Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
76
okay
2,739 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,739
Reviews:
737
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
20.3%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
683
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,739 |  Reviews: 737
Photo of Kani
4.3/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StannisB
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.69/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is cloudy and golden, with a white finger head. Aromas consist of wheat, watermelon/watermelon rind, and a bit of lemon, but is kind of faint. Flavors are the same, and are quite refreshing. The feel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, and is crisp.

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Photo of untitledeuphoria
2.77/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Prost76
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mitchster
3.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased this at Binny in Chicago, I think for $1.79/can. 4.9% ABV wheat ale brewed with watermelon, however their website is down, so no other specs at the time.
Pours out to a sprakingly clear pale golden, forming a tall poofy white head with beautiful retention and lacing. The nose has a bit of DMS and subtle watermelon, but it has the white/green rind character to it. Mouthfeel is light, watery, crisp, clean. No off flavors or aromas. Taste of very light wheat, almost lager like, with subtle watermelon in the middle with an vegetable tartness in the finish and a very mild bitterness, finishing clean and lightly dry.

A nice summer thirst quencher. Easy to drink. Worth trying.

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Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasenRunning
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kenharkerjr
2.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I bought it on a whim, I wanted something fruity and light, being it was 100 degrees today. I was leery, but the beer vendor at the liquor store recommended this. It was refreshingly not as sweet as I was expecting. Normally Watermelon flavored anything is awfully sweet. This was just a hint of watermelon. The wheat beer doesn't help it out any. It's almost as if they muted the taste of everything else to emphasize the Watermelon. The result is a bland beer altogether. Not awful, but not something I'll be rushing to buy more of. It is also a bit over-carbonated.

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Photo of 7irondave
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 0_0
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is in fact, a watermelon beer, and though that novelty is refreshing and interesting, it is a novelty. It wears off.
L - Lemon lime in color
S- Wheat, hints of watermelon
T- distinct Mellon-sweet taste.
0- Watermelon + Beer

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Photo of RBuckley73
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose88
3.01/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Gvrden
2.39/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Mattymystique
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oceanrue
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRossness
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

This is an ok summer, session beer. It smells and has an initial taste of watermelon, but it quickly turns into the taste of corn flakes. It ok, its easy to drink and the initial taste is ok, but the cornflake aftertaste is not welcomed.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.44/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

DATE: July 17, 2016... OCCASION: collecting myself after a great weekend... GLASSWARE: Blanche de Chambly pokal... a discouraging sallow yellow body with an off-white head that flatlines immediately.. a sparse bubble here or there doesn’t endear its appearance any more... faint watermelon and candied sugars on the aroma-- some perfumed hops, though the wheat doesn’t really put forth much in the profile... the body is soft, smooth, with enough effervescence for much of the sip.. flavor is rather one-dimensional, with the promised watermelon not really "hell high," while the sugars are sweet and slightly pungent... lilac and sweet wine too... no lacing throughout the drink... tough to knock a beer that intends to refresh with fruitiness, but there isn’t much to endear this beer to a second can... many other fruit beers out there that deliver a more refreshing, more flavorful profile... one of the few (the only?) 21st Amendment offerings that I have found lacking...

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Photo of edthehead
3.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.3 out of 5 based on 2,739 ratings.
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