Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
76
okay
2,778 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:
2,778
Reviews:
752
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
20.3%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
698
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 2,778 |  Reviews: 752
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

Photo of jzeilinger
3.29/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

tough to make watermelon work in a beer, and they have done a nice job keeping this from being too sugary, but the watermelon seems more like a candy or a juice drink than a natural piece of fruit, and so its odd in a very light and mild wheat brew. this is cool when its ice cold and super hot out, even cool in a celebration where you might spray beer everywhere, but for contemplative beer drinking, it leaves a bit to be desired. they cant all be intellectual projects though, and so we have to appreciate this for what it is. its a really easy drinking, not too sweet, light bodied, highly carbonation fruity but not too fruity, wheaty but not too wheaty summer brew that has plenty of capacity for refreshment. i reckon its a little underrated on here, the juicy watermelon goes well with the pale wheat, and its fermented down pretty clean. right from the can at a music festival or out on a boat or something is where this one belongs. one of the better large scale watermelon beers i have had to be honest, but i must confess the field is a little weak. appealing for one or two, less so beyond that.

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

Photo of Griphon
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of packbacker99
3.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jason_cs
3.42/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kaunshelly
3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveMathews
4.44/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tschnab
3.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.3 out of 5 based on 2,778 ratings.
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