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Phoenix Ale Watermelon Ale

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
achtungpv (209) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Mild lager. Some wheat, some rye. Watermelon on the back end. Nothing spectacular here. Move along.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 17, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
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!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle; Poured hazy amber/golden. Aroma: Artificial flavor. Flavor: Starburst taste, artificial candy and extremely watered down, not a good combo.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
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)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Hazy pale golden color out of the bottle with a fizzy white head. Watermelon Jolly Rancher nose. Flavors of watermelon and green apple, with lots of sugary sweetness, much like a Jolly Rancher candy. Some citrus bitterness under the sugar sweetness, which gets more bitter and a little chemical in the finish. Odd beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexanderj (3296) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle; poured a dirty, dark gold color with an average sized off white head. Aroma of wheat, candy, and fruit. Flavor was all over the place, making a rather poor final product. Fairly strange, with a decent sweetness that is sadly the star of the show. Better in theory.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle. There’s a fresh, slightly jolly-rancher smell along with some malts in the aroma. It’s a blush orange color, and there wasn’t much more than a film of foam at the top. The taste was subtle watermelon, and it mixed really well with the traditional malted ale flavors. It was distinctively and gracefully summer-fruit refreshing, and still not so overpowering that it fell into artificial flavoring territory (I’m looking at you, Leinie Summer Shandy).

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine Arrowhead. Pours a hazy golden color with a massive, massive white head. Aroma has some wheat, cardboard, melon hard candy. Taste is sweet with more melon. I find this to be too sweet, as if some melon flavored simple syrup was used to flavor the beer.


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