Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer | 21st Amendment Brewery

BA SCORE
76
okay
2,755 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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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:
2,755
Reviews:
746
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
20.3%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
687
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Cyrano41
3.73/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't think I would have ever decided to try watermelon beer if there were no outside influences. But, I had just read an online article about coming down off your manly beer perch and trying fruit beers. In total wine, a reasonably attractive woman saw me looking at the can and commented that it was very good with a winning smile. These forces combined with my uncontrollable urge to try something new or different everytime I'm faced with the Wall Of Beer (and yes, it should be capitialized) lead me to setting down on the couch to watch Disney Channel with my family with a pale yellow, fizzy conncoction smelling like one of the kids dropped a jolly rancher in my beer. After the first drink, I smiled and examinied my glass again. Hazy yellow, thin head with two scents; a good wheat and candy watermelon. I smiled wider and handed the glass to my wife. "What does that taste like to you?" I was thinking that no way should a good beer and watermelon work together....but it did! My better half took a tenitive sip, "Cherry?" I'm still not sure how she got that. Bigger swallow, "watermelon!" I don't think the normal review would give this beer it's due. Long and short of it is, it tastes good! Low enough ABV to qualify as sessionable, light enough to allow drinking a few and with enough flavor that you want to. Now, I will say that it may be too sweet for some people to session, but give it a try.

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Photo of cducap
4.19/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like I am in the minority on this one. I like this as a simple summer session beer.

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Photo of Brian15
3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lfty357
2.65/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of soulfly1492
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of DavidGross
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of rwshelton2
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of pezhead_79
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johnhaley1989
1.75/5  rDev -47%

Photo of Dunkelhund
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of fiedler84
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Aubs723
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of avwrite
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of masonstorm
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bob3701
2.88/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a shaker pint. Sickly pinkish yellow color with a big bubble head that quickly disappears. No lacing. Watermelon is the predominant aroma. And it tastes like watermelon too. If not for the watermelon there would be little if any flavor. Could not drink much of this. Great name and I'm saving the can but I don't think I'll be having any more.

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Photo of codon2004
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of BeerArchivist
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Chvck1
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Geech
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mjaskula
3.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass. Pours a hazy golden straw color with a white head that reduces to a very thin layer, but never disappears.

Aroma is very much a wheat, but sweeter. You can smell a fruitiness, but I'm not sure i would have said 'watermelon' if i didn't know. The taste is very fresh and unique and mild. There are flavors of wheat and fruit, but it seems to be more of the rind than the sweet fruit. It is much more clearly watermelon. It's highly carbonated, but easy drinking. A great summer beer.

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Photo of paulozanello
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light yellow color, very pale. Forms a nice 3 finger white head that recedes after about 5 minutes leaving a thin foam cap on top of the beer. Lacing is average.

Smell is malts, bread, light citrus/lemon, light sweet fruits, mainly watermelon and coconut.

Taste begins with malt, bread and wheat and progresses to some sweet watermelon notes that are very mild but persist up until the end of the sip and aftertaste. Also there is a discrete aromatic/spicy hop presence contributing to light bitterness towards the finish.

Very light in body and easy to drink. High carbonation jacks up the drinkability. Mouthfeel is very thin and watery as both the malts and watermelon are very subdued.

Not a very flavorful beer at all but it sure is highly drinkable and refreshing. It is definitely worth trying but that's about it.

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Photo of SerpentX
3.79/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of relynnjr
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of AnthonyD12
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of wilmerkatie
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.3 out of 5 based on 2,755 ratings.
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