mcberko (13492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Phoenix Ale Brewery, pours s clear pale golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is floral and perfumey, smelling quite artificial. Flavour is more like watermelon, with a nice bite and some zest. Uninteresting but clean.
ryrpat (311) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Just awful. I hope it was a bad bottle or expired since it is winter now. But just too carbonated and brutal flavor. I don't get any watermelon
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sturmthis (1083) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can. Hazy golden color with sediment and one finger head. Watermelon and wheat aroma. Some watermelon on the taste. Alright beer to drink during hot weather.
beerbaaron (1934) - 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 (796) - 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 (2870) - 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 (254) - 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 (356) - 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!