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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A classic American wheat beer using fresh watermelon. Straw-colored and refreshing with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
With the initial pour, it appears rather thin, colored a clear pale honey-yellow. Thick wisps of a wheaty haze fall as it sits, eventually clouding the entire brew and darkening the color to a more uniform honey-gold – though the thickness remains 0n the thin side. The carbonation is quick and sparkling, erupting as it hits the glass and building a nice 3-finger thick head of thin, lacy foam that sticks around for quite a while afterwards, falling into a gossamer ring and sheer patches as I sip it. While the bubbles seem hardy enough, they refuse to stick to the side of the glass, leaving no trace it was ever there. * * * The aroma is very light, carrying hints of watermelon and fresh-cut rind, minimal hops, faint grainy notes and some wheat malt, but none are heavy enough to make a lasting impression until the beer is near room-temperature. * * * Hell or High Watermelon holds a light body, dry mouthfeel, and moderate semi-spicy carbonation. The clean, crisp authentic watermelon flavor is immediately present at the forefront, and fades into a lighter, sweet melon tang while touches of grainy wheat and malt follow through to the end. The profile of this beer overall is very light, but that doesn’t keep it from being the perfect thirst quencher, especially when it’s 115º outside. As much as I disagree with the current stereotypes of women and (fruit) beer, I think that this could be an awesome first step into the craft beer world for both men and women who are still trying to become interested and want to ease themselves in.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (615) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
2016/09/24 - Pours a hazy pale straw colour with a soapy white head that quickly reduces and leaves no lacing. Aroma is cereal, corn, hay, melon and light vegetal notes. Taste is corn and hay up front, wheat, light citrus and finishes with vegetal and melon. Mouthfeel is light to medium with average carbonation and sharp, slightly metallic finish. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (959) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Can from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild corn funk, hay, watermelon. Taste is light corn husks / hay with a nice watermelon finish. Wish it was a little more crisp but a good, refreshing effort.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 1, 2016
from Bier-Bienne; canned - cloudy orange beer with no head retention; delicate aroma of watermelon and oranges; some sweetness, moderate malt backbone, subtle carbonation, decently dry; pretty tastless; short aftertaste of apples, hay and watermelon

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Pours light yellow with medium head. Aroma: like a typical lager beer, with no melon and little wheat aroma. Taste: here the subtle watermelon is definitely present, besides that some wheat taste and light hoppy palate. Ok session beer for hot days. Too one-dimensional to my taste.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rachmer (1) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2016 does not count
Amazing , watermelon foward beer is a perfect blend of fruit and wheat. Pair with a watermelon slice and stemmed wine glass.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Cloudy gold with thin white Lacy head; Aroma is of tomato juice; flava is nice balance of sweet earthy watermelon. And dry fresh wheat; feels light with zingy fizz; finishes dry wheaty tangy

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
teamsale (174) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2016
On tap. Pours a hazy cloudy bright sunlight yellow with a thin white head and good lacing. Smells of yeast and lemon. Tastes similar to aroma. Mild bitterness. Leaves an OK aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OnTheTrail (353) - Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Aroma is watermelon candy.  Flavor is mostly the same, some wheat, malt, and hops.  Not one I would buy again. 

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Almost clear, if not. Very, very pale greenish straw color. Icy white head. Gourdy, low bittering (but it builds.) Slight mineral notes, implied salinity, dry honeydew. Limp body, moderately astringent finish along with muted vanilla at the very end. Meh. On tap, Brass Tap Midtown Tallahassee.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (763) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2016
12 oz can. The color is a hazy straw yellow that was poured with a quickly dissipating white head. Ample carbonation helps maintain a thin lace ring. Light melon aroma and taste that improves as the ale warms.


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