Poured into the Tücher Weizen 500mL glass, the beer produces a light straw-like color, clouded appearance and a lack of much head at all. Lace is pretty much non-existent.
Nose reveals something fruity, although frankly it is difficult for me to distinguish much in terms of watermelon.
The tastes add more fruit, and although it is stronger than the nose it still seems more like pineapple or pear to me than watermelon. Definite “estery” angle no matter which way you look at it. Smooth in the mouth. the beer is quite sweet, and I would imagine that many will find it too much so. I on the other hand, enjoyed it very much since I have a sweet tooth.
I was interested to try this beer since, as we know, real watermelon does not have a very strong “taste” at all, however the traditional, Jolly Rancher, artificial watermelon taste that has become the popular and accepted taste was missing here – I’m glad it was. This beer was a long way from that artificial concoction.
It does a decent job as a wheat based refresher in summer months, but for me that’s about its limit. Use it as a Hefewizen replacement and you’ll probably be quite happy.