Shock Top Chocolate Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.05%
Wants: 21
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: egrace84 on 11-09-2013

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Ratings: 375 | Reviews: 61
Photo of DaneBramage
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: dark brown/black with tan head, similar to a porter

S: chocolate and caramel

T: sweet chocolate with a hint of cherry'

F: meh

O: drank at an after-work mixer the other night. Not awful but not great either. Probably one of the better Shock Top offerings I've tried, but that's not saying much.

Photo of DrMindbender
2.56/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Just not that good IMO

Photo of FrothFanatic
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Delicious. Very sweet just the way I like this style of beer. I am not a fan of Shock Top but I could definitely buy a case of this. Not bad at all

Photo of Shaun_S
1.99/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Horrible overpowering artificial chocolate taste, not much else to say I saw it at Walmart one day for cheap and thought I would give it a shot, it was quite awful.

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with lite tan head. Sweet syrupy chocolate nose. Sweet chocolate malt flavor. Lite mouthfeel. Not bad, but a tad too sweet and syrupy.

Photo of Beejay
3.04/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Pours a muddy brown, dark brown in the glass with a long lasting tan head.

S: Light caramel and bread aromas, perhaps a slight fruitiness in the finish.

T: Sweet, with notes of notes of chocolate, bread and a touch of dark berries. There is a light roastiness that is nice, although the flavor could be pushed a bit further.

M: Medium in body with very high carbonation. There is a good creaminess to it that the carbonation detracts from.

O: Not bad.. a little light on flavor, but still one of the better things I've tried from AB.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with a thin fizzy head, the head fades away at a lightning pace and leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a very strong cocoa aroma, pretty much chocolate chocolate chocolate, not much else gets through.

Taste starts out with a very artificial chocolate flavor, sweetness throughout with a hint of vanilla, fizzy carbonation makes it seems like a chocolate cola than a a beer

Photo of eddiefontaine13
3.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

nice beer, drinks well at room temp or cold. not a everyday drink for me but a nice change with a sweet twist

Photo of Treyliff
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Review from notes, Dec 2013, 12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- pours a fizzy black color, nearly opaque, with a one finger head that reduces quickly, leaving just a film on top

S- chocolate malt aroma with a hint of vanilla, not getting much wheat

T- chocolate up front follows the nose, again not much wheat, a hint of vanilla & citrus.

M- medium body with medium fizzy carbonation that continues into a crisp finish

O- this kind of drinks like a schwartzbier, only not as strong. One of the better Shock Top beers, but nothing I'd buy again

Photo of bgillespie
3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pitch black that pours a thick beige head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Chocolate and a hint of vanilla.

Taste: Sweet, taste like chocolate syrup. No wheat noticed

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, kind of coats the mouth.

Overall: Better than I expected, a sweet chocolate beer that if perfect for a winter night. I would drink it again.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

we need to call a spade a spade here, this really isnt half as bad as its ratings, the flavors are actually pretty good in it, the chocolate is really forward, and honestly not all that sweet compared to expectations. i could not really tell you its a wheat beer, very little real grain character to this one, but i will say that i like it better than plenty of craft chocolate beers, the only thing here is that it sort of feels cheap. the mouthfeel is really really light. dark(ish) beer for people who dont like dark beer, no body, lots of bubbles, minimal roasted malt balance against the chocolate, its simply chocolate in the flavor, which i dont hate, but its not that beery. there is a slight metallic property right before the swallow, and the thinness gets off putting, but it tastes pretty good honestly, and holds a creamy head pretty well. compared to its peers, its superior, we owe it to ourselves to admit that.

Photo of JLSIV
3.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice chocolate aroma and taste, surprising for this brand, as I am not a fan of the other offerings by this mark.

Mouthfeel has a little sharpness from the carbonation, which was a little fizzy for the style. Can't really give this a medium on the mouthfeel.

I really wanted to try this as the easiest representative of the style to find, I think that I would like to try others from this type (American Dark Wheat Ale)

Photo of S_Nowak
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cocoa & vanilla in front, round on mouth-feel, finish is sweet and soft. Poured according to label "swirl final 1/2" and pour to release flavor". Leaves some sediment at the bottom.

Photo of misternebbie
2.28/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

passable but not recommendable fare

Photo of RyanK252
3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep hazelnut brown with a frothy light brown head that settles and disappears.

S: Sweet vanilla and cocoa, maybe a hint of roasted malt. Nothing too complex, but inoffensive.

T: Follows the nose, sweet cocoa and vanilla up front, maybe some very faint coffee and dark fruit notes buried in there that come out a bit as it warms.

M: Medium body, lower carbonation, pretty smooth with a fairly clean finish. Quite drinkable.

O: Really not a bad brew, especially if you have a sweet tooth.

Photo of Jdizzzell
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The only Shock Top that did not make me want to vomit. This was surprisingly good.

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

poos a nice dark brown. a very nice strong chocolate scent and flavor. I was quite surprised how good the chocolate taste was. Easy to drink.

Photo of VTR
3.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A chocolate wheat, I was very skeptical. I picked this up with low expectations but wanted a sweet beer after dinner. I was not let down. This wheat beer poured dark and the chocolate scent was pouring out of the glass. It was not a cheap chocolate smell but a very enjoyable scent. This beer was chocolate and delicious. It was a perfect desert beer and not too sweet for me. It drank almost too easy for me and the six pack did not last too long. I strongly recommend this beer if you want a sweet holiday or desert beer that everyone will like. I will not hesitate to buy this again.

Photo of JDW4195
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Low ABV...not a bad tasting beer, but...ehhh.

Photo of Cavanaghty
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown with a thin beige head. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Wheat, hops, and chocolate.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of strong sweeter chocolate with wheat and hops.

Overall: Surprisingly good, was not expecting this to be any good. I really enjoyed this beer.

Photo of SlothB77
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

like chocolate milk.

Photo of FLima
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Black color with a thin beige head with short retention.
Predominant nice aroma of chocolates and mild vanilla.
Initial sweet artificial flavor that is followed by notes of chocolate, vanilla, chalky yeast and bread, on a wheat base. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light but filling creamy body with mild carbonation.
With the exception of the initial sweetener shortcoming that made the overall beer artificial, but that stopped to bother shortly, the flavors actually matched. Easy to drink, and fine for chocolate lovers.

Photo of 57md
3.12/5  rDev -7.7%

Dark brown. Mild cocoa aroma. Thin bodied with a touch of chocolate flavor. Not too sweet but nothing to really rave about here either.

Photo of Beerma
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Had a very fake chocolate syrupy taste!

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a dark black with little head. The smell is full of vanilla and chocolate. The taste was a bit disappointing with some wheat flavors in the beginning and then finishing with a lot of sugar which to me gave it a lackluster aftertaste that stuck around for too long. I think it was interesting and it wasn't bad, but for me I probably wouldn't buy again.

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Shock Top Chocolate Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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