coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured cloudy pale gold. Bit of watermelon on the nose, along with some clove and light banana. Created something of a tropical effect. More watermelon on the tongue, touch of citrus, some clove and spice. Sweetish malt. Light. Different, nice. Glad, though, that I had it in a flight and not in a pint.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour. Watermelon and wheat aroma. Touch of spice and banana fermentation character, strong wheat maltiness, and an unreal watermelon flavor with moderate sweetness. Unusual but nicely refreshing. A rather impressive beer. (Probably too much watermelon to be a session beer, but definitely interesting and delicious in sampler volume).
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ 5 Seasons North. Girlfriend decided to get one as it was the last keg they had. Pint served with a watermelon wedge garnish. Hazy yellow/orange pour with a one finger white head, retained rather well. The first thing I smelled was a subtle nuance of watermelon, then some bready malts, but mostly watermelon. Drank like a good American wheat with some very clean watermelon flavors. Good carbonation. One of the better fruit beers I have had, very refreshing.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark yellow with fizzy white head. Sweet grain aroma and taste with a big perfumey watermelon taste.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy coppery gold with a massive white head that took a while to fade- (bartender said it was a fresh tap so it was murky and high carbed). Aroma is earthy, watermelon, phenolic, slight soap but has a good sweetness. Flavor is wheaty, doughy with a nice crisp mostly clean watermelon character, slight toast and more phenols with more earth and a bit muddled overall. Weird stuff. Need to turn this into a lambic.
unclemattie (4135) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. Hazy golden, thin white head. not much as far as aroma goes. then after the initial sit, wow. tastes like watermelon bubblegum. nice wheat body, very flavorful watermelon character. Hello, ladies
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dull beige. Not much aroma. Perhaps watermelon, some thick malts. Too much malt for me, though the melon note is nice in the finish. The underlying beer needs work.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy with interesting color. Almost murky. Not pink but does look like watermelon meat. Aroma is unexpectedly not fruity. Complexity comes from seed and rind and then post-nasal yields to fresh, clean watermelon. Soft carbonation. Surprisingly good. Nuanced with seed and rind bitterness. Thins in finish. Interesting fruit beer that is not too sweet. Fun.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010
Date: September 11, 2008
Appearance: cloudy orange, fine white head, served with a wedge of watermelon, sheets of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma balanced with earthy hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, light sweetness is balanced by an earthyness, light bitterness, watermelon shows up after the first few swigs and grows to add a light fruityness but not much sweetness until the bottom of the glass, touch of watermelon rind
Date: December 17, 2008
Aroma: aroma has lots of watermelon most likely left over from the slice of watermelon on the rim of the glass
Flavor: stronger watermelon flavor, a bit more sweetness from the beginning
Date: January 21, 2009
Aroma: watermelon has almost faded away from the aroma
Flavor: flavor still has a strong watermellon character, maybe even more pronounced than before, touch of rind adds depth
Date: July 21, 2010
Aroma: aroma is lighter this year with the watermellon almost absent except for a touch of rind
Flavor: the flavor has much more of the watermellon character along with a bit of the rind to balance the mellon sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
ChainGangGuy (4354) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Burnished gold body that’s so cloudy it’s damn near opaque. Wispy, off-white head.
Smell: Slightly restrained aroma, but once you can really get your nose down in the glass you’ll find that distinct watermelon note.
Taste: Lightly tangy, lightly grainy wheat flavor precedes the sweet watermelon component vaguely reminiscent of Midori. Small hints of citrus and spice upon warming. Very light bitterness midway. Dries out as your near the wheat cracker finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: A fair, refreshing beer well suited for easy summertime drinking.