Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Queen City Craft--Hell or High Watermelon

A seasonal offering from the brilliantly named 21st Amendment Brewery, Hell or High Watermelon is an equally well-named watermelon wheat beer. Brewed in San Francisco, California, this little number contains a modest 4.9% alcohol. The 12oz can has a pretty cool Statue of Liberty meets Golden Gate Bridge motif.

The beer itself is a sunny golden hue. It's hazy and crowned with a short-lived white head. Its aroma is slightly sweet and fairly wheaty, but with barely a hint of watermelon. The flavour, on the other hand, has a hefty dose of juicy watermelon, giving the beer a light, fruity vibe. There isn't a lot of hops or malt to this one, but a nice fragrant wheat presence.

Hell or High Watermelon is undeniably a sunny afternoon beer; a patio beer for sure. It's fresh and fruity, but not too sweet or overdone. The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, and despite the appearance of lively carbonation, it doesn't really have the desired effervescent burst. It's definitely a tasty brew, though. One worth tracking down.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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