Vballnbeer (156) - 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 (265) - 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 (193) - 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 (2880) - 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 (6207) - 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.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
alexanderj (3198) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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).
dcschiller (2154) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Cloudy pale yellow with a very short lived head. Aroma is wheat and gumball candy. Flavours a little less artificial, but still suggests powdery candy instead of real fruit. Low sweetness saves this from being a drain pour, but it still isn’t one I’d reach for twice.