat cloying fake watermelon taste. Nothing special here, just a decent light beer with fake fruit flavor.

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3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a very light straw-yellow with a fluffy white head that quickly recedes, leaving a slight haze on the surface.
S - Aromas of sweet malt, wheat, citrus, and just a little bit of watermelon. Smells slightly tart and lactic, almost Berliner Weisse-like.
T - Tastes...like watermelon. Not too bad, actually, the watermelon flavor seems fairly authentic, not too Jolly Rancher-ish. More sweet malt and wheat make up the backbone.
M - Thin and watery with fairly crisp carbonation.
D - On a hot day this may not be too bad. Not really my thing, but I can see what they were going for.

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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

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3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

21st Amendment- Watermelon Wheat

A- Light clear yellowish orange with a small filmy head.
S- Tangy watermelon with wheat and light sugary grainy malt.
T- Light and sugary sweet watermelon with a grainy malt body and a lemony wheat finish.
M- Watery with a dry watermelon malty body and a slight dry grassy finish.

Overall- Not bad. A good summer afternoon beer. Easy to drink.

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 2,820 ratings