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Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask WheatShock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat

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BA SCORE
56
awful

245 Ratings
THE BROS
48
awful

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 37.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 39 | 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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jak3676

Virginia

1.16/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This has to be the worst beer I've had in a long time. I'm generally OK with the regular Shock Top and had hoped that this was a better version, but no luck.

The pour looked promising - decent off-white head with a little lacing. There was a fair amount of solids settled at the bottom, so I gave a good swirl and added that in also. Beer poured a cloudy amber-orange color.

The smell was awful, and the taste followed it - terrible combination of plastic, syrup and atificial flavoring like rotten orange peels and some random spice.

I had to struggle to get the bottom of the beer. I kept thinking I must have done something wrong, so I poured another being careful not to disturb any of the wheet settled at the bottom - that didn't help at all.

That's what I get for trying something new from one of the macro's. I guess I knew better, but I had to learn this lesson again the hard way. Here's hoping I can pawn off the other 4 bottles somehow.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 14:53:41 | More by jak3676
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BastardKing24

Oregon

1.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer is something that instills an odd sense of gross in me. I gave it proper scores where it is needed, but damn does it taste just nasty. Semi sweet with a slight honey taste, and this nasty ass cheapest bourbon you can buy taste to it that just ruins it. I am sad I bought a 6 pack to find out what it tasted like. It's like an artificially flavored wine cooler to the tune of 5.5%, no oak to speak of, its just swill, and I had to give it a 1 on taste. did't smell that bad but.. ewwww avoid this at all costs. Regular shock top is far better.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2014 02:20:59 | More by BastardKing24
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AUGRAD06

Alabama

3.48/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely a desert beer. It is SWEET. I can understand why a bunch of people don't like,it, but as a finishing beer for the night it left me feeling really good without a weird bitter taste on my tongue. Goes great with wings! I know a bunch of people hate in this beer, but seriously, give it a chance. You never know what you may enjoy, especially if you view it as a desert.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2014 23:12:50 | More by AUGRAD06
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NickThePyro

Washington

2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-31-2014 05:41:13 | More by NickThePyro
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JLB


1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

07-30-2014 12:16:31 | More by JLB
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JustinSparks

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-29-2014 15:11:37 | More by JustinSparks
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Johnroby

Ohio

1/5  rDev -56.1%

07-27-2014 22:34:24 | More by Johnroby
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Frankensteineken

California

1.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-27-2014 21:31:27 | More by Frankensteineken
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movermon

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst beer I've ever had. I bought a six pack at the grocery store because I thought it sounded interesting. I keep trying a bottle every few days because I keep hoping it was just me on the day I tried it. This beer is disgusting and makes me want to puke every time i taste it. I am throwing the rest of the six pack away or am waiting till i've drunk enough other stuff where I might not be able to taste it. Gross. Don't even try it.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 19:41:32 | More by movermon
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PvtSnowball

Florida

3.63/5  rDev +59.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from one of the local grocery stores.

A: A cloudy orange amber with moderate head and retention.

S: Lots of sweet and savory honey. Just a bit of chemical.

T: Same as the smell except better.

M: Very good. Cream, and lots of it. Nice carbonation.

O: How can this brew get such low ratings?! It's actually pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 02:50:01 | More by PvtSnowball
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richkrull

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -56.1%

07-25-2014 23:44:21 | More by richkrull
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ddedhed

Ohio

2/5  rDev -12.3%

07-25-2014 21:33:42 | More by ddedhed
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malfunxion

New York

1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

07-25-2014 04:46:53 | More by malfunxion
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

2.64/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not sure why anyone would buy this. The color is a dirty hazy amber and it has very little carbonation. Smells of mild sweet honey and what appears to be bourbon but it could easily just be caramel malt on how faint it is. Taste doesn't have much not even hard water just some sweet honey LIKE sweetness and some faint oak or bourbon or something. It also made the wheat very dirty tasting but it could just be AB using shitty ingredients.

Overall not worth the $2.50 for the single. Best to avoid if you can not even if you LOVE Bourbon ales.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 03:07:49 | More by DrDemento456
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DeliriumTremens13

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-22-2014 14:15:01 | More by DeliriumTremens13
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fishguyac

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +42.5%

07-21-2014 23:59:05 | More by fishguyac
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -12.3%

07-20-2014 14:13:15 | More by kkmiller76
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

07-20-2014 06:06:55 | More by CraigTravor
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The_Grantula

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

07-20-2014 06:00:14 | More by The_Grantula
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -12.3%

07-20-2014 00:32:55 | More by KerryCummins1977
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Slinkyshea


2.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-19-2014 23:49:39 | More by Slinkyshea
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jessiepayne

California

2.5/5  rDev +9.6%

07-19-2014 03:59:43 | More by jessiepayne
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

1.25/5  rDev -45.2%

07-19-2014 03:42:36 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Sebas

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-19-2014 01:02:19 | More by Sebas
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Six

South Carolina

1.3/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Ever picked up the wrong bottle from a college dorm room during a 2 day bender and find that you just swilled the residuals from an old english 800 and 3 spent cigarette butts? Very reminiscent, but I intentionally drank this one! So in accordance with the rules, I would classify this beer as quite smoky, somewhat sweet, and containing alcohol. It could possibly work as a steak marinade. I will try repurposing before recycling.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 21:35:21 | More by Six
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Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
56 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.