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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

242 Ratings
THE BROS
48
awful

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 2.28
pDev: 37.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 38 | 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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mlhyatt

Georgia

1/5  rDev -56.1%

03-15-2014 03:05:54 | More by mlhyatt
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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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jimilayne

New York

1.5/5  rDev -34.2%

07-16-2014 16:53:51 | More by jimilayne
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Mattwm

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Best thing I can say about it is that it is somewhat interesting.

I purchased on a whim, would not buy again or recommend.

Pouring it into a cold glass helps it a lot, but it has no head to speak of, its very honey colored. Tastes very watery. Its probably something they could rework and get right but at the moment its going to be hard to finish off the six pack.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 22:57:50 | More by Mattwm
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Callmejfunk


1.03/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Everyone I know who tried this beer says it's one of the worst beers they've had.

This is the F-ing Love Guru of beers.

July 3rd was my last day at work before vacation and I got trashed so on the 4th when we went to a friend's for fireworks I wasn't going to drink. We stopped and got some Shock Top, planning on leaving it there. When we left, the host said we could take a few of the honey bourbon... with us. We took two.
No one who tasted this beer could stomach finishing it.

Me: You have to try this but have a chaser ready.

Liz, my sister: this smells and tastes like what my cat smells like when he's upset. You know that funky, angry cat musk?

Dan: It's like when you were in gym and they made you run around the track. Then you took off your shoes and socks and wrung the socks into a glass and drank it. But only after a week of them sitting in your locker.

Jake: I can taste everything in the label... ugh. It's like cask and honey. Like two pieces of charcoal drizzled with honey... Wowthat'sbad.

Me (giving it a fifth chance): Every time you taste it gets worse. The bourbon and honey is present. The wheat is there too. The problem is it actually tastes like someone poured Jack D's Honey whiskey into a shitty sour wheat beer. I give it the Blutarski 0.00.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 03:52:01 | More by Callmejfunk
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Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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