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New name: New Belgium Juicy Watermelon Lime Ale returns

New Belgium Juicy Watermelon

New Belgium‘s watermelon lime ale  is back in the brewery’s seasonal lineup for a second time. This year, you’ll see it called New Belgium Juicy Watermelon.

The base recipe is basically the same as before. New Belgium tells Beer Street Journal that “Heavy Melon” didn’t really capture the essence of the beer. When deciding on whether or order or purchase, “heavy” anything might be a turn off. Juicy on the other hand, is much more palatable.

Watermelon and lime are the stars of this beer, that finishes at 5% alcohol by volume. New Belgium loves their seasonals, and this one might be the most crazy (non Lips of Faith) offering to date. If beer was fruit at a hot summer picnic, this beer would be it.

Cool off with this refreshingly fruity summer beer brewed with watermelons and limes.

New Belgium Juicy Watermelon is a 12 ounce bottle and draft seasonal release.

Style:              (w/ Watermelon, Lime)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft
Latest Return: Early Spring, 2017

5% ABV

New Belgium Heavy Melon bottle

Image: Beer Street Journal

  • Eric Carter

    Not a knock on NB, but it seems like adjunct beers are really dumbing down people’s palettes (including my own). I remember when we didn’t need to add vanilla beans, cocoa, coconut, mango, strawberries, guava, or Icelandic moss for a beer to have those notes. I love those things, but damn. We are losing the ability to pick out notes that aren’t obvious or printed on the label, which is kind of a shame. I think over half of the beers posted on here have some kind of adjunct. I understand there is demand for the beer, I’m one of the people who demanded it, but I’m wondering now if we didn’t fuck something up and lose an important part of our imagination when tasting beer. I blame Vanilla Rye and all of the punk turd traders who made that beer worth $200.

    • Charlene Cantor

      The beer was pretty boring and bland. I struggled to find any notes of melon on lime. It sat flat in my mouth and unless I knew I’d just opened the bottle, I wouldn’t have known I was even drinking a beer. I expected more from NBB.

      • NJrick

        I’m not surprised. Thanks, you just saved me $9.00!!!

  • I actually really liked the Heavy Melon. Very crisp and refreshing. Got the slightly altered one this year and don’t find anything remarkable or even refreshing about it.