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Session Watermelon Wheat Ale

July, 2017
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.

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