New Belgium Heavy Melon
New Belgium Heavy Melon is a Fruit Beer brewed with lime peel, and fermented with watermelon, 5% ABV. The bottle has a best by date of 09/18/16.
I am a bit taken aback by a clear golden colored pour that comes with a nice white head. I guess I was thinking more in the terms of a wheat beer when I picked this up. The aroma is almost all fruit really, watermelon stands out to me, maybe not so much with the lime. A good bit of caramel malt is on the nose as well. The opposite seems to be true of the taste with this beer, I’m tasting a good bit of lime and just a little watermelon. The malt base has a big biscuit and caramel flavor that is trying it’s best to mix with the fruit. I think a bit more watermelon flavor would have been nice.
I had no problem finishing the bottle, but this is far from my favorite New Belgium offering. I can see this being an excellent beer for outdoor fun during the summer though.