Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer | 21st Amendment Brewery

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Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat BeerHell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer
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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:
#43,831
Reviews:
759
Ratings:
2,815
pDev:
19.7%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
715
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Photo of CraigP83
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a watered down hefeweizen. Smells like watermelon rind and barnyard funk. Taste is watermelon flavored airhead candy infused beer. Clean mouthfeel.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy golden pour with a small white head that fades quickly. Light watermelon aroma and taste. Very light bodied. Nice sweet and refreshing “summer” flavor with watermelon dominating the taste. Can also taste a hint of grain.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ambruns1979
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColSanders123
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First wanted to say that the photo on BA is old. The new can design is much cooler in my opinion.

A- Poured an orange/ amber color with a white head that dissipated quickly.

S- Smells like what an average wheat beer should smell like with a hint of watermelon in it. The watermelon smell, smells like the rind of a melon. It is definitively watermelon but is more like a melon before it ripens.

T- Mild sweetness of wheat initially, then that not quite ripe watermelon taste. Again taste just like it smells. More of the rind taste that a normal melon. I really liked it though.

M- Overall the feel is rather thin but was an easy drinker that felt refreshing in the mouth and smooth on the way down.

O- Nice an crisp beer that is perfect for the summer time and this terrible heat wave we are in. Easily could enjoy one of these after cutting the grass or while cooking out or any other summertime activities.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beckje01
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Yellow cloudy no head.

S- Wonderful malt balance with the watermelon.

T- Good watermelon flavors but not over powering the malts with a nice clean end.

M- Crisp and active nice complement to the taste.

D- Very easy on a warm day or when the apartment is hot a little more watermelon would be good.

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Photo of Pxlwix
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cnealc
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimGlonke
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SickGnar
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy golden straw (almost a pear juice color without the yeast stirred up) with a fair size bright white head that didn’t stick around for long nor did it leave any lace. The cool looking tasty crack can is a plus.

S: Melon fruit sweetness on a pretty clean wheat beer. Not a lot going on, but pretty good in the umph department.

T: While the aroma was just general melon, the flavor is very clearly watermelon. Interesting to have such a relatively delicate flavor come through so clear. As watermelon recedes a grainy sweetness emerges that is really the only major malt character note of the wheat beer. There is also a muted hint of yeast, a soft bit of tartness, and a touch of grassy hops at the end.

M: Medium light body with CO2 more toward upper end of average – yet in a soft, nicely textured way. More refreshing than quenching or crisp, and that really works for the flavor.

D: A summer refresher for sure. A light fruit flavor on a light and muted wheat beer. A really well done fruit beer overall. And, is there another watermelon wheat out there? Sure, it is a bit one-sided and even gimmicky, but every time I try one of these I am struck by how distinctly it does taste of watermelon.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow. Bubbly, short, Whitehead that Fades fast.

Smells watermelon, light wheat, light tartness and a light funkiness.

Taste candied watermelon, wheat Funk, Light Citrus and light malt. Finish id semi dry with a watermelon and wheat linger. Lightbody and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hallertau
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thain709
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

tnip23 gave me a can of this to try. Thanks Troy.

A - Poured a clear, golden yellow body...a small, white head formed quickly then disappeared just as quick...there is a very thin ring left behind...light lacing

S - There is only a slight watermelon presence in the nose...wheat malt can be picked up as well

T - The watermelon really jumps out in the flavor...there is a lot upfront but it tastes like concentrate (just like the can says)...and it lends a slightly juicy aspect to the body...the wheat malt is pushed back and finishes the beer with semi-sweet watermelon flavors

M - Light bodied...crisp and refreshing...semi-sweet finish is nice

O - Watermelon Wheat is a nice summer beer and it deviates from the normal fruit beers with the addition of watermelon...and besides you can't be it being in a can

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Photo of cjoc83
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a 12oz can into a pint glass a hazy light straw color with a fingers worth of white head that dissipates quickly.

Nose is some sweet watermelon and grainy wheat.

Taste actually gets the watermelon aspect pretty spot on. Not too syrupy-sweet and fake-tasting like some fruit beers. The watermelon mixes with some standard wheat and a little sweet malt.

Mouthfeel is crisp and fairly refreshing. A great session beer.

Fruit beers can be really hit and miss, but this one works for me. The watermelon is subtle but tasty, nice grainy wheat and sweet malt, and crisp. My local bottle shop (Brew in south Philly) has six-packs of this for $12, and I'll definitely be picking up at least a few more this summer.

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Photo of SilentSabre
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bit darker colour than what I would typically call "golden straw". Not much of a head; a bit of patchy white frost. Average at best.

Mildly fruity, though not necessarily watermelon. Perhaps a little light maltiness, but again, average at best.

Watermelon very much present in the flavour almost flirting with being artificial like a piece of watermelon candy, but not quite. Finished with a pleasant, dry biscuity malt. Much better than I was anticipating, I must admit.

Mouthfeel was light and well carbonated. I could see where this could be quite sessionable for some, and where I *did* enjoy trying this, I feel I would tire of the watermelon flavour after a pint or two. It's not bad, it's just not a flavour I associate with beer. Peculiar, for sure.

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Photo of deonreds
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mitchster
3.55/5  rDev +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 redbarnbikes
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jimmys
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz can into hardywood tulip. canned on 03/26/12.

A: hazy pale yellow. tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen lazily rising towards the surface. head is bright white and quickly dies to a rim of retention. no lacing.

S: lemon. watermelon. wheat.

T: watermelon jolly ranchers right off the bat. a lingering vanilla-like sweetness. finish is almost non-existent with maybe a tiny touch of sugary sweetness.

M: low/average carbonation on a very light body.

D: this would certainly make for some tasty outside summer drinking beer. i would also imagine that it works well with a watermelon summer salad. the watermelon flavor is neat, but wouldnt hate for some more body to back it.

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Photo of jbundang9
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 2,815 ratings
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