gschrade (800) - Collinsville, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste watermelon, fruity, sweet. I thought this was okay. I could drink this again.
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alexsdad06 (6624) - Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft in Cincy from notes June 2014. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet watermelon, more candy like than anything. The flavor adds some pale wheat malts, but this is too sweet and artificial.
willisread (531) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ezo beer sampler set at fall 2014 Keyaki. Hazy golden color with very little head. Overpowering watermelon candy aroma with a hint of pepper. Taste is watermelon heavy with a hint banana. Wheat taste is there but muted. Sweet on the palate. Easy to to drink but the watermelon is little overbearing.
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Lengtthwise the Pub. Nose is watermelon and bubblegum with lots of fruitiness. Lightly hazy yellow with a small white head. Flavor is sweet and fruity.
biirusaikou (950) - - SEP 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong watermelon candy character. Somehow tastes quite artificial, a bit like a watermelon medicine, kills most of the wheat flavors, not a great balance.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at Freakin’ Frog. Hazy orange color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of watermelon candy and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of watermelon Jolly Rancher and malt and nothing else. The finish is sweet with an artificial watermelon aftertaste. Below average overall.
obguthr (4390) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Watermellon jolly rancher nose. Hazy amber, thin head. Tart with equal parts of artificial watermelon flavor and wheat, maybe a little more of tge latter as this was pretty beery. Refreshing. I normally deduct points for artificiality but with watermelon, the real thing makes it worse. No deductions, no bonus points.
GoufCustom (980) - HONG KONG - JUL 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On-tap at Roundhouse Taproom in SoHo, Central and kindly shared by WheatKing. Thanks, Adam!
Cloudy hazy honey orange colour with some dirt-like yeast sediments; Razor-thin head and soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Small sticky lacing with zero carbonation; Very sweet and artificial aroma of jolly rancher-like watermelon, with light perfume, cream and sugar; Mid to light sweet taste of very thin ale malt, with non-sweet watermelon, molasses notes, bitter hops and light grass; Close to light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is really watered-down, almost non-sweet watermelon jolly rancher. Low hops and mild ale taste, no wheaty tartness. A bit unreal, like a Session IPA infused with fake melon aroma but the flavor does have some fleshy melon taste. Strange… Hoppiness is no aroma, and light grass in taste. Bitterness is notable and quite sharp for a long and quite astringent finish; Quite dry after taste. Very easy and melon-like to mouth.
Comments: There’s is no bottle version for this one. So for a draft, it’s too thin (wheated?) and watery. Yet, aside from the sugary jolly rancher nose, its taste is quite fruity, albeit more on the hard white melon skin than the sweet red flesh. If as a fruity Session IPA, it’s barely okay.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Roundhouse, Hong Kong. Pours straw, no head. Nose is watermelon, no wheat, surprisingly real. Flavour is watermelon, very light, some pale grain, hops are there slightly for balance in the finish to take the edge off the sweetness. Slight alc feeling in the finish. Wouldn’t drink regularly but not bad.
Tmoney99 (11624) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample. Poured hazy orange color with an average fizzy white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Moderate sweet fruit aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet melon flavor with sweet melon finish of moderate duration. This beer did meet my low expectations.