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Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
56
awful

395 Ratings
THE BROS
49
awful

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 2.24
pDev: 39.73%
Wants: 10
Gots: 90 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Belgian-Style unfiltered wheat ale is brewed with honey, caramel malt, and aged on bourbon cask staves for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment all year round.

(Beer added by: illeagle05 on 03-05-2014)
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Photo of mr88talent
1.3/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I can't even describe the taste as I have never experienced a flavor like this before. It's as unpleasant as inhaling the dense smoke of burning rubber. I had to pour mine down the sink. Good think I only bought one bottle in a sampler pack.

Photo of VTR
1/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ok, I should have not been expecting much coming from a major brewer but after having some of shock top other offerings being chocolate wheat, honey crisp apple wheat, and raspberry wheat which were all decent I thought this might be a good choice. I was wrong. This beer was a mess. It was not enjoyable and all over the place. It was too sweet and not in a good way. Bourbon Cask....where? I did not find any hint of a bourbon cask! I couldn't find a way to enjoy this beer other than pouring it down the drain. Thankfully I was able to give it away. Stay away from this beer.

Photo of srguin
1.43/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

What ever it is but I don't like this beer

Photo of Anthony666
1.06/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

You know it's bad when you take a sip and pour the rest down the drain

Photo of JDW4195
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

This is a pitiful offering of a bourbon barrel. Don't waste your cash.

Photo of Hugh37
2/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of darkstar4392
1/5  rDev -55.4%

Hmmm, how do I put this? Oh yeah DO NOT DRINK THIS SHITE! I get it most will say "What did you expect from a major brewer" but the bigs do make a consistent product and there’s a lot to be said for that. But this is grotesque. From the strong acridy urine smell and color (like someone who hasn’t properly hydrated in a while) to the disgusting spice notes that violate your taste buds this is completely undrinkable; it’s just...blechh! Seriously, did they dump everything from the spice rack in here? I swear it’s like I bit into matted rotting lavender and heather turf from someone’s garden; followed by the cloying vanilla sweetness of cream soda. And how come I can't rate this a zero? It's coming up 1? I poured this down the drain and even the sink gurgled in disgust at this crap. Man, where's the kerosene and a blowtorch I need to rinse my mouth.

Photo of kamikazeokami
1.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of anthony-martinez
2.08/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Keith27614
1.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of TylerSeitz52
2.04/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of teraflx
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Stephen_raya
2.6/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Gmanrique
1/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of Peter_Marinelli
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of jason419
3/5  rDev +33.9%

Photo of John_T
3.08/5  rDev +37.5%

Photo of fluffybrown
1.84/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
1/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.4/5  rDev +51.8%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $10.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: Dec. 3, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 3, 2014
Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 8, 2014

Poured a honey, orange, hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head that dissipated rather quickly. Some bubbles coming up on the sides of the glass, but not crazy. Minimal wet lacing on the sides all the way down. Minimal retention. (Sight - 3.00)

Took a step back on the first smell. Definitely different. Got caramel, honey, brown sugar, marshmallow, crayon, molasses, oaky wood, light vanilla, light chocolate and leathery spices. Intriguing. (Smell - 3.63)

Taste wasn’t as good as the nose, but still different. Caramel syrup, toffee, thick honey, marshmallow, brown sugar, light molasses, caramel vanilla sundae, cereal milk, leathery wood, carpet (I know) and light cocoa. (Taste - 3.38)

Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, creamy finish. (Feel - 3.25)

This was a different beer that’s for sure and I like that Anheuser-Busch would try something like this. Like all of their craft beer attempts, it will be underrated. I think this was decent for the style and above average for the brewery. (Overall - 3.38)

3.40 | 78 | B-

Photo of bMaggression
1.18/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

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3.92/5  rDev +75%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.75/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Demi
3/5  rDev +33.9%

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Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.