146. 21st Amendment – Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Draft

After visiting Mt. Hood in the morning and stopping at the Horse Brass Pub for a Mt. Hood Hogs Back Stout pulled from the cask, I headed back over to the Oregon Brewers Festival.  As an occasional listener of The Brewing Network, I had heard of 21st Amendment and their Hell or High Watermelon Wheat beer.  Since hearing about it, I wanted to try it just to see what it was like.

It was a very, very pale yellow color, and it had a soapy and creamy white head on it.  There was a bit of a melon aroma to it, and a bit of a cucumber like smell.

The body was extremely light and the carbonation made my tongue tingle a bit.  While it was fairly light with carbonation up front, it was followed by a bit of a sharpness on my tongue in the aftertaste.  I honestly couldn’t tell if it was from the carbonation or a bit of a tart watermelon flavor.

The only food I can see pairing this with is real watermelon.  I was definitely not a fan of the flavor or the sharpness of the carbonation or watermelon.

I think I was expecting a light, crisp, summer beer that would be refreshing on a hot day.  Instead, I found it a bit sharp and not very drinkable.

My Rating: ★★☆☆☆

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Author: Kevin

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