Review - 21st Amendment Brewery's Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
"Unfiltered, American-style wheat beer. Brewed with 400 pounds of fresh watermelons." -- 21st Amendment
From the can, pours a medium yellow color with a bit of a cloudy haze, creating a swirl of carbonation tha generates a small, white fizzy head that quickly dissipates. Body has settled a bit of a cloudy dark yellow hue, getting more and more cloudy from the first pour to the last. Aroma is of faint watermelons with some Jolly Rancher-like qualities, accompanied by some soft, light grain malts with some wheat tones. Initial taste is sweet with much more watermelon presence, just light a watery Jolly Rancher. Finishes ever so slightly sweet with perhaps a hint of grain bitterness. Light bodied, it has a very clean finish with a watery texture and active carbonation, leaving a slightly sticky residue on the mouth.
Strong watermelon taste, which translates into a strange flavor in a can. Drinking a pint of this could be a bit difficult. We love the presentation though and the idea to take the leap to try this style in a can. Important tasting note: The can reminds you to agitate before opening to release the yeast.
Reviewed on December 8, 2008.