msalsbury (28) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very cloudy orange-ish gold with a white head that lasts. The head leaves behind thick sheets of lacing. The aroma has a strong watermelon note with a hint of banana to it, probably from the wheat beer underneath. The flavor starts with a strong hit of watermelon followed by a sweet wheat backing. The finish is mild and sweet with no hops bitterness.
Brigadier (3210) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
This was bought on a whim and while not the most interesting fruit beer I could see how it would make for a refreshing session. There is not much depth present but for a light summery beer it drinks well. I would give 5 Rabbit a shot again with lowered expectations.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid pinkish base sparkles with a light white head. Watermelon dominates a nose that also contains clean white hops and the scent of early fall. It’s not strong at all and fades quickly.
Flavor / Palate - Watermelon is very strong but after a sip or two it is possible to pick up hints of malt and hops underneath. A summery mouthfeel refreshes the palate. There is not much depth at all though at 3.5% there is no place to hide it. I’d recommend this as a change of pace if you are tired of big 7% IPAs. Otherwise just up the road from Chicago you can pick up better fruit beers from New Glarus.
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Legit, watermolon taste, goes down like fukin water. Like this stuff a lot. not bad.