Tuesday, July 24, 2012

21st Amendment Brewery Hell or High Water Watermelon Wheat

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

I know it has been some time since I last reviewed a beer, but I am hoping that I can get back into the swing of things.  I've not stopped drinking, no.  Just haven't had the time to write much over this busy Summer.
Tonight’s featured beer is 21st Amendment Brewery Hell or High Water Watermelon Wheat. I wrote this review prior to this Summer season, but waited until I knew Hell or High Water Watermelon Wheat was available in stores. Although the artwork on the cans has changed the taste is still the same.

From the 21st Amendment Brewery website:”Like Lady Liberty, we stand for independence and perseverance. In the pursuit of innovative beer, there is no obstacle too great. No journey too long. No fruit too gigantic. This American wheat beer is brewed with real watermelon, for a flavor that's surprisingly crisp, dry and refreshing—summer in a can.

Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. A straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy gold with a nice white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Wheat, grains, watermelon and yeast.
Taste: Crisp and clean – wheat and nice hints of watermelon.  Not too sweet or overpowering.
Overall: Amazingly drinkable and refreshing, 21st Amendment Brewery’s Hell or High Water Watermelon Wheat an excellent Summer beer.  At 4.9% ABV this beer is sessionable and nice for a hot day.  Pick some up for your next BBQ or picnic.  Since I live in Northern California it is ALWAYS time for a BBQ or picnic.


Mark Harvey

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