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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Beer Tasting: 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat

The Beer: 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat
Style: Wheat w/fruit
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 12oz. can; no date stamp

From where & how stored: Purchased from the brewery in Dec. '06, transported home, and stored at 42F since then

Pricing: $9.00 six-pack

Availability: Year-Round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 5.5% ABV; 17 IBU
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- 1-finger airy head; quickly dissipates
- orangish-yellow color

The Aroma:
- nice aroma of watermelon rind as opposed to the sweet top-end of the watermelon slice, unbelievable
- never thought they could pack watermelon flavor into beer with destroying the beer flavor and without being fruit-juicy

The Taste:
- starts soft and nice
- explodes into watermelon flavor in the middle and wheat in the finish; so nicely balanced
- just enough carbonation to carry the beer through to the finish
- just a bit of lingering flavor like I chewed on a watermelon seed

The Verdict: This is one of my two favorite summer beers of 2006 (the other, how can you forget, was Celis!)
Adam's Notes
The Look:
- big quickly dissipating head
- cloudy pale hay color

The Aroma:
- gentle sweet nose
- wheat nose with a hint of perfumy watermelon

The Taste:
- now for the taste
- incredible
- delicate, dry with hint of watermelon
- I was worried this would be sweet
- not so

The Verdict: The perfect lawnmower beer; Not exactly a winter brew...heheh. I'd love to try this one on a hot day. Thanks Bryan!

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