Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of watermelon and nothing else. The taste is watermelon, pale malts and faint bitterness. Thin-medium bodied.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear light yellow color, small white head, delicate lacing. Aroma of guess what. Taste is refreshing, light, fruity. It works!
rocbyter (1768) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light watery aroma. Clear golden color with a small white head. Sweet light bread beginning with a watermelon watery finish. good palate.
beerbill (3044) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewpub. Arrived to the table a lightly hazed gold with a film for a head that left spotty lace. Mild aroma of watermelon and malt. The watermelon is more prevalent in the flavor along with some bready malt. Light bitterness at the finish. Nice summer refresher.
kidmartinek (2453) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A first for me. Golden ale with lots of bubbles. Small white ring head. Smells like straight watermelon and tastes like watermelon candy and cream. The palate and finish are confusingly creamy and harsh at the same time.
halfonit (1054) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served with a tiny watermelon slice (it was actually pretty pathetic). Pours a clear golden color. Aroma is of sweeter malts and watermelon. Flavor is of watermelon and wheat. Kind of carbonated. Not too bad.
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de maïs. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’une mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légèr goût de céréales et de melon d’eau. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de melon d’eau en arrière goût. (Rating #3168)
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
This novelty ale tries to balance bold watermelon flavors to their crisp Golden Ale’s base malts, but the mix is unsettling and not refreshing.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the pale yellow, soon killed by the imposed watermelon wedge decorating it.
-There is not much happening in the nose, apart from the watermelon of course.
-Watermelon flavors and pale malts don’t agree in my palate.
-The watermelon was quite sweet too in the flavor profile, which got tiring very quickly.
On tap at the brewpub.
BroSpud (1359) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of a 7 beer, 7oz each sampler. For some reason I seemed to have a better experience than most of the other reviewers who have visited this place. I found that all the beers I sampled were very well done and true to their styles. None of them were exceptional but, even in the styles that I don’t usually go for I found them to be pretty good. The watermelon ale is good for what it is though I’m not really that into that kind of thing.
nimbleprop (3000) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours like the Golden Ale, transparent gold with absolutely no head. Thick watermelon slice in glass as a garnish. Heavy scent of watermelon. Flavor is all watermelon, sugary watery finish. Another novelty beer my girlfriend loved, not much for an experienced drinker.