Hell or High Watermelon

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A summer seasonal from 21st Amendment Brewery, Hell or High Watermelon is a wheat ale with, you guessed it, watermelon.  It’s the first watermelon-based beer that I’ve tasted, and it’s not sweet, like I expected, which for me is a good thing.  The scent is predominantly wheat…I’m not getting much else.   You can really taste the watermelon though.  When I try to categorize the flavor, it’s like the white part of the watermelon, between the rind and the sweet red meat.   Juicy with lots of watermelon flavor, but no sugar to sweeten it.  There’s not a lot else going on here…A standard wheat base with heavy watermelon notes over top.  I think they’ve probably nailed the taste they were looking for, and it’s definitely different, but not really my thing.  Interesting, but I don’t think it’ll make my standard summer rotation.

I give it a 3.3 out of 5.

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