Tuesday, August 28, 2012

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon


Type: American Hefeweizen
Origin: San Francisco, CA
Price: $10/6 pack
ABV: 4.9%
NSP: 10.1
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Okay, wait a second? You mean to tell me they flavored that hef with watermelon? WTF? Sounds awful and potentially delicious at the same time. The verdict? GOOD. It's very very light. And well done. This could have easily become as crappy as watermelon flavored Smirnoff Ice. Instead, its a yummy wheat beer with an interesting twist that many homebrewers must have tried, and likely failed to pull off. Give it a go next time you can find it. It's not widely distributed and a seasonal release. Sambo approved.

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  1. Sorry, I thought it was terrible. At first I thought it was because I'm not a huge watermelon fan anyway, but I had bought a sixpac and gave it out to friends. Not a single one liked it. Two said they poured it out.
    Oh well, I guess everything's not for everyone. I'm still glad there's lots of people who don't like IPAs. More for me!

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    1. I can definitely see how some people may not like it, it is a fruity beer after all. What I enjoyed is that the watermelon flavor didn't feel artificial, and I LOVE watermelon. It was like watermelon juice mixed with a decent hef.

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