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Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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78
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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 20.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 48 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 04-19-2014

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.17/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drinking12many
2.42/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Different but overall yuck. Smell is a bit funky. Taste is ok I guess but I probably won't buy again.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of cjgator3
2.35/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Just not my thing, it tastes like the description but not something I'd enjoy drinking again.

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.51/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat brewed by Anheuser-Busch, with an ABV 5.20% This brew pours out a nice brown color with a nice off white head. The smell is rich with grains and malts. Yes it dose smell like pretzels. The taste is pretzels with some grains and malts. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. The mouthfeel is rich with flavor with a smooth aftertaste. There is nothing overpowering in this brew, it has a nice balance to it. If you are not a fan of pretzels this is not the brew for you. Overall all I'm giving Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat a 4.5 out of 5. Anheuser-Busch did a nice job with this one, I would buy this brew again.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

What will they think of next?

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4.12/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Caveworm
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat - Anheuser-Busch. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this has got a half finger thick white head with very little lacing, and a dark,murky mahogany brown body.

Smells like a freshly baked soft pretzel. This is either going to taste awesome or "ehhhhh"

I taste a bloody pretzel! It's doable, but man...just VERY different

This beer's mouthfeel is alright.

I'll give Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat - Anheuser-Busch an overall rating of 3. I will never buy the winter sampler pack this came in again. It was more of a curiosity purchase.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
78 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.