Posts Tagged ‘Hell or High Watermelon’

For the past many years, I have been a member of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Random fact for a beer blog? I’m getting to the point. A few months back, a group of us have decided to remodel the office and turn it into a place to hang out during the week, with a cable TV and bar set up.  We decided to turn the Friday nights we were there to paint a great way to also try out different craft beer. A fellow beer enthusiast brought over a couple packs of 21st Amendment’s Monk’s Blood and Fireside Chat beers. These beers struck my interest before I even tasted them. They all come standard in a can, something not too often seen in the world of craft beer. Also, the art on the packaging is great. You should never judge a book by its cover, but before I even tasted the beer I could tell that this brewery had a sense of fun and dedication to them. After that fateful night, I was automatically interested in 21st Amendment Brewery and wanted to try their other beer.

Fast forward to a couple of months later. I headed out to a great bar in Massapequa appropriately named The Good Life. One of the beers they had on tap was 21st Amendment’s Hell of High Watermelon. I’m not that big of a fan of fruit beer. I usually find them too sweet, tasting more like soda than beer. However, my interest in the 21st Amendment Brewery outweighed my distaste for fruit beer and I decided to give it a try. The beer was served in a tall glass with an actual watermelon wedge on the top of the glass. It had a color that reminded me of lighter watermelon jolly rancher with a significant amount of carbonation. Not much in the way of a smell, but the flavor is what surprised me. The taste was not a strong fruit flavor. The watermelon flavor was in the backtaste and served almost as the period in an otherwise crisp and refreshing beer. With a low ABV%, Hell or High Watermelon is what a great light beer should be. I usually equated light beer with the Bud, Coors, or Miller variety: light but lacking in a good flavor. This beer is light, but actually has a flavor I enjoy.

Now I have a new go-to beer when going to a BBQ. It is the perfect beer to have with a hamburger while sitting in the hot sun. This beer is recommended for anyone with working taste buds. Try it and you shouldn’t regret it.

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