beerbaaron (1497) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly unclear dark yellow. Virtually no head. Aroma is grain, light wheat, light watermelon with more of a of the sugary watermelon juice type smell. Light body. A bit watery. Flavor is wheat, grain, light watermelon juice type sweetness but not watermelon flavor really. Finish is light bready with a mild earthy bitter. Simple. Can do a lot worse for a hot weather refresher, but this is pretty plain.
MarinEvelyn (637) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is faint. Grain, wheat, slight watermelon. Taste is similar. A little grainy and dry. Slightly bitter. Like the taste of watermelon when you get near the white edge.
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
[Bottle] Pours yellow in color with a fading bright white head. Watermelon Jolly Ranchers and mild zest in the nose. Similar flavors, with artificial watermelon taking center stage. Weak body. Very wine cooler-like. Spritzy carbonation. Tasting notes from 8/2014.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet ale with a hint of watermelon. Refreshing on a hot day, but wouldn’t be my first choice.
achtungpv (224) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild lager. Some wheat, some rye. Watermelon on the back end. Nothing spectacular here. Move along.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I remember trying to brew a watermelon beer back in my home brewing days and falling short, so I always have to try one when I see one. The aroma was pretty nice, it is unfiltered and the bottle suggests gently rolling it to awaken the yeast. It pours a cloudy dark gold and has little head. The flavor is mild with a decent amount of watermelon flavor but the base isn’t very good and it doesn’t blend very well. I’ll keep looking.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a pint glass. Served cold.
Aroma: Sour. Sour sour sour. No watermelon, but a definite sour, soapy smell.
Appearance: Super super foamy head. It took a while to pour this one because, even slowly and at a near 179 degree angle, it foamed up really fast. Hazy dark yellow body. Visible sediment.
Taste: Oh wow, not what I was expecting after that terrifying aroma. Really nice subtle watermelon on the arrival backed up by fresh bready yeast. Nice and refreshing! (That aroma is still terrifying though).
Palate: Short finish. Light bodied, not watery.
Overall: Pretty nice beer. That aroma is scary, but this is a pretty nice one. I usually like fruity beers that leave no doubt what the fruit is, and honestly, had I not known this is a watermelon ale, I wouldn’t have been able to guess the fruit. Pretty decent brew, though!
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle; Poured hazy amber/golden. Aroma: Artificial flavor. Flavor: Starburst taste, artificial candy and extremely watered down, not a good combo.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Rating #12. Light golden color with a white head. Light fruit and watermelon aroma, tropical. Flavor was mild watermelon and wheat with more of a tropical flavor layered in there with the watermelon. (2712)
Ibrew2or3 (7260) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle pours clear gold with semi loose off white head. The aroma offers up vague melon notes and a bit of bubble gum sort of wheat notes. The taste hits with fruit and modest carbonation enhanced tartness and a note that must be water melon. Behind these flavors is a sense of wheat and esters. Hmm. Not working for me.