Session Watermelon Wheat

Oregon
United States
Watermelon Wheat by Full Sail Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A refreshing wheat beer with the mouth-watering aroma of fresh watermelon, that has a medium malt body with subtly sweet watermelon flavor and a crisp wheat finish. Brewed with 2-row Northwest Pale, Malted Wheat, and Unmalted Wheat, Hallertauer and Crystal hops, and watermelon.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
IBUs: 
23
Served at: 
36 - 38º
Hops: 
Nugget, Herbrucker, Crystal
Malts: 
2 Row Pale, Munich, Wheat Malt, Flaked Rye, Unmalted Wheat
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This Full Sail Brewing Co. beer was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP 29A).

The pour of this beer resulted in a nice straw colored liquid that had a slight chill haze in its clarity, and a nice small carbonation and head retention. It was difficult at best to pick up any watermelon aroma in the nose. Instead I got a nice honey-like scent from the beer. Again, the flavor of this beer it was difficult to pick up any watermelon in the palate. Instead, I got a light malt flavor along with hop bitterness. The hop bittering was a little high for this wheat ale and perhaps it had masked the overall watermelon flavor and/or there wasn't enough watermelon to begin with. The mouthfeel and body of this beer was light and it had a nice crisp, dry finish in the palate. Nevertheless, this beer sans watermelon flavor was good for what it was - a light, drinkable ale.