Fresh out of the tap, 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer poured a hazy, pale gold color with a light, fuzzy head fed by mild carbonation. The nose was wheat-forward, with light citrus hops and barely-there watermelon notes.
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer opened with wheat and a hint of yeast, and carried through with all the aspects of a typical American two-row wheat beer. It was only in the fade that hints of cucumber-like watermelon rind came through, and it ended dry and light, with a tiny hint of sweetness coming through.
I was surprised by 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer, I don’t normally go for fruit beers or wheat beers, and the thought of watermelon was a bit… off-putting. Although the nose did bring the watermelon with it, the taste was surprisingly crisp and devoid of watermelon sweetness. In so much as I can recommend any fruit beer, this wheat beer would hit the spot for session drinking on a hot day and could likely pull those not typically interested in beer into the fold.