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Average rating 8.36585365853658 out of 10 ( based on 41 reviews )

A real summer hit

Review by WineMaking Radio - I do beer too ;-) on 8/5/2008

Pros: When I made this watermelon ale for the first time I was told by the younger folks that this was their favorite beer. The lightness of the ale with the added watermelon flavor produced an easy drinking wine just right for those summer nights

Cons: Like others have mentioned, I served the ale after a week of adding the extract. I think waiting an additional week or two might be better.

Refreshing

Review by Ken P. on 9/22/2008

Pros: It's a very light Hybrid...(Part Ale, Part Wheat) Perfect for warm weather or for the ladies and gents that don't normally drink darker beers. I took the advice of earlier reviewers and I added half of the flavoring to my secondary and let it age for a few weeks...(I do my Secondary in a Keg)then I added the other half of the flavoring about 4 days before drinking...I use kegs and not bottles so you'd have to add the 2nd half at bottling

Cons: None really...

Quite a Surpise

Review by martinbs1q on 11/14/2008

Pros: I'm not big on fruity beer, but people like this one so much I get a kit everytime I order. People who don't like beer like it, people who like fruity beer love it, people who like beer are suprised by it. The dry finish of the watermelon actually works very well with the light hop style they combined this with. Kind of champaignish. I look forward to opening one when I get home from work. One step ferment and bottle carbonated.

Cons: can't think of any.

Great beer with a Summery flavor

Review by Matthew M. on 3/10/2009

Pros: This is NOT going to taste like a Jolly rancher Watermelon candy. The flavor is light and refreshing with a green quality. My Wife compared the flavor to the rind of the watermelon as a pleasant, Summery drink. The lower alcohol content makes it a good beer to enjoy after some yard work. It also goes well with most meals where you'd otherwise have white wine.

Great Summer Beer

Review by Sabrah B. on 4/22/2009

Pros: Along with purchasing the Raspberry Wheat agin for summer of 2008, I surprised my husband with the Father's Day Ale and Watermelon Wheat. The Watermelon wheat was surprising a crisp, smooth favor and enjoyed by our summer guests although the Raspberry Wheat is still the house and guest favorite. You cannot go wrong with this kit.

Cons: No negative on the Watermelon Wheat but wish I could find a place to report that the "Father's Day Ale" was too foamy and most had to be discarded from two different batches of both kits purchased. That was disappointing.

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