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Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Twisted Pretzel WheatShock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 21.51%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 04-19-2014)
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

Tasted at a beer festival. The smell is that of pretzels, which I find amazing. That is where it ends. The taste is very hard to get down and it leaves an awful aftertaste.

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Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "14297BF22"

Appearance: Clear deep-amber / russet brown. Short head of off-white foam. Average head retention and slightly better lacing at the outset.

Aroma: Well I'm not sure how they do this, but it actually smells like a pretzel. Buttery and toasty. (I guess it's actually quite easy to synthesis a buttery flavor chemically - it does smell a bit like movie theater popcorn butter). Beyond that there's really nothing more. It's very interesting but I'm not sure I find it compelling, or even welcoming as there's something about it that I just don't believe.

Flavor: More caramelish than the aroma suggests. It doesn't have the buttery note that the aroma does, nor the toastiness. Wheaty. Slightly fruity. I even imagine it's salty. Low level bitterness is just enough to keep it from becoming sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light in body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Unusual, interesting, and accessible but overall kind of gimmicky.

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From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 20, 2014.

It is a very attractive looking beer with its medium amber pour and modest off-white head.

The aroma is pretzels and salt with some caramel malts thrown in as well. If it is meant to emulate pretzels I should give this rating a "5" but I couldn't bring myself to it. It is a rather obnoxious pretzel aroma.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is a bit better than the nose with...yep pretzels...but also a sweet caramel malt character that makes it feel at least a little bit like a beer should.

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A: Pours deep amber with a fizzy tan head that quickly disappears.

S: Wow, it actually does smell like a pretzel. Not necessarily like beer, but not bad.

T: What do ya know? Bready, buttery pretzel taste is pretty spot on, with a little caramel malt on the back end.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I can't really take this one all that seriously, but as a novelty beer it hits it's mark for smell and flavor and is fairly drinkable. Not bad.

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Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
79 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.